31 October 2012
29 October 2012
It occurs to me, I've been a bit quilt-obsessed of late, so here's something that's not a quilt.
<--- This is a little leftover leaf and some corn as a bonus project I hung in my kitchen. There's a small frame behind it for support.
To start, my middle boy is a major leaf collector. I needed something to do with all the leaves he stashes here, there, and everywhere you can put a leaf. Modge-podge to the rescue!
Paint both sides, let dry. They stay colorful and flexible to be used in all sorts of projects.
We've collected all sorts of leaves. Here are maples, oak, fire bush, pin oak, and some we pulled off the blueberry bushes in the backyard.
Next up are the millions of iris seed pods in my yard. I picked a large bundle when they were very dry and started bundling them into smaller groupings.
24 October 2012
I'll back this is in a soft yellow polka dot and bind with that cute elephant pattern.
I've got a million ideas running through my head these days. Pinterest is like a serious addiction to a crafter/artist like me. So many pins, so many ideas! So little time!!
3 more weeks of my grad class and I'll be free to finish up some of these tops and get a roll on christmas ideas :)
13 October 2012
Me - "Hey Olive, what is this?"
O - "A diamond"
Me - "Are you sure? What is it?" (move it like a fish swimming in the water up and down)
O - "A pillow!"
Me - "How about now? I added an eyeball. What is it?"
O - "A one eyeballed scary monster!"
Me - I give up.
09 October 2012
I've been piecing up a big pile of half-square triangles (or HSTs) for the last few days so I thought I would play around with some layout options just for fun.
(Same camera, each photo just minutes apart, same time of day, and look at the color variations)
I pulled teals/aquas and added a pop of rust red/ brick orange later.
I like this one....
let's add the accent colors...
Yup, that's nice. A little small though, let's add a row at the side and bottom....
And maybe a little play on the design just a little....
Now, off to stitching the rows together!
05 October 2012
In the meantime, I've been inspired by the teal/aqua/red colors I've spotted on Pinterest lately so I've been pulling together some fabrics to make some HSTs.
Hopefully I'll have some time to work on this on my long weekend.