...I finally made something besides a skully or a little greenie! Hot off the presses, here is my ship! Like the skulls, this guy is based on a lino print I carved last yearl and was created in the first place as an homage to my past life as a sailor (we're pretty sure my hubby was the bar maid). I had trouble with this one, and I can't quite tell if I'm done yet. But it feels good to branch out a little; I've been so busy creating things for the Big Crafty!
The stitching on the border was a total accident: I just didn't feel like doing all those little Us (but oh, how I love them). And I'm okay with the imperfections....
Up next, a dog-themed mini for an animal shelter benefit: this should be interesting!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I finally turned the skully embroidery into a mini quilt. I'm really liking it, although it might need a few more details: any suggestions? I've got a few more in the works, in various colors. I hope these guys represent some kind of acknowledgment/celebration for people (and maybe for myself): death is such a huge part of life, especially recently it seems. So I'll crank out a few more of these and then on to more linoleum... I promise.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I made the brown raspberry truffle mini for my mini quilt swap partner in The Netherlands, but the lemon truffle mini quilt (top) followed soon after. I just can't stop myself; this design is so much fun! I think I'll take a short break from sewing to see if I can't shake the truffle/kelpy thing... although my first plan was to make a lino print of just that! Oh well...