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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sauvie Island in the Fall

My friend Georgia and I headed out to Sauvie Island to check out the corn maize at Bella Organic Farm.  We wandered for a while through the corn and then decided to explore the island and its Fall beauty.

lost in the corn maize

the start of the corn maize

scarecrow 1

Mr. Scarecrow

pumpkins in the distance

Pumpkins in the distance

Mount Hood and sheep

Sheep backed by Mt. Hood

the mountains

Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams

burst of color

fiery fields

varying colors

bright landscape

fiery fields

reddish plantings

wildlife preserve

wildlife preserve

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens in the distance

boggy meadow

boggy meadow

Mount Hood and beach

Columbia River with Mount Hood

St. Johns bridge

St. Johns Bridge

From boxy tee to rocker tee (an homage to the 80’s)

I bought a really cheap graphic tee at Old Navy.  It was extremely boxy and shapeless, but I knew I had pinned a bunch of ideas for cutting up tees.  So I went to my Pinterest Board- Fashion and found a few ideas.  I decided on one that is cut up a`la 80’s rocker style.  The LA summer print on the tee turns into strips of colors along the front.  I know summer is over, but fall is the layering season so this can easily be layered over top of a long sleeve tee or paired with a tank and a jean jacket.

original cut tee pin

Original Pin

the boxy tee

original graphic tee

cutting the strips

cutting the strips

cutting the hem

cutting the hem

cuttng the sleeves

creating a raglan-like sleeve

cutting the neckline

squaring off the neckline

final product

final look

Recycle Glass In An Artful Way – Part 2

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I really enjoyed creating the different looks and combinations for the original yarn bottle projects.  There are limitless possibilities that one can achieve by using different yarns and embellishments.  I was inspired to see if I could use a combination of yarn and some of the decorator fabric samples I got at SCRAP.  I started with a spaghetti sauce jar and used 2 different yarns with 4 different fabrics.  I am really happy with the way the flower embellishment pulls it all together in the end.

Materials

The material and yarn combination

fabric start

Setting the fabrics first

chunky yarn

Topped with the chunky yarn

thin sparkly yarn

Completed the skinny yarn part

completed yarn wrapping

The final yarn/fabric wrapped bottle

finished product

And just a little flourish to pull it all together

up close of flower

Flower detail – 2 fabrics with 2 braided yarns wrapped in the center