I have been so crazy busy the last month and a half getting ready to go to the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim. I've been designing samples, AND getting ready for my very first Designer Showcase! I'm nervous and a little scared, but if I don't bite this bullet I'll regret it later. I hope everyone likes the things I'm showing. If you are at CHA this week, stop by Booth 14 and say hi!
I'm also participating in the Charity Wings "Banners of Hope". Charity Wings helps to support people who are ill, as well as give art classes to those who need healing, and partners with other charities. They do some incredible work, and put on some fabulous shows at CHA. There will be several designers making a banner piece, and the banners will be displayed at locations where the Charity Wings volunteers go to help. It's such a cool idea!!!
|I finally got to use my Eclectic Elements Fabric by Tim Holtz, and I sewed all over it. However, my bobbin on my sewing machine hates me, so the back doesn't look so good. I hope no one turns it over :0)!!! I gave it a good coat of watered down Claudine Hellmuth Gesso to strength the fabric, and make it feel like canvas. It worked perfectly!|
|Then I stamped and heat embossed the word Hope. It's fun and easy to heat emboss on fabric...it goes much faster.|
|I frayed the edges of the letter pieces, and sewed on some burlap to the back.|
|Then I embellished the banner up with inked lace butterflies and buttons.|
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