painted apron ~ from my heart to yours

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good morning!ohhh the summer sunshine is fading… and rainy {perhaps even snowy} weather is headed our way.so the seasons change, and for a little while i am sad to see summer end, but i also get to look forward to autumn!and  “sew it goes…”  today’s feature is a different motif and finish on another apron.  these were packaged in a set …

a painted and happy-stitched t-shirt ~ {and more!}

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hi there ~since knowing i’m going to teach a class using apron and silks acrylic paints, i’ve been playing more with these gorgeous, sparkly silks acrylic paints. they are produced in two different sizes, so it’s easy to try a couple {or three} for less than $10 easily.  go to their website, which is colourarte.com, to read more about them! this play action …

the “mrs. kimm” apron ~ painted & quilted

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hi there ~ well, the bridal shower is over, so i want to share a gift that i made for the bride, now that she has received it! {and she loved it!}… but more on that, later! a plain white apron: hand-painted with “silks” which are an acrylic glaze paint medium, made by luminarte, which is shimmery-pretty, much like twinkling …

a painted christmas rose ~

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hi there,this is another painted piece of fabric using the beautiful luminarte silk acrylic glazes you’ve read about here on the blog.  this time i used the paints on dry fabric.  before, i’ve always spritzed my fabric with water.  i like painting it better when the fabric is slightly damp, as i rather like the ‘spreading’ effect and color changes this paint effects.  both …

artsy painted leaves ~

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hi everyone ~i feel like i’ve been on a walkabout of sorts, but it’s actually been more of a ‘sickabout’ as my good health is went missing for the past week! lol and ugh. it seems an allergy inflammation ~ somewhat misdiagnosed, turned into infection in my sinuses with enlarged ‘nose polyups’ {whatever!}  and quite painful ~ so much so …

‘wild flowers’ ~ hand painted ~ quilted ~ done!

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hey there, and happy shining day to you ~and a shining day it always is to finish a project… this one is not really a ‘ufo’ but definitely one i had hoped to have finished earlier this summer.  {didn’t happen!}  sometimes that’s how it goes, and i’m glad to call it finished.  looking at it now, i think it could have benefited from some …

a custom sweatshirt ~ tutorial

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hi friends ~i purchased a new {bright hot pink} sweatshirt this weekend. i was actually looking for something more interesting… but then i thought i would just embellish it with fabric.  but i changed… my mind!  and i love how it turned out.  i began my design process with a screen print, using a favorite designer and friend, terri stegmiller’s  …

montana wildflowers ~ glazed and quilted

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hi there ~ this is the finished quilt from the painted fabric i posted about yesterday. pretty simple quilting, and slightly messy to boot… i hope this may give you new ideas to pursue painting and quilting, too.   thread action with superior’s rainbow polyesters, and art studio solids all free motion.   {and my summer celebration sale continues in my etsy …

a painterly quilt ~ with silks acrylic

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happy morning! i had a great time this past weekend, and our montana weather was sooo so so perfect.  still mornings, warm 70 degree temps, and getting to do something that’s been on my creative ‘to-do’ list for a long time, actually.  finally ~ i got to painting on white cotton fabric with these gorgeous acrylic paints – silks.  made by …