Friday, May 27, 2011

Ficklestick necklace and SheArt Canvas

 This is a necklace I made for my new friend Elena Lai Etcheverry.  I met her at the Orlando Scrapbook Expo. She had on a fabulous necklace and of course there was an instant connection.  We decided to do an art swap keeping our creation secret until we were done and it was in the mail.  This is a fabric wire creation made from the inspiration of Ficklesticks.  
Elena has sent her extraordinary creation to me in the mail.  I can't wait

Title of this piece: 
Clap your Hands
The song "If you are happy and you know it clap your hands. " inspired the name.  Go check out the song and see what the children are wearing and then you will know why this necklace has it's name.

I also added a special treat that she does not even know about.  When I first saw her she was wearing a tiara.  I though now there is a girl after my own heart.  This s a multimedia art canvas, 6x12, that I painted, stamped, stenciled and glued.  I took a class called SheArt. from Christi Tomlinson.  I had such a good time and learned so many new things.  
Title of this piece:
  She always wore a tiara on Friday
That is what the words say on the side of the canvas.  

Elena it is in the mail!!!!!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Crochet Rug and Purse

Sometimes it is just fun to have a funky rug in your studio. 
I crocheted this from strips of leftover fabric.

Each strip of fabric is cut 2 inches wide and as long as the width of the fabric.  It is a simple single crochet stitch with each row adding additional stitches to create a bigger and bigger round rug.  The edges are 8 inch strips of fabric looped onto each stitch on the edge of the rug.  It is quite heavy and probably has 8-10 yards of fabric in the final product.

Shari loved my rug so much she wanted to make a purse.  This is her second one since the first one was sold right off her back.

Great job Shari!!!

My friend Shari looks quite smashing with her new purse.  Do you just love my hydrangeas?


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Clothesline Basket and Vintage Seminole Jacket

 This is a basket I made for Katie and Jeffrey for a house-warming gift.  It is made from clothesline and wrapped in batiks.  I am quite fond of the top loops and extra silver beads.

I found this child's vintage Seminole Indian jacket at a church flea market.  I took it home, washed it and put in a new zipper and repaired any fraying rick rack.  It looks like a million dollars and it going to look great on my great granddaughter Charlotte.  Ok Katie post a pic on Facebook of Charlotte in her Indian outfit.