Saturday, January 30, 2010

Post Card Exchange

I have been exchanging ATC with a on-line friend in Australia for the past year. We decided to start this years exchange with postcards and the theme was seasons. I hand been mulling over various things I could do with seasons but had not come up with a firm idea until seeing Donna Funnell's show and tell at our Guild last week. She did a wonderful series of post card for exchange on trees. What a inspiration and the light blub went on. The post card is entirley is fabric and machine embroidered. I shall post it to Australia on Monday. Now for next month theme, my turn to come up with a idea.

Scrappy Journal Class

I started a new on line class this week called Remains of the Day/Pure Experimentation. Mary Ann Moss is the instructor. There is a very lively Yahoo group attached to the class. What a lot of information is being exchanged in each post. Washi tape has been a hot topic this week, last week it was Pogo printers.
Part one of the class which I have just finished is the journal cover. We are supposed to work intuitively and layer scraps of fabric to make the journal. I find that I tend to get hung up in perfect! Sigh! I am trying.
Tomorrow I start making the paper pages for the signatures. Again it's working the same way scrap paper layer and sewn. I have trolled through the house looking for bits and pieces to use. Of course I had a big clean out last week and got rid of all the old magazines which I could have now used. Isn't that always the way? I'll post for all to see when done.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Silk fiber

I received these two hanks of silk twists today from The Thread Studio in Australia. Now what to do with them? At the moment I am content to just stroke and look, but will have to think of something special as they are such wonderful colours.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lost Photo

Somehow this photo of the backpack was disappeared from my last message. It will take me a while to get the hang of posting. This fabric was purchased in Asheville, NC. The quilt shop called the Asheville Cotton Co. was one of the best stocked shops I've been to.

New Year 2010

2010 is a new year and a new beginning to start blogging.

I have been working over the holidays not in my usual paint/paper/fiber but actually following a pattern and making handbags and a backpack. Very relaxing following a pattern and the only decisions are what fabric to use.

This backpack is made from Lazy Girl Designs Pattern. I purchased the fabric when we were in

Ashville, North Carolina.

Another Lazy Girl Design. The fabric that I used came from Japan purchased by my daughter when she was living there. I have been saving it for a while and was quite pleased with the finished product. The button, hard to see ,I know, is an old one from my stash waiting for the right time to use it.

These two bags were made as gifts one for my daughter and one for her mother-in-law.

I am presently taking a some line classes with with Maggie Grey and also Linda Monk and Carole McFee. I've given myself a bit of a holiday and plan on resuming the lessons this week. I'll post my results as I go along.