Thread Drawn Portraits

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Tiny thread drawn portraits each measuring 3.5” x 4.5” (or close to that).
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I’ve been adding extra fabric to the backgrounds – it’s fun to incorporate the fabric into the drawing.
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Anyone have suggestions for what word to add in my next batch?

Ouch and Art Making

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I wanted to spend time sewing on Friday, like this girl. But instead I got to visit the dentist – twice! Thankfully my teeth are feeling better and despite being at the dentist’s office, I had a fun time in the chair.
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She loves making art (10” x 13”)
Thankfully, on Saturday, after teaching a class, I snuck in some studio time to do some thread drawing. Yay!

Love Her New Coat

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When it’s 1 degree as you get groceries, you find yourself grateful for a warm coat. Gloves, scarf and cute hat don’t hurt either. I don’t have a new coat this year; I am still loving my wool peacoat with it’s big buttons and deep pockets. Do you have a favorite coat to keep you warm on chilly days?
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She loves her new coat (6.5” x 14”)

She is Determined

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Working in a fabric shop is good and bad. Seeing all the fabric can be inspiring, but it sometimes must come home with me no matter how determined I am not to add to my stash. Today was such a day – we received new Alison Glass fabrics in the shop – stuff I’d been thinking about when I saw it online. I couldn’t resist once I saw the luscious colors and touched how soft it was.
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She is determined (5.5” x 9”)
I am now determined to find room for it on the shelves of my studio or use it by the end of week.

Looks at the Bright Side

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A girl with her giraffe toy with words to help her remember to bloom, trust, imagine and live. This girl looks for the good in all.
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She Looks at the bright side (6.5” x 14”)

I was stitching up these quilts as fast as my fingers would go. Moments like that help me to let go of how I used to do something and try a new way. In this case, I tried a new method to attach a dimensional skirt. It’s a more subtle look than the ribbon waistband. I want to try it again with a fuller skirt and see if I like the result too.