Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Finished my warm fuzzy throw last night. Colorful batiks with stamped block print using bleach discharge. Backed with cream colored fleece. Just in time for these cold days!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

AAAhhhhGGGGGG! Made myself weed out some of my stash and bag it up for the dump and the Swap Shop! You other artists know how hard that is, but it has to be done every now and then!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

 Sewed these Yo-yos from scrap linen, then sewed old buttons into the center. Stitched them to the collar of a linen jacket. Think it looks pretty good.
This is what I did the last 2 days while watching football with my sweetie!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What I work on every evening while watching the news, Chronicle and Jeopardy (except for when I'm messing around with this blog!)
Strips of batiks, solid dyed fabric to
 border, bleach discharge circle print

Bleach discharge hand-carved
stamp image
Putting it all together!
It was supposed to be a front and seat cushion for a rocking chair but it kept growing! Now it is a warm throw with some fun sewing and bleach discharge designs. It's backed with a cozy cream colored fleece! It sure is warm when in my lap while sewing!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

This my latest brainstorm.
 Trying to come up with an idea for next year's Christmas craft season. Thinking back on those cloth calendars that many of us had hanging in our homes growing up. This is my take on that idea. Mine are started with toweling cloth yardage. I then hem them to the size I want and then dye the cloth. Next step is to stamp designs using my own hand carved stamps and a bleach discharge solution. The fun part of this is you never know what color the cloth will go to when you use the bleach solution!
Lastly I print out a calendar on fabric just using my ink jet printer and a specially treated cloth. I then frame that with a decorative cotton fabric, tac it on with some colorful embroidery thread and, voila, you have a pretty calendar. THEN when the year is over, you clip the embroidery thread, remove the dowel and you have a dish towel!
Trying to post pictures but the one i have from my ipad is too big i think. Will take some pics with my camera.