Friday, December 30, 2011

(Almost) Happy New Year

 Been busy this week creating in between visiting with my aunt and uncle who are visiting this week
from St Louis (how do you like our 70 degree december days?) They head home tomorrow-just in time
since we'll be getting a cold snap on sunday-but colder in st louis!    I made a fabric "card" for a friends birthday that you can see here.  (i deleted my pictures w/out realizing they hadn't been uploaded) 
  I made this little crown for another friend. The rhinestones on the tips are vintage-they have little channels
running under them to sew them on.  I can't imagine what it would have been like to have to sew a bunch of
those on a dress!

 These two wall hangings were gifts to me-the framed piece was made for me by Traci and i love it-it now hangs in my bathroom where i can see it every day.  The kelly rae piece was from Margo-it too hangs in my bathroom-the colors went so well in there it had to stay!

  I worked on this wall hanging this week for the newest member of our family: Emma Klaire.  She makes me a great-great cousin!  am i even old enough to be that?  She arrived in sept and I finally decided what i wanted to create for her.   I added the glittered mini clothespin so Krystal can change out what photo she puts on display.  Made a soldered piece which i hammered her name into-hope she likes it!

crown made for me from another friend~love it!

 Look for the latest edition of The Pulse on sunday 
where you can see the answer to a question i was asked. :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

This and That

Thought it was about time to get on here and update my blog.  Last two weeks have been a bit busy with family obligations-My nephew had his first band concert this month-he's playing the saxophone.  I was impressed on how good they sounded for just 3 months into band~ way to go Patrick!
   The first image shown here is a fabric piece i did for a friend for Christmas.  The image is a bit shiny due to the transfer paper, but you get the idea.  I originally tried using some muted pinks but they just weren't working, so i grabbed a red i had nearby-and then the piece just flowed.  When i had it all put together and finished I realized "no wonder the pinks weren't working-black/white/red (off white) are her colors"
I wasn't even thinking of that when i was working on it-but my subconcious sure was! 

 This plate of goodies was a gift to me and my family. Needless to say they taste as good as they look.   The presentation was wonderful too as i now have a felted star ornament to boot!

This piece was done for another friend for Christmas.  I knew what colors i wanted to use for her-creams/black/browns-her colors.  The fabrics came together pretty quickly-it was the image i had a harder time deciding on.  Normally i would pick fabrics based on the image, but not this time.  I found this image last week at an antique mall and knew she would work. I decided to add the "pop" of  red inside the tin-because it is something that she would not do.  :)  The other pictures are just some details of the finished piece.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Playing Catch Up again

Time seems to pass by faster than i realize these days.

Nov 20th was my art meeting where we made these cute houses-it even has a light in it!
This beautiful rose was given to me by a customer-it was stunning while it lasted-and smelled good too!
More to come...