We have had some pretty cold weather here and Jack Frost has visited! I took photos of our windows and did a little photoshop magic and put my favorites from my santa collection in front of the windows. Enjoy!
This is just a quick post to let you know that today is Sew Mama Sew's big giveaway day. Go to their site and you will find three lists of blogs that are hosting giveaways. The list categories are; Sewing and Knitting Supplies, Handcrafted Items and Supplies and Handcrafted Items. I have participated in this before but this year I am just going to spend my time checking out blogs and maybe sign up for a few giveaways. Have fun!
If I had any little ones to buy holiday gifts for the fabulous felt food at House of Yum would be tops on my list. My friend Beth White and her friend Danielle Miller have come up with amazingly creative felt play food. Their moniker is "Feed your childs imagination!" In addition to feeding the imagination the food also might get your child to try some different items on their real plate! I'm not going to say much more because the images of the tasty treats say what words can't describe. Go to their blog and order up some tasty shrimp lo mein, tea and cookies, pizza, bacon and eggs and fortune cookies.
This is the newest-old piece I have been working on. The four large panels were made several years ago and I didn't know exactly what to do with them. I had them pinned together to form a sort of pyramid that stood (kind of) and I was thinking they might make a sculpture or doll skirt. When I came upon them a few weeks ago I wanted to reconfigure the pieces so you could see them all at once. I took them apart and instantly was filled with ideas of where to take them. I made a central piece that echoes the stars and points on the bigger pieces. I seem to always incorporate leaf images so made the skinny strips with leaves. I'm now working on smaller pointed pieces to go between the long and large pieces. They will have birds and shisha mirrors. All of this is hand stitched which I realize is a bit insane...but there it is. This is a piece about personal symbolism, birds, leaves, hands, spirals hearts and eyes often show up in my work and have meaning for me. So, now I have to go and thread a needle and get some more stitching done!
About a year and a half ago I was asked to join an art doll round robin along with 8 other women from all over the U.S and several from Canada. I happily joined but a month into the process I realized I would have a difficult time continuing. Most of my supplies and materials were in storage and working space was at a minimum so with sincere apologies I asked that my doll be sent back. Well, these wonderful, giving and creative women said they were going to keep her and work on her even in my absence. What returned to me a few weeks ago was amazing. Tabula Rosa, the name I had given her, and her journal are works of art. I am so grateful for the kindness, caring, time and creativity these women put into this piece. The pictures only give you a glimpse of the good energy Tabby brought back to me! Thanks again everyone!