My original intention was to make this inchie out of fiber but instead I ended up using a copy of Victorian scrap mounted on a paint chip and embellished with bits of lace. This copyright free image is from Penny Plain Scraps.
None of the photos I've taken do her any justice at all. Her name is Amaia and I am the lucky recipient of her from Joanne! She is exquisitely detailed and incredibly gorgeous. According to her tag, "Amaia is a sturdy Basque mountain nymph, ready to lead you on any path you set out on. She is a bold guide and a trusted companion." I am so lucky to have her for my companion!
Joanne included this lovely card that is also a piece of artwork in itself. I'm trying to decide whether to frame it or to use it as the cover for a journal I'm creating to use for collecting and consolidating my little scraps of paper with sketches and ideas.
Thank you Joanne for your kindness and generosity!
Tim Holtz or Industrial Chic? Usually I mix them together but this happens to only have the Tim Holtz "secret" key. You would think I wouldn't need to buy new keys when I already have a few vintage ones, but these were just so appealing.
is the word for this week's Every Inchie Monday challenge. The definition "of, relating to, or concerned with abstract spiritual or metaphysical ideas" from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosmic is the one I chose for this interpretation, focusing on abstract. This inchie is comprised of woven fiber strips and is beaded.
There were a couple of questions about the little log cabin quilt I recently added to my sidebar. I completed it several years ago and it was one of my first attempts at free-hand cutting and sewing, no measuring, just cutting light and dark strips and sewing them by hand (of course) around the red "chimney" that makes up the center of the block.
It's a little wonky, not perfect. It's also small, about the size of a placemat. It may be hard to tell but in the top photo it's shown placed on a small stool.
The word for this week's Every Inchie Monday challenge is fishy. My inchie for this week was inspired by Low Tide and incorporated some of the leftover materials including blueberry and coffee stained cheesecloth and cotton strips. Other fibers include two different yarns, one of which is a Japanese silk, wool and angora mix.
The 'fish' are scrapbook components from the "Little Hopes" workshop held last year.
I can't believe I won this and I can't believe it's here already! This lovely little punchneedle bag arrived from Penny for her Art Journey Blog Giveaway, overflowing with chocolates, beautifully wrapped, and accompanied by a Valentine.
I briefly considered waiting until Monday to open it, but only briefly.
Last fall when I participated in Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival, I won a $10 gift certificate from Wish Upon A Quilt. Finally I made my selection which was a scrap bag since I love to work small and with a variety of fabrics. I'm looking forward to using this stash builder of stripes. Thanks Cathy and Amy!
This little traveling piece was inspired by jude and is an experiment for me in the use and placement of solid colors and fabrics I don't normally use. Currently basted, it will also be an experiment in stitching. Why is it called a traveling piece? Because all of the placement and basting was done while riding in a car and with the intention of having a small transportable stitching project.
of embellishing the squares that make up the project on my design wall here. I did start with the block I intended to start with but I've been skipping around to try to get a good balance of thread colors and embellishments throughout the quilt. This was my least favorite block and now it's my favorite.
is the word for this week's Every Inchie Monday. This one is made of fabric and beads. Maybe the word for this week should have been maudlin because that's how I feel. Six years ago today I lost my oldest daughter.