Also hi to Judy from Western Michigan! Welcome to my blog, you left me such a lovely comment and I'm pleased you enjoyed looking through the photos! I did visit your blog, your hand work is stunning, especially the piece you used in your header!
The above pic is of a couple of curtain samples. I discovered a place here in Palmy where you can purchase their old samples for $1 each! What a bargin! My friend bought quite a few which she was going to turn into cushions, but these 2 samples will be put to good use on other things. The sample on the left has pieces of approx 10" square of a range of colours and the sample on the right has several panels with this vine printed on it. Hmmm I think this has the potential to be turned into something, just got to decide what! I'm open to ideas if you have any!!
This is a piece of wide fabric I bought from Grandmothers Garden on my trip to Auckland. They have a nice selection of wider fabrics ideal to use as backings.
I also bought these fabrics. A cotton and a chenille, which reminded me of the old bedspreads, (in fact I still have a couple on my linen cupboard inherited from Mum!). Anyway, I couldn't resist the colours. The staff had made a cushion in vibrant blues and it was stunning, even tho blue isn't my favourite colour. So I'm making a couple of cushions, will post a pic when they are finished.
And finally here are some stamp thingys I've made just lately. I saw this technique somewhere and filed it away in the brain for later, but thought I would use them on my ATC booklet I'm making? Anyway, for those who aren't familiar with this, you get a stamp, one that is fairly open, and then a roll of toilet paper, a paint brush and I used some white PVA glue really watered down. I placed a segment of paper over the stamp and wet it, then placed another over the stamp and wet it, I just repeated this until I thought it was thick enough, and of course the paper molds to the stamp. It takes a couple of days to dry, I left mine on a window sill in the sun, but it could take longer. When it's dry, peel it off the stamp and trim it to how you want it and give it some colour. My daisy was painted with pink lumanire and then gold was added over top. I thought these would make neat embellishments! They are also quick and easy to make! Give it a try and let me know how you got on!