Monday, October 24, 2011

Carved Leaf Stamp

Today I took a few minutes to carve some "Speedy-Cut" made by Speedball.  I used two carving tools in this one and decided on a simple design, a leaf, since that is the theme I'm working in right now in my art quilts.  I inked the stamp and stamped it on some of my rust dyed cotton fabric.  I'm pleased with the result

and I'm planning to do more with this during the week.  If you haven't given this a try and you like stamps, try making some of your own!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Another Etsy Shop

I have another Etsy Shop, Grandmama's Attic, Just a Little Something.  We enjoy going to flea markets and antique shops to find "smalls" that we might like to sell in our shop.  I have some older things kicking around that I've posted and some have sold already!  This way people from around the country have a chance to purchase something that might not be very common in their area and I like that idea.  Here's the address if you'd like to stop by and take a look:
While you're there you can leave a heart for the shop that shows you like it.  If you have a shop, you can add this one to your Circle.  Drop me a note and let me know what you think, suggestions are welcomed!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Another Wonderful Quilt Show in NH

I went to the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild show in Lakeport, NH last Sunday.  It was a stunning show and they also hosted the National Alzehiemer's Quilt Exhibit.  Beautiful and thoughtful quilts all around.  Quite
inspiring!  I'm learning a bit about making faces with fabric using some of my photographs.  Not sure yet if I'll use a photo of a person or a family pet.  I really like this photo of my daughter's dog, Abby and might give this one a try.  We'll see.

The leaves are slow in changeing to their beautiful colors but we have a nice warm weekend coming up!  We're going to be vending at the Apple Festival and Craft Fair in Bristol tomorrow.  Stop by if you're in the area.  Lots of pictures, deer antler jewelry and hand made cherry frames!