If you have a look there and there (look especially at the dates!), you can see that this quilt was a quick birth. I will call it ALMOST POWERLESS because I hand-sewed the baskets, assembled the top on my treadle machine, hand-quilted it and only added the binding with my sewing machine.
It is a very comfy quilt as the batting is a very thin cotton one. The reason I finished it is because I want to show it at an exhibition soon.
Then now for something completely different. I have some left-overs from my last baby quilt project and saw something very cute somewhere on the internet. Forgot where but that was enough to inspire me and here is the result:
It is not very big (20 x 25 cm or 8" x 10") but cute for a small baby room ( near Paris I should say!).
Painting the canvas was fun and a learning experience and who knows, maybe I will make some more for future babies!
I am having some problems getting used to the new blogspot mask so please excuse some awkward lay outs.
Do you remember that project? I decided to finish it using scraps, small scraps! I have sewn all the stars and am coming along with the sashings. The sewing project does not look like spring at all (not like what is going on in the garden at the moment!) but I HAVE to finish some stuff before I start a new one.
When I don´t feel like sewing I go back to my art journal. I have fun adding pages, trying everything I can put my hands on. Some pages please me more than others, but that´s the point, isn´t it? I am still learning. I think I will never stop learning though!
As I keep on exploring new arty paths and renovating my entrance hall. For Christmas I asked my DH to make a new shoe rack. He obliged gracefully, if only a bit late and I was left with some sanding and painting. I like the new piece of furniture very much. Imagine before a small pine shoe cabinet with most of the shoes on the floor in a heap. Above was a older cross stiched sampler I made as I was much younger.
So new art was needed too.
And that´s what I came up with. I used wall paper, magazine bits, gesso, bubble wrap... and I had fun!
I wish I had bought bigger canvases as these ones look a bit small above the shoe shelves(they look bigger in real though). But I bet I will make some more and anything is an excuse to go to a favorite shop of mine.
We have been living in our house for over 10 yearsnow. That means some walls needed some fresh paint. I started with the toilet (I don´t think you want to see pictures of that!) and then I painted the entrance with a light linen colour. The wall on one side looked naked and we needed a shelf anyway to put keys, letters,...or so I told my DH. He built a shelf which I painted with about 10 coats of satin white and then made a collage to put above: It is made out of old and new magazine pages, pictures I found in discarded school books... I printed the cutlery on a tea bag! I added some scrap booking papers ( yes dear sister, I have some of them too!) and I called it done. Even if I see things which I could have done differently, I like the colour scheme and the over all feeling. Can you guess? It won´t be my last collage.
I started yet another baby quilt (this time for a girl as you can guess) for someone in my family in France. I will add appliqué flowers on the white borders and see how it turns out.
This time last year I was complaining about the snow, well this year winter is taking its time. I won´t complain now, just that it could be colder to get rid of all the bugs still around!
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