Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
And After: (I wanted an ottoman I could put blankets in. I bought a yard of fabric from Ikea for $7 and painted the rest, then added tissue paper, painted again and then added the designs. I saw a painting I liked with similar designs.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is from a couple years ago, I painted the center with acrylic then did some hand embroidery. I sold this one on ebay.
The center is hand-dyed satin stitched, also from a few years ago and sold on ebay.
Painted center, then embroidered, all of the fabric was hand-dyed.
One of the first ones I made, for my nephew who is almost 4. I dyed the fabric then satin stitched the knots, which I made up with graph paper.
A mixed media tree. The fabric was painted then salted (it sucks up the paint in a fractal pattern) and the yarn was sewn on.
Painted and dyed. I think this was one I had at a quilt show.
Painted and dyed.
Painted and dyed, more salt. I love the effect.
More quilts tomorrow, or whenever I get around to it....
Friday, November 6, 2009
I need better pictures, I don't have any so far but this is mostly because I'm not 100% happy with the completed dragon. People really like them so I've decided to post this, I got the pattern from http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/807.html yeah I know it's live journal but try and overlook that, there's no drama in the info.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I keep breaking needles so I'm holding off on the rest of the quilting but I got enough done to add the binding. I need to get sharper needles and adjust the alignment of the needle. I think it will be easier to just file the metal plate it hits. Probably a bad idea...
Friday, October 30, 2009
The yellow circles were made from painted fabric, buttons, beads and french knots. The rest of the fabric I hand dyed.
I'm actually happy these pictures are blurry. You can't see my screwups, blood and bad sewing.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
And a tutorial I made for www.instructables.com: http://www.instructables.com/id/A_Handmade_Fairytale/
Friday, September 11, 2009
This is a stool I reupholstered with some ikea fabric and a foam cushion, the kind you tie to your chairs. I still need to cover the nails with another piece but it's close enough to done.
Since I now have a good work table and I want and need a decent kitchen table I bought some plywood and cut it to fit. It's about 8 inches longer and 3 inches wider than the original table top. It was covered in paint and glue from previous projects so I scraped it all off with turpenoid (odorless turpentine) and cleaned it off. I cut the wood and then screwed it onto the original top, rather than glueing and then screws, because I'm pretty sure I will destroy this at some point with a project and I want an easier way to redo it all. I stained it and sanded and at the last minute thought some stencils would look nice. It got all taped off and sprayed and once dry I put down a couple coats of polyeurethane and then sanded again. It looks great in my kitchen. Also, the original was from ikea with a metal frame which is still working fine so I kept it.