TEXTILE

Summer Forever

According to Oscar Wilde, “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”  I have seen a few autumn leaves fall like summer tears.  But, if it looks like summer and it feels like summer, then let’s just call it what it is.  At least for today. I...

Lyrics: Soul Vitamins

Life is the lyrics.  Last month I sat at a graduation ceremony as students unleashed a heartfelt version of The Head and the Hearts’ Rivers & Roads.   This one song was like a trigger firing off tears. A year from now we’ll all be gone All our friends...

Brave Hearts

Dear Brave Hearts, These are the days. I want to send you an ounce of courage and a slice of bravery.  Not the version of BRAVE with capital letters (that is just arrogant); just a regular ol’ ordinary cup of soulful brave.  The authentic lower-case brave.  When...

Moose Sweatshirt

Today’s project: a collaborative effort on a Father’s Day gift for my dad.  I started with a sweatshirt and a piece of cardboard which I inserted between the sweatshirt layers.  The key ingredient is the magic of the Clorax gel bleach pen.  I used a 3D...

Free Bird

“Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn’t mean only artistic creativity, although that’s part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.”...

Bleach Pen T-shirt

I made an airplane design on a t-shirt using a Clorox gel bleach pen back on Valentine’s Day and I described the process here on the blog.  After seeing an adorable swirly pattern on a yoga shirt I was inspired to pull the bleach pen out again.  Once I assembled...

Fabric Transfers

“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.”  ~Shanna LaFleur Tonight I am working with Elleri to create birthday gifts for an adored friend from her dance company.  She is applying acrylic jewels with fabric glue creating words and...

No Sew Fabric Flowers

With some linen fabric scraps I played with my glue gun, iron, and buttons to make my very own fabric flowers.  I read a few tutorials online but discovered this one Flat Folded Rosettes & A Lamp Shade – Shanty 2 Chic which seemed easiest (thank you Shanty 2...

DIY Candle Stick Frame & Textile Photo

I made a few more frames using my candle sticks, finials and other wooden pieces.  For this project I used an antique photo of my grandmother, grandfather and their dog. I made a few of these frames last week describing the process.  Today I am playing with...

Bleach Pen Magic and Love Mix

Preparing for a lovely day… I encouraged the girls to join me in making Valentine cards for their friends but they balked and I am a tiny bit crushed.  We are collaborating on something big for 2.14 though.  I was perplexed on a meaningful and thoughtful gift...

Screen Printing!

Last year I purchased the Custom Silk Screen Kit from Hobby Lobby.   Tonight I opened the kit for the first time and read the simple instructions to create a screen print t-shirt. I found mine online at http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=184900. Its...