Sunday, November 24, 2013

Army Coat Project

   A work in process, an old Army coat, a pair of scissors, and my cat, Buster, waiting to see what all the fuss is about.

   A few cuts, and then more cuts, trimming and.......

           lining and labels, along with buttons.

    What is this fabulous old wool coat going to evolve into?   At this point I have no idea...the possibilities are endless.  So, I washed it all, folded it and stashed it on the shelf for now.

    Here it is all clean and ready for transformation.   Wish me luck.     

        I am going to be working in the studio, and not blogging as much.  Once a week, maybe for a while.  I was able to finish 3 paintings, one wall hanging, and a pretty batik table runner this past time taken to blog.     Hope you are doing well, and enjoying the days as they come and go!

                              Smile On!   !(*-*)!    Audrey

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Refrigerator Art Extravaganza!!

     Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I was given some cast off magnet calendars.  They sat in the studio, in a cupboard.  One day, I pulled them out, and started to cut the magnets into a leaf form.  Organic, delightful leaves.  It was a good day.  Then, I headed to the kitchen (not to cook!) but, to create a display on the frig.  Refrigerator fun!

                                                              A magical day of Art Play!

         I hope your day is magical, too!!     Smile On!       (*.*)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quilted Blue Dress

     I've been in the studio sewing up some different projects, the last couple of weeks.  This one is a wall hanging project, it measures about 31" x 37".   I used a dress I had made for Maggie, my daughter, when she was about 2 years old.  That was back in 1977.  I embroidered on it, also. 

    The embroidered quote is something I made back in 1975, and came across it again in storage.  I thought it would work nicely on this piece, and let it out, to once again see day light.

    It brings back very good memories of my happy little curly headed brown eyed daughter!!   In the spring I will display it in the back porch along with all the "spring-like" things, I have collected.

      Thanks for stopping by today!!   Smile On!   (*.*)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Batik Sewing Kit

   This is a sewing kit I made from some scraps of Batik squares I had left over from the quilt project I blogged about a while ago.  Such pretty material I just knew it had to BE something. 

    I purchased a pair of those folding scissors, and made a nice little needle holder for it, too!
        Add a spool of thread and I am ready for Quilt Guild.   Well, not today...I am off to the studio to see what adventures await for me there!

                   Smile On!      (*.*)   Audrey

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rusty Fabric Art

      Good Morning!  This is a quilted piece of muslin that I stained with scraps of metal.  I placed the metal on the fabric, and saturated it with water and vinegar. Using some discarded bricks I weighed the fabric down and let it sit for 24 hours.  There was enough fabric to do another one as well.

     On this one I cut and pieced it together, and added quite alot of stitching to create some textured affects to the fabric.  Also the angles of the piece added a nice touch to the composition of it. 

    They are both accented with a different fabric for the binding.  The pieces pull the viewer in to get a closer look at the surface of them.  Absolutely yummy colors were accomplished using that old rusty metal, and a splash of vinegar.  

          Hope you Wednesday is a Wonder!!      (*.*)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cross Stitch Project Finished! it is...done.   The re purposed tablecloth measures about 24" x 36", not including the frame.

     I've decided to call it "The Russian Tea"....sounds rather exotic, don't you think?   Hope your Monday is going well.  I am going to have a hot cup of tea, sometime today.  And venture into some more art thoughts and see where they take me.  

                                                  Smile On!     (*.*)   Audrey