Thursday, December 1, 2022

Countdown to Christmas/ Advent Calender

Embellished this Countdown to Christmas with 3 simple surprises for my 3 grandkids .

Each day they can peek in the cubby for fun treats.

 I filled each cubby with  stickers, cat pins, stamps, ornaments and small treasures.

Hope they look forward to it daily enjoy them!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Autumn Tornado

"Autumn Tornado " has been selected as for the SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces: Wind exhibition. I made this quilt for my grandson who is fascinated by Tornadoes. The yarn was hand couched and has a lot of beads. The leaves were  cut out of a sheer ribbon using a heat tool. Love the texture in the quilt. 29x21"

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Memorial ornaments

Ornaments made with his own clothes and buttons, designed in software, printed on fabric, applique, machine embroidery

Friday, September 23, 2022



Thursday, September 8, 2022

My quilt, Keys To The Nation in the Inspired By the Nation's Capital by Donna DeSoto


Keys To The Nation

The Washington DC skyline was combined with a key in Make The Cut software. It was cut out by an electronic cutter and both the positive and negative designs were appliqued in the quilt. The positives and negatives that happen in DC affects the rest of the nation. The USA map has Zentangle designs with Pigma pens


Materials: Buttons, cottons, net, sheers, ribbons, trims

This is one of 103 quilts, 24" square, in Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto's newest book, "Inspired by the Nation's Capital" published by Schiffer  will be available everywhere books are sold on September 27.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022


Positive Negative Cupid

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Embossed fabric with stamps

Embossed Rayon Velvet with a  misted stamp and iron, cut a heart and machine embroidered and the fabric postcards

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Fruit Fabric Postcard swap

Embossed and, inked plain tan fabric to create woodgrain fabric. Used a transparancy for the bottle glass and cut fabric fruit

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Embossed and inked fabric

Embossed and inked a plain tan fabric for a background for a fruit theme postcard swap. However, my emphasis seems to be more on dessert with a little fruit on top!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Emboss and ink

Embossed and inked fabric background, positive and negative images for a food theme postcard swap

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sewing basket

Embossed fabric background, foil thread and needle

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Silhouette fabric postcard

Added an aluminum can sun to a silhouette fabric postcard

Monday, August 8, 2022

Embossed/ debossed foil and fabric Beetle

 Debossed foil fireworks,
 fabric VW Beetle with opalescent windows at top.
embossed foil beetle at bottom. 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Embossed and sanded black Aluminum

Embossed and sanded black Aluminum postcard. The roof is the back of the black aluminum.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Another embossed and sewn aluminum can

Embossed another aluminum can, sewed it to peltex for a fabric postcard and added the ballerina to the center

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Embossing an Aluminum can

Cut and embossed an Aluminum can.Will sew it in a postcard tomorrow

Monday, August 1, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Debossed vs Embossed Peltex

Debossed synthetic on left. Embossed Peltex and metallic gilding polish on the right

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

net earrings, heat tool

Earrings made with 4 layers of net per leaf  and a  heat tool

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Stone, metal flowers, net and Heat tool

Traced around a stone and metal flower with the heat tools, then several layers of net and shapes to create new flowers

Monday, July 18, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Paper, Soldering Iron, Holes!


Finally learnt how to staple a quilt to a canvas to finish my project.

I sewed the quilt onto a perfect cotton background, then stapled it to a canvas. 

The quilt was made previously by using the heat tool to burn holes on Yupo paper. 

The colors were added with alcohol inks. I also added net and paper to complete the quilt.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Organza tree

Traced around the metal tree on the left over 3 layers of organza with a heat tool. Another quick silhouette project...liked using 3 black organza layers. The tree is about 8 inches tall.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Net Waves, heat tool

Cut 2 layers of net of a wave thin metal die with a heat tool and included it in an ATC