Sunday, December 11, 2011
I ordered some arty crafty supplies from DickBlick.com. I plan to do some painting, pastels and playing with clay. I even ordered a table-top easel! The only problem is that it's too cold to work in the garage right now. I might leave the really messy stuff for spring. :)
Friday, November 11, 2011
Lifelines poetry anthology by the Poetic Muselings, published by Inkspotter Publishing is available today on Amazon.com. The poets are Michele M. Graf, Margaret Fieland, Anne Westlund, Mary W. Jensen, Lin Neiswender and Kristen Howe. The cover collage is by Lin Neiswender.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
This project is for Buddhism class. The French knots represent my attachments and the mandala is a meditative device. French knots are a bear, so I won't be filling the whole thing in. I started on the outer circle today, in blue. Here's the progress of my French knot mandala, so far.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This is what I worked on this week. It took four days and about 13 hours worth of stitching. I made a few mistakes, but I think it turned out great! This is a free Urban Threads design for an Urban Threads contest. The idea is to take their original design and use a different set of colors. I used a piece of fabric from Joann's. I was really intimidated by this design, the hair especially. I can't believe I finished it! The contest deadline was supposed to be tomorrow, but they extended it to the end of the month.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I rinsed the Transfer-eze off my jacket yesterday. I'd been working on it for a few months so I have a lot of pictures. Design credit posted below each picture.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm not real happy with the way this turned out, especially the eyes. With a limited color palette I had to make some hard decisions. I'm only using lavender, white, black and purple DMC floss on this apron. My brother said it looks like a Russian Icon, so that cheered me up a bit. This is for the craft part of my Gospel of Luke homework for New Testament class. I started a Peace Dove design today for the top part of the apron. Design by Urban Threads. Apron Rit-dyed purple. Hand-embroidered.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Here are two more designs on my jean jacket. The first is a mermaid because that's one of my nicknames. Mermaid design by Aimee Ray. The second is Art Nouveau flowers, the flowers are light blue, but it's hard to tell in the picture. Flower design found on the internet.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Leafy Earth on jean jacket. I used leftover green embroidery floss and new blue floss. Design by Urban Threads.
Star of David embroidered on purple Rit-dyed apron. To represent the "Jewish Gospel", Matthew. Design from Dover's Holidays and Special Occasions Iron-on Transfers by Charlene Tarbox.