After looking at other Crusade participant's glorious efforts with stamp carving, I am really struck with how a little bit of encouragement, wonderful mentoring and great inspiration ,- all from Michelle- have led us all to such wonderful discoveries of artistic expression!! Tooo COOOOOOOOLLLLLLL!!! Thank you so very much, Michelle!!!
I did get in some SunDyeing this week before the nasty north winds blew in !! At an Estate Sale to be believed (the gal sold Avon products for years and NEVER threw anything out- imagine boxes and boxes of very old AVON samples in various stages of dried-upedness-- We don't have smell-o-vision on computers yet- lucky for you!!!!!!!) I found aan old plastic doilly. I would not have given even a second look if I had not heard Traci Bautista say that they make great stencils!!! I snagged it and still consider it my " Treasure of the Week"!!! I got out my Setacolor dyes and some old napkins and this was the result!!
Isn't that THE COOLEST????? I love it and I love these dyes! After a good ironing with a very hot iron, the dye is set and then one is off to the sewing machine!! This will become more birds I think!!
Actually I think that this might qualify as Stenciling which is the Crusade for April!! WOOOO HOOOOO !! Hadn't thought of that till just now!!! In this picture you can see the stencil in the background!! Do keep your eyes peeled for this little treasures- they come in different patterns!!!! I must pass this info on to friends who love to go to sales with lists of things that friends are looking for!!
Hydrangea Flower Panels:
I have finished up my flower panels for the upcoming swap and as they looked so nice all laid out together, I thought I would share the picture with you!
I will post about these panels again when I get the swap back. I can't wait to see what my partners have come up with!!
I hope that everyone has a very happy Easter !! If you are reading this from the Midwest, I pray that you are able to keep your homes and your toes dry. If you are in the Northern Midwest- say Chicago , Michigan , Wisconsin and you have more snow- I PROMISE that SPRING is COMING!! For all of you I hope that the Easter Bunny delivers copious quaantities of CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!!