Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The slide show at the bottom of the page contains a combination of both fabric and paper art. It includes several ATCs, fabric pages, and chunky book pages I have created over the past year or so. Since I do not have a blog for my paper art I decided to add it to the slide show here.
Posted by Cathy at 12:06 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
This is my page in Kyla's Western Gals fabric book. The western themed books are probably my favorites. Maybe because I have a lot of fabric and buttons that always seem to work. It's easy to gather everything I need quickly and get to work. I used three of the brown fabrics that I just got from Equilter.com. One of my favorites places to shop online for fabric. The buttons are glued to three little pieces of rawhide. The word Cowgirl is also on a piece of the rawhide and Bang is stitched directly on the image of the sharp shooter woman. I guess things were rough for women back in the day! Yeeeeee Haw!!
Posted by Cathy at 7:52 PM
This is the front and back of my page in Alyson's Asian themed fabric book. The front of the page was planned. The back was planned too, just not this plan.....LOL The back was supposed to be the purple print that you see under the pocket. When I tried to zigzag the front to the back using cotton batting all the edges wanted to do was roll up. I finally used the same fabric that I used for the pocket and cut it large enough so that it would fold over the raw edges on the front to form the border/binding. Then I cut the original back piece down to fit the black and gold back and stitched it in place. The pocket holds a Japanese calendar girl playing card and lucky coin. The embellishment on the pocket is a piece of bamboo with 2 fabric beads wrapped in metallic thread and a small bead on the end. In the end I was happy with this page.
This is my August page for the Fabric In Altered Art monthly fabric page swap. The theme was Red. I have been getting a monthly fat quarter pack from Equliter.com. They are usually color themed and the red package was just what I needed. The color for November is brown and the brown pack arrived right on time! I came across the Heart in Hand pattern a while back and have used it a few times. It is fairly simple to applique and I like the way it turned out. Just had to add some text, which I stamped on some fabric scraps, and it was finished except for the satin stitch around the edge. I have been using fast-2-fuse for my "batting" and I find it much easier to work with. Maybe not so much easier, but the edges are certainly quicker to finish.