Friday, September 25, 2009
I still have to spray some poly coat on it, because it is on the patio.. I had great fun doing this.. Now, one more to do. Hope this one will get done this year.. My vision is to paint padded pillows for the seat.. I see it in my mind.. Now, to get it done!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I turned my back for a second and the kids are at play,, they slid their arms into the pipes and decided to dance for us. At this point they had not started to paint each other shirts... That came later, and I did not get a photo of the transformation. Thankfully, lunch was ready soon, and we had another delightful salad, and cooled off.
Shibori wraps are not a Japanese food delicacy, but a technique for getting a horizontal or vertical design on our fabrics. Another fun day of play. Watch for Laura's new projects and classes locally.
Hand dyed fabrics of all colors. I completed 2 boxes of 12 jars each.. Have to use the left over dyes! I always suggest putting the jars in bankers boxes with a large trash bag, just in case there is a spill in the car on the way home. Our back roads are windy and hilly so a little precaution is always needed.
I could not take the photo of the table from the other end, because of the sun. The group was on either side of the table. Our house was nice and cool after our dyeing session out side. Now I want to see what the ladies create from the fabrics. Each piece will be soooo unique.
When we had all completed putting the fabric and dyes in our jars, we sat down to lunch. Everyone brought something to add to the lettuce, variety of salad dressings, and lots of toppings. We had lemonade, and cookies for dessert. I feel this is a great way for ladies to get to know each other and share ideas. I always learn from the classes. Peggy is wearing her hand dyed apron from a previous class.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am a member of Postmarkd'art and have met the sweetest, most clever ladies ever. Our Fabric Postcard "mom" is Franki Kohler keeps us on track. The first for this #9 round was my Fishy Card, which was "Anything Goes". The one above is Recycled.. The computer fabric on the right was recycled from my stash, the rickrack I hand dyed and was from my mothers collection/stash at least 40 years ago.. That never gets old. The little, what ever they are called are from a phone or some electrical devise that I had my husband take apart to see what was in it. They had nice holes in them and I added beads..
These exchanges are always fun.. I have to design something in the category of leaves.. I have received some fantastic cards,, will share some later..
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Blogging has reminded me to look around and see the beauty, sometimes we just think of our yard as work. It is a work I enjoy, but I forget to look at the little vignettes that the plants make, some on their own, others with help from garage sale items.