Completed Projects · Upcycled Fabrics

Personal Sewing and Knitting Projects Again!

I seem to be making a lot of personal and gift projects these past few months!  I have some craft show projects on the go, too, such as in the last photo of this post (and I’ll post more photos as those projects are finished); but making personal projects has been fulfilling, too. First up… Continue reading Personal Sewing and Knitting Projects Again!

Upcycled Fabrics

Adorning Fabrics; More Vintage Sheet Finds!!

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!!

Completed Projects

Updating With Home Projects

Hello!  Long time, no hear; I know.  For me, craftwise, 2016 was somewhat of a writeoff.  I made the decision back in May that I would not be participating in craft shows last year.  I needed to tend to some family and personal matters and just didn’t have the steam to prepare for shows for… Continue reading Updating With Home Projects

Completed Projects

Original Artwork Cards!

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!

Completed Projects · Works-In-Progress

Embroidery and Linen Bags

I’m continuing my embroidery obsession, as you can see below.  The next two photos are of a tote bag I am making for myself.  I cut out pieces of fabric from the yellow floral vintage sheet featured in this post.  I looked at the big flowers and decided they needed some filling in, so I… Continue reading Embroidery and Linen Bags

Completed Projects

Watermelon Silk Sunhat, Beaded Crocheted Flower Blanket, and Lime Green Bag

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

Musings

Colleen Sharpe Bags Go International! :D

My mother was here visiting me from the States last fall.  I gave her a bunch of bags to take home with her, as she had offered to try to sell some of them in her region of the world.  A few months ago she sent me this photo of a happy-looking customer holding her… Continue reading Colleen Sharpe Bags Go International! 😀