Monday, January 14, 2008
Okay, this is the last for awhile I think. I do have one more in the works so if I need a break from something else I'll finish it. This red one is embellished with vintage buttons. And the poor mannequin lives in the garage. You can see the built in vacuum tank behind her.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Here is the valentine scarf that I made. Today I lead a group of ladies using the felting/embellishing machines to make scarves similar to this one. This one has beads just randomly stitched on for a little extra charm. We had a good time. Tomorrow I'll work with another group of ladies. I'll try to get photos of all of them wearing their new scarves.
When I left the house today this is where my two boys were. The hand made and tied quilt is the last one my mother made. There is nothing like a soft tied quilt to sleep under. My mom is 90 and still lives alone. She is getting a repair job on her prosthetic hip on January 31. Yes, I'm lucky to still have my mother so I'm going over to be with her before and during her surgery.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I'm having sooo much fun with my new machine, the felting embellisher. I'm making a paper quilt after seeing the challenge in 'Cloth, Paper, Scissors. The top is pieced from colored tissue paper. Dumb ol me. I sewed all the strips together thinking bargello. Well, DUH!!! The tissue paper is not friendly to taking seams out so I had to just sew my strips back together. Well paper doesn't give like fabric so the corners aren't really meeting.
I pinned some Hobbs 80/21 batting to the quilt top. Then using the embellisher I attached multicolored fun yarn to add texture and to take the eye away from those corners. After that I attached black silk leaves and multicolored silk flowers again with the embellisher. Now I'm ready to put the fabric backing on and free motion quilt it.
After that I'll add buttons or beads in the flower centers and bead the rest of the quilt. Then the binding making the little quilt exactly 12"X12".