Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tiny Fabric Art Quilts

So after completing my Frida Sardine can altered art piece I was quickly reminded that I am not just a maker of aprons and purses. So I started laying out all of my special fabrics to make an art quilt - then I got distracted by the cute Little Red Riding Hood scrap and needed to turn it into something quickly! I started making these tiny art quilts, then I decided they would make great brooches. And now I can't wait to make more!

I tried really hard not to make an owl-related item, but a little hoot snuck in! But my favorite is the sewing one. They are on sale in my Etsy shop now.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You made THAT with a FISH can?

So - back into Swapbot. I had a lot of fun creating my last swap - an altered sardine-can featuring Frida. It was nice to take a break from sewing aprons and owls to create a small piece of altered art. I used a sardine can - first can of sardines I have ever bought - and some fabric and a stamp from one of my favorite artists, Danita.

My daughter watched me open the sardine can and scrub the heck out of it. And then when she saw me packaging up the Frida can to ship out she said "You did THAT with a FISH can? I like it Mama."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Owls on Branches Mobile

I was telling my sister about the last little owl mobile I made, and we started braingstorming other ideas. Here is what I came up with- cute little owls on real branches. I am pretty happy about how it turned out, but once again photographing a mobile has been tricky for me. I can't wait to make more!

Here it is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Owls, Stars, and a Moon

I finally got around to creating a mobile. It think it turned out pretty cute. But I found out that it is VERY tricky to get a good photos of something that hangs and moves.

I will make more of these because it's fun. I just have to figure out how to get a better photo! Any suggestions?
It's on sale now in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Owls, owls, and more owls.

I love owls. And I love creating owls!

I designed this green owl for a friend of mine. She has a shop named Shop Green Owl, and I made this little guy to hang out with her in her store! She has some really neat finds in her shop - Click and have fun browsing! Our love for owls brought us together.

And I made some new owlets for my shop. Here they are, Dottie, and Scarlet Hoot Hoot.