Working out of the box – fabric box that is

Working out of the box – fabric box that is

I had hoped to be further along with the project I started last week, but I think it’s so annoying when life gets in the way of playtime! I like making fabric boxes and use them to hold all sorts of things, and I want to use this...
Fabric Bowl – finished already

Fabric Bowl – finished already

After learning from the mistakes I made while making the first fabric bowl, second time round is a charm and this fabric bowl went together fairly quickly and easily. I’m very happy with the results and it certainly adds a new...
Fabric Bowl – starting over

Fabric Bowl – starting over

Since the last fabric bowl didn’t end up turning out so well, I’m taking what I learned and starting over. This time I want a bit more texture on the surface so I made a sheet of fabric paper using tissue paper and...
Working intuitively … knowing when to quit

Working intuitively … knowing when to quit

After spending the better part of yesterday working on my fabric bowl, I got up this morning and realized that I have gone about as far as I can with this particular sample. It started here with a basic fabric bowl/plate design. and then...
Creating and designing fabric bowls with Peltex Stabilizer

Creating and designing fabric bowls with Peltex Stabilizer

It feels like ages since I did any real sewing – the creative sewing you do because you can’t not do it which is different from the sewing you do because you have to. But I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now to...
Things to do with scraps

Things to do with scraps

I was recently going through some of my old art quilts looking for samples where I’ve used fabric paper, and rediscovered this cute little art quilt “Scraps”. “Scraps” is about 18″ x 12″ and it...
Summer Rose Clutch Bag

Summer Rose Clutch Bag

I finally finished adding the feet and handgrips to this “Summer Rose” clutch bag. I’m really loving this design. You can see where it all started...
Another Use for Injured Prints

Another Use for Injured Prints

or How I Made a Mousepad in 5 Minutes I’ve been threatening to make a new mouse pad for quite a while, but of course my “to do” list gets longer every day and it wasn’t a priority up until the other day when I...
Making Fabric Postcards from Injured Prints

Making Fabric Postcards from Injured Prints

This week I’ve been super busy making some fabric postcards, and along the way discovered that injured prints make fabulous postcards. This is a print that really went screwy. It was printed using digital grounds on textured fabric...
The Making of “Daisy” The Art Bag

The Making of “Daisy” The Art Bag

As I mentioned the other day, I just purchased a new wide format printer – an Epson Workforce 1100. I’ve been playing around with it this weekend, putting it to the test, and it’s done *really* well. In fact it has a...
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