Tuesday, October 6, 2015

French rustic ornaments for the tree

 made with burlap and frayed lace and trims. Glittered a star to give some pizzaz

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A is for Art and Album

I needed some red again.
here is a book in a bag that travels well to France, if you go there .
I embroidered the initial...... see my meager supplies
I look for letters in books,
 just found some perfect ideas in a Jane Austin book

supplies I used

Saturday, September 26, 2015

a Savon gift

Special gift for a friend
Pretty and simple Savon bag
Find a better soap to put inside
add some fragrant lavender to the bag

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fabulous and fun tutorial

here is a project that I love, 
it is easy and makes a sort of papier mache' that is really hard and strong
After bending the image a bit, I give it a coat of glaze. Modpodge gloss is good.
Next use all sorts of trinkets and yarn, maybe old lace and some beads, to glue on and decorate the brooches.
I use a Pigma pen to enhance or change their eyes.
 Some times I add a tattoo or rub-on to the face to alter a bit
Add a pin back and you are ready to party.
They look great clipped onto a bag or as a package decoration

pins to wear and give

how -to make them

Friday, September 18, 2015

along the road to Tibet

I made the cuff with crazy quilting, lots of beading and stitchery
The brooch that is part of the set is surrounded by beading
I love the look of ethnic accessories as seen along the road to Samarkand
Some have been published and more are coming out in a magazine this month
going to Australia so I guess that is Asia!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rainy day in the islands

Did a bit of painting on fabric, store is out of canvas so I sealed some muslin with gesso and it worked fine.
I seem to be attracted to cottages everywhere
some here from a memory of a former trip to Provence

along the canal

Sailing slowly on a barge along the Canal du Midi in the Sth. of France
Very serene and pretty, reminds me of a Monet when I look at the reflections in the water.
I am going to be there again in couple of weeks.
 Off to a workshop and vacation with a friend Anna Corba

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bonjour, embroidered vanity pillow

I made a silken cushion with embroidery, a rose, streamers, frills and ribbon

Find it in my Shop