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Finished Slow Cloth Art Piece

Finished Slow Cloth Art Piece

I was out walking with the camera this morning, thinking that I am so privileged to be surrounded with process. And the time to consider it. Jude Hill* The finished art quilt has a slight vintage look, even though the embroidery style is more contemporary. In my mind the blue hues works well together with […]

Tea Dyeing Fabrics

Tea Dyeing Fabrics

Hi there! You are invited in for tea. What flavor do you like? Nobody around here drinks ordinary Earl gray, so that was the tea flavor that I was brewing for my first batch of tea dyeing. I gathered up little pieces of fabric, lace and scraps and put everything together in a pot of […]

Right now I’m really digging…

Right now I’m really digging…

Right now I’m really digging the small piles of new stuff that is laying around here. I want to dive in and use them all, as usual, but summer is keeping me outside enjoying the warmth against my skin. Just thought I’d post some photos to remember that I really want to craft something with […]

Restoring a Book from 1945

Restoring a Book from 1945

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. Thomas Carlyle When I started to learn about book binding last semester I was told to bring an old vintage book to the class. A book that needed […]

Valentine countdown

Valentine countdown

Today after school me and Anna thrifted. I got two old school books with beautiful illustrations that I really like. I wish I had a scanner so I could show you all the beautiful illustrations better. I wish I had all day tomorrow to create art and not be in school… Related PostsInspired at the […]

A Birthday Card I made

A Birthday Card I made

The tulip picture I posted the other day was taken of a multi-coloured bouquet for a friend turning thirty. This pink tulip, with a white border and black middle, I bought just for me! One of the best things about winter and snow is that you are allowed to buy flowers for yourself to cheer […]

Collage: Bacon Lady

Collage: Bacon Lady

Not a collage for vegetarians today, meat meet Bacon lady: Related PostsWorld Collage Day is in May Collage: Rather wise orange owl My Own True Genius – Collage art – before and after

Vintage red suitcase

Vintage red suitcase

Found a red suitcase while thrifting. It was really dirty and I want to change the fabric lining, but didn’t find the time for this summers traveling. Maybe next time this will be my altered art kit bag? Also found this beauty: This is from a new printed book with lots of pages that showed […]

Quilting book from 1978

Quilting book from 1978

I got this great book from my mother about applique, patchwork and quilting by Elsie Svenns. It’s a second hand book from 1978 and it has some inspiring colour and b/w photos. There’s lots of orange and brown of course (hello 1970!), but I like it a lot. The techniques are old but still applicable […]