Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quilt - showcasing Children's artwork

This quilt has been in the works for several months now. I love to make memory quilts and specialty quilts.

I met with the directors of the YMCA to discuss the design, etc.
Then fabric squares were provided so that their students could get to work on the the artwork. WOW...they sure did a beautiful job. I think we see some future artists in these works.
We decided that black/white fabrics would work best around each piece of student art, as to showcase the beautiful colors. And also a black/white fabric for the back as well.
The finished product is 52" x 62"

The photograph was taken outside, the colors are even more vivid in "real person".

Hope they like it as much I do.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Aqua Corduroy Tote

Curdoroy is just one of those feel good kind of fabrics.
I remember the jumpers that my sisters and I wore, and the cord pants that were so popular in our teen years...awww the memories.

Love this tote:
The bright aqua bottom, handles, and lining are a perfect compliment to the flowered curdoroy fabric on this large tote.

Inside pockets, key fob and snap closure.

If interested...let me know :-)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Texas Longhorns

My daughter is going to the Texas Longhorn game in Austin at the end of the month....she has to go in style...you know :-)

Sooooooo.....I made her this FUN purse with matching ID wallet.

Click on the picture to see the center of the flower.........HOOK EM Horns!!!

Aqua/FROG tote

I just LOVE this fabric. I bought it a couple years ago. Some fabrics I sew up right away, others I seem to hold on to for a while because I just can't part with them. Weird...I know. But this is one of those.

I am so very pleased how it turned out. What a fun bag for just about anyone.
Big enough for a diaper bag too.

Very bright, colorful and toad-ally happy bag :-)



Peace...that has a nice sound to it...don't you think?

Have you ever wondered the history of the Peace Symbol?

Peace Symbol Created (1958): In 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom drew a circle with three lines inside, intending the design to be a symbol for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). The design incorporates a circle with the lines within it representing the simplified positions of two semaphore letters (the system of using flags to send information great distances, such as from ship to ship). The letters "N" and "D" were used to represent "nuclear disarmament." (The "N" is formed by a person holding a flag in each hand and then pointing them toward the ground at a 45 degree angle. The "D" is formed by holding one flag straight down and one straight up.)

Holtom finished his design on February 21, 1958 and the design was then first introduced to the public at a DAC march on April 4. The symbol quickly spread. In Britain, the symbol became the emblem for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), thus causing the design to become synonymous with nuclear disarmament. In 1960, the symbol migrated to the United States and began to be used as a symbol for the peace movement.

Click on the picture to see the fabric....these Cell phone purses can also be used for camera, Ipod or just about anything else you can think of.

If interested.....convo me :-)