Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Look at these wonderful coasters made by Kathleen.  We have them for sale on the etsy site.  They are hand painted and fired by Kathleen.  Birds, Birds and more birds.  Lots more to come.  Just have to love them.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Michaela, all ears.
We haven't had all the grandchildren together in years.  This is one of my  Easter miracles.  Great picture of all of them.  Jesse, Ocean, Jackson, Michalea and Savhanna.

Michelle's yummy carrot cake..
Romeo the eater bunny's helper.  Ruby the corgi that raised Romeo.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm just about finished with the project.  I have added the felted bird and flower.  The background needs to be pasted down.  The scraps of fabric are being fixed to the edges of the canvas.  I'm getting there.  I still need to work on the eyes-not right yet.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I got the hair on the head.  The hair is an old scarf that I made several years ago.  Recycle, renew, reuse. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I'm working on my face--still needs a a lot of work.  I have lots of fine detail to do but I'm jpretty satisfied with my first try.  I still have to decide what I will do about her hair.
I took the day off yesterday from sewing, I spend the better part of the day with my friend Sharon.  We met several years ago when I was working part time at a fabric and sewing machine shop.  She taught classses on how to use the eight thread serger.  she  Had so much information on what could be done with the serger. 

I need to have more fun days--we need to take time for friends--life is short.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Today I decided to take a break from sewing.  I started this clay face .  I'm letting the clay dry and then I will begin painting her face.  I haven't had too much experience making faces but I thought I'd give it a try. to be a little more creative ---clay, felting(bird) and the cut out  dress, which on batting.   I still do not know what will happen to the background of the canvas.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

 A wonderful surprise.  My dear friend Kathy/Kathleen, and the other half of French Cupboard stopped by to drop off a birthday gift.  the beautiful mug she made along with the wonderful handmade tag.  It has been a week long celebration that ended perfectly with a personal delivery of my gift

A quote from the back of the mug.  "Don't dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be."

Dear Mom, I miss you so much.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday night at La Mission restaurant, more cake!
                                                                                                       Ray & Jean

Jackson 14, Ocean 13 and Michaela 12.  3 of my four grandchildren.

Christine, Jean and Nicole, Ocean's mom.

Michelle, Michaela's mom and Christine. Jackson's mom.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunday started my week long birthday celebrationS.  The pineapple upside down cake, my favorite was made my Michelle. 

The reason I say week long is because between the girls and a couple of good friends I have lots of HB festivities.  One a day all week long

Let the celebrations begin!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Christine's dolls just make me smile. 
 These pair were used for a new K. Flay music video.  They are marionette's.  What fun!

I love the Kat playing the bongos.                                                                      
This one is just too kool!

Friday, April 8, 2011

This a piece of fabric that I printed on.  I just love this girl.  I found the picture at a flea market last year.  Didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I purchased it knowing that at some time I would use it.   The cloth I used is 100% cotton.  A new shoulder purse is in the making for this particular piece. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

 New linen/cotton fabric. I just love fabric.

  Last week I took a trip to the local fabric shop, which I love.  This was my purchase!!   It is the only shop that carries really nice clothing fabric in our area. 

 I love the sun!  Woke up this morning with the sun streaming though the windows.  I am so fortunate to live in this beautiful part of California. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Found this fun fabric from Japan.  See my slide show to find out what a did with a piece of it.  I'm working on another project to use this fabric.
My granddaughter, Michaela loves anything Japanese.