The last couple of weeks I have been spending my sewing time hemming dresses for my daughter's choir. When I get those done I am going to work on some gifts for Christmas. I am going to work on a canvas memory book for my niece. I also have to finish up some scrub tops that I am dyeing for my mother.
I have been trying to get my oldest daughter to work on some simple art projects. She is completely resisting all my attempts. She is 16 almost 17, so I know some of it is her age. Some of it is her personality. At least her sister will happily do any creative thing with me that I suggest.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I have been busy with my daughter's Kimono project, I need to spend some time sewing today. I started some silk scraps with rust dyeing yesterday, so I will see how they turn out today. I have also been working on making hand turkeys with the kids. We are going to make a wall hanging for Thanksgiving and submit them in the Dharma Trading Company contest.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I have been busy the last several weeks with my kids school functions and family stuff. I have been able to create something about half the days. I have been dyeing fabrics, including rust dyeing, parfait dyeing, and marble dyeing with shaving cream. Someday I will actually try regular marble dyeing and get better results, but for now the shaving cream method is easy. I also dyed some silk to use as a lining for a kimono that my daughter is using for a history project. It turned out beautifully. I haven't taken any pictures of it yet. It is hard to get much done with a six month old baby who likes his mother's attention. I have also been experimenting with painting dryer sheets to use in mixed media projects. I plan on continuing this until I get the results that I like. I hope to get some projects finished this week, but I will have to see how it goes. I need to spend time helping my daughter sew her kimono and hemming dresses for her high school choir. There aren't that many parents who know how to sew, so I always volunteer to help out.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I'm still learning how to post things on this blog. I'm having some trouble getting things laid out the way I want them, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. I will keep at it and post something interesting after I have time to get back to dyeing.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I feel like a beginner at dyeing and surface design even though I have been dabbling for a few years now. I still have so much to learn and so many new things that I want to try. I will keep trying to squeeze in moments to play in between mothering duties. I know that in a few years I will have more time when my baby is a little older. For now I will practice any time I can.