Sunday, March 29, 2009

Oil Painting on Fabric

Here are some fabric designs that I created myself using oil paint sticks and actual leaves from tress that I collected in the Evergreen Rain Forest in the fall. For the black and white painting I used freezer paper that I cut into shapes to make the tree trunk illusion. For the fall colored painting I rubbed the oil sticks over the fabric that covered the leaves. Maybe I should look into the Masters in Textiles program. That was fun! I may make a quilt out of these.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Swedish Dala Horse

After two weeks of designing, cutting, sewing and embellishing, I am finally done with my Dala Horse. This is usually made of wood and painted red; it is a popular Swedish toy for young children. This is not going to be a quilt, but rather a pillow or wall hanging. I haven't decided yet. Of course, my youngest daughter has already claimed it as her own, *chuckle* as she seems to do with everything I make. I'm glad someone loves my art that much.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

2009 Sewing Expo in WA

So this is me at the 2009 sewing expo. It was very crowded, and extremely boring; in other words, a complete waste of time. I didn't see anything there that I hadn't seen already, in either a magazine or at Joann's Fabric Store. I was pretty disappointed, but at least I will know not to go to a sewing expo again.

"The silver lining in every disappointment, is the lesson learned"____Myself.