Saturday, October 03, 2009

I'm back for a one night stand. I have something I want to share because it has come out great and I'm excited about it. This:

Despite the fact that I haven't been blogging,I HAVE been reading others and catching up on books and magazines. I find myself looking for blogs that are similar to Sara Lechter's and Jude Hill's, ones that reuse old and thrifted fabrics in a way that gives a rich new life to them. Not as new garments but little pieces here and there for arts sake. And the handwork element. The quilting stitch done by hand, sometimes with thread, sometimes with floss. The results are magical.

To me anyway. So this little bird for October is done with some curtains and old linens I had hanging around as well as a perfect nubby pair of drapes I found at Goodwill (all that of white in the background). THe pumpkin and table are bits and pieces of commercial and found stuff and the bird is all commercial fabric.

I found the frame at goodwill for $3. It framed some sort of heavy cardboard poster which I covered with gesso, glued the fabric around the edges, then glued the bird to the center after all the handwork was completed.

Bruce and I have been watching the first season of LOST for the past few weeks. We're a little behind the rest of the world it seems since season 6 is coming up in January. Anyway, for all you LOST fans out there, I'm calling this, 'John Locke' and hopefully you'll see the humor and remember HOW HARD he tried to get into that hatch.

Off to Freeport today to pick up my purse I left hanging on the back of my chair in the restaurant the other night...I hate it when that happens.


Deborah Boschert said...

Oh Kathy! I just love it. In fact, I loved every single detail before you even mentioned all the wonderful reclaimed fabrics you used.

And then when you revealed the title... now I am completely obsessed with this little treasure!

You've got several hours of great DVD watching coming up if you're enjoying the first season. I don't think Lost returns until February, so you've got plenty of time.

Heidi said...

Beautiful piece and good to see you back, even if it's only for one post :-)

HollyM said...

I'm so glad you're back! I have enjoyed your posts and your projects in the past. I too am a kayaker.
I love this little bluebird and i really like that you have re-used some fabrics.