Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fabric gift bags

No more gift wrap in the landfill with reusable fabric gift bags. Put your gift in the bag, cinch the drawstrings and your gift is ready. The gift bag is so pretty with an original pen and ink drawing by Monica appliquéd on the front, it becomes a gift in itself.
Several sizes are available for any gift from stuffed animals and small electronics to candy and a gift card.
Made of high quality cotton fabric and loving sewn with care.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaMinto








Friday, June 9, 2017

Wellie Wisher sandals

These little sandals began with Grace's Gifts sewing pattern "Sweet Sandals".  I kept changing a few things until I now have my own design and it is still evolving into a nice fit and look for your doll.

Check out my shop for what is presently available: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaMinto







Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hummingbird drawings on Mug Rugs

Just finished an assortment of mug rugs featuring fabric illustrations of hummingbirds, a tuffed titmouse and a honeybee with a flower. Each mug rug is a unique piece, slightly different in size and color combination. http://etsy.me/2rD1lSk












Friday, June 2, 2017

Hedgehogs and English Robins

Here's a series of drawings working with negative space represented in the hedgehog's quills.  .  .






More on hummingbirds. . .

Continuing work on a study of hummingbirds and botanical illustrations. . .

I am finding the Micron ink pen is quite different from the Rapidograph pen - there is a shading quality with the Micron acting almost like the pencil, that is very nice to work with. The Rapidograph  has a wonderful crisp line but very unforgiving and needs more planning to development a successful drawing.








Thursday, May 18, 2017

Original drawings of Owls on quilt panels

There are 200 species of owls, here I have featured a few of them on muslin squares to be used in quilting or other crafts.  Each is a unique and original design and drawing.

 Barn Owl

 Bengal Eagle Owl

 Bengal Eagle Owl

 Elf owl
-found in the southwest and is only a few inches tall.

Saw Whet owl

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tote bags with original art appliqué

What is the perfect size for a tote bag? If your are a teacher, the bigger the better! For a bible carrier - just enough room for a notebook and your bible, of course. Maybe with a little side pocket for your pen. For a reusable gift bag something small with a little strap for closing. There are many different uses and ideas. Here are a few I came up with:


This is a large bag featuring four original drawings of owls, fully lined and big enough for a lot of stuff.

Black Medium bag fully lined with a fabric print of a barn owl family painting and scripture verse. Tan canvas bags with original drawings of 'bees' appliquéd on front.
Reusable fully lined gift bag featuring an original pen and ink drawing on front.