Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Hurray!

May the diverse colors of life give you light in 2012!Have a wonderful creative New Year,Maryse!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bazaar Bizare is in San Francisco!

Just a reminder to all Bay area artists......Check out this show! See you there!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

 Thankful for my memories of strolling down NYC streets here's one in the fashion district.The beautiful Carousel at Bryant Park.Summers in the city ahhh...inspiring!
 Now it's time to quilt for the Holidays...hurray!Think I will do some of be continued.

Monday, November 14, 2011

FabMo pictures!

 Here's a few pictures from the FabMo Boutique! Lots of stuff...
Such a variety from my best sellers the "Punkins" to slippers, ornaments and a variety of "Stuffies"...a fun day ! I challenged myself to recycle items from wonderful donated fabrics.Better then ending up in the landfills.We as artists can create without destroying the planet!

Monday, October 17, 2011

FabMo Textile Boutique

Anyone in the Bay Area check this out it's a  great  organization they're repurposing fabrics!(instead of going to landfills)Right in Mountain View,CA.First let me say the people connected with this group...Fabulous!So many creative minds willing to share ideas with others! Check out the website for more details and a video of their history.Also ....The 3rd Annual Textile Boutique is this Saturday October 22nd at Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park,CA from 10- 4pm. I'd love to see you there! Have a great week Creating your own art!       Maryse
P.S. See you after the show lots to do this week....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Returning to create!

This picture reminds me that light is always pushing through the darkness !It's been an extremely difficult year physically and mentally. Yet I believe in staying positive ,being thankful and creating  daily shows me "joie de vie!"!So Ive found my way back to blogging ,thank you for checking back with me....Maryse

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Creative Mom's day!

Hope  every MOM had a restful day!Now your mind is bursting with creative juices!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Doors screaming to be a quilt...

So I'm on the look out for this fabulous blue color....probably in a hand dyed piece! I can't wait to start this series.....

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thankful Thursday...

to this ....I finally pieced it together yet now I'm stuck???
I'm thankful that it made it to this point but now?What do I do about borders?Suggestions welcome Thanks guys!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Architectual inspirations...

 A little something from Baltimore MD or...
 Or NYC...
Or Balboa Park in San Diego CA? How will these transfer to quilting or fiber be continued!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Little Bluebell's giveaway

Checkout the Denyse Schmidt's fabric collection(DS fabrics)....So cozy and fun! at Good luck!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

Some days there's so much to be thankful for ,I ask myself which do I choose? So since this is a Holy week let me be thankful for the greatest gift given us...His son! Enjoy this precious time ...May the Son-shine on you!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thankful Thursdays almost slipped right by me...

Thankful for fun colors in Spring fabrics.Then a little hand embroidered flower at the yoke...Voila! Something sweet for a Spring stroll.Who knows what cute girl will be wearing these?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Matching scraps!

A little fun just for my adopted grand daughters.I cut 4"sq.they all have a match except 1...Can you find some matches?I'm not sure if the VW bug is their favorite or the pies...they love pies!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

San diego studio....and still traveling !

 Yes keep dreaming and surround yourself with friends that are encouraging....thanks Maude!
 A small table,favorite magazine and supplies......Sew!
 Looks like a cabinet yet works great for fabric and supplies storage....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fabric contest at Spoonflower...

It's been a while....I apologize yet I've been designing some fabric.This one is for the It was to design boy themed fabric.Please check it out and vote.Let me know what you think?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Remember these...?

 Well I had to purchase cute and I love the colors!Fabrics from South Sea Imports for Studio R Designs.
One square still needs some hand embroidery
Center block...
Tea and cupcakes what could be better!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Hearts Day!

Here's some extra hearts for my readers.....Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

 First ....Dream Big! I'm  traveling these days so my studio constantly changes.This one was in San Diego CA.I loved going to the Zoo and Wild Animal Park for inspirations....
 Who says cabinets are only for kitchen stuff.When non sewers visit,it all stores away.
 A little work space ...
Ahhh thread it does a body good!

Monday, January 31, 2011

New fabrics...

Look at these lovely colors from Studio R Designs ( South Sea Imports Fabrics) I think  it'll be something for me:)Any ideas ...?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!

Well I posted a pic on Thursday yet here's another...Does it need color? That's it for now.Next time I bought some cute fabric...what's it going to be?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

I'm thankful for sunny days....they're the best!So mine are pink and light green....what are you saying?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!

A little something I sketched to remind me that the sun filled days will return  bringing back the sunflowers...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thankful Thursdays!

Today is thankful Thursday....I'm thankful for a husband who supports my creative juices and all my grown children being such great people!Now onto some sketching....(Koi from Balboa Park in San Diego CA.)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jenn's giveaway

Run right over to Jenn at's got a great giveaway with a Moda jellyroll. Maybe I should have kept it to myself...kidding!She's a busy Military mom and still finds time to create! Go girl...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tool Wrap

Here's a little tool wrap I made to help me be organized while traveling .Opps,I forgot to take pics during the sewing process,but theses can be designed for each one's specific tools.I needed this one for pencils,markers,paint brushes and pens .You certainly could add sewing tools for a class.I fill it up ,roll it and tie it  great on planes.(check with your airline for allowed sewing tools...)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Studio space....

Today I thought I'd share my thoughts about studios.I've had a vast array of spaces from an attic in Rochester,a kitchen table,even a bedroom(pictured here....crapped?Imagine the closet/fabric storage area...) When our youngest went to college I borrowed her room ...thanks kid! Her creative juices filled the room.Fun for me!So I've decided to record them from now on .So when I reach a permenent home it'll be my best space yet...My point is space is space where ever you can create that's the exciting part.....Keep creating!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

 Sew the elastic into the strap,attaching elastic at each end.Then add all layers,back cover ,batting,inside back ground,pockets and add elastic strap to center side.(1 end only)
 After you sew all the pieces (like a pocket)then slide cardboard for each side.Sew down the center over pockets too.Now hand stitch at the bottom.Also hand stitch other end of strap once organizer is closed.Add you goodies and go!
Now you can take your art anywhere you go....