Sunday, November 17, 2019

sketching Cahors

cahors france
 I found the lace pocket in Toulouse and added the button and tag
sitting sketching had to be quick , like 3 minutes, so I had to sketch it fast
hence very simple.


the marche'

tag to hang

I sketched en plein air this day
this was in the charming hilly town of Cahors
Not finished yet but I like to see the process


Friday, November 15, 2019

painted by me

assortment of hand painted cards for the Holidays
4 in package with envelopes
I love painting in quiet times.
 Just the birds and me on my Lanai
Here are some


 three out of 4 cards

for sale


Monday, November 11, 2019

one presentation of my Potpourri



see previous view for labels

Lavender and roses


I made a big bag of Potpourri
then found some small tins to hold it for gifts
after removing the labels and washing the containers
I added the fragrance and set about making simple labels to fit the tins
You are welcome to use any of them
They look nice printed on muslin bags too.

paint some simple lavender
Make a label with a program one for the top of the tin
one for the sides if needed
and one for fabric


after adding labels to my projects I tied on some seam binding
then found some fake stalks and added those
so here is my easy fragrant project
Finished items not shown!



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Finds from France




made the French hatbox 

a tattered bookmark

the video shows most of my flea market finds in France

Monday, November 4, 2019

Let's send some crazy quilted mail



I do love crazy quilting, it can be time intensive however
but sometimes I feel the urge and make something in that style again
Here are 2 fabric postcards and a heart
all done with embroidery and beading
The heart sits on a vanity and can hold hat pins and brooches
like the Victorians would do,
I have lots of hand dyed lace bits and small pieces of fabric to use
this is one way I can put a dent in my stash

silk from Italy



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

some lace projects


tea stained lace from France
made into bags and snippets


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Just a figment


made with vintage French lace
mounted on old book pages, a touch of glitter
I sold lots of my figments to other artists in France
Made them with tea dyed lace or with white lace
all had a pearl or button and were not mounted .
they were added to book covers, our bags and pocket folder, and other projects

figment mounted