Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring may be here--finally.

One reason I like to blog is that it gives me a chance to look at what I've actually gotten accomplished.  Even though some days it seems that all I do is go to work and come home late, I still am able to complete some projects.

One is a baby blanket for a soon-to-be born grandson:
And a baby blanket I made for my sister who needed it for a baby shower.  I haven't bought fabric for a specific project in quite a while--she wanted something with monkeys on it.
Lots of free motion stitching went into this.  I wonder if the recipient will even think about all that work?  I'm sure not.
And even some dyeing, now that it's warming up a bit.  These two pieces were pretty awful looking at this stage--
 But they evolved into these pieces afterwards.
 I just love the look of shibori!
 And more, always more...
I've opened an Etsy shop and am selling some of my fabrics (or trying to--no sales yet!).  Gotta get rid of some of it so I can keep making more.  Hope to get these posted up there today.

Linking up with Nina Marie today--Off The Wall Fridays!

7 comments:

  1. Your shibori fabrics are wonderful. How did you get multiple colors like that? I will check out your shop.

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  2. I can't believe those are the same fabrics. Have not tried any shibori yet. And good luck on your Etsy shop.

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  3. I am assuming that you did the pole wrap shibori on a piece of hand-dyed fabric. Stunning results! I will have to try that.

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  4. Wow your colors are wonderful!!! The last 3 above are so interesting, cool patterns and gorgeous colors. Keep plugging away at Etsy. I have a shop too and it can be slow go. Good luck!

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  5. Fabulous shibori! The colors are opalescent, which I really love! Best of luck with your new shop!

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  6. I love the fabrics. I, too, and curious how you changed the first fabrics to those beautiful shibori pieces. I have done pole wrapped shibori before. Did you over-dye or did you discharge, or did you do something else altogether?

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  7. The shibori pieces are gorgeous. Good luck with your Etsy shop, from talking to others it sounds like it can take a few months to build up enough of a following to start generating sales, stick with it!

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