Friday, April 29, 2011

The grass is always greener... or is it?

The grass teacups are at the studio awaiting pinwheels, for sale in our shop.
I couldn't resist this tractor rig on my way to the studio this morning.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nerina Pallot - Put Your Hands Up (Official Video)

i just fell head over heels...

pencil case

i love to paint on it and i love to sew it.
This pencil case project is a perfect combination of both.
I have made this several times before, using different fabric and felt 
but this time with the natural canvas and the vibrant paint and the way it rolls right up for easy traveling for small hands it just works. LOVE.
...and by the way, colored pencils are from heaven.

this is how it goes.. but you can switch things up if you'd like!  

                                                 I  pre-cut the canvas into a shape like this, 
                                           this is actually the backside of the case facing down.
 Flip over and fold up the piece that will become the sleeve for the pencils. Measure the distance between slots, I used 1" , you want the pencil snuggle into the slot but not so tight you can't get it out.
you get the picture..
                                     I sewed the left edge before adding my tie.. a 2" cotton weave,
                                 you could also use ribbon, fabric strip, leather lacing or shoestring.
                      We painted with liquid watercolor paint mixed with a fabric medium that i love love LOVE. 
                                                              Look at that amazing color!
We made this batch of pencil cases at the studio last spring.. I wanted to be sure all the children at Beehive had a set of colored pencils in their back pocket for summer travels.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

morning shadows

i do my best thinking in the early morning, the studio one of my favorite places to be.
the morning light casts  shadows across my path.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

magical mystery tour

Guitars, tiedye shirts, maracas, tamborines were created, painted, glued, dyed in our Magical Mystery Tour Workshop.  Of course, John, Paul, George and Ringo played throughout the studio.

Friday, April 15, 2011

early spring session

these are some of my truly favorite projects that have just left the studio.  best session ever!