Saturday, July 11, 2015

Kyndal's Art Featured

Kyndal at Art Exhibit held in our local museum 

Today I'm sharing Kyndal's Art Exhibit that was held the month of January.   I apologize for the delay but have wanted to share for some time. 
Those of us that have creative blogs know how we collect projects.  We have so many things going on in our creative circles and in our minds that sometimes things are put into a special place.  They are not forgotten only held until later.  Join me as I share this art project from my little niece Kyndal.  

"A Plastic Landscape"


I asked Kyndal to explain how she made this project.  Would you believe it is made with recycled plastic shopping bags?  I never knew that they had such colors.  When she explained how they did these I was amazed. 

They cut, scrunched, twisted and turned the colored pieces of the bags they wanted to use on a sticky board.  One side of the board was sticky the other not.  They couldn't see what they had done until they turned this board over.  Just look at this!  
Kyndal explaining how to make the artwork

She did the clouds first then the tree and flowers.  Lastly she covered the board with the sky and grass.

The students had a choice as to the season they wanted to portray with their project.  Kyndal chose Spring.  She portrayed it well.

Topics covered were Color, Value and Hue.  Kyndal said ,"Notice the different browns in the tree for example."  Then she said, "Well, notice the different color values in all of the colors in the picture."
It is so very pretty.

I personally never paid much attention to the shopping bags from different retailers.  I never knew the colors were so vibrant.

No paint was added to these projects.  Only the board and the plastic shopping bags were used.

Close-up to see the detail

 "Ms. Heckman and Kyndal at Art Exhibit"
 Kyndal's project along with a few others were chosen to go in the exhibit.

We're so very proud of Kyndal.  She is very talented in many ways. 

I hope you enjoyed the exhibit and learned a few things along the way.  I know that I did!

Thanks Kyndal!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bloggers Make The Best Friends!

I'd like for you to meet Kathy.  She is such a very nice person and so talented.  Not long ago I received a surprise package from this lovely friend and her husband Tom I'd like to share it's contents with you now...

This is Taylor and Tom, Kathy's husband.   I knew Kathy had many talents but did not know how talented Tom was.

Seam Ripper, Fat Quarters and even a handmade card

What a beautiful assortment of fabric!  My Grandmama Cora would have loved these sweet calicos.  She loved them so and passed that love on to me.   I can't wait to make something from them! The planning and looking will be the most fun of all.   I think I'll name whatever I make Kathy of course.  I love the feel of fabric.  Gifts such as these are like giving a child candy!  Love them!

Kathy had Tom to make me a fantastic seam ripper!  I can tell you it is the finest I've ever owned and I know I'll get good use out of it!  Look at the fine detail.  I wish you could hold it in your hand it is made with expert workmanship!

I thought at first, "Oh my I mustn't use this it is too nice."  That's how I do in a hoarding kind of way I have saved nice things such as this for whatever reason.  To collect dust maybe, well I'm changing my mindset and using things that have been sitting around for show.  This item will be used and used plenty if I know me and how I sew!

Yes, bloggers make the best friends!  I'm so glad to have met Kathy online anyway and would love to meet her in person one day.  I think bloggers/writers share so much of themselves more than others know.  They put their whole heart into everything they do.  Yes they/we do.  

Thank you Kathy and Tom for such lovely gifts and I hope to share what I make and rip (lol) to you at a later date!

You can find Kathy over at her blog:  Moving On To The Past.....Don't you love that name?  I sure do!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Making "Molly"

Hello out there!  Hope you're well.  I already know you're busy because the weather is so beautiful.  I haven't been in the sewing room for quite awhile and I've missed it.  Today I share the making of

Friday, May 15, 2015

Phillip's Work of Art

Phillip did this at school and they sent the artwork off to make a quilt square.  What a grand idea!
This is just a section of his artwork quilt square.  My photography just doesn't do his work any justice.  It is really good and I'm touched that "Mimi" gets to have this.  Come on in to see the rest of this....

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sweater Ideas You Say In Spring?

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It is warming up and you may be cleaning out your closets and drawers.  I thought I'd post today a few videos with ideas for how to Re-Purpose your unwanted sweaters...come on in and check them out......

Sunday, April 26, 2015

How to Sew Finishing Part 8 & Detail Embroidery

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We are now on Part 8 Finishing.  Astar also shows a cute no sew way to embellish a cardigan. Come on in the sewing room....

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How to Sew for Beginners: Parts 5, 6 and 7


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