Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creative Clothing Club

Diana, our wonderful leader of the Creative Clothing Club celebrated her 90th birthday.

Leslie Littell, our speaker who teaches Theater at Oakland University shared her beautiful designs and talked about theater costume production.

Karen shared her fantastic lockerhooked rug from 1 1/4" strips with a six inch crochet hook with cotton yarn in its eye.
Jan made some creative bibs:
Gail made more zippers for our anniversary celebration next month:
They are going to give every guest one of these zipper pins.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Folded Book Wedding Theme

The Plymouth Library had a wonderful Papercrafting workshop and one of things we learnt is how to make a folded book. They generously provided books, papers and embellishments for us to use. I added some of my own and also used my daughter's wedding photos to highlight the book. The last photo is the front of the book. I also cut birds like folded paperdolls and are on top of the pages above the photos. Lesley suggested I punch holes in the side of the book and tie it with ribbons to stand up the folded pages . I love how it turned out!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Op Art x Five

A combined challenge for the Fast Friday Group to use Line and Color and the Creative Seasons Group to use Five.

I found an intriguing picture on pinterest which led to this project of op art in the style of Bridget Riley.

I drew around my hand, added curved lines and text to describe me in my hand portrait. I wanted to use a red and yellow fabric to show my hot flashes.

I drew it out several times with a permanent marker. Then, I printed out my drawing on Extravaganza and layered it on top. Turns out the sheer printed fabric had a blue tint because the red fabric underneath appears purple!

Annual Resolution!

Abstract Challenge theme: Movement.

Designed in Make the Cut software, and cut with an electronic cutter.

Paper Napkin appliqué, free motion quilted
12”x 15”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fiber show

This beautiful quilt is made with  metal popcans by Susan. We were going to have a fibergroup meeting but went on  a field trip on this unusually warm March day to pick up silk paper and other treasures instead .

We also stopped at the Scrapbox and saw the lovely Ann Arbor Fiberarts exhibit in Chelsea .

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dyed Eggs

Nancy shared her technique of using beeswax and candles to create designs on eggs with many ASG members. We dipped them in different colored dyes each time we added a new design . We then heated the beeswax and polished our eggs.
It was fun!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Recycled rug

I added some decorator fabric to the  center and some borders to an old rug and gave it new life!

Wedding Quilt

Here are some beautiful items made by my friend Veda for her daughter's wedding.
The wonderful quilt was made in a workshop at QU at the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild when Veda and her mom took my workshop..we had such a great time!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012