Happy Valentines Day! I hope your day is filled with love. These are my small heart pins I made for a heart exchange on Dollstreet Dreamers.
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About two and a half years ago Quilting Arts had a reader challenge that inspired me to do a quilt of my street. I had just moved to South Africa at the time. It was spring there, just before rainy season and the plants were all flowering. Security is a serious issue in South Africa and
In honor of valentines day I am posting a couple of small projects with romantic themes. First are three small hearts (~4 in.) for a hearts for a Dollstreet Dreamers heart exchange. Each heart is made with a different African wax print fabric that I hand drew and then machine stitched. I painted each portrait with kissing lips using Jacquard
My boys and I embarked on another art project. Most of the projects we do really have to take no more than a couple of hours or they loose interest. Jewelry making can be a very satisfying short term project. In this case we decided to make birthday presents for my sister. My seven year
I have been working on two art dolls with polymer clay faces. The first of these dolls that I have completed is titled, ‘ Strength.’ I tried to approach the theme on many levels. Her torso is hand printed Kona cotton, from my gelatin printing session. I have embroidered the rune, strength, on her abdomen
The quilts above are the two I finished for the art quilt show. The top one is titled “Sycamore” and the bottom is “Tree of Life.”Sycamores have a bark that does not expand as it grows and so the bark splits open as the tree ages. This was the inspiration for my quilt. The Sycamore
I belong to an online doll making club know as Dollstreet Dreamers. The Street hosts a friendly and helpful list serve, doll competitions and sometimes swaps. The Dottee Dolls above are made for a swap coming up on Dollstreet. They basic idea for the doll was started by Dorothy Christian (Dot) and the dolls have
It has taken me ages to complete my second doll from Becky Holloway’s Willow Wisp pattern which I have been working on since the summer. I have plans to do a third as well. What I love about this pattern is the form of the body, beading and the chance to play with shear layers.
I mentioned in an earlier post working on an art quilt with the thread trees I have been making. I am going to only put up what I can scan because my camera is recharging and I am submitting this quilt to the county fair tomorrow. This will be my first submission! Try to imagine