Sunday, March 17, 2013

My First Try at Polymer Clay

I decided I wanted to try polymer clay, and I wanted to make soft kitty.  So, here's soft kitty from Big Bang Theory, as well as some beads (pre-glaze)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bald Eagle Mini Art Quilt

I recently completed my first art quilt in my first art quilt swap. In returned, I received a beautiful art quilt of a manatee, which is my daughter's favorite animal. This prompted me to want to make another art quilt, but of one of my son's favorite animals, the bald eagle.

I found a neat printable on-line that had the body parts divided with what colors to use. I didn't want my bald eagle to be an exact replica, but I wanted it to be close, and  fun!  I love how the star fabrics are  light and dark, like day and night. And, as a bonus, I had everything already in my stash!   The loops for hanging was fabric I had, which coordinates with fabric used in the manatee quilt!

It measures about 15" wide by 13" high. 

Close up of the eagle:

 It was also my first time sewing things that small for something like this, as well as the detail of my machine going around the eagle. I chose to sew it after I put it together so the eagle is quilted on the back (the darker stars).  I used the invisible close on the last side to sew it up. I'm still getting the hang of that!  And, since what I had in the house was the heat resistant stuff you'd use in pot holders, etc, I used that instead of quilt, I guess in  a pinch I could use it.....*gasp!* NO!! just kidding Smiley

Thanks for looking!  PS, sorry they are posted the wrong way...they shouldn't be!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Anything Goes Tiny House Swap, Rd 2

I've recently participated in the Anything Goes Tiny House Swap on Craftster. You make a tiny house (4"x4"x4" or less) in any medium.

My partner requested a pincushion, and she likes whimsical.I had no idea how hard it was going to for me to try to sew such small details onto a 3D tiny house, so I ended up mixing crochet and sewing and this is what I came up with (not my best pictures, sorry):

And, in return, my partner created an "A-Frame" house for me: