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Showing posts from June, 2008

My Little Studio

Since I mentioned cleaning up in my studio I though, well it's kind of orderly (that's always short lived) so I'll take a few photos and share my favorite little room with you. I have so many things crammed in there but somehow I do know where most everything is. I did have my sewing in one room and my paper/paint in another. I kept telling my husband I know I can get it all in one room (I think) He didn't see it happening. I had this huge desk, one of those L shaped things I'd gotten just for the computer and to draw at and it took up half a room. It was a good workspace, but was just sooooo big. I had it for about 8 years and then it started to feel too big. I was running out of places to put the flock of  plastic roller carts with drawers that were seeming to overrun the room. When crafting you end up with so many little things and since one of my things is scrap booking the paper and stamps alone quickly got out of hand. My friend SW and I comment often on sto…

Blog Addict

About 2 months ago I asked a friend of mine what is a blog, and that was just the beginning of a new very addictive habbit. I've always known that there is tons of info on line but didn't really have a good grasp of how to find it. I've now determined, blogs are it! If I don't watch myself I'll get lost in blogville and end up not going up to the studio. It's a great place to share and learn, but before I know it I've been sitting here for hours. My monitor is covered with stickies and my brain is whirling with info. It's great! Yesterday I found Fiber Arts/Mixed Media and started looking at some of the wonderful art there and was overjoyed with the richness of talent. So please go check it out, you'll be so glad you did.
I'd been looking for needles for my Baby Lock Embellisher and found them yesterday on line at a good price. During my learning curve I broke a few, sometimes 3 or 4 at a time. (Was embellishing a denim handbag.) Have I said I lo…

To Frame or Not to Frame

When working in small sizes your work can just get lost if not displayed properly, so do you frame it? If so how. 
I read a good artical in Quilters Arts about framing or mounting your work and they suggested this gives your work a WOW Factor.  I made a mini art quilt yesterday and framed it, this is my first try at this and I like it.  I have lots of photos around the house of my family/friends and pets, and I normally just pick out a frame that I like. I figure if I like it,  it will match the decor in my home. I used the same thinking when picking out this frame, but rather than it matching my decor I felt it matched the art. Not being a pro photographer I did have a bit of a hard time with the reflection on the glass, but thank  goodness for digital cameras and photoshop.
But all in all I like framing small quilts.

Little Experiments in Quilting

It's hard for me to stay focused on one project. Yesterday, I completed curtains for my sister in law and today I'm ready to start something new. Oh dear, something new. I've got 3 quilts up their waiting to be quilted, but I still want to start something new. I don't know if this is a common problem with other quilters or not, but I sure can get way too many things going at one time. I try to make small things when I'm experimenting with a new block or technique to keep the pile of unfinished stuff under control. I'd wanted to make some book marks the other day to try a new fabric embellishment and ended up making several. This got the painted fabric bug out of my system for a day or two, but then I started thinking how would they look with beads? It's never ending.