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....
After you've chosen your fabric then cull all pieces as follows:
Back cover and inside background cut 14"x 25" 
Pockets 8"x 25" sew a half inch hem at top of pocket
Cut batting 13 1/2" x 24 1/2"
Cut 2 pcs. of cardboard 8 1/2"x10"
Strap for closure cut fabric 2"x 20"
Cut 1" elastic 10"

Welcome 2011!!!
I needed an organizer so I thought I'd share this with you. Send me pictures of yours...enjoy!