Saturday, March 31, 2012

Patching up an old patchwork star quilt

I scored this bitchin' star inspired quilt from my favorite gal pal.It had a few holes so I have been adding diamond patches ,hand sewing is a pain in the ass but it sure is worth it.Aint it pretty?!

still carvin' it up!

I have carved a few more stamps to match my turkish inspired blocks , I have yet to lay them down on fabric but that day will come soon enough.I am taking it slow and steady , mentally laying out my next pattern.Who knows what I will come up with next , oh open possibilities.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

fabulous feathery leaves

The stamps I carved created a wonderful round pattern , it almost reminds me of a Hawaiian quilt designs the way that the leaves create a patch pattern like an old fashioned quilt.I want to create blankets that are simple and beautiful with that handmade one of kind quality that will last for generations.

i just keep printing and i cant stop!

My indoor close line is brightening up the corner of my living room / art studio / parlor / library
I thought I had completed these two panels in red , but I had some great input from a friend and went back in with a couple of orange tones , and I might even add more yellow.

Friday, March 9, 2012

printing attempt #2

And above is a halfway finished panel , I thought I was going to keep it simple but,but I cant stop
This is my second attempt and I am slowly getting the hang of it . There are a couple of snafoo's but I think it looks pretty swell so far .

Thursday, March 8, 2012

block printing and hanging out to dry

I thought I was done but decided to add some yellow accents , doesnt it look smashing!
I had no idea how this was going to turn out . My lines are super wonky , but poo it worked!

project fabric design underway

I took my first baby steps today and started handprinting on fabric with stamps I carved with my very own paws. Of course my measurements are haphazard ,with wonky lines that I improvised with yarn bits ,its imperfections adds to the handmade element right?Now that I have printed my design in red I am waiting for it to dry so I can go back over parts of it with black , creating a super groovy 3D looking overlap .Then the next step is to figure out what pattern I want to create with the black .I am so excited!This project is turning out so cool and fun to do.I have a feeling this is only the beginning of my fabric printing obsession.

Black and Red all over

I have finished carving the second block . It turned out so much cooler than I hoped . Next step printing on fabric .

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

lovely flower block

brain storming

My newest block prints inspired by Turkish design motifs
I am going to try to print on cotton material . If it works
out I want to make quilts out of the material . I am half
way done with the block design duo so we shall see how well it all works out .

I'm an art addict

These rubber blocks are
so easy to carve its like
cutting through butta'!
And with a variety of
printing inks you can
overlap and double
print to create depth
and create highlights
My newest curiosity
is block printing on

love it up !


Carve it UP ! Block Printing

My newest craft obsession
block printing is so easy
and addictive

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oxford , UK

Words of inspiration in Headington
"My weapon of mass destruction"

Athens , Greece

Praying hands coming down from the sky in Athens

Cairo , Egypt

An Egyptian woman walking graffiti screaming "REVOLUTION" painted on the walls outside the American University of Tahrir Square in Cairo . For more amazing photos go to Al-Akhbar english

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fractured yarn ball light fixture

all you need is a load of fabric stiffener or glue diluted with water and a ball of sorts and some yarn get your fingers gluey and let dry for 24 hours
my newest craft project the infamous yarn light fixture . it was super easy to make the only hard part was letting it sit for 24 hours i was so excited to finish is a diy website with easy steps