Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sewing

I have caught up on some projects I wanted to make for our home.  A new coverlet for our bed in a taupe and covered some cushions in suede taupe. My husband says it's boring but I like the restful colours.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What's in a Name.........

I made these fabric and embroidered names for the grandchildren of a dear friend in Calgary. I love the children's names and doubt they would ever find pens or door signs etc. for their bedrooms.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Shower Gift

This embroidered wall piece is a shower gift for my nephew Ben and his wife Megan who are expecting a baby girl in August.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hooked on Postcards


I really love making postcards, whether artistic or not I am having fun. Tried appliique on one and think I will do more, it was Sadie's favourite.  I prefer watercolours over oil paints but am still experimenting and hope to learn more.  Does anyone know of some good books or magazines on this craft?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Post Cards from Gramma

Sadie loves to teceive mail so I decided to make her some post cards. Once I started I can't seem to stop.  I'm using card stock I found at Winners and use oil paint sticks, thread and glue glitter.  The glitter stops any fraying of the muslin when I sew the edge. I really can't draw so I collect pictures I like from magazines and the internet. The first few are fancy dresses that I hope Sadie will like.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Christmas Village









Scarves





This year I decided to make some scarves for my sisters, cousins and aunt. Although not the knitted kind, they are made from fabric. I'm not too sure if I'm happy with them but everyone seemed to like theirs. In the photo is a gold stripe fabric trimmed with gold sparklie ribbon and other gold ones were trimmed with gold fringe. I also made black stripe ones with a silver thread in the fabric and trimmed with black ribbon. There really are all kinds of fabrics that would make great scarves.