Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Beautiful Paris Fabric Finds!

These are incredibly delicious fabrics I brought home from Tissus Reine in Paris, one of many stores for exquisite fabric shopping located in Montmartre (just below Sacre Coeur).  I had an amazing shopping experience that was almost too much to take in.  

The colorful upholstery fabric was used to recover the stunning chair (photographed below) that was on display at the store.  Even the fabric stripes align beautifully!  

The darker fabric (a polyester-like suede over netting) will make a stunning jacket -- once the right pattern is found.  I'm really looking forward to working with these beautiful fabrics!   




Saturday, October 4, 2014

Traveling Art - The Piece that Journeyed with Us!


This piece went to Europe and back too!  There are two stitched skylines in it: one of Paris and the other is of Prague.

Before finishing it, everyone pictured will be signing the piece.  I'm undecided on the pen to use for signing though it will definitely be black ink of some sort.

Beyond that, I'll collage a frame-like border for the piece using our 'Paris Picnic' blanket fabric that I brought home as a souvenir plus some other fabric finds from our trip.  ('Paris Picnic' was a neat service of having a picnic dropped off to us that included all the fixings for an elegant and memorable picnic.  We thoroughly enjoyed it!)  The final touch to complete this piece will be framing it under glass.

This post also linked to http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Magazine!

Check out the new magazine from Laura Kemshell at the following link...great quality!

http://issuu.com/laurakemshall/docs/throughourhandsmagazineissue2aug201/1?e=3297033/8971120

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Graffiti Art!

There is some absolutely amazing graffiti art to be found in totally unexpected places!

I was in San Francisco yesterday and found some neat art work on the wall of a building facing a parking lot.  That decorated wall was obscured from street view by fencing and an over-sized dumpster, and it included these owls.  The owls are the size of a tall man, and they are just awesome!