Monday, November 28, 2011

pins and needles

I am crazy about mini things, I have mini bears, mini quilts, mini punch needle and now these.
My min pin cushion collection I created using felted wool bits, embroidery thread , buttons and the bases are from plastic water bottles/vitamin water. They are stuffed with soft cotton and all hand sewn. I cut a circle for the bottom then a band that goes around the middle and the top was another circle. My husband complains that I am hoarding our garbage now since I started my mixed media voyage. Right now I am keeping several wrappers from gourmet chocolates to see what I can do with them next! I think these are great gifts for those sewing friends you may have.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

self portrait

Do you ever feel like life is so crazy you have a chicken dancing on your head? The last two weeks have been a blur of vacations, birthday parties, back to school shopping and cleaning! One of my moments of sanity I painted this quirky picture to lighten up my mood. I found some great papers that had all these collaged pieces together I just had to use it. I am a little intimadated with  painting people but I liked this one. Okay I do not have pony tails but the blue eyes work! Anyone else having a crazy life?