Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Halloween Apron

This may be my favourite apron ever. The pocket (the fabric collage part) is detachable (for laundering). Or, a new pocket could be made every Halloween! The central image is from a paper collage that I made from an image of an old paper/cardboard lantern -- and I embellished it. Then I scanned it and printed it out on fabric. It has been sent off to Pam for a swap -- To see the apron that she is sending me -- please go to Pam's blog -- I just love it and can' wait until it comes :) I LOVE Halloween. Many more Halloween Goodies will be posted over the next few weeks :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Nature's Hidden Treasures

Nature's Hidden Treasures is Natalie's theme in my FabricGirlz RR. I was originally doing a bird theme (hence the nest) but this face really wanted to be part of it. There are tags hidden in the nest. The back is one large pocket -- it holds a cd -- my favourite songs to listen to while I'm working on art.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Self Portrait on the last day of summer

With Andy -- just hangin' out in the back yard.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland!

Okay, it's about 80 degrees outside. And I'm making winter wonderland art. I made these pages for Janis' book -- her theme is "winter". So I made a little icy cabin in the woods and used one of dj Pettitt's images for the bright and beautiful ice queen. They are sparkly too -- but that doesn't show up in the photograph.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What is this plant?

Although I promised that I wouldn't get out of bed today, Rupert Everett's biography didn't hold my interest for the full day. And it is a beautiful, warm, sunny day, this second last day of summer! To my suprise, my purple asters are all out in bloom! And I have tomatoes ready to pick! But I have this really interesting mystery plant. I've never seen this before. I quite like it and hope it returns next year..... I am just itching to work in the garden, but I know that I'm better off just looking. For today, at least. Tomorrow is supposed to be a fabulously warm and bright day again! Yay!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

sniff sniff

atchoooo! I'm sick. The little germy fingers of kindergarten caught up with me early this year. I plan to spend tomorrow drinking Ginger Ale, eating chips and watching a DVD in bed. I did my best to prepare the little ones for the substitute teacher tomorrow. Yes, there were tears already...... oh, the guilt.........

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Flirty Apron swap

I made a pretty pretty pretty apron for this swap. The premise for the swap was to make an apron representing your partner's fantasy vacation. My partner wanted to drive through the country, stopping in antique stores and buying vintage linens, books, etc..... I used some new fabric, some vintage fabric, and vintage trims and buttons. I wrapped it all up in brown paper and string and added in some of her "purchases" for the day (a vintage homemaking magazine, and some vintage linens and a book!). We were supposed to add a recipe too -- but the magazine has tons of them in it! (tomato aspic -- yuck!)

Here is the before:
And the after:
(that's a key hanging from the ribbon)

oops, wrong photos last post!

I accidently uploaded the photos of the pages before they were embellished. Here they are with the beads on them. The key wrap is from the pocket with the green fibres sticking out.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Finally, new art! and ArtFest...

I have been so busy with back to school that I haven't created anything in awhile. Here are the pages that I made for Dawnie's book. It is part of my Fabricgirlz RR -- the theme for all the books is "hidden treasures". This is the front and back of the same page -- both have some hidden things in the pockets. The rest of the book was very zetti -- and purpley and black and white. (the images of the zetti girls are by Teesha Moore).

Speaking of Teesha -- is anyone out there going to Artfest? I'm working on some trades.....