Thursday, February 27, 2014

Finally Home

When we last met I had made a clay tree on a snowy day with my friends.  
The trees have been fired and returned to their respective creators.
The trees were made in sections.  Mine starts with swirls on the bottom.
This section reminded me of cross hatching and resembles an owl.
Here is a little fan quilting.
And, of course, you know I love birds.
The top reminds me of an ice cream cone.
I like the way the red clay shows through the sky blue glaze.
I put a few cut outs in the sections so I can have a little glow when I put a light in it.
I took a couple of the cut outs and placed them back on the tree for more texture.
I think my favorite part is the star on the top. 
It had a small mishap since I last saw it, but it has been repaired.
I'm not sure where in the house my tree will end up, 
but I really do love my tree.

Wishing you some creative time,

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Little Something Different

Yesterday I had the opportunity to try something new and hang out with my quilty friends.
We worked very hard
and ended up with these very creative and different trees.
The trees are painted and are waiting to be fired.
I can't wait to see what mine will look like when it is done.  The color should look very different from this.  I'll be sure to show you a picture.
On the way home I encountered more snow.
Our predicted 1 to 2 inches of snow turned out to be more like five and a half.  Just one more half inch of snow this winter season, and we will set a record for the snowiest ever.

Wishing you new things and a little spring,

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Little Slice of Time

Between tearing up carpet and cleaning the residue from the carpet pad
I have been doing some sewing.
Little E needed a bag to carry her baby carrier.
I made her this one with an adjustable shoulder strap, a drawstring top and 
a camouflaged pocket to hold a few diapers, some wipes and maybe Mom's keys or her phone.  
The fabric matches the fabric on the carrier itself.  
Since it is an older line, it took quite an intense internet search to find it, but in the end, I was successful.
After the bag I made a new pillow case for a body pillow we gave to DIL, R, 
to help with pregnancy comfort.

I hope you can find a little slice of time to sew.

See you soon,