Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tsukienko inks, paint brushes, PFD fabric, wool, beads and imagination!

Here I go again, playing in the studio!  Have you collected items through the years and thought, hmmm... I should use these.  Well here I am in the same position and decided to take a day of playing before going out for our family Easter get together.  So far I'm using inks,  a paint brush and water on PFD (prepard for dying fabric).  I painted my coneflowers, heat set them and starting to add wool and beads! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Keepsake Quilting will be carrying my newest design - Garden Whimsy

Garden Whimsy!
I'm pleased to announce that Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire will be carrying my Garden Whimsy Pattern!  This pattern features a new line of fabric by Northcott called "Butterfly Kisses"  by turning your blocks you can have a different look as seen in Garden Whimsy Variation! 

Garden Whimsy Variation

Friday, April 8, 2011

Now I have added the border

I have now added a border and a 3 dimensional wool delphenium, though I might change the shape.  The border is painted as well and then I'll add the binding!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Playtime in the Studio

What's fun with Playtime in the Studio, it gives me time to play with all the items I have collected over the years such as paint, inks, wool, beads to name a few.  Here I have painted the fabric, using a spray bottle filled with water and a wide brush to get the fabric background. 

I then took my fabric and sharpy markers to mark grass lines from the bottom of the fabric.  Now I'm adding embroidery stitches to give it another dimension. 

Here is another one, this time I added beads, embroidery, fabric and wool circles.

I have had a few oops! moments but, the more I do the more fun I'm having.  So get together with some of your friends and have a "Playtime in your Studio"!

Until next time!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Please don't use a hand held devise while driving

I haven't posted for the last week as we have been in the hospital with our nephew while he fights for his life.  On Monday he was hit by a driver who was texting.  My nephew was on his motorcycle going through a green light when the other driver went through the red light and hit him.    These new rules of not talking on your cell phone while driving was bad enough, but texting is even worse as it takes your eyes of the road completely.  Please remind people that nothing, I mean nothing is more important on your cell that can't wait till you pull over safely then, answer your text. 

Please spread the word and just put yourself in our shoes as we sit by his bedside, praying he will pull through!