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It is Earth Day celebration at I am the Diva czt. This is my submission, done on Kraft paper which gives the impression of flowers on a stone path.Thanks for visiting. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: DharmaKarmaArts
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Bear Creek Felting
I love henna and I am always looking for opportunities to incorporate the rich, warm orange brown of the henna color into my work. I found a wonderful use for it in the carved white bone components that I have been accumulating for a while. These carved bone components make for fabulous jewelry designs but one of the disadvantages of using them is that they tend to yellow over a period of time due to exposure to air and contact with the skin. I had tried to polish them in various ways but could not bring back the original whiteness. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: DharmaKarmaArts
Received that always longed for email this morning........ Bella Camellia has been juried into "In Full Bloom" a Special Exhibit of floral quilts at International Quilt Festival in October 2014. The show will debut at Quilt Market the week before. This may mean a trip to Houston this Fall! The quilt is a digital image of camellias in our southern California garden, manipulated on the computer and iPad , printed on fabric at spoonflower, then painted, stitched and quilted. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Sally Gould Wright
Slowly, but surely I’ve been losing myself, and becoming a grown up. I’m not sure if was turning thirty or the piece of mail sent to me addressed to Mrs. Daniel Kane, that brought this to light. Or perhaps it was a combination of time off work, sunshine, warm weather, and wine that set me… →The post 9 things you need to stop doing now appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
flight
In March, my husband went on a work trip to the far reaches of Northern Quebec.  They made stops in the towns of Kuujjuuaq, Kangiqsujuaq  and Puvirnituq.  All are very small communities with a primarily Inuit population.  While there he had the opportunity to dog sled, ice fish and search for mussels under the frozen ocean.  He saw the Northern Lights and learned a great deal about Northern life.  There are some things that you have to experience to understand- it is not enough to just read about them- and I think that this would fall into that category. These are [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Marzipan Road
Was sort of stuck after my last art quilt....nothing coming to mind to inspire me to begin a new piece. When this happens I always go to the birds. Birds inspire me and I have thought of doing a Puffin for a long time. I love how graphic the markings are on this bird. I have had this in my "Ideas" folder for a while and it appears today is that day to make him into art.So I made my background and border and quilted them both. I had sketched the puffin first so knew how [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
collecting-sap
Outside, the birds are singing, and lettuce is up in one container despite eight inches of new snow last week. Inside, I’ve been plugging away at the New Age looping e-book, with breaks for one of my area’s rites of spring. Our neighbors tap trees and cook the sap down into syrup. Bill and I show up to help collect the sap, pouring it from collecting bags into buckets then transferring buckets to barrels on a trailer that are then pumped into holding tanks until Mike fires up the cooker. During sapping, the woods can be snowy or slushy, and slippery with [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Donna Kallner Fiber Art
Three fabrics, part of the Kingfisher Graffiti coordinates from the peaceofpi fabric collection at Spoonflower. These fabrics are Kona Cotton and they are also available in knit and silk. Created from original mixed media paintings, they have a delicious grunge graffiti feel. The kingfisher fabric in turquoise and green is bold, the fleur de lis is dramatic in indigo with citrus yellow and green and the diamond design is multi-hued green with grungy black diamond shapes. So many possibilities for creative sewing fun with these designs. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: peaceofpi studio
REMEMBERING MY MOTHER SEWING by Marilyn AnnucciI.Evenings I’d find you bent over the dining room table like a surgeon over a disembodied angel. Under five yellow lights you would rearrange the [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Morna Crites-Moore
What to wear for a date with your man Date with your man by amberkane featuring a black ruffle maxi skirt How to look sexy and sassy for yoga Yoga Babe by amberkane featuring black leggings Simple style for the lady on the go Spring style for the momma on the go by amberkane featuring… →The post How to make over your closet for under $300 appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
Cally Booker's Thread Wall
TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List has a widely diverse membership, brought together by a shared love for the work they do with textiles and fiber art. All of us have an online presence, but what we do can range from knitting on a favorite couch to working in large scale production with economic development initiatives. Some members make their living through creating products for sale, others teach, while others publish or exhibit their works. The handmade process always translates into labor intensive techniques, but the materials and tools needed vary dramatically. Travel around the world to visit some [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: TAFA Blog
Ladies night out by amberkane featuring black and white scarves by →The post Hello Professor appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
The SquareSpace blog disappears in 10 days–vanished, extinguished and vanquished, i am not paying for it again. Expect to see “new” old posts popping up here in the coming weeks–just check the date for freshness :) [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: Arlee Barr
four c
Trying out faces and stitch types for Next Big Thing, heretofore known as NBT. This small thing is not so bad, even if i’m not getting one a day done. Still keeps the hand in. I like these stitches and juxtapositions, though the face is rather too simple for upcoming work, but she was still fun to do. And apologies to all i owe email answers to and for your blog comments–it was Easter week, i’m the “Lead Designer” right now while the boss is away and i am POOPED. I did take my crayons yesterday because though while the fffffFlower Mines [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: Arlee Barr
Carol asked me about mulberry bark. I have included a picture of a piece of bleached mulberry bark (with 2 skeleton leavves). The bark is harvested from the Asian Mulberry tree and bleached. As you see in the picture it has a wonderful texture. You can split it into thinner layers or wet it and form in a shape. After drying the shape will remain. It can be embroidered and hand or machine stitched. And as you saw in my previous post, painting is also an option.This is not mulberry paper. The paper is also made from the same [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: Wil Opio Oguta
three brooches - view two.jpg
Three little brooches, waiting to be pinned.  Three little dolls, on their way to afternoon tea.  Three little bags, made from wool sweaters.  Three little pinkeeps, adorned with lace.  PAGE FROM A VINTAGE BOOK FOR CHILDREN Three little kittens who lost their mittens. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — Buddha [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: Morna Crites-Moore
"Great Day For A Bath" "Water Is So Nice" "Oooh" "Splish Splash...... "....I was takin a Bath" "Until....." "Hey!" "Get Outta Here!""Some Birds Have A Lot of Nerve"HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO CONTINUALLY VISIT MY BLOG AND SHARE IN MY JOURNIES.IT IS THE SIMPLE GOD GIVEN THINGS WE HAVE ALL AROUND US THAT BRING US THE MOST JOY. [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
tulips3
Tulips have always been my favourite flower to photograph: sensual, feminine and yet clean and graphic, i love all the colours and shapes they come in. These beauties are now on my side table in my stitching corner, reminding me that while it is brown and damp outside, soon enough it will be green, blooming and bounteous again. And this week should see some actual stitching done again now that Easter week at the ffffFlower Mines is over–Bah Humbunny! [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: Arlee Barr
Okay, I just have to say, she's GREAT!Thank you, Sweetie! XOXOXO [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: LaTouchables

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