Thursday, February 26, 2009

I had so much fun with the collage technique I used in the self-portrait quilt that I decided to try it again. I turned the collage into a flap for a messenger bag. It is a pretty simple design, nothing fancy. I just cut and sewed as I went along. I made if from black wool, a mistake, it picks up every thing, but it was an experiment and it turned out ok. I thought the flap might be to stiff.

So, thank you Linda Misa for the inspiration!

Collaged Snowmen

I saw these snowmen in fall the issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I searched around to find some old bottles and stuff! They were so much fun. Once the materials were gathered up I put them together in a day. I tend to collect little tidbits of junk, or maybe I should say treasures, regardless, they were tons of fun to make and a everyone loved them.

Christmas 2008

I don't know how many of you have seen the book Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle by Tone Finnanger. The book has some great projects and she has some fabulous fabrics that are not available in the US. But I did two displays for the local quilt shop with some of the in store fabric. They turned out ok, but I wish I had some of her fabric. Maybe next year!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Self Portrait

My local quilt/fiber art shop challeged it's customers to do a self portrait. A while back a took a collage class from Linda Misa. It was paper collage, but Linda said the technique could also be done on fabric. I've been wanting to try this for some time and this challenge gave me the opportunity to give it a whirl. It was a lot of fun.....I wish I would have taken pictures of the process because I didn't think it would turn out. The fabric bubbled from the gel medium, but, I was able to iron it pretty flat. I also covered the entire figure with organza. Hope the picture turns out ok.