~ Bloom ~ Finito

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This is where it all started ~~~ From “A Wrinkle In Time” Feb 2, 2012  and from there to here…using a couple of the most coolest thermofax screens from a favorite quilt artist and designer, Ms. Margaret Applin!  See my post “Thermofax Play Day” for more details! And those tulips eventually…  became the focal point of this piece!  Cool. I …

A Few Stitches in Time ~

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Time — stitching time that is — to get the party started! I played with piece, stamping ‘mums’ in white paint, using one of my rubber stamps.  Auditioning a few other embellishments, too… Time to add a bit of bobbin play, using YLI Candelight styled thread.  Beautiful thread.  You can get the same color in Razzle Dazzle, by Superior, FYI! …

She Laughs Without Fear of the Future

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Perhaps you saw this little piece of fabric paper from my post: “A Wrinkle In Time” a few weeks ago.  The bottom edge may seem wavy, but it’s perfectly flat; it just curves, as the shadow is misleading. Proverbs 31:25  “She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” This is my favorite embellishment …

She Laughs ~

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Hope your Valentine was sweet on you this week… today… and forever more! Slowly… surely and (sometimes not!), I’ve been playing with quilting and embellishment ideas for this paper fabric piece, originally previewed here. So time to begin… with the beginning! Proverbs 31:25 was the inspirational verse, as I had tucked bits and pieces of it in the paper fabric …

Hearts For Austyn

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~Valentines for Austyn~ Austyn is a precious girl born January 12, 2012 at 3:20 p.m. to Ryan and my friend, and Sister in Christ, Justine Marchion in Great Falls, Montana.  Soon after being born, the doctors noticed a mass in Austyn’s left leg.  After performing an ultrasound on the mass, the doctors in Great Falls were unable to determine exactly …

Just Be ~

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I have to say I love bookmarks.  And I love making them, too. Taking a piece of paper fabric that was dark and muddy… broody looking, in fact, and giving it a second chance. Cutting it apart, and taking a chance.  Better than letting it sit, untouched.  Rising to the challenge of asking myself ~ “Wait – what can this …

I Heart You!

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I had made this paper fabric a long time ago… this project is a result of that heavily painted pepto-bismol pink fabric paper I had made.  And it’s been a real lesson for me. Especially since I not thrilled with it AT ALL.  And I came real close to  throwing it away.     But I didn’t throw it away, and several …

Snowflake Blues & Blog Love!

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I finished my fabric paper begun in this post.  And, another post, here, after some quilting. After looking at it for a few days, I was just really unsure as to whether it should be kept in one piece, so I  decided to take a chance and cut it up, feeling overall, it was too busy.  You can see it’s …

Just a Little McNeil Design Love

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This is how this piece began when I started auditioning stuff to put on it for embellishment.  From one of those ‘pepto-bismol-pink’ fabric papers I cut up.  Notice the heavy application of paint!  And, let’s face it… all that pink in one big piece (1/2 yard or less) will – could – actually WOULD make you want some pepto!  LOL! …

Treasure Those You Love

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It’s about the basics, and the ‘base’ as well.  That is, the paper fabric base. A leftover pattern piece, song lyrics, a scrap of organza.  Once I had all the embellishments in place, and once the last layer of white craft tissue was put on top, (while it was still wet with glue/water mixture from the muslin base),  it was …

Dance

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A fabric paper project, finished!  I hope you notice the pattern of the tissue paper; the circles that were part of a tissue wrapping paper I saved, in the background, lying underneath the last layer of tissue paper I used to top off my fabric paper.  One of those circles became a flower.  The yo-yo I added, also became a …

Blue Snowflakes ~ part 2

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After this piece dried, I took a white sharpie pen and made doodle marks on the paper fabric.   That’s a part of this process that I find very fun, and entirely serendipitous, and also optional.  I did go back and highlight the snowflakes with a touch of the acrylic ink.  One of my favorite sewing feet: the Bernina #39 foot …

Fabric Paper Blues

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No real ‘blues’ here!  More like pink… purple… and blue! This ‘fabric paper making’ was my NEW YEARS DAY project.  Because we have no snow… I decided to make my own!   At Christmas, I took some time to do a very innocent, fun, and simple project.  I cut snowflakes.  I think every adult should fold and cut, and make snowflakes …