Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fat Inchies, Heart Pins, Gift Tags & Embellishments...


Here are a few of things I made as a result of an attempt to clear out the contents of my "box" of handmade fabrics, soy silk, painted canvas, etc.


I've been working on a big quilt for Sal and when I get bored with that, it's fun to take a break and work on some smaller things.
Almost everything here is made from fabric that I made myself using water the water soluble stabilizer method, hand felted fabric or soy silk fabric that I learned to make in a workshop last summer.

Making fabric with water soluble stabilizer is so easy and it really makes for some interesting projects. Let me know if you're interested in a tutorial and I'll think about putting one up.
These are all small pieces (the fat inchies measure about 1.5" and the hearts are about 3" across) that will be used as jacket and/or tote pins, gift tags (they make really pretty gift tags) and embellishments for journals, etc.

I've also been visiting your blogs quite a bit lately and there is some really great stuff going on out there. I have you guys linked over on my beside bar under "Feeds my Soul" because that's exactly what you do - feed my soul with your vision and your writing and your spirit: Carolyn and her artistic take on the world and its beauty, Katie and her watercolors, Acey's stitching, stories and wisdom, Lisa and her stunning beading, Mary and her humor (and stitching when she gets around to it!), Andrea and her Parisian characters and adventures, Jude and her Spirit Cloths and Jeanne with her stories and beautiful quilting -- you girls continue to inspire and enlighten me every day!
Thanks for That! Really.
XO



13 comments:

Lesley's Creations said...

What gorgeous heart pins and gift tags, such fabulous vibrant colour combinations. Beautiful. Love them. xx

Vicki W said...

So many pretty things!

ACey said...

you are a powerhouse, for sure! And it's so nice to know you continue to enjoy your visits to my blog.

Mary said...

I like all of the things you've made! What kind of quilt are you making Sal?

3rdEyeMuse said...

wonderful little delights!

and yes, a tutorial would be greatly appreciated. :)

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Each of these little pieces has so much to offer...beads, embroidery, silk fusion, stitching...WOW! What a great idea to make gift tags and pins from your stash of pretties. Thanks for including me on "Feeds My Soul." What a nice way to list your favorite blogs!

Nikki said...

Love these! I would love to learn how to make paper with water soluble stabilizer. I'll be looking for the tutorial.

Pursuing Art... said...

I adore all these pieces you have made...they are all beautiful! The colors are gorgeous, love the tyvek beads and glass beads, and your stitching is great! I love all the ideas you've listed for their uses too!

Thank you for including me in your 'Feeds my soul'! YOU are such an inspiration to me, Cathie! I love visiting here...your spirit and heart art feed my soul!!!

Hugs to you my friend...XO ~me

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Cathie, Thanks for your comment and Yes I would love to trade my Beach cottage tent with you for something you made. Just email me your address. Thanks.
I am going to also put you on my followers list. For some reason I dont have you on it.

katie jane said...

Well girl, you certainly feed my soul. You know, I used to sew a hundred years ago, but I never did anything like you do. I mainly sewed for utility. (I made school/work clothes.) Now I only sew shorter hems in my pants. I love seeing all the creative ways you use fabric and paint. The combination is simply stunning.
(tee hee, my word verification is "jetski")

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Cathie, such a lovely post today. It's great to see what you are making from the contents of "that box". Love tutorials and anything you want to show us would be great!!! Thank you for putting me on your blog (your words are always so very sweet and kind!!!). Hope you are having a good weekend. We are having a bank holiday in England as Monday is "May Day". Happy times xxxxxx Carolyn

Lynn said...

I need to follow your blog. There is so much cool stuff here and info too. Much appreciated!!! Thanks for coming to my blog today!

soulbrush said...

i have just been introduced to 'inchies' and am staggered, and i thought atc cards were small...i will have to try them-this weekend...blow the housework! i am gonna add you to my list of favourites, i gotta visit you often! hugs new friend.

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