Saturday, November 15, 2008
Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival
Textile Artists Sites
Web sites with further information on the textile techniques I talk about
Jewelry Artists Sites
http://suzyumdesigns.com This is one belongs to the Emerald Coast Bead Society, as I am.
Mixed Media Purses
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Show notes for Southern inspiration Episode 8 for
Sewing Savy picture of ornament (door hanger but smaller). We made this in our ASG group.
Free project of a really cute purse
Computer software for quilters
Video on beginning free motion quilting
Origami paper folding
Utube Origami box
Polymer clay beads
Sewing Greeting Cards
Vogue 9333 is out of print. We made view A without the brim. This made a cap with a lot of potential.
ATC Artist Trading Cards
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The first picture is of my submission to the Pensacola Quilt Guild challenge. They gave us a index card with 3 color chips on it. We had to find fabric to match the colors and make either a 18x18" or 36x36" quilt. The theme was "Shades of Nature".
My quilt is a 18x18" and the name is "Mother nature dreams". It has no straight lines and it was my first attempt at curves. The image of mother nature was done on silk that went through my printer. It is free motion quilted with metalic and rayon thread and hand beaded.
The next picture is a group of ladies who met for 2 days and sewed for Sew Much Comfort. This is an organization to sew adaptive clothes for our wounded military personel.
These are pictures of Buster "Cowboy", Penney "hotdog" and Irma "a horse". I made Buster and Penney's costumes and we went to PetSmart for their Halloween contest.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
A worth while organization to help our young wounded servicemen.
Silk paper videos
Computer software for quilters
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Show notes for Southern inspiration Episode 6
Jacket that mom is working on:
On the left side of this web page you will find a list of different scrap quilt patterns, just scroll down and look on the left.
Kaleidoscope quilt block
Piano hinge art journal examples and information
Anne Van Der Kley information
Lori’s sewing podcast
Here are a couple web sites with serger information
Videos on sergers
Interesting sewing and embellishment sites
Vintage sewing articles
Ezine link for Fiber and Stitch
Saturday, August 16, 2008
1. http://sewforthnow.blogspot.com/ Lori does a wonderful job both on her blog and I love her interview podcasts.
2. http://behindtheseams.wordpress.com/ Behind the Seams is a great blog on sewing information and supplies.
3. http://besewstylish.taunton.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?webtag=besewstylish&redirCnt=1 and http://www.craftstylish.com/ Craft Stylish and Be sew stylish links
4. http://www.nowsewing.net/ This is a subscription web site that I enjoy. It has videos, tips and techniques, inspirational stories.
5. http://sewing.patternreview.com/ Wonderful information for all who sews.
6. http://www.sewing.org/ Lots of information on basic sewing and projects.
7. http://materialmama.typepad.com/ Nutmeg’s web site and podcast.
8. http://grandmassewingcabinet.blogspot.com/ Julie-Ann McFann podcast and blog about sewing with her grandmothers sewing machine and cabinet
General Quilting podcasts and web sites
1. http://www.kayewoodtv.com/ktv.html Kay Wood has videos on sewing, quilting and what I love is the segments on Lazy Girl design purses.
2. http://www.quiltuniversity.com/ This is an online quilting and embellishment website where you take classes.
3. http://www.alexandersonquilts.com/main.php Alex Anderson web site and pod casts.
4. http://www.simplearts.com/blogs/index.php Annie Smith web site and pod cast.
General Jewelry, Beading and Crafting podcasts and web sites
1. http://www.craftcast.com/main/ Allison Lee’s CraftCast is a wonderful blog and podcast on jewelry making, sewing, painting, and a plethora of other topics.
2. http://www.howtotvonline.com/index.php How to TV online has video’s on jewelry, scrap booking and other topics.
3. http://www.beadingdaily.com/ Full of information on beading and jewelry making.
General mixed media and fiber podcasts and web sites
1. http://www.furl.net/member/FiberArts This is a wonderful website with links to felting and other fiber arts.
2. http://fibreandstitch.com/index.htm Mixed media web site with projects and inspirations.
3. http://www.hollyeqq.com/index.html Holly is a local artist that sells roving and yarns that she has dyed into wonderful color ways.
4. http://www.joggles.com/ Joggles is a wonderful site for supplies and also online classes.
5. http://www.weavecast.com/ Syne Mitchell podcast and blog about hand weavers.
Computer and Digital information
Kim is known as the “Digital Goddess” as a tongue in cheek note. I listen to her podcast and receive her newsletters. I have learned so much from her that I had to include this site.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Well I did make my podcast last week, but unfortunately did not save it quick enough and had some computer problems, so will retake and broadcast it today.
Well life got in the way again. I still am unable to see clearly so I will not post pictures until my vision clears up. Even with my glasses, things are still fuzzy. I am improving everyday, but not fast enough for me.
I wanted to clarify some things that got left out from my last pod cast. My instructor from the “Trained Sewing Instructor” class was Mary McCarthy and here is her web site. http://www.marymccarthy.net/ I linked to the TSI site instead of hers. Sorry Mary.
My web site (www.designsbydeila.com ) is now up. I am still fine tuning it, but that will come with time.
I also wanted to link to DYI Style McCall pattern site (http://www.mccallpattern.com/list/diystyle/page-1 ), go check out Allyce King and Melissa Watson’s patterns.
http://www.onesole.com/ is the web site for interchangeable shoes that I love. I will have a lesson on customizing your shoes in an upcoming episode.
Well I received my new Pfaff Creative Vision sewing machine, but unfortunately UPS damaged it. I am in the process of getting a replacement, so will keep you posted on that.
On July 21st my mother had surgery; she did fine and came home the next day, but developed an infection and was readmitted to the hospital the following week, but she came home yesterday. She received some potent IV antibiotics that are healing her infection, so she will be on home IV therapy for a week or more now. That means daily trips into
The night that Mom had her surgery, I went to the Emerald Coast Bead Society meeting. We had Dr. Meow (http://www.drmeowbeads.com/ ) there to teach us a Right Angle Weave Bracelet. I have included the following link for you to see what this is. On the Utube link she is using bicone beads, but in the class we used drop beads. Once again, I will show a picture of the one that I did. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaqMHPWAQJ4
On July 24th, I attended our ASG neighborhood group “Material Girlz” where Pat Miller was teaching Seminole patchwork pillowcase workshop. http://www.asgemeraldcoast.org/ . After I left the meeting I headed over to our local Fabric outlet store and bought some Bra making material and supplies. If only I can find time to sew! Then that evening I taught an adult sewing 101 at Joann’s. We covered the basics like how to thread and operate a sewing machine, the different types of needles, threads, and fabrics. We were in the class room for 1 ½ hours and then did a walking tour of the store as I explained how to pick a pattern, choose your fabric and supplies. As we walked the different aisles of the fabric section, I explained whatever was on that aisle. It was fun to inspire and I hope that they will stop me in the store in the future and fill me in on what they are sewing.
July 25th found me in Baker Florida at Ruthies Notions (http://www.ruthiesnotions.com/index.html ) where
On the 28th I taught EQ6 (electric Quilt 6) http://www.electricquilt.com/default.asp at the evening quilt guild meeting. I guess most quilters would rather be sewing than on the computer, but I like this program to start my quilt and design the colors and layout. We have a quilt challenge due in September and I will post my picture when I get it done.
August 1st, I went to community quilts for our evening quilt guild. We worked on preemie quilts with the emphasis on free motion quilting. Some of our members had trouble getting the hang of it, but others took to it with minimal trouble. We had a good turn out but unfortunately the A/C was on the fritz so we only had some fans to keep us going. All in all we did accomplish 4 preemie quilts and I was able to get some kits made up for those who can not make it to the sew in.
Marge came over the other night and watched a couple of the DVD’s that I got in
http://www.emmaseabrooke.com , and the second one was from Linda MacPhee, http://www.macpheeworkshop.com . It is so funny that Emma lives in the Florida Keyes and Linda lives in
Tonight we are having our “Sew in Fashion” ASG neighborhood group and we are doing UFO’s and I will be showing a hemming technique that I learned from Threads Industry Insider Techniques DVD, Designer sewing and tailoring tips revealed! Editors of Threads with Louise Cutting. I highly recommend this DVD for some great sewing techniques.
Hardware store sewing notions:
½ inch vinyl tubing. This makes great bobbin keepers
2 inch heavy washers covered with fabric for fabric/pattern weights
sewer cloth/fabric or soil separator This makes great pattern tracings.
5 Books every sewer should have:
Power Sewing Step-by-Step by Sandra Betzina
More Fabric Savvy: A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and Sewing Fabric Completely Revised and Updated by Sandra Betzina
Sewing for Dummies by Janice Saunders Maresh
New Complete Guide to Sewing by Editors of Reader's Digest
Sewing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Sewing by Editors of Creative Publishing
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The music credit is from Jamendo, the artist Alainprovist and the album is Azyl.
I wanted to give you a link to the National American Sewing Guild and also to our local chapter website.
Here is a link to the Lois Erickson pattern I am sewing, in the studio 7. I hope to have a picture of the 2 shirts after they are finnished.
Here is a link to the One Sole shoe that I was talking about and also to Sassy Feet.
Here is a link to Tammy Tadd purse that I made, it is called the Convert-able.
I will close for now and will post soon with some pictures.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Today I took my mother to one of my favorite groups, the Fiber Follies. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Pace Florida to do some fun and creative things. Today we made cabachon beaded bracelet. Just what I need, another unfinished project. This I can do while waiting around at doctor offices and such, so hope to get it done and post some pix soon. Afterwards, went to lunch with some new friends and talked about fibers and such. What fun!!
Well I really need to go see what the dog has done, will try to post again soon.