Friday, January 27, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Going Birdy

I have 3 commissions I NEED to be working on. Three oil paintings and a couple of watercolor landscapes.   But I needed a break...and Pinterest is always there to entice me.  And I wanted to make something, I NEEDED to create something.  So some little birds came a calling.
And I had to go and buy a LITTLE bit of fabric.  Don't judge me.  A girl always needs fabric....
This pair, I already had the fabric...
Come to think of it...I had the above one also.  But I got bored and wanted NEW fabric....
I LOVE THIS SELECTION...and have you seen the plaster dipped stuff?  Well, I got some nests today and next week I am dipping.  Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A RED Day in the January.

One of the only redeeming things about January is that February is coming.  And the fact that I love red and paper stuff and all that.  So whilst pondering Pinterest the other day I spotted this ...Pinned Image
Love it.  Want it, but more so, want to MAKE rather than work on stuff I should be working on, I pulled out my supplies (I didn't buy a thing, nosiree...) and started.
Easy, peasy.
Just get some of this.
and iron your fabric (cotton blend, canvas,muslin, any ole thing)
onto it.
Then cut it the size of a piece of printer paper and run 
through your printer.
Of course, you have to spend some time making up your own tattered Parisian envelope.
Using lots of different stamps, you already had and ahem, different fonts, and fun Parisian stamps off the internet.
Oh yes, and run it right through your laser printer, because your silly ink jet is outta ink.
Then make a red pillow and
heat and bond that cute thing right to that pillow.

SO FUN. oh, and the next one is on whiter fabric that looks a bit more like the PB one.  That one is next.  This one is for my etsy shop.  

Monday, January 2, 2012

More Pillowing

So, as I see it, there is no such thing as too many pillows.  Just ask my spouse who spends 15 minutes throwing them from my bed to the floor every night.

When my sister and niece were visiting, there was a fun fabric store that had a cute version of one we decided to try.  And that was just after Thanksgiving and I finished mine just a few days AFTER Christmas.  Ah, well, such is my life.