Monday, November 03, 2008

I am moving my blog to What can I say it just works better for me to have my blog and website all in one place. Come and visit.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

August is my unofficial Web Designer Appreciation Month. WOW, I always knew that there was a lot involved. But now that I have taken over much of the construction and updated of my web site I really appreciate just how much my designer knows and has done for myself and my business.

The learning curve is steep, but I am learning so much and have a great sense of accomplishment. I can't wait to get construction done and the revised site up running. I am adding more marbled fabric, Bold Over Batiks, some Yummy Jacquards, Batiks, a few of my favorite Notions, Patterns. I am also starting an email newsletter if you are interested send me and email with your name and email stating that you would like to be placed on Marbled Arts Newsletter. I promise not to fill your inbox with lots of emails.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is my newest creation. Sun printed fabric that I added some additional leaves to using variegated thread. I also found some new sparkly silver thread and silver beads to give a raindrop feel. The side panels are hand dyed fabric that I added river stones using variegated thread. I had great fun creating this vest, it has a very organic feel to it. I'm really happy with the way the thread painting turned out. It is the first time I tried the river stones effect. It did take a little while to get the hang of the river stones, but I always want to learn something new. And now I get to wear it.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

River Rocks in Yukon Gold is the latest featured fabric on my web site. I just keep forgetting to put it on blog page. I have been busy creating new fabric. Got slowed down a bit by an inflammation in my ankle. Have to remind myself to stay off of it. But I love this fabric. When I first started marbling I could not sell this design. No one wanted it and now it is selling like hot cakes. It has such a wonderful organic feel to it.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

My latest creations is two Tukaway Totes. I found this pattern and thought Quilters always need another tote. I am retraining myself to not get bags at stores, so I need a couple of totes. This one folds up into its own pocket and is easy to carry around until you need it. I'm trying to do my part to help the environment and the little things add up.

For anyone that lives in the Pacific Northwest, yet another rainy day. Last Summer my Lupine had their first season. I had planted seeds the winter before and carefully tended them. This year they burst from the ground for an amazing show. Last time I had 8 blooms and this year at last count over 60. I have noticed a lot more Bumblebees, which is good, and couple Hummingbirds. I hope the will reseed and the patch will enlarge. I dream of seeing my entire Bern in native wildflowers.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Yet another Fiona Bag. My friend Mary loves my fabric but does not sew. So she selected a piece of my hand marbled fabric and I made her a bag with the textured cording. The buttons are deer antlers pieces. It may look a little smunched as I put it in my scanner, the batteries on my camera have died.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I just joined the local quilt guild. Around16 women and only 3 or 4 have quilted before, but the rest are eager and willing to learn. Before I joined the Sew 'n' Sews made a quilt to raffle off to raise money for the new library building. And now a couple of other community groups would like fundraising quilts as well. So we were asked to choose a color, a block and make three blocks, Brights, Country and Pastels, using white for the background. This was a real challenge for me. I generally audition colors and put together what feels right. I seldom use pastels or white unless it is a focus color. Well, I don't draw inside the lines very often either. It was great fun to get out my stash and see just how many shades of green I had.