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Yesterday, I finished putting the shadow and highlight accents on the two dresses. I also started painting the clivia (AKA Kaffir lily). However, the painted version is not quite as neon orange as it appears in this photo. By the way, thank you to everyone who helped identify that flower.
Backgrounds are a problem for me. I typically say, “Backgrounds are boring.” But I’m thinking this image will need something at the bottom. I can just leave these poor little girls floating in space. It seems like they need to be standing on something. And, in the photo, the ...read more
This is the last day of the Celebrate Hand Quilting spring blog hop and since I put my hand up to do a post, I've been racking my brain thinking about what I should talk about. Then it came to me, why not chat about how I choose my quilting designs.
I could talk about that subject for a long time so I decided to break it up into separate posts starting with big stitch quilting.
I used the stencils from yesterday to first do a gelli plate print with the Opulent paints and spray over the top with the Sun Dye paints. The metallic ... read more
Yep, I taught myself how to crochet this week. Something I've been wanting to master since forever, Fair to say I am very far off mastering the skill, but at least I can do the very basics. In typical me style I am absolutely obsessed with it at the moment (well as obsessed as a quilter can be with something else)
So lets have a look at my very first project. Nope, I didnt try doing a scarf or something simple... I decided I wanted to make this:
aaaaand this is how it ... read more
These are the blocks I received from Dawnelle...great job!
This week I want to share with you my garden inspiration instead of quilty inspiration. I hope that's okay with you! :-)
|Flowers in a pot to greet you|
|Lupine and Poppies for Spring|
Here is SE Portland gardening is an art form. It is the fourth summer of veggie gardening in my fenced off 30'x30' garden plot and something amazing has happened. My dirt has turned to soil, my paths are all broken in and each year I do a little less prep work to get everything going.
|My garden helper is growing too!|
I also came to ... read more
Saturday I started on fun little art quilt. It is not my design, but it is a part of the learning process. I am taking Hand Stitched Collage Quilts on Craftsy. I started it soon after the class was announced. But I just started MAKING one of the projects. This one is called "The House in the Valley." I got the top fused together onto the batting. At that point I took a picture:
I'm pretty sure most you have already heard of pinterest, and use it daily...am I right? Well, they've just launched Pinterest UK and as part of the launch have got a few of us blogging types to share the news and introduce a fellow UK blogger and pinner that you probably haven't heard of before.
So, I'd like you all to meet Michelle and Vicki from pocketful of dreams. They are event planners for weddings and parties and have a great eye for design with the emphasis on fun. No dull stuff here! Check out ...
These last couple of weeks have seen me making a million decisions, big and small, rather than anything crafty and tangible. The biggest decision has been to sell my apartment. The first open house inspection will be next weekend and then an auction will follow about a month later. It's scary, but I think it's the right thing to do and contrary to what I originally thought, it seems like a good time to sell.
In preparation, I've been going through the place room by room and getting rid of all the junk that doesn't deserve ...
Several weeks ago, Sandy Corbin was back in town. So our regular group took her class, Hole In The Wall by Eleanor Burns. I had a bundle of fat quarters in Asian fabrics so this is the result. I plan to gift it to another coworker, Elaine Jow, who is originally from Taiwan.
I have one more quilt to finish in the next couple of weeks. Then I plan to sell my quilting machine and frame and eventually upgrade to a longarm setup.
My husband retired a couple of months ago and I have only another 6 weeks before I ... read more
Argh, Collingwood was playing last night and it became a
Bit of a health hazard trying to sew hexagons because I just never
knew when the TV was going to be yelled at and there for
the needle being jabbed into my finger!
Row 1 did get to meet Row 2 before I stopped.
Then I moved to the other end of the house
And into my sewing space. I had noticed that my
Blue scrap box was a lot fuller than the others
And at a closer look I found that it had a lot of
Aqua within in ...