Tuesday, November 30, 2010


It is some time ago since my last blog post, but I have been busy. The last week I made approximately 30 atc's. Don't worry, I am not going to show all of them here, only a few examples :-):

As you see, they all have birds on them. That is because Atc's For All had a bird-a-thon this weekend.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

paper piecing

And here is number 3 of the paper piecing. Again the same fabric has been used in a different setting. One more to go before it is time to go to the next step.
I admit progress is slow, but in the mean time I have been working on zentangle christmas cards. I don't want to show them here, because then there will be no surprise for the receivers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Last couple of days I did not see much fabric. Most of my free time I was playing with pigma pens and creating zentangles. Here are some of the atc's I made:

I guess I have found the theme I will be using for my Christmas cards this year LOL. This technique is addicting.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

journal quilt

I realised that I had not yet shown my journal quilt for October. When I was working on my red pebble quilt I really liked that design so much, that I desided to use it more often and what better opportunity for that month's journal quilt :-). Again I used raw silk, black batik and red hand dyed fabric.

Monday, November 08, 2010

PP progress

Progress is on the paper pieced quilts is going slowly. Two of them are quilted and hand stitched to stretched canvas. Each quilt is 10"x10" (25x25 cm) while the canvas is 16"x16" (40x40 cm). Here are there pictures:

Two done, means two still to work on. When all four are stitched to the canvas I will start the next step in this process.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

new workshops

As you can see, I have redesigned the lay-out of my blog and added some extra pages. New workshops - both on-line as well in my studio - will be added on a regular base.
Please contact me if you are interested, or if you have special requests regarding workshops.

Friday, November 05, 2010

design a moose

On AFA is a swap going on called 'design a moose' with a holiday theme. This theme gave me rather some problems as I could not find an interesting holiday. Till I came across this site on which they mention the most bizar American holidays. For the first set I used the holidays: November 10 - Forget me not day, October 4 - National golf day and January 15 - hat day.
For the second set I used: December 7 - Cotton candy day, March 14 - Potato chip day and August 3 - National watermelon day.
With holidays like this I can play :-). All atc's are made using collaged papers, water color, prisma pen and oil pastels.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

mail art

Mail art was unknown to me till I received an email from Lenna Andrews. It sounded like fun so I decided to join this swap. If you want to, there is still room for more participants :-)
With this type of art you can work on existing envelopes, but I decided to make my own. For this I used - bought - hand made paper for the outside and a page from my newspaper for the inside. I had opened an envelope and traced the outlines on the paper. With Bondaweb I fused these together.
Next step was to fold the (thick) paper and I used a gluestick to close the sides. Making envelopes is very easy I discovered and I am tempted to do this more often. Think for instance Christmas cards :-)
I had typed Lenna's address in a Word file, using different fonts in different sizes and colors. Printed these out and cut the adress in an irregular shape. This I fused on to the envelop.
Now the fun begins: stamping. I used some bubble wrap, a kitchin thingie, insulation tube and also some bought stamps. The paints were different colors Lumiere. This is how the front of the envelope looks like:

And this is the back:
Now I only have to add my address on it and they can go into the mail.