Monthly Archives: July 2005


I named this one “Rose Under a Crescent Moon”. Size is 16″ wide by 24″ long. All hand painted fabrics, vintage lace and silks, free motion embroidery and applique etc etc…I combined SO many methods I have been studying and practicing!!! OhhhEEE- and her hair is silk from an antique wedding dress! Shiny silky white. Now to make a series of these enchantresses. Currently working on another titled “Blackbird, Come Hither!” Blackbirds and sepia and twisty trees, oh my!
For all you fae lovers out there (and I know there are many!!) working on a commissioned faery bag, pictures coming very soon. For now, bags by commission. I will wallow in my wall art phase until I feel my muse inspire me otherwise.
heres a closeup:

close up of her face

here the completed art. photo SERIOUSLY lacking in detail.

new art

“Dried White Roses” In this painted and quilted wall hanging I’m exploring the similarities between dried white roses and vintage lace. I recently received a variety of beautiful, delicate old lace. The colors were fabulous- shades of antique white and sepia, aged and stained to perfection. I have a bunch of dried white roses by my desk, and I realized that their coloring was the same as the lace. I sketched a goddess type lady, who will have a lacy dress and hold in her hands white roses. In this piece I’m going to combine fabric collage (with the old lace) with fabric painting. Here’s a picture of myself painting the border design for this wall hanging. I’m painting on unprimed canvas with acrylics and fabric paints, later to be stitched into the quilt. Recently I’ve been interested in painting and dying my own fabrics for my art. Its taking over my life! ps- notice the white rose with angel wings, lol!

To see the layout sketch of my new art, along with the completed background

My scanner is broken, but heres a picture of the layout sketch. Its roughly 20″ long by 12″ wide

Heres the complete bkground, waiting to be sewn. Painted on unprimed canvas with handpainted fabric here and there. Celtic border hand painted.

ivy leaf waist cincher corset thing

Two beautiful fairies, and gave me the idea to post this corset belt that was part of my Halloween costume last year. I was an leafy elven creature. To make this, I sewed on silk ivy leaves, and then used green fabric paint to cover the places where I couldnt sew leaves (like around the grommets). To sew the leaves I just held them in place, and sewed them in rows. The leaves on the very top of the corset were folded over to the back. The leaves on the botton were left alone to show their leafy edges. Then, to finish the look (and make it coordinate with my purple tights) I laced the grommets with purple ribbon. I wore this over a black gypsy-ish shirt and black tulle skirt. It was fun to make and wear!