WoooHooo! 100th post

17 Mar

I have posted 100 times between my Elfcroft and Kiheilife blogs since November 2010, wheeew!  My inspiration was and continues to be Lara Rossignol’s Piewacketblog.  As I dabbled and studied blogging, one memorable piece of advice was to be ready with 100 ideas for posts, which was in contrast to dive in and let the creative juices flow.  I did not have a 100 idea list for starters and therefore thrilled with this milestone.

This post features another evolving project inspired by an e-book Art Journal Ideas by ClothPaperScissors.com which includes a chapter by Tracie Lyn Huskcamp @ thereddoor-studio.com titled “A Year Captured in Fabric”.  What I have so far are 11″X12″ pieces of muslin with themed collages from remnants and fabric photos from Spoonflower.com.  This is a great opportunity to prepare custom “quilt squares” that do not have to stand washing and wear.  A few unfinished projects are getting closure and inclusion in the “journal”.  Beads, buttons and trim are embellishing layouts.  I have 11 squares completed and 11 squares with concepts.  My intended scope is 48 squares which will finish the bolt of muslin that Mam-ma Tuggle left with her sewing accessories.

Fabric Journal under construction

As much as I have enjoyed knitting and sewing lessons as a change of pace and producing “a product” (after all, I am a career Manufacturing Engineer.), this project is about the ideas and rules that I make up along the way.  Liberating:)  I’ll keep you posted!!

One Response to “WoooHooo! 100th post”

  1. time2spring March 19, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    I had no idea You were a sewer, and a blogger. You are an interesting and busy woman.
    Keep up the good work.

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