Tuesday, June 28, 2011

what I did on my summer vacation....

Here's what I did this past weekend:
We had a blast! We went with my DH and DS#3, my sister, her DH and DD. We stayed in Copperhill, Tennessee in a little house on a lake with gorgeous views! We went rafting on the Upper and Middle Ocoee River with Ocoee Adventure Center. You must look up our guide, Mark, for a great safe, but wild ride!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Things are getting sketchy!

I think I've finally finished this piece with the sunflowers. I'm lovin' the black pompoms!

Love that it's not perfect and has that "sketchy" look to it. I try very hard to be imperfect...even though it's not my nature. Really!
The back even looks cool. So glad I used black thread instead of one that coordinated with the back fabric!
Have you created anything lately?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bugs fabric post card swap

LinkAnother card for the swap. For this post card I hand-stamped images onto muslin. The ink was a little light so I darkened it with a Pitt pen. I just love batik fabrics. That black print fabric for the edging was from some old capri pants that didn't fit anymore. (They shrunk in the dryer...really!)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Needle felting and metallic thread

I'm taking up another craft...What?...another one? Yes, I'm a sucker for beautiful things and I just can't help myself! (But I have to limit my crafting at some point...or do I?)

Needle felting is such an easy and portable craft. That's one reason I like it. You don't really have to think or design. What you plan may not happen as you place your roving/threads/fibers down and felt away. I took my supplies out to the porch yesterday and sat there just creating. It was a much-needed relaxing time. It was a beautiful day and I just wanted to play.

I used this 100% wool roving from Wistyria Editions. These colors are part of the #858 Wild Flowers assortment. I have two other assortment collections, too, and am just enamored with the fluffy feel and wonderful colors.

So here's what I made. Yep, part of the swap...this time fabric ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and not post cards.

I just love these cards! Besides the wonderful color and the portable-ness of needle felting, I've used fuchsia metallic thread! It is such a great addition to the softness of the base of craft felt and wool roving.

Series of 4 ATC's

What are you creating today?