March 5, 2016DIY Textiles, Fabrics and Prints, Fiber Arts and Projects, Textiles

Marbling is a technique often taught in elementary school, using turpentine or dish detergent to create a swirling, painterly affect that you can’t get with a paint brush. The following recipe, however, calls for chemicals you might not find on store shelves. I found it in a Living magazine and the resulting fabric is elegant and vibrant. … Read More

Glen, The Hallway Snowman

January 12, 2016Family Projects, Fiber Arts and Projects

The monthly family projects that are assigned by Mona’s kindergarten teacher are intended to encourage creativity and parental involvement. They’re often carte blanche approaches to building a seasonal themed item or picture, and perfect fodder for a craftiness blog! This month’s project is “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” Today we got to see the kids … Read More

Framed Piggie

December 28, 2015Fabrics and Prints, Family Projects, Fiber Arts and Projects

This is a collaborative picture that Mona and I worked on for my nephew’s Christmas present.  Below is our original sketch (with a little wear and tear): In order for this kind of framed fabric picture to succeed, choosing the right print is essential.  You will need two pink patterns and one neutral colored print … Read More