Friday, June 17, 2011

Gluing and Sewing

The weather is extremely HOT around here with temps over 100 almost every day and the wind is intense. I think we are living in a convection oven.  With that said, you will know why I am secluded in my house with the AC unit running at warp speed.  There have been several projects passing over the work table recently.  The art dept. and the sewing dept. have been open, often at the same time. 

Fun Projects:

This month is the theme of ‘wedding’ for June at the Blissful ATC Swap.  This gal has been sent on her way to my swap partner.  I really wish I had been able to capture the 3D effect.  The bride is layered papers and slightly molded which the highlights show to some degree.  I enjoyed using this vintage pic I had on file.  I can’t wait to receive my swap from my partner.2011 06 07_5930

I’ve also been working on some baby gifts.  I embellished a couple of outfits with trims.  This brown and pink trim wraps around toward the back with another swirl.brwn-t-front

The matching pink leggings have sumptuous  and soft flowers around the hem.  I think I could put this trim on everything!pink-pants-trim

The black and white ensemble is more simple.  I used more of the soft flower on the center of the white doily on the top.  I am thinking Big Bows are in order to complete these ensembles.blk-wht-set

I haven’t taken pics yet of the car seat canopies which are fabric covers secured to conceal a sweet babe from harsh winds while outside.  I love the shopping cart covers that keep the sweet babes from licking the cart handles.  I wish this great idea had come along when my son was still in a cart.  He licked every cart clean as a whistle despite my hardest efforts to prevent it!  EEEEEuuuuuuuu!!

Vintage Bride for You….feel free to use in your art.

bride bed bonnet

I will take pics and share more soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Upcycled ARt

Hello y’all,  I have pulled out my art dept. this week.  I repurposed a pencil drawing of a windmill drawn many years ago.  It became the basis of this journal page.  I collaged layers from my stash and I loved the tractor from an old ag magazine.  It was a line drawing that was just screaming “Color Me Now”.   I just love everything Texas and this is my tribute to those things I enjoy in it’s great bounty.Texas-history

I also used many of my vintage patriotic images to embellish a banner.  I didn’t prefer the basic banner colors that I had on hand, so let the layering begin…Gesso, book pages and vintage images produced a much preferred look.patriotic-banner-1

I am still debating on further embellishment of some ruffled crepe  or lace for rosettes and trim.patriotic-banner

I have pieced my first quilt square also.  It has many little flaws, but I am still quite pleased.  After conquering the pattern did I observe this pattern was for the advanced piecer.  It was those crazy triangles and the points underneath.  UGH.  I will stick to basics for the next one.  I am contributing this one for a quilt to be made for a raffle for Breast Cancer Awareness.quilt-square

In time for the 4th of July, I am gifting you with some of my images in my stash.  Click on the image and right click to save to a file.  Enjoy.3-cheers-drumc6ydfourth-of-july-uncle-sam-patriotic1

I’m glad you dropped by for a chit chat.