I found these portraits at different times, probably paying $1 for each (such fun!). Part of an antique cabinet door serves as a great frame. The beautiful red painting is by a dear friend, Tammie. This picture was posted at this design blog.
I needed business cards that expressed my art...viola! The colorful cardstock came already cut in a stack and the other I did on my computer (also on cardstock). My original thought was to use ribbons, but the fabric strips hold it together great and add lots of variety. Someone at the art show even asked how much they were! Business card-art. :)
We are getting much needed rain. Unfortunately, we are also getting rain inside this lovely old house. My husband is gone this week, and a friend came over to caulk the windows, saying he was "taking care of the widow in distress." I told him that rather, he was taking care of the windows in distress.
This is one of my favorite pieces that was part of a spring art show. I quilt lots of bright plaid fabrics, add ribbon (0f course), and bolt the entire thing onto a wood frame. I love the look of hanging quilts, but they so often don't hang straight. Wood frames solved the problem! Don't the polka dots add a lot?
These were really fun to make (well, they turned out right after a couple of tries). Interfacing made the burlap a little sturdier and then I did a running stitch with DMC floss to attach the fabric (before sewing in the lining). Pretty pink lining make them oh-so-sweet, and then selections from my ribbon cache top it off. I think I could add the French postcard fabric to everything I make!
My name is Kay. I am married and mother to three boys that are all taller than me. Making things brings a smile to my face and hopefully to yours too! Check out my etsy shop at www.prettywithribbons.etsy.com