Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Smitten by the Loft Design of Jimmy Schonning

I'm finding myself hooked by loft design lately. If you are intrigued, clear 30 minutes from your schedule and check out the gallery on the Swedish designer Jimmy Schonning's website. Exquisite!! It's described as "synergy between theater, song, visual arts and design." I say -- Yes Please!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Little Valentine's Day Needle Work

Happy Valentine's Day!

This year I had decided to make something for my adult children to use in their homes. But, what to do? Poking around my studio for some inspiration, I came across vintage napkins with needlework borders. I had recently purchased these with the idea of further embellishing them and creating pillows. Yes! This would be the perfect project for Valentine's Day. I started out with 2 of the napkins and outlined each with an image from my Fanciful Felties book by mummysam. One is a fox which resembles Poppy, A & L's pup, and the other an English cottage for J & B who live in a cute little hillside house with a lovely view. The back sides of each pillow are graphic fabrics that coordinate with the colors in each of their homes. How about you? Did you create any Valentine's gifts this year?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Natural Ice Sculptures in Toronto

Outstanding images of natural ice sculptures on the Toronto waterfront can be seen here. Almost makes me want to hop in my car and drive on up there. Beautiful!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Felt Bird project

For Christmas my artist daughter Jess gave me the book Fanciful Felting from mummysam. I've been working on this cute little British milkman bird. Here it is with some of the main sections embroidered. It is close to being completed now and when it is, I'll post it here. What are you working on these days?