Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Bling Sewing Clutch, my latest,

Pocket holds sewing tools, etc.

Metallic gold embroidery thread, feather stitch,
vintage jewelry piece, tulle, trims, crushed velvet ties...Made with blue linen, felted wool pin keeps
and vintage mother of pearl buttons..
back of sewing clutch with velvet ties

Monday, March 24, 2014

Inspiration board and work space in my world...

This is my inspiration board...
Love my work horse, Elizabeth Baby Lock, the best,

work in progress, my favorite Italian embroidery scissors,

Corner of my workspace, I work best with a little clutter,

tools and snippets of this and that...

my storage..

my wall space, David Austin rose calendar, love roses...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Embellished Sewing Clutch

Pink linen sewing clutch I made in 2013, one of my favorite

 opened out; needle keep made of felted wool, ribbons to hold scissors, threads

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crazy quilt "Prairie" progress...

I cut three pieces from my "prairie" crazy quilt, I'm making them into sewing kits.

the pieces are layered with batting and backing and basted. some embellishment has already been added

Embellishments and trims I am considering adding, I will also add hand embroidery. I started the original piece in 2013 when I was taking Karen Ruane's Alchemy class 2013 .

Friday, March 14, 2014

New crazy quilt in "prairie" colors started in 2013

New crazy quilt project, embellishments being added, others being considered. Started 2013.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hand embroidery, color and fabric swatches in design book I created for Karen Ruane's design class

hand embroidery samples and colors for summer and fall. The design class was enjoyable and so useful. The ideas I came away with could last a couple of lifetimes.

hand embroidery and colors for winter and spring

Friday, March 7, 2014

I took an online course on design process by Karen Ruane last year..

These are some samples worked by me, mounted in my design notebook from the class by Karen

my embroidery sample, cross stitch, french knots, feather stitch

more of my work, reverse applique, with gathered, ruched silk insert with hand embroidery over that

french button loops, fiddly to make but what pizzazz, with french knots, my work

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Crazy Quilt sewing kit finished & in my etsy shop,

New crazy quilt sewing quilt with finishing touches added

Sewing kit opened out, you can see the pocket can hold a lot.