Thursday, May 18, 2017

It’s a Teesha Rainbow - ORANGE

I’m participating in a series of swaps for Teesha Moore inspired patches with a rainbow colour. Orange is the second swap and we made 2 patches for our partners.
For my first patch I used a batik scrap with a cat, because my swap partner Jenny likes cats. I just quilted the outline of the cat and decorated the patch with some herringbone stitches. I used a running stitch for the border.
Jenny also likes crochet, so I crocheted a lizard and appliqued it to this striped fabric. I quilted the patch with a few rows of cross stitches. For the border I used a lot of French knots. I used this pattern to crochet the lizard.
And these are the patches I received for the first 2 Rainbow swaps. The red patches are made by Carol from Australia. The oranges patches are made by our swaphost Naomi from the USA.
Just click the photos to take a closer look at these patches.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 16-20 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered books. This is just a simple drawing with markers on an acrylic background.
16 Architecture
Prompt 17 was not so easy, I only knew I wanted to use this zebra in my spread. It took me some time to see it was a zebrapad, which is Dutch for crosswalk or zebra crossing.
17 Zebra
I drew these circles with markers on an acrylic background. My daughter told me this would be a nice fabric and I think she’s right!
18 Circles
This spread was inspired by the four-letter words spread I made last year. It was not easy to find so many different three-letter words!
19 Text or texture
Today I finished prompt 20. I used the playing cards of an incomplete set of cards.
20 Playing card
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Maybelle Garden update

Last week I attached the last squares to my Maybelle Garden blanket. My husband was holding it for me, so I could take a photo.
Now all it needs is a border. I’m going to use one from this book, instead of the border from the original Maybelle blanket.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 11-15 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered books. I made a collage of prompt 11 and 12.
11 Darkness & 12 Light
I drew prompt 13 with a marker and coloured it in pencil. The drawing was inspired by this video.
13 Pencil
For prompt 14 I choose the lyrics of a mantra. The Ganesha sticker was a gift from my yoga teacher, he bought it in India a few years ago.
14 Lyrics
And for prompt 15 I made a collage on an acrylic background.
15 Chevron
The index card is only attached at the left side, so there’s something to see at the backside too.
15 Chevron
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Monday, April 24, 2017

It’s a Teesha Rainbow - RED

I’m participating in a series of swaps for Teesha Moore inspired patches with a rainbow colour. Red is the first one and we made 2 patches for our partners.
I knew Betsy likes dotee dolls, a great excuse to appliqué one on a patch. 
For the second patch I used a Dutch fabric and decorated it with beads. Betsy was very happy with her patches!
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter eggs

I crocheted 23 Easter eggs for my bowl with a bonbon yarn set. It had 8 colours, 10 grams/35 meter each and I used it until the very last bit.
 I started with this free pattern, but also created a lot of striped eggs. 
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 8-10 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered book Rooie. Prompt 8 reminded me of an origami kimono, but I just used origami in 2 prompts so I wanted to do something different. Luckily I remembered the pretty stamp I've got from Hideko, so that was my starting point. I used acrylic paint and a Sharpie to decorate my spread.
8 Kimono
For prompt 9 I cut freehand squares and rectangles from my stash of wallpaper and made a collage. The next day I added the magazine clippings.
9 Wallpaper
Prompt 10 made me think about which list of ten favorites I would use. Then I decided to mix my list into another list of ten favorites.
10 Ten favorites
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