Monthly Archives: April 2011

101 Patchwork

101 Patchwork

Hooray! Another set of articles I can share with you! 101 Patchwork Projects from Quilting Arts Magazine hits the newstands this week, and of course is available for online purchase as well. As the title suggests, it’s a magazine filled with ideas to make all sorts of things using patchwork! I love love LOVE the… Continue Reading

iPad Sleeves in My Shop!

iPad Sleeves in My Shop!

The show last Saturday was slow, but at least it didn’t rain! I was able to get 6 iPad sleeves done in time. Lots of people admired them, but no-one who saw them actually HAD an iPad, LOL! So this gave me motivation to get them up for sale on my site. I’ve been slowly… Continue Reading

Red Dirt Art Festival Spring 2011

Red Dirt Art Festival Spring 2011

Just a quick post to share some pix from my show on Saturday. It was clear, thank goodness, but chilly. Turnout was less than usual, but it wasn’t a horrible show. I do think that we’re all feeling our pinched economy though. I had a nice spot – except for the darn metal pole! I… Continue Reading

Candied Fabrics is Turning 5!

Candied Fabrics is Turning 5!

I find it hard to believe, but I’m beginning my 5th year of business! My very first art show was Red Dirt Art Festival in April of 2007. This Saturday, April 9, is Red Dirt 2011, so I’m officially beginning year number 5 tomorrow! To celebrate, I’ll be having a giveaway! How do you enter? In two… Continue Reading

Organic Prepared for Dying Fabric Test #3

Organic Prepared for Dying Fabric Test #3

I’ve been searching for a source of organic fabric that’s been prepared-for-dyeing (PFD) and takes Procion MX fiber reactive dyes well. Last fall I came up with 2 strong hues, a teal and an orange, that I mix from primary colors to test a fabrics ability to really absorb the dye and have an intense… Continue Reading

Create Mixed Media Retreat in Chicago, August 2011

Create Mixed Media Retreat in Chicago, August 2011

I’ve got some exciting news! I’ll be teaching at the Create Mixed Media Retreat in Lisle, Illinois (just west of Chicago) this coming August!! Both my classes will have 18 Bernina sewing machines available to use during the entire class! Even if the class makes it’s upper limit of 25, that’s still enough sewing machines to go… Continue Reading

Listening to the Universe

Listening to the Universe

About 3 weeks ago, I won an iPad. I quickly made a simple envelope sleeve for it, so I could carry it without worrying about it getting scratched. I love it! So simple, so necessary, so pretty.  Perhaps I’m not the only one who likes it: At the show I did last weekend (pictured above),… Continue Reading