Friday, July 30, 2010

How nice to find him...

Just when I needed to hear some words that touched my heart, I found Gary Reef...
...and read about "His Artist Cup"

If he sees this post, then I want him to know how much I thank him for that video tonight.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fabric Journals

These quilted fabric journals were a joy to make.  Just work on one little pillow at a time and put them all together at the end.  Most of them are not finished yet.  Some will have watercolor pages, others will have lightly padded quilted art pages.

Much gratitude to Teesha Moore for her wonderful set of four videos that started me on my way.

Teesha, I did try a different method for adding the fringe.  I hand-sewed bits of fabric (and yarn) to the edge of the front of a journal.  Once it was all layered in place, I carefully cut it into fringe.  I think it will work just fine.

Fabric Journals

This one may be my favorite journal, so far.  Wish I had taken some close-ups of the stitching detail, my handmade bead and the little gold stars on the navy fabric.

Fabric Journals

This journal, like some of the others will have some added decoration, probably buttons and beads.

Fabric Journals

The back of this one is Iris flower print fabric with the leaf quilting.  More to come on it.  Who knows what it will be?  Maybe more butterflies.  These were cut from b/w fabric and colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

Fabric Journals

Not sure if this will be the front or the back of a new journal, but I like it~!