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Anchoring Away!

Two down, seven more to go. I’m anchoring my little Phoebe images with fusion on the back to keep them strongly attached to the fabric. I add little accents and details as I go so you can’t see the edges, and the “patch” is firmly anchored throughout the body. It feels like a final visit […]

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50% off Fat Quarters at Spoonflower

Fat Quarters are the perfect size for napkins, zipper pouches, wall art if stretched over a frame. Now’s the time to stock up on my new spring flowers surface designs or my phoebe babies. Let me know what you make. I’d love to hear about your projects!

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Expanding the Story Without Loosing the Focus

I’ve fused the background plants for the Spiral Pink Flowers, and the Orang Roses. I’ve fused a few rose pedals so they will be 3D once they’re attached. I’ve gotten the fusion material on the backs of the Lavender heads and hope to fuse the Lavender base in the next few days. I love watching […]

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Poco a Poco

These roses are taking more hand work than my thumbs like. So I’m taking it a little at a time; poco a poco. I find this work very relaxing before it starts to hurt me. I marvel at how cooperative soft cotton is. It folds and tucks so easily. I enjoy the contrast of colors […]

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Cottonous Spiralous Pinkous!

Getting a little silly after an hour and a half of sewing these together. Finishing these spiral flowers and buds took a considerable amount of hand sewing; something my arthritic thumbs do not care for. I’ll fuse the stems another day. The nice thing about being retired is, I’m not on anyone’s schedule but my […]

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How Does My Garden Grow???

Today I turned my craft table into a giant ironing board with two layers of a blanket, and one of quilt batting. Now I’m able to keep all the pieces in place while I cut the fusion material and iron them on. The flying birds, nested birds and the two blue butterflies are fused in […]

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Little Triangles Pressed and Pinned

I’ve pressed and pinned the little triangle spiral accents. This was hard to do without burning my finger tips. I tried fusing them as I went, but it didn’t seem worth the effort. I’ll sew the edges of each one sometime today. If you look closely, I’ve used my Members Green Woman image in the […]

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