Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"POSTAGE DUE" - Postcard

This is another postcard created using my gesso print method. It was then stamped and antiqued.

YESTERDAY - Altoids Tin


Another one of my quirky tags.

Friday, November 28, 2008


These are some of my art doll pins that I've sold on my Etsy shop. I love making them and they just seem to take on personalities of their own. I actually wanted to put them all in one post, but as usual I was struggling with Blogger. If anybody has that secret............................ The first doll with the lime green hair is actually a charm and not a pin.



Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Here are 12 more dolls for Pat Winter's Comfort Doll project.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Needle Felted Bag

First I wet felted the base of the bag and then needle felted the flowers and leaves. Next I did some free motion embroidery to pop the needle felting. The borders were needle felted on, and then I used the same fiber that I crocheted the strap with and used a button hole stitch to enhance the borders and sew the bag together. I lined it with a hand dyed cotton fabric. It measures approximately 6"w x 9"deep.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wonder Wallet

These small wallets are slightly larger than a credit card but hold lots of necessities like folded bills, credit cards, drivers license and coins. The way the wallet is constructed actually keep the coins from falling out.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Needle Felting

And yet another new art form for me. The flower is my first needle felt project. I don't know what I'll do with it, but I just wanted to see if I could master this craft, so I just drew out a simple pattern and started. The leaf is for a felt leaf swap which will end up being a book. Four more leaves to go, but it's a great project for when you are just sitting and watching TV. More new colors have arrived on my doorstep so hopefully they will liven up my color scheme.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Another Sun Print

This time after the print was dry and heat set, I added silver paint spirals with a rubber sponge stamp and white paint dots using the end of a wooden skewer. These pieces are so much fun to create, but I really need to get busy and think of something to actually make out of the fabric.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sun Painting On Fabric

I have just learned how to make sun paintings from the blog owner of Ruminations and Reflections I think she used special paint, but I just used watered down acrylic paints. Mine didn't bleach our as white as hers did, but I still like the mottled effect it produced. This was so easy and so much fun to do. I'm showing 2 pictures but it is really one piece of fabric folded and scanned. Thanks so much to the owner of R&R for all of your help. Now to go create something with this fun piece of fabric.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Crazy Quilt Art Doll - Imagine

This doll measures approximately 5" long by 4 1/2" wide at the base.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Comfort Dolls

Here are 4 more crazy quilt art dolls that will be starting on their journey over to Pat Winter's Comfort Doll project for women's shelters. Just hit the button on my blog and see what she is up to and join in the fun of creating and shedding a small ray of hope in someones life.

Dyed Laces

This morning I dyed these laces with alcohol inks for use in my crazy quilting, sewing project and altered art.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Frida Was No Wallflower - Fabric Art Quiltie

Approximately 7 1/2" x 10" to the tip of the vintage lace. The flower and leaves were FME and painted/stained with India inks. The tan background was stained with walnut ink.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Altered Row House Swap

The backgrounds of these ATCs were created from the textured red rosin paper that I posted on September 4, 2007.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Blue Mood Fabric Postcard

One of my groups is holding a swap. The requirements are to use 1.) Blue Fabric 2.) A Circle Element 3.) Yarn or Thread 4.) A Nature Element that is not real, and 5.) A Recycled Piece of Plastic. You could make anything you wanted to so I chose a postcard.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fabric Book To Hold ATC Cards

The Storyteller

A lady that I traded an ATC with sent me the story of "Why Are Cats Attracted to People Who Dislike Them?". I downsized the story and turned it into and ATC.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

ATC's For Individual Trades

These ATC's were created from all kinds of leftovers that are clogging up my art room. First I created the grunge type backgrounds from all different sorts of printed matter plus text and dictionary pages. Then I dug into my stash of images and words and came up with these 2 cards. I figure at this rate I'll have my stash used up when I'm about 150 years old. Maybe not!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Postcard Exchange With Heidi In Germany

Heidi's fabric postcard for me is made from beautiful fabrics. The lower half is a music paper print, printed in gold. The scan does show the true beauty of the fabric, because we all know how hard it is to scan metallic colors.

My card for Heidi just had to have a bit of crazy quilting.

Thanks for the trade Heidi!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008