Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vintage cotton heart made with ticking and laces

This is a sweet little heart using one of my fusible vintage images, my rayon dyed tape and lace bits from my Etsy Site - RibbonSmyth. I love recycling old cotton ticking. This little heart is 8" and being send to a dear friend in Connecticut. I have the heart hanging from an old tool box, that is hanging on the stone wall in our loft bathroom. Have to make more! Valentine's Day will be here quickly!

Laundry in the Fog 16"x20" Oil Painting

This is a large oil painting that will be finished by tomorrow. It's from a photograph I took last week of clothing  hanging on the line during a foggy day. Found this scene on an old country road. This oil painting, will be in an exhibit in New Jersey beginning February 4th. Love to paint. The rewards are wonderful!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Vintage Fusible Images with flower beads on my Etsy Site

If you enjoy using vintage images on your Crazy Quilt Blocks, we have my most popular images images packets with beads. My vintage images are printed on fusible white cotton muslin. Simply iron on, and then embellish. These have been a hit. More images are being loaded on to the Etsy site - RibbonSmyth, so you will have plenty for holidays and special occasions.  Image size are 2"x3".

Book Pages created with vintage images and Lace

One of the best collage experiences, is to make a fabric book. Stephanie Novatski helped with the base fabrics and creations of the base pieces, while I had all the fun using some of the collected laces that sit in overflowing tubs, and embellishments that have been gathered for two decades. Stephanie inspires and is very talented. 
The theme was a series of quotes and beautiful vintage women images from the 1920's.
These books are addictive. I'm designing one right now for my sister.
Would you like an heirloom  book of your own, using your old photographs, printed onto fabrics  and my materials?
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Felted phone case with vintage rosary bead chain ~ on Sale in my Etsy Shop!

iPhone case! This was great to create. The base is an old wool blanket. Using my Embellisher, I used layers of FiberFusion, lace from an old 1950's dress and then some of my hand-dyed rayon ribbon, to create a flower.  The case is finished with a 1950's glass bead earring "flower center"  with a brass filagree bee, that was once a brooch. I've added vintage copper rosary bead chain for a purse strap. The case was designed to accommodate  the size of an iPhone 6S. One-of-a-kind, small "statement" pouch, on sale at my Etsy shop - RibbonSmyth.

Felting is the best!