Monday, January 13, 2014

Now That The Gifts Have Been Given...

I can show you all what had been keeping me busy at the end of 2013! I got a bit ambitious with hand made gifts this year...

I decided to give quilting (and I use that term very lightly) a try. I was inspired by a pin that lead me to Decor Allure. I made two of these. I have to admit they were difficult to give away, I think there is one for me in the future. The top is bandanas and I backed it with simple white muslin. They are light weight and fold up to small, easy to transport size. Both of the recipients have toddlers and I thought they would make awesome picnic blankets when it warms up again.

I painted this for my Mom. I took Donna Downey's Canvas Create series during 2013. This is my interpretation of May's canvas. It is Golden acrylics, gesso, acrylic ink and India ink.

I knit 21 dish cloths, 3 each for 7 different loved ones. I use Grandma's Favorite Dish Cloth

pattern. I didn't take pictures of them all put here is one set:

Finally, these are some pages that will eventually be an art journal. The journal didn't get I said, I got a bit ambitious. Too ambitious. I learned the techniques I used to make these in Roben-Marie Smith's Mixed Media Mayhem online workshop. So much inky messy fun!!

These are all still works in progress along with the other 12 pages that haven't even made it to "photograph" stage yet. I'll be getting back to them soon!

As always, thanks for stopping by! I'm grateful for all comments and I'd love to hear from you if you have the chance! Have a great day!



Chel said...

These are amazing! I love all the different mediums. I'm a crochet junkie, but I have never done a dishcloth- I should give that a try. I love the journal pages... I've forgotten how much I miss just making a page with nothing on it- just splashing ink and letting it be.

Chel said...

Oh, and that painting is amazing!!