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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Black Lace Shirt Extender

Before now I've added batik fabric to the bottom
 of a few of my blouses
and have been happy with the result.
Now I've sewn a black lace onto the bottom
of a camisole so it can be worn under
all my shirts.  Very simple quick solution.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Surface Design Group - Shiva Paint Sticks

Surface Design Group played with 
Shiva Paint Sticks this month. 
 I've seen demos yet this was my first time using them.
I used a friends hand made texture plate and a purple color on 
a hand dyed fabric where I wanted more purple. 
I also experimented on a commercial white on white fabric
hoping for a batik effect. 
I also experimented with cork letters (HOPE, LIFE)
my swirl stamps, rug canvas, gingko leaf texture plate,
hand made metal washer plate and a bathtub drain.
Through the fun I learned to look more decerningly for texture options,
I'm not sure I like that these take 3 days to dry yet after
washing  they are supposed to have a nice feel and be very stable. 
Who else has tried Shiva Paint Sticks. I'd enjoy to read your thoughts about them.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2 Entrepreneur Granddaughers



These 2 creating girls just delivered
their art to Cherry Street Kids Shop.
There's 20 of Chloe's Pendants in Christmas designs
and 3 sets of 4 of Maylee's Magnets.
It's exciting to assist them in their adventures.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chloe & Nana Scarfs In Local Shop

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Last year, I created a red scarf re-purposing batik strips 
and I wear it quite a bit.  I always receive favorable comments on it.
Now, my granddaughter and I create them together to sell.
Currently we put 20 of them in Cherry Street Kids Shop
in 3 different colors - red, green & black.
What a fun adventure.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Quilted Bow Ties


I met a first grade teacher of a local school who
 wears a unique bow tie
to teach daily. 
 He is hoping to eventually have 180 different ties for each school day of the year.
He's created ones from Playing cards, maps, legos, pencils and other elements. 
I wanted to add to his collection since he didn't have any quilted ties yet. 
His school colors are red and black and his college alma mater are Purple and Gold.   
The blue one is in there just for extra. I love this example of a fun teacher.  
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Red Cardinal Ornament In Process

Creating a bird a day during the April Art Daily 2016 
is the inspiration behind these 
Red Cardinal Ornaments in process.
Of course, they are created with batik fabrics.
They will get "2016" still and hanging ribbons.
One will travel to Berlin!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Red Wool Felted Ornaments

Hearts aren't just for Valentine's Day - they are
great for Christmas Ornaments as well.
These 6 red wood felted Christmas Ornaments with
3 antique buttons are available at the
Twigs & Leaves Gallery in Waynesville,
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Real Leaf on Hand Dyed Fabric

No surprise that living in WNC I enjoy leaves 
and often incorporated them and nature in my Fiber Art.
This is a real leaf that I preserved on hand
dyed fabric mounted on a black cradle board.
The fall leaves here have been wonderful!
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

April Art Daily 2016 Continues

It has been  such fun completing the 
birds created in the  April Art Daily 2016 
into Fiber Art Collage. This one needed
some curvy edges and bold colors to finish it. 
You can see some of the process on   Day 13 .
This one finshed 9 inches X 12 inches on Black Cradle Board and  is for sale - $125.
I hope you'll consider joining me for  April Art Daily 2017.
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