Wednesday, June 30, 2010


These are the color silk ribbons that I dyed with colorhue dyes today. They will go with the lavender panels that I will be working on in the online class. Color is so much fun to work with, don't you think? The larger piece at the top of the picture is what I put all of my left over dye on. Even that one looks good.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Online Class

These are two panels that I am making for a class with Christy Brown on Joggles. You were to lay various pieces of lace, dollies or hankies on silk and a muslin base. Sew them on with your sewing machine. Then dye it. I used procion dye. I am going to eventually use these for panels down either side of a jacket front. Next I am to dye ribbons to go with it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Trip on the Horizon

At the end of July it will be off to Minnesota to see my family for a couple of weeks. I am thinking of the humidity, rain and mosquitoes. Two of my nephews are getting married and my high school reunion will keep me busy. I used Marcy's pattern to make a couple light weight jackets.
These will make nice covers and not too hot.

I like the little ruffle at the center back.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Dress for the Little Women

Every summer I like to make my two grand girls some dresses. They are eight and nine and wear about the same size. I think this one came out nice. A sundress with matching pants so you can leave the skirt unbuttoned. The other one I didn't have enough of the green for the shorts, so it is the same as the main fabric. I used up some of the vintage buttons that I have found at garage sales. This one has red and the other dress has orange buttons. Should be quite fun to wear for a little girl.

Friday, June 11, 2010


This is the last and eighth shirt made for the grandkids. I used a stencil and sprayed it with Tsukinek Walnut Ink, Terra Cotta and Eucalyptus. I was experimenting to see how these inks would look on fabric. I think it gives a different look. Rather like it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Going Native

I have been working on beginning to bring in some native plants to my garden. I have put together some planters to set around the garden to give it some interest.
I collected a few containers from garage sales.
This little pail was a favor at a dinner that I went too. Fits right in.
This was a bird bath that I made out of two large pots sitting on each other and now that I have two cats I thought it would be saver for the birds to have succulents in the bird bath.
This was a nice old pail from a sale. I found a glass ball at a boutique.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Garden Blooming

With all the rains this year our gardens are just out doing itself. Just before the rains started in January I took four packages of poppies and threw them on the hill. Now they are blooming their hearts out.

What a sight. Makes your heart feel good.