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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wellie Wisher sandals

I purchased the pattern Grace's Gifts: Sweet Sandals by Becky Colvin. These little sandals fit 14.5" doll like the Wellie Wisher and Heart for Heart dolls. As I began making a pair I ended up changing the heel area to a tab and also trying different straps across the toe. These stay on the doll's foot nicely because the tab is strong being made of a fabric sewn over card stock.  It would be frustrating for a child to have the shoes slipping off when trying to dress her doll. Even the shoe with the band across the toe stays on the doll pretty well since I made them fit tightly. See the last picture for the snug fit.
I plan to have matching shoes to go with my english smocked dresses in my shop. There are about 10 different smocked pieces on my worktable right now but at least two finished dresses are presently available.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring flowers and birds

The flowers appear on the earth, 
the time singing has come and 
the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:12

Well, I don't know about the turtledove here in Pennsylvania, anyway. . . maybe more the bluejays, wrens, bluebirds and gold finches! But their song has certainly come!

Original pen and ink quilt panels:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'God is the creator' theme Bible quiet book

Now available colorful and bright new quiet book with the theme of 'God as creator' featuring activities on each page for young children ages 1 to 4. Six pages with button, zip, matching, find hidden object and puzzle activities. Machine and hand stitching using beads, sequins, and embroidery stitches.

Help for the young child to sit and engage in quiet activity, useful for car or plane rides, church, doctor's offices or just a fun time with an adult.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mug Rugs

Mug rugs are taking the Internet by storm! There are so many different designs created by talented crafters.  Some have even written poems about their mug rugs.

So, what is a MUG RUG?

It's a little placemat with just enough space to hold a cup and a snack.

Here's my design using my original pen and ink drawings on fabric of hummingbirds.