Friday, November 6, 2009

The latest Threads

This is the skirt from the latest Threads Magazine. Not "the" skirt, but my version. I made it for my 10 year old daughter and I like it so much, I think I might make one for myself...but probably not a horizontal stripe! Once you get your head around the instructions, the skirt is very simple and the options are endless. I'm thinking this would be a great addition to a t-shirt dress.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Silk painting with Hellenne

Everyone had an absolutely wonderful time at last night's meeting. Our wonderfully talented Hellenne taught us how to paint on silk. Everyone was able to paint their own design using silk stretched on frames by Hellenne - who had painstakenly drawn designs on all of the screens for us. She then took them home to finish processing them (steaming them and removing the resist from the silk)

For pictures from last night's meeting, you may view the Flickr album here

Friday, August 28, 2009

Look at what Sue and Sandie did!
















Sue and Sandie are in my Silk Dye Painting class at Chastain and here are some of their first scarves:










Friday, May 15, 2009

Bookbinding by Jo Ellen

Jo Ellen gave us a wonderful demo on bookbinding, sewing the signatures together with lacing, and the many ways to create covers. They were all beautiful and several members will be making wedding books using this method. Jo Ellen also gave us links to the wonderful handmade papers she uses:

http://www.hollanders.com/papers/BrowseSubCategory.aspx?CategoryID=07eaf77d-8567-49e6-a8ab-6f23b2b926dc

http://www.hollanders.com/papers/BrowseSubCategory.aspx?CategoryID=3fa8d9f7-8721-4aaa-8189-f0499193d5f9

And here's the link to the cute purse download that Martha made:

http://quiltingartstv.com/projects/300/302/302-1.htm

And Colleen sent us a link to those toilet paper face sculptures!!!! http://www.loudreams.com/2009/04/06/toilet-paper-roll-sculptures/

Friday, March 27, 2009

Reusable Sandwich Wrap

Saw this post on CraftStylish and thought some of you would be interested in this tutorial for a re-usable sandwich wrap:

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43227/how-to-make-a-reusable-sandwich-wrap

If you make one, be sure to bring it to the April meeting. I'd love to see them!

Desi

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Monster Workshop


Colleen led us all in a Monster Workshop because sometimes you just need to do something FUN! These little creations certainly fit the bill for fun and everyone turned out an adorable little critter by the evening's end. They were as wacky and unique as all our group members and you could definitely see everyone's spirit shine through in their monster.

Thanks to Colleen for a fabulous evening of laughter and friends! Here is a link to the other pictures from our Workshop... http://www.flickr.com/photos/90459054@N00/sets/72157613844234710/

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fun projects - some art fabric



I'll probably have to miss tonight and will miss you much. Since I love SNT, I have to post two very fun projects I just finished with fabric and patterns from Colleen (http://www.someartfabric.com). Oops - it won't help me in the stash contest, will it? Colleen has such a keen sense of color and I love Amy Butler patterns now. The patterns are Frenchy and Stash&dash bags. I really love that green fabric Colleen selected for the top of the Frenchy bag. It's organic and a gorgeous spring color. Martha

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Charm Quilt

Hey ladies I made this quilt this past weekend and I am wondering if the instructions are okay. I put it up at instructables. I like the way they do their step by step instructions. I would love your feedback on the directions and if you (the quilter types) would be able to make this from my instruction. This quilt is fast and perfect for quick gifts or the many donation quilts we all make. Thanks in advance. Colleen


I love you(r DNA) Quilt - More DIY How To Projects

Friday, January 9, 2009

Super Show N Tell Jan 09

Great time had last night!

2009 Calendar

It's going to be a great year! I will send this via email to our members but thought I'd post it here for quick reference.

Jan 18 Ties that Bind Sit N Sew w/ SFW
Feb 12 Monster Making w/ Colleen
March 12 Smocking w/ Karen
April 9 Expo Review
May 2 Pillow Case Sit N Sew at Rena's
May 14 Making Fabric Journals w/ Jo Ellen
June 11 BBQ at Sue's
July 9 Serger Techniques w/ Elaine
Aug 13 Personal Croquis part I w/ Martha & Ginny
Sep 10 Personal Croquis Part II w/ Martha & Ginny
Oct 8 Silk Painting Round II w/ Hellenne
Nov 12 Silk Screening/Screen Printing w/ Colleen (& Karen, Jo Ellen, & Rita)
Dec. 10 Holiday Party, Ugly Fabric Dirty Santa -Location TBA