Lately, to relax, I’ve been puttering. Creatively puttering, that is. It is difficult for me to just sit and play with art and craft materials without an end product in mind, because I think I need to be productive – must. produce. something (or must tend to some urgent task)! And yet, children creatively putter… Continue reading Playing with Colour and Pattern
Last summer I heard about a free sectional couch (yes, from a clean home) being put to a curbside, and it was in good condition. It was hauled into a garage for us, and my husband picked it up a few days later. I’d been wanting a sectional couch for awhile, simply because it would… Continue reading First Time Project: Canvas Slipcover For Couch
I’ve been working on these new cross-body bags for months among the other parts of my life. I had the idea of creating textural crazy-patchwork bag flaps and then decorating on top of the patchwork. Remember the glass beads and embroidery thread I posted about? I happily put those to use. Each bag flap is… Continue reading Newest Cross-Body Bags!
Remember this post where I showed you my embroidery-on-floral-sheet project? Five months later, I am finished making this boho tote bag! I had used that project to have some more fun with doing latticework embroidery, where you laid threads in a criss-cross pattern and then stitch x‘s over each crossing. I aimed to cover many… Continue reading Embroidery, Sequin, and Bead Boho Bag Creations!
I love to adorn fabrics with embroidery and other things. And if you’ve followed enough of my work, you also realize that I love bright colours. This photo below shows my embroidery thread stash. I actually culled some skeins out of it a few weeks ago because I knew I wouldn’t be drawn to them… Continue reading Adorning Fabrics; More Vintage Sheet Finds!!
Until last week, I hadn’t made any hand-drawn and hand-coloured original art notecards in awhile! But as happens in this varied-media artist’s life, I got the urge to sit down with my array of Sharpie markers, watercolour paper, and black cardstock to create some new cards. Every August I scour the back-to-school sales to see… Continue reading Original Artwork Cards!
Last summer I experimented with making my own sunhat pattern. I was quite pleased with how the hat turned out! Because I was so pleased, I immediately began picking out fabrics to make another one. Because, it’s just fun to make things when you are pleased with your own design. 😀 I poked around in… Continue reading Watermelon Silk Sunhat, Beaded Crocheted Flower Blanket, and Lime Green Bag