Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thread Tree

We went to visit some friends today at House in the Woods, a CSA near Frederick, MD. I must have handwork to do in the car so I quickly grabbed some fibers to make one of my trees. This is about the 10th tree I have made. I use thread clippings, yarns, strips of material and whatever fibrous object might look good and loosely couch them down. This tree will probably be placed in a goodbye quilt for the ministers of my church, who are leaving for another position.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One of my favorite bloggers on Irises

Check out what Beth Owl's Daughter has been saying about Irises these last few days. Boy do I love her blog, always something interesting to think about.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ugly Fabric Swap Doll

I have finished one of the three dolls I am working on. She is a doll for a ugly fabric swap hosted on the MSN group ClothDollsForFun. Today is the mail date, but my van broke down so she will have to wait until tomorrow when the van is fixed (hopefully). She is made from Arley Berryhill's Mermaid pattern that I adapted. I really love the head and hand of this pattern. Her body is made of the 'ugly' fabric sent by my partner Jerlyn and craft velour. I used markers and colored pencils on her face. Her hair is made from an idea I got from Barbara Graff's Kith and Kin pattern. I hope my partner likes her!