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Tags: company, depression glass, linen, lunch guest
Categories : creativity, food
Actually, she’s already been here today. When a special friend comes over I like to get out my nice linen napkins and do some mix-and-match with depression glass pieces along with hand painted dishes. The handled glass cups were the perfect size to serve a cup of potato mushroom soup. I also fixed curried chicken salad with grapes and pecans. My guest brought homemade pitas that were heated in the oven until crispy as a cracker. Dessert was Dove dark chocolates.
It was a lovely day as we worked in the garage with an indigo vat. Photos of that coming later.
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Tags: antique, potato masher
Categories : New Tools
This is my new printing tool. I paid a pretty penny (more like $$$) for it, but for some reason I had to have it. I will wax with it too.
I like the pattern on it…can’t wait to batik with it!
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Tags: aborigine, birds, circles, crafter, flowers, girls, keys, patterns, stencils
Categories : printmaking
…from The Crafter’s Workshop….
well, they’re not all new…top row: Mums, Aborigine, Summer; bottom row: Wonky Circles (Julie Fei-Fan Balzer), Birds, Antiquities. Now I just need to get them loaded into my Etsy shop. I LOVE the Crafter’s Workshop stencils.
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Tags: basil leaves
Categories : food
Look what happens when you turn your back on it and don’t cut it all summer. I have cut a bunch of it now because it was going crazy…
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Tags: Cotton, hand dyed fabrics, James Thompson, Pure Threads
Categories : dyeing
A few weeks ago I spent a day doing some dyeing. I realized that my stacks of hand dyed fabrics to sell was getting mighty low. So I spent a day dyeing and then hours of ironing to get them ready to sell. I love the palette of colors I ended up with…butterscotch, curry, terra cotta, olive in light and dark, and indigo blue. I decided to dye in such a way that I could get a piece with lighter value in the same tub as the the darker ones.
They look so yummy all stacked up together!
Today, I have started at it again. I sold a few yards at the show, but I still needed to beef up my stash as I will be setting up to sell to some fantastic quilters coming to New Harmony from Kentucky. I have sold to these gals before at the farmer’s market and believe me, they like fabric! So I am getting ready for them. One slight problem…my stash of Pure Threads by James Thompson is on the very low side. I have been pulling out every piece of white or off white cotton I can find in my house, since I can’t get any bolts of it here on time. I have now dyed my Pimatex cotton (that I usually paint skies on) and yesterday I purchased quilt backing cotton and dyed it too as well as a cheaper natural muslin. I have some heavier weight sateen type cotton that I could dye too…not sure why I bought that in a wide width…
The first batch is now rinsed, washed, and dried, but there is more to go…and then there’s all that ironing….
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Tags: embroidery, needle case, wool felt
Categories : applique, quilt shows
I’m still here, believe it or not. I have been busy as a bee getting ready for fall shows and events. Even in August. Some things I have been doing lately is this:
Isn’t it sweet?
A sweet little wool felt needle case. I sewed the button flowers on and embroidered the stems and leaves in the little flower garden. Then I practiced the blanket stitch on the edge.
I vended at the Quilt Connection’s quilt show this past weekend in Greenwood, IN. It was a very good show with a very good attendance. The show coordinator had a bunch of these kits left over after the demonstrations were done and she offered me one. Now I will make her one of MY needlecases made from paper cloth. I hope she likes it!
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Tags: dye paint, printing cloth
Categories : creativity, dye paint, printmaking, screenprinting
…make more fabric!
Almost everyone from the class sent home their leftover paint with me instead of taking it home with them…so because I hate anything to go to waste, I printed one morning. It’s a good exercise because I get new ideas while I’m printing (oh boy, do I love that grid stuff that I think is for making rugs non-skid). There is still some paint left…stay tuned…I’m going to make screens for breakdown printing next…