Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Art for ME!

So, I'm sure this sounds like a selfish blog title, but that's not how I mean it. :) Between teaching classes and making art for gifts, I rarely keep what I make. Don't get me wrong - I love making art to share - it's like giving a piece of my heart! But I was ecstatic to complete a project for our new home. It's SO me - my fav color combo of the moment (aqua and red) mermaids, sea shells, paint, texture - I'm really happy with how they turned out. Hopefully, there is more art for the house in the near future.




Off to VintageFest this weekend - I'm so excited! (I haven't been on plane in a whole FIVE MONTHS - it will be weird!)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Alameda - My First Sewing Project!

So, I'm totally in love with Kenner Road's kits and the inspiration Kerry Lynn Yeary is dishing out. When I saw this kit, I had to get it, even though I didn't have a sewing machine - I just figured I'd hand stitch it, but I didn't care! Then, when the hubs surprised me with the machines, I was thrilled to make this my first official project.

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It's such a cleaver project idea - she took a vintage quilt and cut it into pretty pieces to use as the book's covers. There were even vintage book pages from some kind of sewing book, so it was all fitting. KL used her book to document an event, but I decided to make mine a sewing reference manual, as I was buried in the manual and online resources trying to learn all the stitches!
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Now I'll have this cute little book as a reference guide for all my sewing projects - yay!

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