Saturday, March 31, 2012

Working with metal and other stuff

My mind is running full tilt with so many ideas that I haven’t really been able to do much finished work; I’ve been going in circles it seems.  I have done a lot of experimenting though.

First with metal:  I made a couple spinner necklaces based on a lesson  in Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet by Mary Hettmansperger.  I didn’t have all of the  equipment or materials so I worked with what I had on hand.  The photos are fuzzy but you can get the idea anyway…

remembering dad necklace watch part necklace

Then with fabric:  I’ve been working on a quilt project over on Craftsy.com.  This one is my favorite so far.

march red

And I’ve done a little more experimenting with painting on fusible.  The gull in this was painted on fusible, then stitched to the background fabric.

finish 

And finally, I decided I need to do a Prayer Flag, praying that my mind will stop spinning and land on something to focus on… The flag says Dream but along the side it also says “Then DO, only you can make your dreams come true.”

prayer flag 1

Along the way I did some sketching too but I haven’t bothered to scan those so I can’t show you.  Trust that I am working,  just not focusing.  Guess my muse decided she needed some variety, she was getting bored.  Hopefully, the focus will come and I’ll get back to regular work and regular blogging.