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Sunday, October 31, 2010

November giveaway!

There's a giveaway on Chris Wheeler's blog, We Love Quilting - a needle felting book and supplies. Oh, I've always wanted to try needle felting. I've seen such gorgeous needle felted designs. If you'd like a chance to win, hop on over to her blog and get in on the action. Tell her Shirley sent you! ;-)

Friday, October 29, 2010

I'm in some new Swaps!!

You gotta come join me in a new(to me) swap group. Trading Fabric Post Cards .

Here's a few I just made for current swaps.


This one is Button, Button swap:
Thanksgiving Swap:

Create Your Own Fabric Swap:
I made paper fabric for all of these above, too. It's one of my fave things to create right now.
This one is an Artist Trading Card...
Hand dyed, hand stamped fabric then hand beaded, too.I have a new addiction!



Sunday, October 24, 2010

Look what I made!

I made this huge piece for Xyron. They wanted a mixed media piece for display when they go to quilt shows. Hopefully, it will show a bit of what the Xyron Creatopia can do.
It's 24" x 30" and sits in a black framed shadowbox. It's really gorgeous.

Here's what I did:
I printed the photo of my mother-in-law onto fabric treated with Bubble Jet Set 2000.
I created fabric paper (a la Beryl Taylor and Kelli Perkins) for the flowers and hearts.
Music paper was cut using the Xyron Creatopia CUTZ blades.
Thin craft metal was embossed using the Xyron Creatopia Patternz.
Thin craft metal was also cut using the CUTZ blades.
I used Fabric Adhesive and Permanent Adhesive refillz for the Creatopia.
Then there's machine stitching, beading, wire work and flowing fabric.