Monday, October 24, 2011

Songbird Jewelry Roll

Finished sewing this Jewelry Roll. The pattern for this was designed by Sue Spargo, and I purchased it at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara last week. The marbled cotton fabric was something I purchased on one of my trips to Kansas City, from Florileguim in Parkville Missouri. I enjoyed combining these hand dyed wools with the cottons.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shadow Quilt

This morning the sun came in through the front window and made these beautiful shadows on the ceiling. The sculpture of the nude woman is something Cullen made at SJSU, she is enjoying the view. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sewing for Kristin

Beautiful bride to be, Kristin with gift I wrapped. I enjoy creating a uniquely wrapped present. I used her save the date and enlarged some of the images.
I made 12 napkins and a table runner for Kristin's wedding shower. I used my serger to edge the napkins. Thread in the upper looper is a cotton pearl thread made in Japan. The table runner is quilted, batting is Warm and Natural cotton and I used my 1950's Singer Featherweight sewing machine to freeform quilt.
Her every day dishes are white and she has some green ceramic plates as accents. The colors in her kitchen are reds and yellows. The fabrics are woven 100% cotton Kaffe Fassett.

Close up of the edging, I just love my serger, which is an 8 thread Baby Lock Evolution. Enjoyed making this for Kristin and wish her the best in her marriage to Jered.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Silkscreen Project

This week I am going to Kansas City to see Cullen. Wednesday we are going to a studio that lets you experiment with silkscreening on paper and fabric. Here is the image I put together to test. I will be printing on green fabric and using 4 colors. My dog Paco is my inspiration.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Yoga Dog with Longer Body

This yo yo dog has a longer body. Compare him to this and let me know your favorite.

Birth of a Felted Vessel

Felting Friends & Flies

Sue, Kathy and I spent the day felting. Kathy made the two flowers and the vessel is mine. Sue makes amazing hats. The process is magical. Also, Sue's husband ties flies, which you can see in the last photo. What a creative family.

The back of the flower is wonderfully graphic.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Michelle Wedding Shower

I choose fabrics to go with her every day dish pattern that she picked out from Crate & Barrell. The plate has bits of purple/mauve in the glaze.

Today is my niece Michelle's wedding shower. I made napkins and placemats to go with her dishes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Repairing Laura's Quilt



Using my Serger

Dog for baby Sal

Finished the body on this happy dog. I decided to go with symmetry on this one. His feet are smaller that previous ones. My new digital camera (Sony) really over saturates the color in this photo. This is a gift for my dear friends the Travis family's new grandchild born last month, Salvatore Joseph Barone.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Two new dog heads

Happy day today, did some sewing and the sun is out. I have more of the fabrics I used for my first 3 dogs, one I gave away to Jeffy's new baby daughter and the other two I created kits for my sister Kathy and my niece Britta. Along with the finished heads the kits include all the fabrics and materials to make a finished yo yo dog. These two will be used as baby gifts. Now I can get working on the yo yo's to make up the bodies.

Thursday, February 24, 2011