Saturday, October 09, 2021

Mug Rug Blog Hop

 I Love Love Love Mug Rugs.

To me each Mug Rug is a piece of art. They are small quilts, Great way to learn quilting .But most of all they are such personal , awesome gifts to give with a matching mug!!


Read more and sign up !!! Go to

https://createinthesticks.blogspot.com/2021/09/no-ring-november-mug-rug-blog-hop-sign.html


Sunday, August 01, 2021

Yeppers I am hanging in there !!

The weather man is saying for here in NC,Next week will only be in the 70's to low 80's for our high, But we all know this forecast can change in a second !

I am trying my hand at Water Color painting,

 I am learning to use a lot of different, Techniques.

 I have no idea what they are,

Water Crayons, Gelato. Paper all kinds of different kinds of paper, 

I did learn to stick with one or two teachers, Because every one has different tools they use some use big time $$ , I am far from that.I like the teachers that say for those who are just Beginning  use so and so,. That helps keep the price down....Sharing my first 3 water colors, Please remember I am brand new to all this, My style that I want to learn is whimsical, fresh, pastel colors, When you look at it ,it makes you smile..I know it will take time and a whole lot of practice , which I am trying to do every day

My First One ,Using water color paints

My Second One, Love Birds,I used water crayons, I need to really practice using these to get the softer look I want:This is my first time using the water crayons, That is so cool to use,
 I want to do the Love birds again Because I am now seeing I need softer lines, more shadowing work more with the back ground, Just knowing I can see this, shows I am learning TaDa~
My Third: It is called "A Quirky Bird" I am Taking a class by https://www.willowing.org Used water colors
"Quirky Bird" I did in water colors.
I am on purpose  showing my New Adventure ,because I always think what ever I create is not good enough, I am determined to get pass that!  

Saturday, July 17, 2021

WOW Some New to do with Vintage Linens

 I have to share this with you all, Several years ago I bought on eBay, Vintage Hand sewn . embroidered

Tea Towels, I say from 1930's 1940's. I was using them to create my doll aprons, 

Like I did with this doll here, She sold. I actually missed the Vintage Tea Towel.

Wondered if the buyer appreciated the Vintage ,hand appliqued and hand stitched Tea Towel,

I always Place on any of my creations, all the info of the creation.



 I have several of the Tea Towels left over, Since we have moved from FL to NC,

I have been using the Tea Towels, But I really want to preserve them, I came across this web site:

https://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/15-cute-ways-to-repurpose-vintage-linens/

She has some great idea's !!
 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Let's find out what Shou Sugi Ban is !!

 

Shou Sugi Ban

How to burn scrap wood and add colour to your wall hanging using Shou Sugi Ban. 

UniqueCreationsByAnita.com

I am in Love with  "Shou Sugi Ban"

Anita Holland of

Unique Creations By Anita

is a self taught DIY and Craft Fanatic,

The above picture is Multi-coloured Wood Wall Hanging 

Anita has created using the Shou Sugi Ban Style,

What is Shou Sugi Ban?

Originating in 18th century Japan, Shou sugi ban is a particularly striking method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. Traditionally, this practice is used with Japanese cedar in order to weatherproof it. The wood is burned until the surface is charred, and then coated with natural oil. The result is a scorched finish with a magnificent charcoal black colour. The surface of the wood can take on a crackled or alligator skin look depending on the wood species and the burning intensity. Traditionalist utilizes only Cryptomeria japonica or Japanese cedar because it can take the heat for a deep burn resulting in pest, rot, and fire-resistant as well as becoming a natural water repellent and sun shield.

 Go on over to Anita's web site and see her beautiful creations ,Read about Shou sugi ban tutorial

https://uniquecreationsbyanita.com/multi-coloured-wood-wall-hanging/


Sunday, July 04, 2021

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th Of July !!!
Be Safe Be Thankful For Our USA !!

 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

I am Loving The Glass

 

I just am so in love with these!!!!!!
There is the coolest video about them..I am already thinking" CHRISTMAS"
I Mean" Hello there is only 5 months to go", I love giving " Hand Made"
 
How to: Tint Mason Jars - HGTV Handmade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KElzjix1n50&t=6s

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Loving starting a Brand New Journey

 For years I have always loved the Softness, Whimsical, Fun, world of Water Color painting,

I love water color because with the magic, Whimsy style I Love ,You don't have to paint so serious .
Yet I never tried, Because I can not draw a straight line, 
I found a answer through the most incredible awesome artist,Tamara Laporte of "Willowing.org"
She is a celebrated mixed media artist and art teacher , mixed media folk art’ 
It is her passion and belief that we can learn to paint.! Her passion and caring really made me feel Hey I can do this..
Tam gave  for free a complete painting Class "Kaleidoscope Taster Week"

To get over my block about wanting to learn Water Color painting,I decided to take the online class "Kaleidoscope Taster Week",
 
I have learned a lot already,Now just to get that creativity to flow out my fingers, I am taking a class from Tamara Laporte of Willowing.org I love her light ,colorful, whimsical, paintings,I adore her paintings of animals.She also has a FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/willowing
 
So here is my very first water color painting..below you can see Tam's painting and mine laying down
 

 I have much more to do on my painting, Shading to give him depth,I just wanted to share my first,
I know I have a lot to learn and a long way to go !

 
Here he is finished..I need to get softer edges..
 I see my mistakes and am watching a lot on you tube,Knowledge is your best frien.
I am so in love with this new journey I can't wait to get up and get every thing I need done just so I can start painting.My next water color is going to be a Giraffe!!
I am also making my Fall dolls, Gnomes, Mug Rugs, and a Lap Quilt..Whew,But never bored 
Let me here from you all what are you up to this Summer ??
Till next time
Blessing to you
Sherrie