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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 1
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 3
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
paper swan family yellow

suddenly a swan appeared

Swans. They’ve been on my mind and while I was working out the steps for the flamingo kit a swan turned up.  And then another and another.  I love them. LOVE them – so I took a ton of photos. Of course there is a black swan and babies too- a whole family. My first […]

on April 14, 2016 11
fortuny fox

curating, focusing and finding your voice – part 1 : practice every day

I consume tons of information – often via podcasts while stitching – a lot of it around creativity – and some around business and marketing – they often overlap and intertwine. There is a lot of discussion and advice, especially lately, around finding your voice, curating and focusing. I have struggled with all three – […]

on March 31, 2016 41
sailboat sewing pattern

sailboats : a new sewing pattern and a sample sale

The Sailboat pattern is here! Charming boats to sew. They twirl in the breeze and cast lovely shadows. The boats are a great way to use fabrics that are special to you – make a little memory vessel – there is lots of opportunity to personalize and embellish and create an heirloom. I also love […]

on March 29, 2016 0
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