Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another Re-Do

I just can't leave my mermaid design always bugged me that she was a little hard to display.
So this time I came up with a Mermaid-ish chair !
Why didn't I think of this before??

Then instead of looking for the right fabric for her body, I painted the fabric with acrylics/ textile medium...very fun.

One last discovery...I see much better without my contacts on when I'm doing work up close!
This a new development...could be because my " BIG" birthday is this Fall !! Yuk!!!!!

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this gals face, if I do say so myself!

Hope ya like her!!


She's Back!!!

Something New!

I want to make more with the " Sea Life" theme.

I love cuffs so I thought it would be fun to make one from wool...blending felting, beading and maybe a real starfish or two!

It's not done yet, but here's a little peek!

" Under the Sea" ...a work in progress

Friday, April 23, 2010

What I've been up to...

For the past week I've been my husbands " plus one" on a yearly business trip to Washington DC.
This was our fourth time there, it's always a wonderful time !
Just thought I'd share a few being a trip to one of the newer museums, The Newseum. Fabulous place !! It had everything from a section of the Berlin Wall to Lisa Marie Presleys fur coat she had as a baby!! Very cool!!

Now it's time get out the sketch pad and create something lovely!!!


The Berlin Wall at the Newseum

The Library of Congress always takes my breath away.

The Botanical Garden was beauitiful !!

Dinner with friends in Georgetown at my favorite place...Mei n u

The Monuments are even more beauitiful at night...

Just a portion of the F.D.R. Memorial

Time to fly home...the Space Shuttle is awsome by the way !!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Is Less really More?

I started this bag a while ago...I thought it would be good to design something simple and elegant...less is more. Didn't work out that way...
I guess it's just not in my nature!! Color makes me happy.

It was really fun layering the vintage hankies, but honestly the best part was stitching with double-eyed needles!!
The effect is subtle, but really pretty.

Tootle-lo !!


More is good...

Love this button!!

Wa La!!