A homemade bag for use on dog walks lets me use up fabric scraps and show off my favorites colors.
Even for those who don't know anything about textiles, Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe by Deb Brandon is a beautiful book. The photographs are rich and colorful, augmenting the text without replacing it. A textile sampler that talks about weaving, dyeing, knitting, and embroidery traditions from many different cultures,... Continue Reading →
After sharing about my recycled sock kitty, I started cruising the web to see what else I could make with socks. I found some great ideas. The classic sock critter is of course the monkey, but I've never really liked the traditional pattern (those red lips freak me out). However, people have taken the sock monkey in... Continue Reading →
For Halloween this year, Tiny the T. rex decided to be Elizabeth I of England. She looked through books until she found a dress she liked (the jewel encrusted gown of the Ditchley portrait), then asked her Aunt Rexie if she could help her with her costume. Aunt Rexie took one look, sighed, and then got... Continue Reading →
It's been nearly seven years since I overhauled my studio space using the methods in Organizing from the Inside Out and I am still reaping the benefits. Even I can hardly believe it. Often, my studio looks like a wreck. I have a tendency to spread out when working on something. When it's time to change projects,... Continue Reading →
For years, I have been searching for a form of mediation that really works for me. As someone with a busy brain, sitting still and trying to think of nothing borders on torture. I do a little better with guided meditation, unless I'm asked to make decisions. Visualizing my favorite place or the last time... Continue Reading →
One of the many unfinished quilts I found when I took stock of the projects in my studio in 2014 was The Fish Quilt*. Inspired by a luscious fish print fabric, I selected fabrics to co-ordinate with its colors and made blocks using the traditional pattern Ocean Waves. I love the complex interplay of shape... Continue Reading →