Thursday, December 30, 2010

Zippety Do Dah

Zippety day, my oh my, what a beautiful day!

Having a little fun with zippers.

Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 20, 2010


I found this fantastic site that makes kaleidoscopes out of your pictures.  It is called the Kaleidoscope Kreator .
All you do is take the tour and it lets you sample your pictures in their 'Kreator'.  And if you love it, you can purchase the software.   I started with the first picture and fooled around till I came up with the 2nd picture.   Isn't that cool?   And they have samples of doing it with your kids and that is totally fun as well.  
I haven't purchased the software yet, maybe Santa will bring it.

Welcome new follower Vivian!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dyed Coffee Filters

Have I mentioned for the billionth time that I love 3D work in my quilts?  

This art quilt is made from dyed coffee filters.   I was surprised at their durability.  They stitched up like fabric, leaving no noticeable holes.   There are folded ones at each end of the quilt.  I refolded and re-ironed them several times before I got a shape I liked, and they never tore once. 
The background is my hand dyed satin.  It gives such a lovely shine to the quilt.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bobby Pins

They still make them - bobby pins.  I remember them being around when my Grandma did her hair.   I decided to try and use them in a little art quilt.   Here they are used to emphasize the grass in front.  I also used them to mimic a couple of birds flying overhead, and by attaching a few close together, the sun peaks out as well

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Won!

I never win... and I am fine with that, it is fun to enter blog give aways.  Until today when I won a gift certificate from this etsy store.   She has totally gorgeous beaded work.    The necklace I ordered is similar to this one, but has a streak of red in it.   Go and check her out, it is beautiful jewellry.
Triangle with Attitu(b)e in Black (2379)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Great Give Away

Check out the link and go win some fab fabric at Sew Unique Creations!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wearable Art and Curved Piecing

I have been collecting these colours for two years.   And all the thread, embellishments, beads, and yarns that match.   Finally I started cutting and sewing the fabric.   I want to make a piece of wearable art.   But was unsure how to make new 'fabric' with all my matching fabric.   Then I happened to watch a video on curved piecing this morning and voila!   Ideas started pouring into my head.  

I have begun sewing the strips together.   I know that I have to quilt it before I actually sew all the pattern pieces together.  One, because it is easier and two because the quilting will shrink up my pieces.   I think that I may have to sew the front side and front piece together first and then quilt it though.    I have quite a few steps written in my sketch book and even more ideas for embellishing.

Just have to make sure I do the right step at the right time.  For now, curvy piecing here I come!

Welcome new followers Anita and Linda!