We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

May 16, 2007

A bit of craftiness

One of the things that I promised myself when we decided to move was that I would use up as much of my craft and art supplies before we moved as I could. For weeks now I have been wanting to start but I didn't have a clear idea of what I was going to do with it all. Then the other day I was inspired to start an etsy shop. I thought that if I had a place to sell what I made I might be more productive.

It's worked! I already put up one item.

Then yesterday I opened the sewing cabinet and saw just how much fabric I've acquired. Pretty amusing for someone who doesn't really know how to operate a sewing machine. But I was sparked with an idea. I am embroidering pictures onto the fabric to use instead of paper for book covers. The journals aren't done yet but these are the covers I've made so far.

Click on the image to see them completely.


I think maybe this needs a border.


She's from a song I sing to Alder about the woman who dances with the moon.


What else could I do with cow print fabric.


A free hand flower.

I did all of these today. What fun, it's a lot easier to put down and pick up embroidery that knitting. A perfect crafty project to do while spending time with Alder.

I realize now that scanning these fabrics isn't the best way to show them.

3 comments:

trish said...

i want the bird one to frame and hang on the wall!

Stacey said...

You've got it. I'll bring it next friday.

trish said...

i would love the bird couch!!!!