Friday, November 13, 2009

ornaments, hair and a fiber art challenge.....

On one of my Yahoo groups, Fiber Art Traders we had a five day, blind quilt challenge.....I am pretty pleased with how mine turned out and it was so fun seeing what everyone did! The first day was surface embellish a 9x7 piece of fabric for the top. I made fabric paper, a fabric base with tissue paper put on with diluted mod podge, threw on some dynaflow ink and added some acrylic paint....



Day two was quilt it to batting...



Day three was cut it in at least seven pieces and then sew it back together..



day four was embellish it...I couched on ribbon, more paint on fabric and added words and a few beads...




Day five was to turn it into some kind of a vessel or vase....mine was screaming to be a gift box or a funky little purse......here it is with the top open...



and a couple photos showing it closed with button and ribbon closures....





I also made ornaments for the Woodland Ornament swap....Don cut up a big branch into circles and I drew, painted, wood burned, ribboned and glued to make these mushroom.



then these little trees made out of selvadges from fabric...I saw them somewhere online and thought they were cute...



Last of all, today we went to a Christmas food and gift fair...I have gone before to the ones in Portland and Seattle so thought this would be fun. I took my camera in case there were any new crafty ideas I could sneak a picture of. Surprisingly, there was very little Christmasy things...Mostly gift things and vendors...We were walking down the aisle and a girl stopped me and said she wanted to do my hair. My feet were tired so I sat down and she took out a flat iron and started curling my hair with it...and it looked so shiny and pretty...took just a few minutes and I was hook lined and sinkered...As you all know, (or maybe you dont) I compalin about my hair all the time, frizzy curl...yuk...I have a straightener but it doesnt make my hair look like this one did and I could use it and make it work!



and it is so cute......tattoos all over it, almost like a piece of art....



and here is the real art.... my hair looks good...Even I am happy, so the gift show was a success, crafts or no....

17 comments:

Jenxo said...

oh what a col starightener and your curls look gorgeous.

The fabric paper vessel, bag looks wonderful, i love the colors and seeing it cut up and pieced back togetehr again.

the little woodland ornioes are cute too... jenxo

Laurie said...

Melinda I love your craftiness! The quilt, the wood ornaments as the trees are just so neat. What talent!!!

Laurie said...

Oh and I LOVE your hair!! I can't wait til mine is that long again.

Pat said...

Your hair looks so nice. And you are very talented to do all that "stuff" for your project. I'd have been lost ss of Day #1. LOL

Patty said...

Hair looks nice. Love all the your art. I wish I had the guts to step out of my comfort zone and try an art quilt... soon very soon.

Linda B said...

Your hair is just gorgeous.
And you are so talented! That purse thingy is beautiful. How creative.

Lottie said...

fabulous artwork - and stunning hair - what great day out you had.

quiltcrazygal said...

Melinda - Catching up and have you been a busy gal. Love the artwork and ornaments. Oh the "Let's Camp" is great and the room looks wonderful. I love visiting your blog. Jenna Louise

Mod Podge Amy said...

All of your projects are great!

Pam said...

Love your vessel. I've been on vacation for five weeks and missed the challenge but hope to search out the instructions. Love all the embellishments.

The mushroom ornaments are so cute. What a great idea for a woodland themed swap.

I love reading your blog. You are so creative.

AwtemNymf said...

HI Melinda-
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm returning the visit! Thanks for your words of encouragement! That's just what I did... I sewed and crafted! Took my hearing aides out and it was quiet *lol* :O)
~A~

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

whoa missy, that is one gorgeous head of hair you have there!

really fun what you created, super pics too!
oxo

Jenny said...

Wow, that is some gorgeous hair. And how fun to have it happen that way. Made the lack of things worth it!

purplepaint said...

I love all your latest work and I want your hair!!! I'll trade you! Mine is fine and straight as a stick! Except for the few curly grays... Wanna trade? Wanna??? LOL! What fun things you have been making!

Utah Grammie said...

You have the most amazing hair!!! Wow! I need your mailing address so I can send a think you, OK? Email it to me lease :-)

Yarni Gras! said...

your quilt challenge is AMAZING! How do you DO THAT!?
I love everything......

prashant said...

Oh and I LOVE your hair!

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