Tuesday, December 27, 2011

She Art Workshop II Class

I've been having such a great time with Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop II online classes!

Here are a few things I made in her "class."

This is a huge collage that I made following steps of Junelle Jacobson, guest artist for the She Art Week 2 class. I think she kinda looks like me! I put the canvas in my guest bathroom.

Had fun with this sweet little pillow. I made about six so far...more to come!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Create With Me Magazine

I'm THRILLED to be featured in this issue of Somerset's Create With Me magazine!! It's a four page article on my annual art camp for girls. Hurray!

What a great way to share the holidays!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

International Quilt Festival 2011

Although I don't quilt, I LOVE going to the huge annual Quilt Festival held at the George Brown Center in Houston. Had an incredible time shopping through all the beads, trims, fabrics, stamps, inks, machines, and vintage finds! WOW!

My New Simplicity Embellisher...a needle felting machine:

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bride and Groom Signs

A close friend's daughter is getting married this month. She saw some bathroom signs in a wedding magazine that she was going to purchase...I stopped her right away. Here are the signs I made her instead. I used child photos of the bride and groom.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Motion Sewing

I have a great admiration for artists who do a lot of free motion stitching such as Ruth Rae and Alisa Burke. Burke's new book, Sew Wild is amazing. I can't get enough!

Ever since I started playing with the quilting foot of my "Project Runway" Brother machine, I've been hooked!! I used embroidery thread in a big spool to free motion stitch these cute little kitchen towels. I like my handwriting on these projects much better than real life!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Homecoming MUM Time!

If you live in Texas, and you have a child in high school, you'll know that making a mum is a major deal!

My youngest son Max is now a senior...so this will be my LAST Homecoming Mum! I'm a little sad about this. I've enjoyed making mums for years now for my boys' dates. Here's the mum before it was given to Katherine. Seniors get a primarily gold and white mum, but I added just a hint of the school colors. I always like to add a special animal in the middle instead of the typical bear. In the past I've added a Barbie, Hello Kitty, Pug, and a variety of others, but this year its a SOCK MONKEY!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Big on the Big Shot

Finally bit the bullet and bought myself a Big Shot. I really thought I could do without, but once I had this baby in my hands, I couldn't stop! The flower die is the ultimate! Been making pompoms out of fabric. Love using my scraps that way!! My collection of Tim Holtz Dies is now growing.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Yard of Burlap Goes Far!

I've got BURLAP fever!!! Can't seem to stop...

I still have a half a yard left...now for a tote.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Re-Dressing" the Ordinary

I've been practicing using my Brother Sewing Machine's quilting foot to do some free motion stitching. I couldn't wait to recover a plain spiral notebook for the new school year. It's perfect for lesson plans. I think I'll enjoy seeing this on my desk each day!

I did a photo "transfer" (of me as a little girl) on to muslin the easy way. I lightly glued thin muslin on to heavy cardstock with a glue stick. I then fed it directly into the printer. Afterwards, I gently took the muslin off of the cardstock. It works every time!

Here are some dressed up versions of food cans! I'll use them for pens, pencils, etc. on my desk

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Last Art Get-Away of the Summer!

I had a lovely day at the Aledo Bake Shoppe in Aledo, TX! Thanks to Jennifer Babcock and family for a wonderful day of crafts and fun. I saw some familiar faces from Paper Cowgirl and met some newbies too!

The gift bags were amazing, the lunch was incredible, and the art was amazing! Jen, thanks so much for letting me teach at this fun event!

Jennifer, Cathy, and Me!

My Class...shabby roses and a mini collage

The Girls!

Projects of the Day!

Ahh...the smell of delicious cake balls in the air! My fav was the margarita...salty and sweet, yum!!
Familiar Paper Cowgirls Tammy and Kristi!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Two Mini Classes this Weekend!

Getting so excited for my "pre-holiday" class at Jennifer's event this weekend in at the Aledo Bake Shop in Aledo, TX!! Here are some of my class kits...