Thursday, October 27, 2016

Creative 2 & 1 Workshop

Karen and I are ready for the next 3 days of creative and inspiring teaching. Can't wait for the fun to begin!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Blog Hop : Black Cat

BLACK CAT  {Click here for the pattern}

- two 10" x 15" pieces of fabric for cat (wool works great, switch it up and use a texture)
- a tiny scrap of red wool for the nose, and gold for the eyes
- tan floss
- stuffing
- 3-5 walnuts, orange acrylic paint and a black marker to make the swag the cat holds

- place the two pieces of fabric right sides together and trace the pattern for the body and the arms.
- sew on the traced line leaving an opening to turn right side out. Clip, trim and turn right side out
- stuff the cat, sew opening closed
- stuff the arms, close the top with a gathering stitch, and attach to the body where indicated by the dots on the pattern.
- cut out the nose and two circles for eyes, sew them in place with a whip stitch. Using the tan floss, back stitch the line down from the nose and the mouth.
- use the black marker and make the center dot on the eyes, or stitch them with black floss.
- for the swag, paint 3-5 walnuts orange, then using the black marker draw a jack o lantern face on each one. Drill small holes through the walnuts near the top, using the floss string them onto a branch, wire or wrap a pipe cleaner.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Texas Workshop

Got so wrapped up in getting ready for next weeks workshop, I forgot to post the last photos from TX. Had a wonderful time and everyone was more than willing to try new things. Have some great starts to the pieces they are working on, can't wait to see them finished!

Friday, October 14, 2016

More from Dallas

More wonderful pieces from my hostess and from class yesterday. Having a great time, and seeing wonderful things happening. Will finish up today with the final post on the weekend.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dallas Workshop

I arrived in Dallas last night, and started classes today. My wonderful hostess has lots of great rugs, I will be sharing more.