Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my little snowy friend! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Freestyle Christmas Exchange

I participated in a a fun, different kind of Christmas Exchange swap this year. We each put together a baggie of fabrics, threads, and embellishments from our own stash, and swapped bags with each other. The plan was to create something for the person who's bag you received...out of their stash of goodies. This is what I created for Karen out of her materials...

The petals were all machine quilted and finished individually. Each one is a little sandwich of linen and cotton with a touch of batting in the middle. Add a button center, a felted leaf, a wool covered wire stem...and "ta da"...a happy flower is born. :)

And this is what Carol created for me!

She made this wonderful little wall hanging out of mostly wool fabrics with a piece of linen for the owl's body and a checkered cotton for the binding. The yo-yo eyes and little ladybug bead in the corner are so signature "Carol", and I love that her design captures her whimsy and personality so well. I feel honored that she made this for me, and I will think of my dear friend every time I look at this piece!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Front Clasp Necklaces

These are a few new necklaces I designed with front toggles/closures. Each necklace has one of my larger lampwork beads as the focal point.