One of the first times I was happy with my painting output is when I made mono prints. I learned from a class on the amazing Creativebug. Sharing my slimmed-down version in step-by-step instructions here. There also are different techniques on Youtube. Let’s get started… Gather your materials… Strathmore printing paper – I have aContinue reading “monoprints!”
Category Archives: Not Quilting
2018 in review – volume 2
Next up – BAGS! First, is letter-writing kit bags. This became my go-to present in 2019. I even created one for myself 🙂 It is super handy to have a little bag in my work bag with all I need to drop a note to someone – including stamps (that seem pretty elusive inContinue reading “2018 in review – volume 2”
It has been a pretty fabulous week for me, art wise. I got accepted into the Museum Guide program at the Nelson! Woot. I am so very honored and excited. The classes start next week, and by the end of the summer I will be all trained up. I will keep you posted of whenContinue reading “Arting!”
I am working on creating my spring capsule wardrobe. A faddy thing for shizzle. But I love the idea of having a limited number of pieces in my closet – fewer decisions, fewer dramas. Project 333 is the inspiration, but I tried lots of figuring this weekend to see if 33 pieces would work. ItContinue reading “Capsule”
I fell in love with the abstract portrait paintings of women done by Mari Ratanen during this show at the Kemper. I loved the color and the shape and the concept. When I needed to pick a project for my final of color theory class, I knew what I wanted to do – an abstract portraitContinue reading “Abstract!”
WIP – Gettin’ Stitchy With It
I am pretty much a sewing machine sewer. I was doing some English paper piecing to keep my hands busy while watching marathons of anything British with my husband. But it would only hold my attention for so long – it feels so fiddly that it isn’t fun at times. And progress is slllllooooowwww. And thenContinue reading “WIP – Gettin’ Stitchy With It”
Patchwork Kitchen Curtains – Vintage-y Goodness!
I live in an old house. Old houses can be great if you love character. I do love character. Old houses can be not so great if you aren’t able to spend a lot of money on repairs. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on repairs. DH has made some great progressContinue reading “Patchwork Kitchen Curtains – Vintage-y Goodness!”
I have been on a slllloooooow path to minimalism. I discovered that I wanted to embrace some of the tenets of minimalism earlier this year – about the same time my fabric obsession kicked into full gear. I have done pretty well with my foray into minimalism – I have a very small wardrobe now,Continue reading “Quilting Minimalism”
I bought some cotton lawn, I got some voile from a new store in the west bottoms called Modern Makers, I pulled some black and white polka dot stash, and made myself a little scarf. Scarves are good for me, because they break the harshness of my almost-entirely-grey-and-black wardrobe. But I like them thin andContinue reading “A Scarf…”
Happy Birthday, Mom!
This is a close-up of one of my favorite things in the world – my Ginger Jar wall quilt my mom made me. The applique and quilting are gorgeous. My mom seems to effortlessly bring joy and love and beauty to everything she touches. I aspire to be my mom – to be as kindContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Mom!”