How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one that will show, and backing batting fusible web fabric marking pen scissors iron sewing machine…

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Cutting it up

Now with my studio reorganized, I’m ready to play. First up is cutting one of my ice dyed pieces. I’m asked a lot what I do with all of my fabric. To tell you the truth, most of it is in my fabric cabinet since I’m so afraid of cutting it. Well, no more!! Here…

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Sewing little bags

I have this love-hate relationship with sewing. Really, I’ve always thought of myself as sewing-challenged. Maybe not anymore. My mother was a wonderful seamstress. She made most of my clothes. She made my sister’s clothes too. Often they would be matching so when Sis grew out of hers, they were passed down to me and…

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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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