If I have to lie my life on the line to be able to make something square and true, how on earth do I make a respectable quilt that scoffs at longitude and latitude??
I had so much fun with the the Sunflower Hooked Pillow that I wanted to play more with the concept. These two pieces will be made up into petite mini pillows about 6″ square. My mind’s eye already sees them nestled among books and soaps and flowers or settled on a little person’s rocking chair. Both are hooked with strips of deconstructed clothing. One repeats the Sunflower’s color scheme. For the other I experimented with a background in various shades of milky tea and smoky lavender. I love the effect.
Hues to Adore offers artisan pieces in heartwarming shades of blush, rouge, and mocha.
When in doubt, count on chocolate. My homemade chocolates needed some packaging, and my dreams of repurposed ecofriendly gift treats were realized.
Old stash meets new stash and all kinds of illicit liaisons can happen.
I confess, I have a thing for rugs. I love looking at them, shopping for them, and napping on them in front of the fire. So, I tore myself from the depths of my studio this weekend, re-communed with friends, and dove head long into a whole new craft that I am sure I must create stash for.
If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that my work has taken a turn lately. Normally, I think of myself as a bohemian drama queen, all the way. Nonetheless, my artistic personality disorder seems to think I’m French.
That is the question I threw out to the FB gang the other night. Sometimes I think topstitching adds a nice professional finish, but other times I think it just makes the thing look cheap. The project that had thrown me into such philosophical woes was my Petite Reversible Market Tote. Would it be more polished with the right color stitching neatly wending its way about the edges or would the whole thing just get fussy? In the end, I decided on a compromise. Neat rows of stitching on the top handle reinforcement areas and let the rest of the bag stand on its own. I’ve just listed it here and here, if you’d like to take a peek.