Wednesday, August 24, 2011

first feather

Currently I'm working to contribute a block with an embroidered feather to jude's magic feather project. This is my first attempt. The top background piece is linen. I'm considering this one a practice feather. Next time I won't try to draw it while riding in a car. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

having fun

with Betty.  I found her last week at Goodwill and thought she might be a good portable display for some of my necklaces. I don't know why but for some reason I just think her name is Betty.

I left her on the dining room table (instead of taking her directly upstairs to my studio) and when I came downstairs the next morning this is what she looked like. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 erosion bundle materials

became a scroll.

All of these papers, fabrics and embellishments came from the bundle set out in the elements earlier this year for the Erosion Bundle Project except for a few torn snippets of coffee-dyed fabric with a Parisian post motif and a couple of sticks found in the woods.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

(diamonds and) rust

It's been awhile but finally . . . another inchie for Every Inchie Monday. This week's word is rust and was inspired by leftovers from my Erosion Bundle Project creation which will be posted soon. This piece is comprised of rust-stained paper, fiber and lace attached to a colored inchie square from inchie arts.

When I think about rust I also think about this.

Monday, August 8, 2011


 so far it's been a summer of contrasts, with some stitching in between

Thursday, August 4, 2011

wild sweet orange

This little work in progress is built around the gift of wild sweet tea received earlier this summer from a friend. Paper and fiber include the tea bag wrapper, candy wrappers, and Laurel Burch and Kaffe Fassett fabric. I've added a blue "jewel" that seems more appropriate here than on the blouse it came on, and I will be adding a beachtag from the one afternoon we spent at the shore.

not only this

but all of this. A lovely box, inside and out. Fiber confections rolled and tied with coordinated trim. Silk sari yarn. A felt flower brooch. A lavender heart.
I was the lucky recipient of Corrine's mystery box of goodies celebrating her blog's topping of 100 followers. Not only is her dosfishes blog inspiring and informational, she also has a studio blog Sparkle Day Studio featuring the studio of my dreams.

Since it arrived in a box, of course I had assistance opening it.
Many thanks to you Corrine for your generosity and as always, your encouragement.