Category Archives: crafts

Sewing Purses

I’ve been wanting to use some of my ice dyed fabrics. I’ve also been wanting to make a purse. I found this great pattern, Zip and Go, from Dog Under My Desk Patterns, grabbed some of my fabric, and started … Continue reading

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StaC Art Gallery

StaC Art Gallery is a new destination in Evansville, Indiana to get your art fix. Located at 416 Washington Avenue in a beautiful old historic house, owner Ted Nguyen has refurbished this home into a wonderful art gallery. If you’d … Continue reading

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Road trip and quilts

We took a short trip to Nashville Indiana last week. Our plans included some hiking and shopping and of course, eating. The key word here is “included.” This picture kind of said it all!! Here is one of the shops … Continue reading

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Dyeing Lesson Learned

Several weeks ago I ice dyed this shirt for me. Dave loved it and wanted one of his own. So that was easy. I weighed his shirt (since it’s a bit larger and would need more dye than mine), calculated … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading

I’m still dyeing and sewing, but first I’d like to share what I’ve been reading. Belonging to a book study has really encouraged me to read some books I wouldn’t normally read. Also, a couple blogs I follow do this … Continue reading

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Ice Dyeing: Batching in the sun

What about batching ice dyeing in the sun instead of waiting 20 to 24 hours? I really like to give the fiber reactive dyes lots of time to work. I usually let them batch (sit) for 20 – 24 hours. … Continue reading

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How To: Foam Stamps

I vaguely remember making foam stamps years ago and I was not happy with the results. However, after more experimenting I think I may have a new love. Working on fabric is a bit different than stamping on paper. Also, … Continue reading

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Stencil materials

In my last post I wrote about making my own stencils from my drawings. Today I wanted to share with you the stencil materials I use in my cutter. I’ve really enjoying making stencils since I bought my Silhouette Portrait … Continue reading

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Making mandala stencils

This is a project I’ve been working on for awhile – mandala stencils. I’ve spent quite a bit of time being frustrated – trying to figure out how they are made. There are a lot of beautiful stencils out there, … Continue reading

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Berea Art Getaway

Last weekend hubby and I took off a few days and drove down to Berea, Kentucky to take some classes at their annual Festival of Learnshops. Oh what fun! Here are the projects I made while there. This was also … Continue reading

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