Sometime I detour. Because it’s really about the journey and not the destination. This week I played with dolls made of paper & fabric.
I promised a post about rayon, but I’ve decided to focus on bamboo which is a special type of rayon. After discussing the ins and outs of bamboo, I’ll list a couple of eco-friendly rayons at the end. In the last few years, bamboo fabrics have become a trendy thing in apparel and home textiles. … [Read more…]
I’m in the process of listing 2 dozen fabric brooches in my Etsy shop that I crafted over the weekend. For the first time in a long time, I wanted some creative playtime with no boundaries. So I played around with various materials and techniques that wound up as 24 brooches. Each one is different … [Read more…]
Today I’ve decided to share a list of 11 different tutorials for making and crafting roses from various materials. Read on to see links and photos off all the lovely roses you can make…
This has become one of my favorite books in my craft library. For the first time ever, I actually read an instructional sewing book cover to cover rather than just browsing the pretty photos. And then I started trying the projects.
I believe that Grandmothers should wear aprons and bake cookies. Be all the cougar you want to be, but you still need to make those cookies and wear an apron if you have grandchildren. So I made aprons for my mother and mother-in-law this year. There are no photos of the MIL apron because I … [Read more…]
I made this the night before the Windycon sci-fi convention art show but it didn’t sell and I’m actually glad it came back to me because I kinda like it. It’s a little quilted heart with the free-motion words “love” and “me.” Along with a metal key, a black rose, and lots of fiber layers … [Read more…]
I finally did it! I spent nearly all day Saturday, and several more hours today setting up my own shopping cart for online sales. It’s called the DuhBe shop. It’s ready to take orders for the 19 different colors of roses I have in stock. (5 new colors added just today!) [singlepic id=327 w=320 … [Read more…]
I’ve finally gotten around to photographing all of my rose colors this week. I’ve added pumpkin and aqua just this week. I also have gold, silver, ivory, eggplant, & expresso that were not in my previous color chart. Here is the entire color collection: (point to photos to see color names)
I made up this method for making handmade fabric roses based on what I know of rolled fabric roses, and the organza flowers from Reese Dixon. Rather than keep all my secrets to myself, I want to share this method with others. Some crafters will think I’m crazy for sharing my secrets for an item … [Read more…]