Sunday, June 15, 2008

New class samples

I will be teaching a class on Fiber postcards at the LQS later this summer. So this weekend since things were a little more settled, I thought I'd work on some samples. This one the water and sun are Angelina. This one, I may have posted before...the background is one of my hand dyed fabrics, and the flower,stem and leaves are felted wool. The center is beaded.
This is simply scrap booking letters and brads on a plain background.

This background is hand dyed red dupioni silk. The grid is stitched with silver metallic thread, the white heart is fun foam stitched to the background with a small heart brad in the curl. And hot fix crystals on the grid intersections.



This background is also one of my hand dyed fabrics. The tree trunk is felted wool, the nest is thread trash, the eggs are 1/4" pom poms that I painted with Dye -na- Flow. I couched some yarn for the 2 large flower stem, the large flowers are sequins with round brads thru the centers. Then i filled in with small flower brads in the "grass".



This fish was fussy cut from fabric and appliqued on. Then I couched some eyelash yarns for sea ferns, and used a crystal for the fish eye.


Then I had an idea...peltex faced with fabric on both sides would make a good bookmark too! And why not make a pocket in a postcard and include a bookmark? So that's what I did. This one I made for my granddaughter Samantha.






And this one for granddaughter Kara.







And this one for mother. Our family swap for June is "summertime" So swimming frogs should work for that.
















And then Don though he needed a bookmark too, so this is his.








And that's it for today! Tomorrow, it's back to work in earnest on that mountain of waiting quilts.
Sleep well.









4 comments:

  1. Lots of cute ideas. I set aside peltex left over from cutting postcards thinking I'd do some bookmarks but haven't gotten around to making any....these are cute.

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  2. Those are all so cute - hard to pick a favourite but I really like the birds nest. Wish I could take one of your classes. Good to see you back blogging.

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