Thursday, October 16, 2014

Christmas Tree Coasters and Holiday Stockings

 
Thinking of Christmas gifts and things that might be nice for gift exchanges at work or within crafting groups, I made some hand embroidered coasters with little primitive trees.  They were fun to make and I liked the French knots on the trees ~ they're one of my favorite stitches.  You can find them here in my Etsy shop.       

 
I've also made a stocking pattern with several patterns that can be embroidered on the cuff.  There are several snowman patterns, cardinal and a tea set.  These are a nice size for filling with fun things to give to friends and special people in your life for the holidays.  You can find the pattern in my Artfire Shop

 
This is a collection of Spoonflower fabric samples that have been printed on some of their other styles of fabric including the faux suede, performance knit and the silky faille.  

 
This sample of the dots is printed on the faux suede and it prints beautifully with lively color and captures the watercolor paint variations nicely.  The fabric is so soft.  This fabric is called "Blue Wash Dots" and you click on this link to view it  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Journal Covers, Flour Sack Towels and Faux Suede

 
Getting ready for our local Sagebrush Sisters craft show this weekend.  We're going to have a mobile/pop up style craft show ~ kind of like the pop up restaurants that are here and there now.  I've made some journal covers with colorful fabrics and fussy cut centers.  I love the fruit ladies fabric.  I've made things out of this fabric before and always get a kick out of it.  Great colors and personality.  

 
I added fabric borders to flour sack towels.  On some of them I used my Lemons watercolor fabric from my Spoonflower shop.  Bright and colorful gifts for the kitchen!

 
I liked the floral fabric with complimentary colors to the lemons fabric.  I made several towels with the lemons fabric and added different fabrics at the bottom with flowers and stripes.    

 
This is my Pink Chrysanthemum Spoonflower fabric printed on their faux suede fabric and it is wonderfully soft, prints beautifully and would be great home décor fabric.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pumpkin Needlebook, Apples Fabric and Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

 
I've been inspired by autumn and have been creating pumpkin things lately.  This week I made two embroidered needlebooks.  The pumpkin needlebook was embroidered with hand dyed silk floss and the purple bouquet in hand dyed cotton flosses.  These are fun to give to stitching and quilting friends!  You can find them in my Etsy shop

 
A new Spoonflower fabric for my farmers market collection.  This fabric has pen and ink drawings of fruits and flowers with a few bees.   A light and cheerful fabric called Fruit and Flowers. 

Since the summer season has passed I've been spending time painting some scenes from Lake Tahoe.  I spent some time at Sand Harbor this summer and loved it.  It's a beautiful area of Lake Tahoe with fabulous rocks, trees and view.  Hope you have a good weekend! 

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