Creative Project #20 ~ silk scarfs

Today I dove into something that I have not touched in a while….silk painting!
It started because I am still going through the many boxes of *STUFF* that we dug out of the attic and I found some panels I had painted back in 2002! YIKES!
I have also painted hundred’s of silk pillows, so many that I will only do them now on the rare occasion!
So when I found these panels I wanted to get out the silk painting supplies, and I wanted to paint a scarf.  I have been wearing a lot of different scarves this winter and have been thinking of lighter scarves I could wear for the spring.  Silk is perfect!
One problem was that most of my stretcher frames had gone to storage since renovations are starting upstairs tomorrow…..eeekkkk!
So I had to do what I could with what I had!
I am going to have to paint this scarf in sections on a smaller stretcher frame.
Right now this part is drying.
Of course, I was itching to *finish* something, so I took one of my lizard panels and cut the backing off of it.  It was a little too short for a regular scarf but could be used as a cowl.  I added a Jangles button to hold it closed, after I hemmed it, and taaaddaaaa!!
I think this will be the perfect accessory for spring!
See you tomorrow 🙂

Creative Project #1 for February

In my last post I told you I had joined a new group, called *Create!* A Project a Day – February*, on Flickr and the challenge was to create something everyday for the month of February.  I had three ideas this morning…..a bag pattern from Fat Quarterly Magazine, an apron pattern from the same magazine, or some crocheted jar covers.
The bag won!
If you didn’t already know, I have a bag fetish!  So I should have known the bag would be first.  The pattern is by Monika Wintermantel.  She is a flickr friend and I have admired her work for a long time!  Check out her blog also www.monaw.blogspot.com, she does some amazing work!
This is the front of the bag.  I basically followed the pattern for the this side.  For the back I added my own touch…..
As well as some ceramic buttons that I made.
I am hoping this group keeps my inspiration in full gear since I have some upcoming shows to work towards and I have had a blast the last few weeks creating new items for the last show.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a new creation!