Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Christmas in July 2015 blogposts

June 30

I decided that for CIJ this year I would do a theme.  My theme is attached to this saying by Harlan Miller :

« I wish we could put some of the christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month ».

Can you guess the theme?  Gifts in a jar J  It will ba all about gifts / activities / food in a jar and some printables to go with them.  Pinterest is a great source for gifts in a jar ideas.

Enjoy Christmas in July 2015

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Mixed media on canvas

Used a canvas I had done a painting which I did not like.  covered it with gesso and made this...

Monday, 4 May 2015

Mixed-media spring

I only like the flowers and the butterfly... might have to rework it

Monday, 27 April 2015

Another mixed media art - Fall colors

Fall colors.... with quotes from my favorite movie 'You've got mail'

Semi tutorial for my popsicle ornaments

I've been working on my ornaments for Christmas 2015 and I took some pictures along the way. Since I had no pattern I drew one freehand.
Here are the supplies that are needed.
1- Draw on a piece of paper your popsicle.  Cut out the felt popsicle (2).  Sew a straight line in the middle (put in a ribbon right away before sewing)

2 - Embroider the eyes and mouth.  Can be felt circles that are glued or beads also
3 - put in buttons ... I used 'brads' from the dollar store.
4- Embroider (or sew) around the popsicles leaving the bottoms open.
5 - Stuff, insert popsicle sticks and glue bottom with hot glue gun.
6 - Sew the hats and hot glue them to the popsicle head.  Add a felt carrot for nose (hot glue)
7 - Use a paperclip and bend to make some earmuffs.  glue miniature pompoms on the ears.
8 - using a pink highlighter, put in some cheeks color.
9 - add a scarf.

Mixed media art

Have been looking at mixed media art on youtube and on the internet and decided to try it out.
Not bad for a 1st time

I used acrylic paint and water, oil pastels, cut outs, modpodge, gesso et voila!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

2015 Christmas ornament for friends

Got my 1st one done!  no pattern but I'm quite pleased with it. Now to do the other ones...

Friday, 27 March 2015

Yoga socks

1st pair of yoga socks I make without a pattern... a little trouble with the cuff but they are fine now.
Used up left-over cotton-wool

Sunday, 15 March 2015

piano scarf

This is what I'm working on these days.  Wanted to do it for my cousin's 50th bday but started too late.  He will get it for Christmas instead :)

Here's the end result: