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metal and ceramic drawer

what’s in my drawers

You know – the good ones- not the messy ones overstuffed with un-filed receipts and mail and pens that don’t work (I have those too). The drawers with good messes – those are the ones I want to show you –  jumbles of stuff I use everyday mixed with stuff I like to look at, […]

on May 19, 2016 8
pale grey edwardian mosquito

edwardian mosquitos

Mosquitos!  Delicate mosquitos, hand stitched from Edwardian garments. I wonder what she would think, the 19th century girl who floated across  lawns in the gown their wings are made from.  They are mischievous ladies who will bite! But they will be so gentle you won’t feel a thing.  There is a special place in my […]

on May 12, 2016 5
indigo owl work

indigo owl, the may forest and songbirds

I packed up some sewing (including the Sri Threads indigo owl above) this past weekend and headed into the Adirondacks  - it’s like going back in time – spring is in full lovely swing in Brooklyn but upstate it’s just begun – it was cold and quiet and wet and lovely.  More and more lately I […]

on May 5, 2016 3
paper swan cake topper

paper swans – new in the cake topper department

Paper swans are in the shop!  (A kit is coming later this spring – i just got a big crate of supplies).  I had such a good time photographing them.  I think I made them mostly because I wanted to photograph them – I have lots of plans for more. I bought the blue velvet […]

on April 28, 2016 2
sri songbird work

songbird work

I  can never remember where I parked my car or what I had for lunch but I have an excellent fabric memory – sort of.  I have clear and very distinct memories of  the fabrics of my childhood – my whole life really.  I think I could draw them all – maybe I’ll try.  And […]

on April 28, 2016 7
black paper mache teacup

color as a starting point : beginning with black

Did you know mica comes in black?! Well it does – blackish anyway and it’s lovely ( I got some here). I made a paper mache teacup and gave it a fancy, sparkly interior. The teacup reminds me of the black milk glass on my mother’s little shelf of treasures (P. S. – teacups make […]

on April 21, 2016 7
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