Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friendship cushions

So this is the set of cushions that went out into the world yesterday. Somehow each and every one of them turned out to be vintage... The idea of a cuddley little cushion to hold into one's hands or to display all together in some kind of bowl or so lead me to make them all this way. Now I am looking forward to those I will receive back.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Last baby quilt

So this is the second baby quilt I made for one of my collegues. Nothing to crow about, really, but I like the rainbow colors and especially the backside fabric.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


So this is the last of this month's ATCs. I think Ruth did a great job - painting on this small scale is really not so easy I should think. In relation to this my own card doesn't really leave you breathless....
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Friendship cushions

A new idea emerged some weeks ago at our art4car-list (which in reality has long since metamorphosed into a mixed media-list) - friendship cushions. They are about 4 x 4 inches, without any theme, filled with soft stuff and a piece of paper with words of love and friendship written on it.
The felted cushion is from Beate Knappe. It is immensely cuddley and in my favorite colors (how did you know, Beate?). However, I myself feel still strongly drawn to vintage style. The pink cushion with the photo on it is my prototype. It turned out to be about 0,5 inches too small. Turning it inside out and stuffing it costs more space than I recognized. So this will be a present for a friend, the others for the group swap will have to be a bit larger.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

ATCs from January




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The first two cards are from Elke respectively Peggy who did a little swap with me this months. Elke's ATC was done with painted Tyvek and evokes the feeling of tree bark quite realistically I think. The color from my ATCs are unfortunately not true. The card with the girl on it was ivory, the other one a very pale lavender.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Material pleasure

Just received these materials for my embellisher. Aren't they yummy? This will be really exciting to try out - I love the colors. It is quite interesting to learn how which material reacts to this kind of process. Even punching from the front or the backside of the piece makes a difference! And the way sheers react is absolutely not predictable. It all depends on the weave, the raw material, the kind of embellishing on the fabric itself. What astonishes me is how easy it is to felt fabric to wool. I love the effect of the fabric becoming kind of fluffy if you do the punching from the backside of the piece.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

What a Mom says during a day

I saw this You Tube-Video on a blog and just had to include it here. If the address is not readily accessible, do copy and try it out, it is really worth while listening to!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year!

To everyone who chances to read this blog: May you have a happy, creative and blessed year!
This is a small winter scene I made for my stepmother in law for Xmas. It was done with the embellisher using scraps of velvet, linen, lace, felt, organza and tiny charms. The text says: It was a cold, silent night. I rather like the somewhat subdued effect that results when embellishing from the backside of the piece. Somehow this picture really evokes the feeling of freshly fallen snow - at least for me.