Friday, November 27, 2015

Love Repurposing!

A friend gave me some vintage fabric, and I used it to make some handy drink coasters. 
I also used some of my ice-dyed and tie-dyed fabrics to make two more sets. 
Handmade, reversible, washable....they make a nice little gift!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fearless Art Quilt!

Several months ago I was privileged to be able to take a class 
with the talented Helen Midge Mattesi Baudouin. 
I finally finished my art piece today!

I am eternally grateful to Midge for helping me think outside the box 
(or as in this case, not thinking at all, just feeling!)

 Here are some close ups of inspirational words I chose to use:

My quilt is on my studio makes me happy just to look at it!

Saturday, October 3, 2015


In the spirit of the season and in my unique mini-art doll style, 
I have created "HalloWeenies," a version of my copyrighted SeaBeanies© 
to celebrate Dia de los Muertos,  Day of the Dead.
 These soft sculpture mini-art dolls can be worn as funky jewelry 
(there's a clasp hand-sewn to the back) or they can be hung by the hidden loop.

They are hand-made from repurposed fabric with
individually molded hand-painted polymer clay face, glass beads and yarn hair. 

Fun wearable art for Halloween!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fabrics to Dye For....

I'll be teaching the basics of Procion dyeing on cotton fabrics next week at Art & Soul Studios in Satellite Beach. Workshops will be held on Thursday, September 24 or Saturday, September 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All materials are included, and you get to take home some lovely fabric pieces like the one you see below. Email me at you can join us!

Friday, September 18, 2015

More Funky Cuffs

I finished 3 more fabric cuff bracelets today. Got some cool new-old buttons from my BFF Marlyn for embellishing....
...but one also has little turtle beads crawling across it. I'll be selling these on Etsy and in Art & Antique Studio in EGAD (Eau Gallie Arts District.)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Funky Quilted Cuff Bracelets

I made a few of these bracelets this week from scraps of my hand-printed fabrics and embellished them with some of my collection of buttons and yarns. Kind of cute, huh?

This is what they look like un-fastened. I added extra buttons on one end to make them adjustable to fit small and large wrist sizes.

I'm making more in other batch is in the blue/turquoise family.

And yes, they are for sale!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fiber Arts

A variety of techniques adorn this fabric, some of which I will be teaching in my 
"Fabrics To Dye For" workshop in September.

Also featured at the Art & Soul Studio are my classes in Sewing for all ages, 
including the new "Open Studio" where you can simply sew your heart out 
in a comfortable, unstructured atmosphere.

The schedule appears below... let me know if you can attend!