How To: Cloth Dolls

This is another one of those projects I’ve been wanting to make for quite awhile – cloth dolls. What a great way to use up some of my fabric stash! I came upon a video from Barb Owen and it was time for me to play! Barb reminds me of  Carole Duvall. Do you remember…

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Clothesline Bowls

Judy “Tie Dye” Sall, a fellow artist and wonderful fabric dyer, encouraged me to make these clothesline bowls several years ago. Check out her blog here. I bought the clothesline and a book,  but just didn’t get around to until I signed up for Alisa Burke’s class. She calls them rope bowls. I decided to…

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Sunday inside stroll

Seems like a long time since I’ve stopped by here to add a post. This month has really flown by and even though I’ve not posted, I’ve been busy. Here’s a little what I’ve been doing. Lots of ice dyeing going on in my warm dye studio. This is one of the scarves from one…

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Jillian’s Clothes Soft Book

Over a  year ago Jillian’s mom gave me clothing to make Jilly a soft book. I made her a color quiet book awhile back. So after traveling down different roads, changing directions, ripping out, and serging,  I finally finished it! I tried to incorporate every piece Martha gave me, but the shoes just didn’t make…

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Playing with indigo pieces

This past week I was drawn to play with some of my indigo pieces. I wasn’t sure where they were going, but I thought I’d follow the muse. And since my word for this year is completion, I was excited to go for the ride. I started by cutting up some pieces for a wall…

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Gelli print fabric cards

I got out my gelli plate last week to play and ended up with a stack full of fabric. If you are not familiar with gelli plate or gelatin printing, check out my posts on this technique HERE. I thought they would make some nice cards so I decided my Elna was up for the…

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Sunday Roundup: March 15

The snow is gone and it looks like spring will be here soon. This past week I spent some time outside weeding and raking – getting a head start on some of my chores. It felt so good to get outside and do something! But I also spent time working on my word for the…

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How To: Recycled Pot Holders

Several years ago I mentioned my recycled pot holders, but never told how I made the work horses. I made these from recycled towels and jeans, and fabric I had in my stash. We’ve been using them since I made them in February 2011! That’s really amazing for us that they lasted so long since…

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Free Motion Scribbling

One of the skills I want to learn this year is free motion quilting. I’ve always been in awe of those who can do it and their beautiful pieces. I’d like to add some of of this stitching to some pieces I plan to finish this year. However, I’m wondering now how long it actually…

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