Wednesday, February 27, 2008
See a lot of you tomorrow.
Monday, February 25, 2008
We just finished talking with Judy Coates Perez. You know those awesome painted pieces that you continually see in Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts? Well she's coming here to teach!! She will be here August 2nd & 3rd, 2008 teaching some great painting techniques. Here is a picture of one of the classes.....Mixed Media Fabric Painting where you create the cloth and then make it into a piece like these 3D Dream Houses that are the cover girls of this most recent Cloth Paper Scissors!!!!
Well only 3 short days left till boarding!! We are so ready for 4 days in the sun....at least we're going to try to create a warm environment! Here's some of the fun we'll be having while at sea:
Bingo every half hour for great prizes.
Artist in Residence/Demos Feb 29th-Mar 2nd
Special Exhibit of Work by Local Artists
Announcement of new Challenge!
We also have a new project in the works. Once we have the details ironed out we will post about it. So keep an eye out for that announcement to see if you'd like to participate!! Hope you all have a great day and see you in a few.....
P.S. - The quilt is in its final stages receiving its embellishments so I'll post a pic on Thursday when we set sail!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
He also painted grandma's apron for her.
Friday, February 22, 2008
You'd think that after 5 solid hours we'd have all 750 done and this box would include them all. Just kidding!!! This is only half of them!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
This was so simple that I could definitely see doing more t-shirts or using the technique on a piece.
So then it was time to move on to the actual piece we brought. I forgot to take a beginning photo but it's not like I altered too much about it! Here is the front of the jacket.
I hand stitched on with DMC floss a little thicket of bamboo!
Then stitched a strand of lanterns on.
Here is the back. I took a panel that my mom has had for 10yrs but done nothing with. So I took and put it on to the jacket. I then did a feather stitch around it in DMC floss to accentuate it.
Here's a close up.
I still have yet to cut into a piece which is my fear but after this I think I just might be able to!! I'm really pleased how the jacket looks. I kind of feel like I should do more but I also feel like I should keep it simple like the crane panel on the back.
Friday, February 15, 2008
It has been a busy day around here so I have lots to show!!
Watersoluble Wax Pastels April 18th 10A-1P $35
Heidi does amazing work with the crayons and is going to teach you the techniques of putting it on fabric and watercolor paper!
Here he is mid-stitching. Like how I had to draw out the pattern I wanted on the center of his shell.
I have to finish stitching, bind and embellish him. He'll make his wall debut just in time for shop hop. Keep an eye out.....there just might be a woven background class hitting the schedule!! It was really easy to do and gives a great impact!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
The Shop Hop Fabric is finally here!!!! Nothing like sweating on it till the last minute! With batiks you never know what can happen especially with the unpredictable Indonesian weather but it is finally here! We are now at only 14 short days away from our "sail" date and we can't wait. It really just needs to get here already because all the days in between we are getting into trouble. Every day a new idea pops into our heads. Don't forget to ask us about our Treasure Hunt when you are in here for the shop hop!
The shop hop quilt top is finally done!!!! It has been handed off to mom for the quilting and embellishment. It hasn't made it very far from the chair I put it on on Tuesday night though! Looks like she's having difficulty thinking about exactly how to quilt it best. She has many ideas but is wondering how to work them all out. Doesn't help that we have 2 other projects we've started in this past couple of days that we want done for shop hop too!
With all the things I've checked off my list I still have one important one to do yet this week. We are putting together a "goodie" bag/envelope for Virginia Spiegel and Collage Mania! It will go to one of the contributing artists. If you haven't heard anything about it you really need to check it out at http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/blog/.
That's all for today!!
Monday, February 11, 2008
It is definitely a Monday! Now that it is after noon and we're back in the business mindset.....at least we think we are I thought I'd post to let you know what's up!
I wish I could say I'm done with the Shop Hop quilt top but alas I am not. I'm trying to finish it up so that I can hand it off to mom for her to start the quilting. She will quilt it and embellish it to make it look fabulous as right now I'm just not so sure of it! Maybe that's because one of the blocks took me 4 1/2 hrs to complete as I'd never done the technique before! Lol....also didn't help that when all was said and done it was too small. Rather than make it again I just decided to add a border. I know, I know I'm not supposed to fess up to the mistakes for you to see but I'm proud I finished the block all the same.
We came up with so many more ideas for the shop hop over the weekend it is scary. Now it will just be can we get them all done and in place. We will decorate the night of the 27th so that is only 16 days countdown! Even more fabric just arrived this morning so now we are working on getting those into the system.
Online Sale of the Week: 2/11/08 - 15% off new Marcus Brothers Fabrics. There are some absolutely gorgeous white on whites and black on blacks. Simply visit www.fiberonawhim.com and the online catalog fabric section to see/purchase them.
I best get running as I've got to get a lot of stuff done today and tomorrow before the knitting group and Fiber Art Fusion meet here tomorrow. Gotta make sure there's places for them all to fit with all this new stuff here!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
We've gotten in another shipment of fabrics....imagine that. These ones are absolutely stunning even though most are not "colorful". We just got in a selection of beautiful white on whites, black on blacks, and tan and creams!
Here's a few of the lighter colors.
The black on blacks.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Karla has made some progress with getting all the fat quarters rolled. That pile of fabric still in the bags is no longer sitting on our other cutting table. It is all nicely put away in shelves now. It is a beautiful rainbow of colors! That's the next shop model is to do a piece using these new solids! We'll see though as I still should be starting on the Shop Hop quilt.