Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Little Chicks

Here's a fun project I found one day while checking out other blogs:

Done by using the blanket stitch, (which I'd say I need to practice a bit more). They're tiny, less than 2 inches so they work up fast. The directions call for felt or wool, and really, that's the best.

I tried using some of my cotton scraps and they're okay but not as smooth as felt or wool. If you want to make your own, here is the link.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Two New Littles

I like to try to make my own thank you notes when I can. If I were smart I'd sit down sometime when I can't think of anything else to do and just make up a bunch. IF I were smart. But I always wait till I need them. I don't know if they're appreciated by the recipients, but I feel like I want to do something special for someone who did something special for me. This first one started out as just experimenting with some fiber I had on a piece of background fabric. If I had known how much I'd like it in the end I would have chosen a different background. It's okay.

And this one. Love the sky peaking through the branches.

Hand dyed fabric, scraps of yarns, thread. Next time I think I'll try for denser thread painting.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Frayed Edges March 2012

We had a great Frayed Edges meeting today! This one's for you Deborah.

I provided fabric and pigma 08 markers (sorry no microns to be had) for Kate and Sarah. And then we watched the tutorial she made, which I'm having one heck of a time linking to, so for anyone who's interested just go to Deborahs blog and scroll down a couple of posts and it's there.

Yes, those are your hands on my computer screen. We watched. Then dove in. Things we learned:

1. Following your advice, we worked loosely, keeping those wrists flexible.
2. Don't try to ask fellow workers questions that require a thoughtful answer while trying to write. No one can do this and respond at the same time. At least Kate can't.
3. If you can't think what to write try Music lyrics. Mary Poppins. Chim chim-in-ee works well. Happy Birthday would work too, everyone knows those lyrics though there's not much to them.

When the writing was done, we added a bit of color. Now to use this great new fabric in some sort of project.

Monday, March 05, 2012


I'm into my typical March behavior: longing for spring to hurry up and get here. Along with the birds and the warm sun. Until then, I'll have to settle for pretend.