Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Different Kind of Art

This is art created with my sewing machine. I'd like to say that the stitched and beaded blouse was my creation but honesty won't let me. For the last week or so I have been creating with my sewing machine instead of paper and ink. I designed and made the waist cinch which is held together in the back with snaps, made from black Duchess Satin. The skirt is made from a commercial pattern with a fairly heavy upholstery type fabric in a soft sage green and cream. It is a full 360 degree circle and it was difficult to get the gathers to stay in so I could stitch them permanently because it is so heavy. I tried to take the picture with my wig on the wig head but it didn't want to stay on the top of the dress form so you only get to see the hat that will go on my head after the wig.
This is only part of the final costume for my other hobby (Cowboy Action Shooting) that I share with my hubby. For anyone interested you can check it out at I will add other pieces to this over the rest of the summer and hopefully have the full costume finished for the last shoot of the season wich is Labour Day weekend.
We are off for two weeks as of Friday heading to two different shoots on two different weekends in two different provinces. Catch you all when I return.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


ATC done for a lottery on one of my groups. Stamps are from various companies.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Delightful Butterfly

This is a card done for a lottery on one of my groups. The theme for the month was anything with wings. The size of the card is 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. I like working with this size because it allows me to use a bit larger image than what I would use on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card and be able to add extra embellishment.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

TGIF Bathing Beauty

This is my bathing beauty for the Altered Designs July 11th TGIF mingle.
It's been a while since I've created anything in my studio because summer is the season of sharing my time with hubby persuing our shared "Cowboy Action Shooting" hobby. We get to revisit our childhood playing cowboys/cowgirls, strapping on our six guns and foiling the train robbers by day and dressing up for dinner by night. All this is done in period costume (1858 - 1898) so some of my creative time is spent in my sewing room.