Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another Dress

 I decided to try the same pattern in another fabric. I was disappointed because the fabric that I chose this time wrinkles easily, so I probably won't wear it much.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A nice summer dress

 This was a vintage voile fabric that I had in my stash. It was only 36" wide so I had to put a steam in the front to get the width of the front of the dress. I shorten the pattern 2". I lengthen the sleeves and then was able to turn them up and sew a button at the top of the fold.
 I like the ruffle in the back. I lined the dress with a white muslin. I found some old buttons that my Mother had saved and it gave it a nice detail.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Silk Flowers

 I took a workshop from Sue Keys in making silk flowers. Sue Keys is a very talented artist in my PenWAG group. It was so inspiring. This is the one that I made. She had a crimping machine that she would do some of the silk ribbon with a wire edge for us.
 These are some of the examples she brought along for us to get some ideas from.




I enjoyed learning this method of flower making.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

It is time for the Cactus to bloom

 This one is from my yard.
 These are just beautiful and are in a neighbors yard.


Then another neighbor has some sunflowers blooming.
So fun to enjoy the blooming flowers of plants.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cactus Flowers


Cactus always surprise me when they bloom. Aren't they pretty?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Beaded Ring

 I have been working on beading a ring. It is called a Toggle Ring. The artist is Sabine Lippert. This is the complete ring with a square on it.
 Then you can remove the square and place a circle on the ring.
Or a triangle. It makes a very interesting ring.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chair

Thought you might like to see what I am doing when I am not sewing. I am trying to get some things done that have been waiting for my attention. Since the rain is keeping me in some, I am looking at what to do around the house. This chair has been asking for help for two years. This is how far I have gotten. I had a dream of painting several chairs and it looks like this is the second and probably the last. I haven't painted for sometime, so some of the paints are dried up. I drew the apple house and I wanted to use it on something. I have painted it on a silk scarf so far and I am thinking I will paint it on a glass window that I can hang on my patio.