Monday, October 29, 2012

Crochet Hats

 Third hat crochet project. A sea urchin hat. Lots of mistakes on this one but I love it and wear it often.

First crochet project, learned by watching youtube videos. Not bad for a first try.
This hat now needs to be added on to as I mistakenly threw it in the wash and shrunk it. Its a soft enough wool that it stretches over my head still but now sits well above my ears. 

Friday, March 23, 2012


18x20 inches
Pigment printed image based on one of my paintings, varied fabrics, paint, beads and antique buttons.
No longer available, in a private collection.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Playing with fabric

I realized today these pieces were not posted on this blog.

 A Blue Owl pillow cover I made for my sweetie. Appliqué with retro fabrics.

 Grandchild's quilt.
Appliqué with new fabrics. I found the basic design on-line and altered it as I cannot fully use another's design. Being a artist who paints naturalistic I altered shapes to make more sense to me. To personalize the quilt I placed the family pug centre. I designed the pug from a photo of Fozzie who is actually a black pug but to fit the scheme I made him tan and put him in a camouflage coat to help him fit in with his wild neighbours.

After years of searching for the design I based my grandchild's quilt on I finally found it.
As one can see I altered the design of the rabbit by uprighting the ears and adding a tail as where we live there are an abundance of city jackrabbits. The buffalo I redrew, tilting the horns forward. The bear was the only shape not altered. I do thank Sindy Rodenmayer for her original design that inspired me to create an beautiful baby quilt for a grandchild.

The bag that kept growing, it ended up much larger than I intended but hopefully its found a good use.
The goat is a pigment printed image from a painting. Given as a gift.