Category Archives: Crazy Quilting

Shadow Embellished SIlk Top

Lilac sheer silk from The Fabric Stash. A few beads.  A few pieces of lace.  A few fun hours spent sewing…. The Result: A Shadow Embellished Top. The Shadow Embellishment is a short piece of lace sewn between the double … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Visiting family for the Christmas Holidays is always fun. While there I noticed many of the past Christmas presents are still being used, so I snapped a few pictures. These pillows were made several years ago to coordinate with a … Continue reading

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Prom Purse Finished – because time ran out!

The Prom Dress was beyond beautiful.  A skirt of cascading rows of coral chiffon, and a bodice with heavy rhinestone and “jeweled” embellishments! Of course, such an occasion calls for a Prom Purse. Of course, such an occasion also occurs … Continue reading

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More Memory Jacket

The Memory Jacket was a hit! My mother was thrilled with it and spent quite a bit of time trying to identify each of the embellishments. The center back panel was crazy quilted and heavily embellished.  The lower right back … Continue reading

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The Memory Jacket

My mother asked that I create a “Memory Jacket” for her 80th birthday. Crazy quilting, charms, embroidery are combined with bits and pieces to create a jacket identifying occurrences in her life. The farm in Iowa where she grew up … Continue reading

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The Purse d’Resistance is now a Backpack!

Last summer, the Purse d’Resistance was created to carry all the necessities during a month of travel.   Unfortunately, somewhere in the creative process, visual and textural interest trumped common sense. As a result, the base and body of a purse … Continue reading

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How to Make Those Faces

Beaded Face Cabochons add just the right embellishment to purses and jackets.  The beading options are endless! This post outlines the steps to create a basic beaded face cabochon. Start with a polymer clay face.  They are simple to make … Continue reading

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