Friday, September 3, 2010

Singingwoods Giveaway

Helen Simon's Lampwork Rose Bead

I've just found the most wonderful blog that's chock-full of beautiful jewelry, gorgeous lampwork beads, charms, and some of the most adorable fairies you've ever seen!!! Janet has put together a really fun blog that you don't want to miss!

Visit Janet at her Singingwoods Blog to enter to win Helen Simon's gorgeous lampwork rose bead, shown above, and an assortment of beautiful charms and beads. Hurry, time's running out to enter to win this amazingly generous giveaway!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

CQMagOnline Article: Painted Backgrounds

The dragonfly below is from the Painted Backgrounds article in the October 2009 issue of CQMagOnline, featuring painted or dyed backgrounds for use in crazy quilting, or other applications.

The dragonfly and the background are painted on Dupioni silk.

The article includes techniques for dying silk ribbon, lace, embroidery threads, fabrics, etc., without getting undesirable muddy or brown areas.

This Dupioni silk "background" was dyed with OzeCraft fabric dyes.
Dupioni silk fabric, and silk ribbon, dyed with OzeCraft fabric dyes.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mermaid for Kathy

Kathy's Mermaid
My part of our "Mermaid's Tale Round Robin"

Mermaid's Treasure Chest from our "Mermaid's Tale Round Robin"