Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Thought I'd post a before and after photo of a 4x6 felted piece. I find that felted fibers are a perfect base for adding embellishments. I created a lot of metal embossed items last year; nothing is ever a waste of time when it comes to "doodling." In this case a transparency of a couple on a small tag was first attached on the left side. Then I decided that the felted heart on the right wasn't bold enough. After auditioning a few hearts this one was the winner along with a scrap piece of metal resembling an arrow. I've since backed the piece with muslin and edge stitched it.
Available on www.seawind.etsy.com

It is better to error on the side of daring
than on the side of caution.
Alvin Toffler.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Not 60 yet!

I'm getting a bit too close to the big 6-0!! Why not celebrate birthdays with wall art letting the world know that you're a particular age? I ran with the idea and created a few pieces that can now be found on www.seawind.etsy.com

I was expecting hot weather during the summer months but in March?? Yikes! It's been in the high 80's to low 90's for a week now. The parched earth is in much need of rain but the temps keep climbing.

Pleasant ways make pleasant days.
Sally Huss, Happy Musings

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

4x6 mini quilt

Can something 4x6 inches be considered a mini quilt? I found a huge stash of unspun wool when I packed to move and didn't listen to the logical who said, "if you haven't used it in 30 years you certainly won't now." Who knew that I'd discover felting five months after the move, certainly not me.

The background on this piece is felted from unspun wool both natural and onion-skined-dyed from a time when I knew how to dye fibers back around 1977. The embellishments are: a manipulated image transparency on metal and distressed distorted metal pieces.

BTW. The piece is straight, the photography is crooked!