Tuesday, December 22, 2009
As usual, over the last month or so I have kept really busy. One thing I have been doing is learning about metalsmithing, bezelling and jewelry. Here is a picture of my second piece. I am practising combining the silver with my flameworking to create some usual jewelry pieces in 2010.
I thought I would post my latest creation that a customer ordered as a Christmas gift for her niece. I can only show a small part of it since it is a gift for Christmas and I don't want to spoil the surprise.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
On the table in the middle I do everything from sewing to quilting to painting fabric to flameworking. And of course, Tesi the cat, has to inspect everything I am doing. Cat hair is just like batting right? She was very intrigued by all the pictures i was taking and managed to get in as many as possible.
Over to the side is an antique dresser where I store supplies for jewelry and some favorite vintage fabrics that are extra special. Next to this dresser is my grandmothers rocking chair .
On the shelves on the back wall are my collection of Blythe dolls and a collection of vintage mason jars with different ribbons and trims in them. There is a website called http://www.ribbonjar.com/ that used to mail out a jar every month filled with ribbons and trims that all followed a certain theme. They haven't done this in a while and i really miss it!
Another shot of my messy work table from the sewing side with an art quilt, in progress, at my Bernina. The wall behind the table has two closets for losts of storage.
Down a flight of stairs from that workroom is my quilting room where 'daisy" lives....my long arm quilting machine.....everyone names their long arm machines don't they? Also, down here are many bolts of fabric, batting, and quilts waiting to be quilted. Tesi, deserved one last shot since she can be quite the muse....actually she probably considers herself more of an instructor :)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
so for the rest of the week i am busy with an order from Bahamas National Trust for their Gala Ball. they ordered 2 pillows, a lazy susan and 2 signs....all with matching themes for their silent auction. i will post pictures in a few days.