Thursday, 15 February 2018

Starseed Woman oracle cards bag set

I adore the way the fabric has positioned itself so that the stars are right on the heart, crown, throat and solar plexus chakras in this applique. 

They could't have worked out better if I painted them on!

Finished off with sparkly moon fabric, Swarovski crystal star charm and rainbow double draw string.

I have a feeling I will be making another one of these bags, and I wonder where the stars will end up next time....

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Oh Tula!

Oh Tula! I finished this quilt from mostly Tula Pink fabrics on the day I found out that Westminster/Free Spirit would no longer be printing fabrics. After 30 years, they are retiring!

This leaves a swag of designers without fabric "publishers" so to speak! Including Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett Collective and many more.

Oh, these were our fresh, hippy, boho and bright fabric suppliers! Who will pick them up now?

I seem to recall Tula Pink being with Moda once before, I hope they can pick them up once again.
Imagine how many people will be out of work with over 30 fabric designers' fabrics not being printed anymore.

New changes for the industry. Wouldn't it be great if one really huge entrepreneur bought out the company and everything continued as it has been?

Hello purple tiger face.

I love this quilt! This one is leaving my home, but I have enough fabric to make myself one of these gypsy boho inspired quilts.

Mine will be perfect as a gypsy fortune teller's cloth... when I get around to making it...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Azure peacock essential oils and crystals bag

Woohoo! I've had the inserts for this bag on my TO DO list for about 4 weeks. This is my essential oils or healing crystals bag with matching inserts (original design).

I've made the inserts in the sizes to suit the bottles used by the bag's new owner, and also to suit her healing crystals.

Yes, she is a mobile healer.

It warms my heart to know that my creations are going somewhere to be appreciated, used and loved.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Archangel Bag

I love the look of Mexican art. And when i wanted to make a bag to go with this Archangel Power Tarot Cards deck, I thought of a heart with angel wings.

And this is what I have created.

This is a really big deck containing 78 cards, so the bag had to be extra large.

I painted the heart onto muslin, using Jo Sonya paints and a fabric medium.

Then I appliqued it onto this fabric that looks a bit like angel tear drops.

Hmm... I have plans for a carousel unicorn cushion.. which may just have quite a bit of painting on the carousel. Let's see what happens.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

How many shoes does a girl need?

I loved making the Ruby Slippers section of the cushion so much, that I kept making it...

 And here is a small version which I am using as a bag for this deck of cards based on the book The Universe Has Your Back.

 The deck contains card with affirmations, uplifting quotes and prayers.

I really see myself making more of these bags. I ADORE making the shoes in particular. I have painted, appliqued and added details of hand guided machine embroidery. And how many shoes does a girl need for herself? Maybe I shouldn't answer that question... Heh heh..

And this is a little snippet of my first go at Diamond Painting. It's so similar to something my kids have been doing for years with large diamonte stickers.... It takes a lot of time, and I probably wouldn't frame it... I wonder what I will use it for.

When I asked the kids what I should do with it they said to "glue tack" (blu tac) it onto the wall above my bed. Guess where their stickers by numbers sets are? yep. on the wall above their beds. Bless them. x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

You've Had The Power All Along

In the swag of presents brought by Santa last Christmas, came the original movie "The Wizard Of OZ" on DVD. 70 year anniversary edition. 

It has been a long, long time since I saw the movie one rainy Saturday as a child when we didn't have videos, and we watched "old movies" on tv on a Saturday arvo.

 I started to watch it with 2, 6 and 7 yos a few weeks ago (we are only half way through, and need to finish watching it this weekend, for Mummy's sake at least).. And since then some ideas started to percolate... and I spied some fabric here, and some fabric there... and someone mentioned getting ready for the local agricultural show, and before you know it, I have bought fabrics to make a Wizard of OZ applique quilt for myself to put in the show...

And then there was mention of a TV/movie handmade challenge item.... and so it ended that, Thursday night (not much sleep, very restless as we are bang between 2 lunar eclipses), I could not get it out of my head, and I started to make a cushion.
Drawn outline ready to trace onto fusible web.

 All fused down.

 Will need some sparkles...  fabric medium added to the paint...

And here it is with details free motion embroidered, and sparkles painted into the road, the shoes and the city. I love the bit of rainbow in the sky.

And who knows how the border will turn out. It might have writing in the border, but I am not sure.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Singing Gollies

As the due date for my new niece or nephew draws closer (about a month away), I have felt the strong pull to finish this little baby quilt top for the expected bub.
 It measures approx 60cm x 70cm so it's a delightful size for a newborn - in the pram, in the car, as a floor throw....

 All the faces are painted on.

 All pieces are stitched down.

 You can add buttons to the braces, but as this is for a newborn, I didn't want to do that.

 And, just as I was finishing preparing the backing, ready to send to Mum to be quilted, I finished a cup of tea. And there is my little boy talking to his chickens.

In the tea leaves. So much love!

Hope you are having a great day.
Love Rainey