Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tassels...


In May I started playing around on my 

beading table...

This is what happened:


Tassel Necklaces





I ordered the recycled sari ribbon from Etsy...





Everything else came from my bead drawers...






These are great FUN to create !



These photos are actually backwards...

The necklaces came last.

First came the individual tassels:


I made this brown tassel with waxed cording,

then found a purse in my closet that

worked with the tassel.







This is actually the very first tassel I created:


My inspiration was the big blue bead 

on top of the tassel...

it motivated me to create something around it.



Now you know my tassel history...


These are a great way to use up orphan beads

left over from previous projects.


You Tube has lots of tassel tutorials.

Sellers on Etsy have lots of these to sell you.






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Messy Painted Canvas...



The tables are...set for FUN !


Messy Painted Canvas


Canvas / Duck Cloth





Inexpensive Acrylic Craft Paints





Found Objects for stamping





First Layer....Light paints.... rolled on

to create some background noise.





Second Layer....stamping with medium colors

with found objects.










Close Up View:  Found Object Stamping



At this point,  we have added several more layers

of darker paints and foam stamps:







The addition of the black and white paints

really makes the composition.....sing!





Completed Canvas








The final layer is adding detail

with black and white paint markers:


Linda using a white paint marker



5 Art Sisters each left with a 6 foot canvas:


It is great to get together with my TRIBE again !


These make great tote bags....and more!





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

Monday, June 29, 2020

Improv Technique 8......Design Wall



These are some blocks I created back in April

Improv Style



This is what they looked like the last 

time you saw them...





They are basically a log cabin style block

with only 3 sides instead of 4...





You just keep adding wonky strips

on 3 sides...





They remind me of arches...



I got them back out last week

and put them up on the design wall:


They are in no particular order...





I just put them up on the wall to see

what I had to work with...






and also to see how big of a quilt top

they would create...





I think I have enough for a lap quilt...

there are more blocks on the table.

I will begin moving them and tweeking

them around and see what happens.


I could use a new lap quilt so...

I am motivated!







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LuAnn

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Improv.....Quilt Top


I spent March, April and May

creating lots of FUN improv blocks...


All of the fabrics are hand dyes I found at the bottom

of the scrap bin:


3 1/2 inch blocks





4 inch random strip blocks





4 inch floating triangle blocks





Wonky flying geese blocks





4 inch criss cross blocks





There were lots of small bits of hand dyes

 at the bottom of the scrap bin,  

so I pieced them together into long strips...






Then I inserted the pieced strips into

random strip units





It was great FUN putting all of the

improv blocks together...





I added lots of non-pieced solid strips

to quiet down the composition...





Improv piecing gets busy very quickly...

the solid strips give the eye a place to rest.





The bright borders help to lighten up

a somewhat dark composition...





At this point it measures approximately

48 inches square...

there are more improv blocks on the work table.








It may be awhile before I can get back to this...




Hay Season has begun here in Western Oregon:


Mowing.....Raking.....Baling





This hay is our winter feed supply for the cattle...




I won't hear the sweet hum of my sewing machine...


I will be behind the wheel of this little beauty...

Happy Summer!










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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

Monday, May 18, 2020

Working Cattle in Western Oregon......Enjoy the Videos



It is Spring and we are working cattle

and herding them to summer pasture.

Enjoy the videos:
























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LuAnn