Monday, November 25, 2013

Art Every Day Month Day 25

It's already day 25 of Art Every Day Month and I've only posted 1 time.  I was hoping to have this spur me on to do something creative every day.  While I haven't posted every day or even been creative every day, I have worked on a few things that I haven't posted about yet.  I have made things myself, as well as made things with my kids.  I'm getting excited that they want to start doing creative things!

These are some of the things that I've been working on lately.

Mug rug with an etched glass mug
more mug rugs

Envelope journal (inside)

envelope journal (outside)

handprint ornaments and beaded ornaments with the kids

large hexagon lap quilt top (English Paper Pieced)

Upcycled girl's dress (left is the original hand me down and the right is the upcycled skirt with fabric given to me by a friend.)  New Christmas dress for no money.  I still have to make bow ties for the boys.  I had to buy some stabilizer, but already have the velcro and will use the same material as the skirt in the dress to match.  Got to love new clothes for no money!

Maybe, I'll get my act together and have some to post daily for the next last few days of the month!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art Every Day Month Day 5

I decided to participate in Art Every Day Month at  I'm a bit behind, but I finally got started last night, I just didn't post it.  Last night I started the hexagons for my first attempt at a Modern quilt.  It's going to be partially English paper pieced, then the shapes will be hand embroidered onto a solid color piece of fabric.

paper hexagon shapes

Fabric tacked around the paper shapes

All 8 hexagons getting ready to put on the background fabric.

Today, I took the shapes and placed them on the background fabric and started to embroider them.  I am on my 3rd hexagon and hope to finish embroidering the rest of the hexagons later tonight after work.  Then I have to decide if I am going to increase the size of the quilt or if I am going to keep it a smaller lap sized quilt.  I need to look more at modern quilting theory and decide how best to add to this quilt.  I am hoping to also make a pillow to match so that I can use up some of the smaller patterned fabric most likely using smaller hexagons.

Placement of the hexagons

close up of the simple running stitch to hand embroider the hexagon to the background fabric.

Being creative is great for your mind, body, and soul! What are you doing to be creative?