Friday, September 18, 2009
Some New Trades
The following are for different trades. "There are no ordinary cats" is for a fiber page trade with postcardpizzazz. The cat portrait is a copy of a painting my daughter did of my mom's cat, Sissy. The portrait and quote are placed on a log cabin square turned on point. All the fabric strips are "recycled" from my scrap box.
The spider is one of 3 fabric postcards made for a trade on postcard pizzazz. I loved the batik spider-web background fabric and knew I just had to create a spider! His body and legs are cut from stiff felt and there's a little bit of black fuzzy yarn on top of his head.
The 3 bracelets below are made from handrolled paper beads for a trade with Fiber Art Traders. Those beads are pretty addictive to make. I ended up with a lot more than I needed and made some bracelets for myself, as well. The matching earrings are an added surprise to the recipients.
And lastly, a "mini" quilt made for a trade on postcard pizzazz. I used strips of left-over scraps to create a type of log-cabin design. I tried not to duplicate any of the fabrics. While I liked the effect a lot, I thought it needed a little something, so I appliqued the butterfly to the quilt. It doesn't show up, but there is a bit of beading on the butterfly, thanks to my in-house beader (AKA mom).