Creative Project #22 ~ silk and clay

This week is turning out to be busy, busy, busy!  On Saturday I am participating in something called “Da Market”.  It is put on by the Bahamas National Trust.
There will be farmers there with fresh produce, local food, preserves, arts and crafts.
I will have a tent there for “Friends of Abaco Animals”, and under that tent a small selection of a few of my things.
If you are in Abaco, be sure to come out.  I may have a few surprises 🙂
So this week I have been preparing for Saturday, and found some time today to finish up that scarf I started on Sunday.
Let me tell you….silk is so much fun to sew!!! It keeps running away from you!
In the end I won the battle and got the scarf hemmed!
I am looking forward to making some more of these.
I also had my hands in clay on and off today.  I need a few embellishments for this weekend.
That blue contraption is my slab roller.  I also leave the pieces there to dry into greenware.  The shelf above it my husband hung for me yesterday so I can easily grab tools and glazes.
This week is flying by…..hope it is a good one for all of you 🙂

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 🙂

Hectic Week with a Good Ending!

Had one of those weeks where I was working, working, working and still I am not close to finishing items for orders.  I hate when I have done so much work and don’t have much to show for it.
I can show you these silk painted pillows that I finished last week for an order.
The silk panel is handpainted, and machine quilted.  Then the batik borders are added, and the piping and the zipper finishes it off.
At least I had a nice surprise to end a weary week……..
It is my Urban Home Goods Swap package from my secret partner!!! eeeeekkkkk…..an apron, a tea towel with an embroidered owl, a bookmark, and frog shaped tea strainer, a sweet card and these precious felt hearts.
It is a secret until you get the package!  These great items came from Jennifer.  Her blog is here.  Go check it out, she does some neat fabric work and also does silversmithing…..we have quite a bit in common!
I will be saving that apron to wear at my next show.  I am too messy when i cook to wear that beauty for cooking!  I love aprons.  They give you extra pockets for little items you may need when working a show.
Above is a close-up of the tea towel, bookmark, felt hearts, notecard and the froggy tea strainer.
Great little surprise to end a hectic week!