Monday, January 30, 2012

Marbling with Shaving Cream

had a fun time this past sunday
showing people at A Notion to Quilt
how to marble fabric with shaving cream
and paint.
the only mishap was that the shaving cream wouldn't foam up.
Yikes!
thank goodness for understanding students who
went "shopping" while I darted off to the nearest store for more shaving cream.
Barbasol is the brand to go with.





Friday, January 20, 2012

New Studio at Home

the move from my great studio in town was harder then I had anticipated.
although
working from home again has been lovely.
when I left for town 2 years ago, I gave my home studio space to my husband,
convinced him to move up from the basement.
and gave the unfinished basement to our adolescent boys.

I simply couldn't ask for it back.
so I took over the dinning room.
and if truth be told, I love it.
it is wide open and glorious.

during the day, it is all mine.
in the evening it is still all mine,
but I get to work in the company of my family.
as they walk back and forth between the kitchen and their rooms
they stop to say hi, converse and hug

the sewing area is in the basement with the boys.
they gave me a wall and shelf space.
this is all suppose to be temporary,
until we can build an out building later on in the year.
but if truth be told,
i am loving it just where i am.

Textile Paints 
Thread
Unpacking
A project for the book