Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Patchwork sewing bag w hand embroidery finished..

Pom-Poms and ribbon drawstring.

This sewing bag is very roomy.

I made some patchwork fabric to make sewing bags, pincushions and scissor keepers with.
 I embellished this with ric-rac, pom-poms, hand embroidery and buttons. Cute and useful.
Visit Sharon B's WIP to get inspired to finish some projects!

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Art Quilt Published 2014...

Mai Tai, my design, hand embroidered and beaded by me.

 This was published in Art Quilting Studio, summer 2014.
My batik stash was calling to me, I made some strip fabric and cut blocks from it and arranged them with sashing, then added a couple of borders and the embellishment. The citrus colors and brown reminded me of the Tiki culture, Mai Tai drink with citrus and rum flavors. Just the thing for August.

 Variegated embroidery thread.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crazy quilt "Prairie" #2 sewing kit finished.

I finished "Prairie" #2 in a series of three sewing kits. I cut them all from the same crazy quilt I made up for that purpose. This will soon be in my etsy shop, Crazyvictoriana . I'm excited to start the 3rd sewing kit, it has a slightly different lay of lace embellishment,  a bit of a challenge to get it all under control in one cohesive statement.
I always get a lot of inspiration from, Pintangle's WIP . Check it out to see other projects being worked on by other artists.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wine colored silk, embellished heart, Christmas ornament

Close-up of my embellished heart ornament.
Black corduroy back, pink silk ribbon for hanging, tag "Pour Vous", hand sewn.

Venice lace, netting, vintage glass and antique reproduction buttons.

Another hand embellished heart ornament by me. The blue turquoise velvet ribbon is beautiful. The daisy trim has french knots in gold metallic thread on it. Delightful addition to any decor.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Christmas ornament, strawberry, wine colored

Strawberry, silk rouleaux ribbon, jewelery finding..

Hand embroidered feather stitch, tag with 'Merci' on it ...

 Another ornament I finished. It is made of wine colored  damask upholstery fabric. I think these ornaments can be used in any kind of decor arrangement really, not just Christmas.
Make sure to check in at Sharon B's Pintangle to see other work in progress by other artists.
Speaking of Christmas ornaments, check out this super fun idea here, Tresors de Luxe Lace .

Crushed velvet ribbon, Venice lace, felted wool leaves...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Turquoise blue silk, embellished crazy quilt style...

Silk heart Christmas ornament, turquoise blue silk....

The back is made of black corduroy.

I finished adding the embellishments to this Christmas ornament. I added Venice lace, trims and vintage buttons w metallic gold french knots. The back has a ribbon for hanging and a 'Merci' tag for fun. It's for sale in my etsy shop, Crazy Victoriana . There are more pictures there.
 I've been watching Pamela at Hokkaidokudasai , work on Christmas ornaments and I got in the spirit.

Friday, August 8, 2014

crazy quilt sewing bag, embellishing..

Pink pom-poms, what else??
                               I made this sewing bag from a crazy quilt I made just for this purpose.
                               I was able to get 3 sewing bags from it and about three pin cushions.
                               The pink pom-poms are so delicious. I will add some hand embroidery
                               next. Is there life without embellishment? I don't think so. I have seen
                               people who try to pretend there is no embellishment, as if it were a bad
                               word or something. I watch them and I secretly add to and embellish
                               every thing they are wearing and saying. Try it sometime.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"Prairie" Crazy Quilt sewing kit..

Hand embroidery, beads, mother of pearl buttons added..
More beads, hand embroidery added here.
I got quite a bit added to my sewing kit, Prairie #2 in a series of three, a personal challenge to keep the same theme. All three were cut from the same crazy quilt piece. Check out Pintangle  to keep up with projects in progress, inspiring.

Couched ribbon, vintage glass beads added here.

Stem stitch, bullion, french knots.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Barn Raising Red quilt

Barn Raising Red, approx. 21"x21"

 This small quilt is made of log cabin blocks in the pattern barn raising. The prints are small with a lot of calicoes. I designed and pieced it and hand quilted it. It is laying on another quilt, the red and black check binding defines its dimensions. I really like the log cabin block because of the many fascinating patterns possible. Using complimentary colors makes it striking.

Back view, I wanted to use a few of the beautiful calicoes.