Thursday, December 10, 2009

new journal

Made from fabric printed from earlier Photoshop experiments. Photos aren't great, but you get the idea! There is much more depth in the printed fabric than shows here.

Not sure what i think of the blue stripe, but it looks ok in real life.

The inside is also blue. I was able to make the pockets to hold the journal and wrap it around the front using one strip of fabric.

playing with photoshop!

I'll make a journal for the first person to figure out what the these started out as (of what was the original picture?).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Journal Twin Powers.. UNITE!

Will anyone else get the reference in the title??

Anyhoo... the fraternal twin to the previous journal. I started out thinking that I would keep alternating the pieces until I had one large piece, but this one yelled "STOP!". So I did. I never understood what my Rice Crispies were trying to tell me, but sometimes I understand my fabric!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Quilted Journal Cover

a completed journal cover... Inside is a purchased blank lined journal and a place to put a pen and pencil.

The back is playing with pieced curves using a technique recently learned in Wen Redmond's class. (and, of course, enhanced with sparkly thread. gotta have the sparkle!)

This will be donated to the prize table at the December NLQG meeting... Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bow Tie Day!

but, alack, alas, he didn't have one. So mommy whipped one up last night. in two hours! Was able to find a downloadable pattern from Burda, and even found the "hardware" (sliders) for the back in my mom's button stash (my inheritance). woo hoo!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

lookie what you can do in Photoshop

from a "boring" picture of a river

and a sunset.
now I have to figure out how to make "quilt blocks" out of them and have them printed up!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cyber Fyber

This is a very belated post about a swap with Susan Lenz of Cyber Fyber fame. The orginal swaps she sent seem to have gotten lost in the mail. (It was well after our mail box got blown up, so it wasn't that!) She very graciously sent two freshly made ones from her retreat in Maine in the fall.

The first one is post card size, and you can't see all of the beautiful shiny threads in the scan, but it is a wonderful snapshot of fall in New England.

This one is an ATC, has a very fuzzy texture that reflects the look of the actual piece of bark that is attached. Sue, thank you for taking the time to make these, they're fantastic!

The next two were part of an international swap. This one is from Cheryl in OK. It looks like she felted the background and then added machine embroidery to it. My favorite colors! Thank you Cheryl!

Is it fireworks or a beautiful summer bloom? Either way I am delighted with Sue Singer of CA's ATC. Thank you, Thank you!

So, now I have a collection... How to display them??

Come, Spring

Done for a swap in the Thread Society Yahoo group.