Monday, February 20, 2012

Chunky Books month 3

This swap is great fun and all the pages received are fantastic.
 Month 3 the theme was Celestial.  I loved this theme and had a fab time making the pages.  Since there were 10 participants we had to make 10.  

The background was painted Pelltex and each goddess was made from dyed chiffon, the head is a clear glass bead; the hair was dyed goat hair and a painted acorn holder served as the vessel. (Collected in a Florida)

it helps me to create when i have a story. This is the story i wrote about the Star goddess.

 The Garden of the Star Mother Goddess
When the stars disperse their seeds, they are gathered in vessels and brought to the garden of the Star Mother Goddess for her to nurture in the folds of her gossamer robe. On reaching full shine and glitter she hangs them in the sky.  
On the next starry night peek into the sky and see if you can find her

Here is the chunky book with all the current pages. 

I have just completed the next page for the Circus theme.  The only circus i attended was scary and also a bug bit me resulting in a painful skin outbreak.     

Will publish nest page in a week or two.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

sewing something for the cat

This was to be a quick and easy(Q&E)  project.  Then i consulted my friend Deanie, who is always making simple home dec items to which she attaches her absolutely fabulous embroidered images. Easy was replaced with piecing.   It is a chair cover for cat 1, Spunky, who has just decided that he no longer wants to sit in the specific chair that this is being made for.  After some misunderstanding of Deanie's fast and easy method of gluing down the pieces and sewing them onto a piece of muslin i resorted to fusing.  By now the Q&E were long gone.  The glue residue became a problem and caused the needle to jump, and the air to be filled with naughty words. Here it is laid out before fusing.

    I should add that this is also to use up my stash of fabric and make more room for all kinds of projects and mixed media.  In the course of reorganizing fabric I have discovered many historic pieces.  mostly from the era where i tried to use  the more muted and dull fabrics. (The dominant thought on viewing these is to have questions of my sanity, they are really quite awful) These seem to be the content of my stash as the orange was replenished as were the other brights over the past year.  The cat stash, too cute to cut up is a very large box and the rest of it is scheduled for a couch cover,  Tripper the other cat's, chair.