Thursday, May 23, 2013

Finished Projects in Blue and Yellow

I haven't posted in a while. The A to Z challenge was great because it made me connect with my blog every day, but the reality is that life can get in the way of the things we really want to do. I've been busy finishing new pieces and doing some arts and crafts festivals. Art festivals are great once you have the tent and the tables set up and your products are happily enticing customers in and you get to talk to the people you hope will purchase something.

Before all of that can happen you work very hard every week to finish something new so that you can look fresh and new for each show and then you have to pack the car and get to the event and for heaven's sake, don't leave anything at home like your receipt book, tent clips, business cards or drinking water. I've done all of that.

 In spite of all of the careful planning and making lists, I always seem to forget some small but essential item.

In an earlier post I was making some gift items for a Mother's Day show in a blue and yellow palette. It was a creative challenge for myself to see what I could come up with.
 I started with a pile of ribbons, fabrics, lace, thread and decorative papers in a variety of patterns and textures.

I came up with some dolls that are different from my usual style but they were fun to create. I also did pillows and some pinc cushion ornaments with ribbons and strips of printed fabric.
Ikat printed pillow.
 Another Ikat print in blue and yellow.
My first "Tilda" doll...Her name is Lu Lu.
My second "Tilda" doll...Dolly.



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