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The last Little Birdie

Well, here it is, the last little birdie. Time to move on to a new series.

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Bernina Cozy, Part 2

Sometimes, you just have to let paint dry overnight. That’s what I had to do today, so to make myself feel like a super accomplished person, I decided to just make the stupid sewing machine cover. Yes, I know that … Continue reading

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I’m coming home.

Today’s piece is the second to last in the little birdie series. It is called, for obvious reasons, “I’m Coming Home.” How do I know it’s second to last? I only have one frame left!

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I’ll Live for Him

Oh, so girly! I wasn’t planning to have this one turn out so pink and purple, but sometimes you can’t help yourself. And with a title like “I’ll Live for Him,” It’s hard to expect camo, I suppose. The bird … Continue reading

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Studio needs

After doing a considerable amount of long overdue studio organization over the past few weeks, I have realized that space is not my primary issue. Of course, I could always use more, but there are other, more important (and more … Continue reading

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Almost Persuaded

    I made this tonight after doing a little more organizing and working on an unfinished project with which I am not sure what to do. The background fabric is unbleached muslin that I “dyed” using watered down acrylic … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Hanging Out

This is the stretch silk charmeuse fabric I dyed last night hanging out in a fare facsimile of the finished convertible dress.  Fabric that is cut on the bias–as the skirt of this dress is–must hang for a while to … Continue reading

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Dyeing in Process

Arranging fabric on pulley system in preparation for dyeing.  Yup, pulley works.  Yay! Fabric being dyed main color: teal blue that doesn’t really look teal. Under-dyeing with ombre technique using teal blue. About an hour later: Over-dyeing in bronze using … Continue reading

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Swatch Me Ombre

Ah, more dyeing adventures and another work in progress….Just to complicate the dyeing process of a silk dress-in-the-works, I’ve decided that I would give ombre dyeing a shot.  It didn’t go too badly with these small strips of silk.

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Hanger covers, the alternative to destructive behavior

After my software’s fourth crash of the day, I realized that I had the choice of either shoving my fist through my monitor or stepping away from the computer and making something with my hands. Since I don’t have the … Continue reading

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