Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ok, I edited and cleaned up the box designs.

I will be going to Puerto Rico Aug. 1st to the 5th to teach some painting seminars. Here is the Flyer, in Spanish of course but you can join us anyway, Painting is a universal language. They will be doing all sorts of crafts. Jewely, Scapbooking etc.

That flyer is supposed to be yellow but blogger likes to change the colors lol. Anyway, I will be teaching for the Americana DecoArt Company. I designed these four bentwood boxes. for one of the seminars. I just have the tops painted and they are not on the actual box (the boxes haven't arrived yet lol). These are card stock cut to the size of the boxes. I have to go to the other pc to upload the files so hang in there.

These designs are painted using a multi load technique and are geared to a beginner, so anyone can join this seminar.

This is another seminar of picture frames. A wide one and a slim one. Bow and buds.

The paintings will be a bit messy as I design as I paint, so things are over painted and changed etc. until I get the basic design. Then I will trace it off and clean it up for when it goes on the actual surface. I CLEANED UP.

Sometimes I will omit or add things in the final pattern. I just like to get a basic idea of what I want. If you don't enlage it, you won't see the messy lol.

Folk Rose and wild roses etc.

You can turn those frames any way you want them. They are also cut out of cardstock.

This is another Seminar, using DecoArt SO-SOFT fabric paints. Push flowers on a canvas bag.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Side 2 of sewing box.
Side 1 of sewing box.

Top of other side of sewing box.

Top of sewing box, side one with drawer out.

I must not be doing something wrong in blogger. I made another page but all the pics are coming in here. I am trying to put back the pics that blogger lost.

This is a wastbasket that I built out of wood and this is side 1. I wanted a spacey look like out in space, so I looked at the Hubble pictures of space.
This is side 2. Leaves in space? It could happen lol.

Side 3.

Side four. I know you can an apple shape in space lol.

Real apples, one in acrylic and one in oil, guess which one is which.
Oh goodness, I have been trying to upload these pics to another page that I created but blogger keeps putting the pics here. Oh well.

Holiday bear screen.

Christmas quilt.

Gambling dog quilt

Teepee campfire quilt.

Butterfly 2
Giant Dahlia Quilt.
Butterfly 2

Butterfly quilt.

Cinco de Mayo Quilt

Knitted sockie.

The knitted Hemlock ring.

Booties for hubby

Baby surprise jacket form EZ book.

Nurse bag out of Loralie fabric

Bag made with Laurel Birch fabric.

Bag made from Mary Englebright fabric.

Custom hand bag from designer coordianting fabric.

Custom pillow cases.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Now that the Web Baby Doll Challenge is over. I can post the dolls I entered. I can also post the Penny doll that I entered in my goups challenge. I entered three doll for the challenge.

This is Lydia. She is made from a pattern by Judy Ward. (The Four Stages of Infancy Dolls) (Nine to 12 month baby). If you would like to make this doll, purchase the pattern here:

This is Trudy, she is also a Judy Ward pattern (Little German Forest Folk). she is made out of craft velour and dressed in my painted fabric. She won third prize, people's choice.

This is baby Rose and her baby doll Lily, a pattern by Sue Sizemore.

This is my penny doll from my Yahoo groups challenge. Her body is made out of her dress fabric so I didn't have to dress her again. I thought she was so intricate that I didn't want to cover her with clothing.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Here is some more stuff from my trip. Shirley taught us how to make custom pillow cases the easy way. I had brought some of my quilting fabric with me and made a pair of these.

And these.

I now know exactly what to do with all that unused fabric.

Here is the wonderful bag Shirley made us.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ok, I was up in the Carolina mountains for two week and what an enjoyable time that was. My friend Elaine and I drove up to Burnsville where our other friend, Shirley has a cabin.

We quilted, made custom pillow cases, I made doll clothes and blocks and cooked etc.

Here is a pic of the slopes that I walked up and down every day.

I had two friends who accompanied me everyday. Going down the mountain wasn't bad but coming up was another deal. I would have to stop and breathe and the dogs would run up and wait until I reached them and then run up and wait until we all got back. Then I would sit on a rock like a toad and relax for a few and give my new friends a treat. I can't decide who they liked best, me or the treats. I never found out their names, I called them puppy. If I wanted to see them, I would yell out puppy, puppy and they would come tearing down their mountain lol.

I was told that these dogs were abused and they didn't go to anyone easily. Here is what awaited me every morning when I opened the door. The bottom pic is a view going down to town.

My friend Shirley is such a kind and generous soul. She made us each a handbag and a bear. Here is Jackson. The pic got exposed a bit but I have better pics of Jackson. He must be about 32 to 34 inches tall. He is made out of mohair and he is just stunning and elegant. I tied one of my painted wooden doll beads around his neck. He likes dolls. He looks great in my dinning room chair doesn't he? lol

Here is one of the dolls she gave me. Head, arms and legs porcelain and body cloth. I think her name is Kahlie.

Here is Jackson and Kahlie. He likes Kahlie.

This is Hilary, she is another present from my friend Shirley. I took the clothes I made for her off so I can sew the buttons and snaps on. I will post pics of her dressed, later.

Here is a close up of Hilary. Shirley is a beautiful face painter.

This is Jennifer, another present from my friend Shirley. She is also a large doll. I will wig and dress her later. Shirley supplies all the wigs, shoes and accessories too....don't hate me. I can't help it if I'm sweet. lol.

I love the pigion toe look. Her legs can be made straight too. Here is a close-up of her lovely face.

More later.....