As you know, Carol and I are hosting a blog hop to celebrate the release of our book, Playful Fabric Printing. Today’s post is a Round Up of each participant on the hop, with stories of how we met, why we chose each person to participate with links to their websites and social media hubs. I highlight fourContinue reading “Round Up: Playful Fabric Printing Blog Hop”
Tag Archives: Craft Napa
Kitting, playfully. A secret revealed.
I have a secret to start talking about! I am working to release a line of stamps, stencils and Thermofax screens, all designed to coordinate and print interactively with one another (of course each tool can be used on its own too, which when you think of it-exponentially helps to print a huge and varied stash). AsContinue reading “Kitting, playfully. A secret revealed.”
Make no mistake, I love keeping a journal. I have years worth of journals, some with spines broken, some half filled, some with every page painted. I keep no specific rules about my journals, if I don’t like a drawing or spread, I feel no compunction to keeping it for posterity or the ability toContinue reading “Inspired Journaling”
Stitches pile up, life and CraftNAPA: an update
It has been more than 2 weeks since returning from the magical event called Craft NAPA. I feel blessed to have participated. I stood among friends, watched their connection to one another, ate chocolate covered strawberries and drank deep cups of coffee while also teaching and meeting new friends. This is the view from Pokey’sContinue reading “Stitches pile up, life and CraftNAPA: an update”
Happy Holidays, all. May peace reside within each of us, this year, this day, this moment. Life is short. Let’s all enjoy every minute of it. We have just returned from a holiday visit with family. We ate great food. Lasagna, salads, bread. Ham with all the sides. Nuts, a cheese ball. Shrimps. Hugs, family,Continue reading “Loving Goodness”
Journaling with Fabric and Embroidery at Craft NAPA
As you can see from these photos of my class samples for Craft NAPA, the possibilities are exponential when Journaling with Fabric and Embroidery. The Gather your Sew-plies!! purse is a sewing chatelaine or purse that holds the essentials of what you will need to sew on the go. The purse is very small in size, making itContinue reading “Journaling with Fabric and Embroidery at Craft NAPA”
Craft NAPA 2016, soy wax, embroidery, small works!
We are blog hopping, and I certainly hope that you might jump over to every name on our hopping list and comment (list is at the bottom of this post). There are great prizes in store if you do, but you must comment! And! I am hoping you might consider registering at Craft NAPA and takeContinue reading “Craft NAPA 2016, soy wax, embroidery, small works!”
Progress and the peacock
The Peacock Quilt is coming along. It has made the demand of needing it’s own hand printed border, a mission for my creative week! Come check it out!
Soy Wax, Paint and Teaching: Craft Napa
I will be teaching, You Can’t Resist This, a soy wax resist and paint class at Craft Napa in coming January 7-9, and I would love for you to join me. In this class we will explore what resists mean, how to layer and build color stories that work with your chosen motifs, and weContinue reading “Soy Wax, Paint and Teaching: Craft Napa”
A year of returning.
Last year I was given a glimpse into identifying too closely with yourself through the making of art. I had not previously been forced to assess the role that making art had in my life or that it was so closely identified with how I think of myself as a person. I lost my abilityContinue reading “A year of returning.”