Maybe it was the cooler weather of fall that made me return to my sewing machine and textiles. The last couple of weeks have seen me blending fabrics and stitching faces. Here is a pair I recently finished… (I really liked that sneaky photo, until I saw it up close and realized there … [Read more…]
I love those junky, raggedy rag dolls in the Junker Jane style. When the Fantastic Art Dolls group on swap-bot hosted a Junker Jane inspired doll swap – I was all in! I played around with all the vintage fabrics in my stash and some free motion embroidery. I liked how these 2 turned out. … [Read more…]
I love swapping on swap-bot because the swap themes give me a nice jumping off point for a craft idea. And the deadlines make me get off my butt and MAKE something. Here’s an altered art tag I made for the “love themed” tag swap in the Crafting Queens group on swap-bot. The fabrics were … [Read more…]
Upcyling textiles has become very popular these days. Grab some used clothing, rip it, cut it, sew it back together and voila! a new item is born. There are many books on the market that teach how to upcycle clothing from jeans to sweaters and everything in between. I’m a big fan of upcycling and … [Read more…]
I’m having a design dilemma and need some feedback from anyone with an opinion. please? Would you wear ruffles cascading from your knee to your ankle? Maybe not everyday, but as part of a costume at least? I’ve been working up several test pairs of ruffle pants for various costuming uses. They would typically be … [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…]
The teddy bear shirt was finished a couple of weeks ago and shipped off to its new owner. This is the one I blogged before where I digitized the mad scientist for my embroidery machine based off a photograph. I also sent along the funny glasses to complete the outfit.