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Monday, June 8, 2015

Trim Day

I made a decision to stop saying 'yes' to every donation of miscellaneous fabric offered to me and to use what I have before buying more. (Who hasn't said that before?) So far I have done pretty well and instead of buying, I 'pet' the fabrics. I also decided to use the miscellaneous fabrics I have collected in some kind of project. This pile of shreds were once attached to a donation of such fabrics.
Squared and trimmed to 4 inch blocks

Finished quilt top.
I found a white on white print in my stash for the background and a baby sized quilt was born!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Do Be Do Be Do...

The Dallas Area Fiber Artists sponsored an ATC Trade during the May meeting. Here is my contribution.

My supplies were a recycled cereal box as the substrate, gesso, acrylic paint, stencil, resin paper, dictionary paper, label maker, alphabet stamps, Perfect Pearls and a sponge brush.

The blue transparent paper started life as a coffee filter that I dyed, stamped with a text stamp and coated with resin. I love the transparency and sheen. This paper has been hanging out in my paper stash for a couple of years.

Finished product.

I decided to make a set of inspirational, motivational or conversation starting ATCs starting with phrases beginning with either 'Do' or 'Be' - 'Do what you love',  'Be better', 'Do More'... I am quite pleased with the finished product.