Archives for June 2010

Artistic Mother: week 4 vision statement banner

  This is the 4th project from The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole. It took a while for this to come together, I fiddled with it quite a bit, but am happy with how it turned out. I printed my vision statement on a picture of Aoife blowing bubbles on our back porch a while back. Above […]

Mixed media landscape

I am  having so much fun in the studio at the moment. I’m pushing my own boundaries, stretching my comfort zone and redefining what art is and means to me. Mostly I’m learning not to apologise for anything I make. This piece was definitely part of that process. I had so much fun making it. […]

Artistic Mother: Aoife’s tote

Ever since I made my poetry tote Aoife has been nagging me to death to make a blue one for her. There was no way I would get any peace until I had made it, so as soon as I had all the fabrics I set to work! I used a mixture of new and thrifted […]

In Love cross-stitch

The In Love cross-stitch is the third of three sepia style cross-stitches I have made for our bedroom remodel which will take place this summer (the others can be seen here and here). It’s a Vervaco kit on 14 count white Aida and measures 24 x 20 cm (9 1/2″ x 8″).   I first […]

Artistic Mother: week 3 poetry tote

  It seems I’ve found my groove again. Yay! I was so happy to be back crafting and creating again, I ended whipping this up in an afternoon (I prepared the fabric about a month ago, before I lost my groove), and really enjoyed the process. Yes, I Carin, enjoyed sewing! Wonders never cease! I have […]

Decopatch Eat sign

With Aoife desperate to do some cutting and gluing today, I decided to join in the fun and do my own version of her activity of choice.  I had this decopatch paper left over from when I made Aoife’s name sign (after changing my mind what paper to use) and have been itching to use it. […]