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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Earth Woman

She is beautiful, she is strong, she is compassionate and she is kind, she is unconditional love. She is the center of creation, she is the true Goddess. She is every woman.

She is indestructible; you can recreate Earth Woman anytime. She will always be there if you choose.

Make three or four Earth Women and put them in every room. She makes a statement.

She is covered from head to toe in jewels and stones representing, her joys, her sorrows, her goals and her achievements.

The head of Earth Woman is beaded totally with joy because this is the way she came into the world. Everything else goes on the body.

I have made this an easy pattern so anyone can make Earth Woman. She may look complicated but don’t believe it. I created this Earth Woman as a tribute to women everywhere. She can be your talisman, your muse, your diary or the secret keeper or whatever you want to make of her. Since you are going to create her in your image and likeness and by that I mean: As you are making your Earth Woman, think of yourself. You may add or subtract from this basic pattern to fashion her to you. She will represent you heart, your mind and your intentions. And since she keeps all your secrets, you are free to tell her anything. You can make her a fancy bag and put little secrets in it.

The jewels you put on her will represent your joys, sorrows, goals, achievements. Pick beautiful beads to represent what you think they mean to you. The sorrows can be the chip stones in colors, for instance. As your sorrows go away, replace them with joy beads or tiny babies (dolls) or light colored stones and so on.

If you really like this Earth Woman, enlarge her, she would be absolutely stunning.

(c)Rosita Fowler

This is my new pattern, Earth Woman. She is a small Goddess. Her pattern is for sale at the Sewing Studio here in Maitland Florida. You may also purchase the pattern directly from me.

She is about 9 inch tall and is very easy to make up. The pattern includes, pattern for making the doll, full instructions, and picture. I really enjoyed the beading. I find it very relaxing. I used seed beads, bugle beads, leaf beads, gold beads,  trinkets and found objects. I even had some tiny bells that I put here and there.

I beaded her entire head, I put rows of gold beads around her neck to cover the seam. I used 11/0 seed bead around her eyes. I used a black background fabric to make her body, so the beads show up real well. I just love her.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Window shade continued

I hung the shade but the sun wasn't shinning to brightly through it or maybe I just got up too late lol.

I don't really like the way it hangs so I will add a couple strips to the side to make it wider and sew some hanging loops to the top and install a curtain rod  so that I can pull the shade across. I will take a new pic then and update this blog.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Window Shade Continued.

I went ahead and squared off the blocks to 17 1/2 by 17 1/2. I joined them in fours and then sewed the fours together to make one long shade.

I thought I'd show you the fours sets and then the entire shade and then another tomorrow after the lining and hanging on the window to see the stain glass effect.

I used a huge scrap of fish novelty fabric. I am sure it came from one of my friends. It was way bigger than a scrap. All the blocks have fish in them.

I will need to add 1/2 inch on each side and that will be the lining pulled to the front.

Lets's start with Molly. I escaped Teddy but she jumped up on the chest and got in a basket of special scraps.

A set of four.
Another set of four.

The whole shade.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crazy Quilt Window Shade

I started the companion to the door, since they are so close together, I can't have one looking ugly lol.

I cut the batting blocks 18x18. I have to make 8 blocks that size. I have a bunch of fish, fussy cut and I will put those somewhere in the block, not necessarily in the center.

I threw the entire bin of scraps on the floor and had to hurriedly pick out large pieces, strips and small pieces to join here and there. I had to hurry because I knew Teddy, (sweet little dog), would soon find out and make his bed immediatley and I barely escaped lol.

I am using large piece and small pieces.Here is the mess on the floor.
This is what I ended up with.

First block.

The fish seems to be coming out from under something. I like to use that effect.

Block two.

Blocks one and two. I like it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Crazy Quilt Door Shade

I have been looking at my scrap pin for some time now and it sure needs to be put to some creative use.

My studio door has been needing a curtain or shade for some time now as half the door is glass and the sun comes in real hot. I decided to make a crazy shade out of scraps and also use scrap batting.

I pulled out some novelty fabrics of the movie, "The Lion King". Some fish fabric and a scrap of parrot fabric. I just pulled out a bunch of whatever came up. I was just going to do the blocks from that pile so they would all relate.

I cut some batting scraps and crazy quilted right on the batting. I made eight blocks and those that were too small, I just added patches of more batting with crazy patch. Then I joined the blocks and added four inch borders on both sides, done the same way as the blocks.

I did a pillowcase lining, turned it inside out. I then topstitched it, pulling some of the lining to the front and  it looked like did a binding.

Looking at it on the web, it sure looks crazy to me hahahahah...It is always a good feeling when I can make something out of scraps.

I am going to put some glue on velcro on the door and the shade. I will just velcro it on and take it off when needed.

This is the back of the blocks, joined together with the border.

Here are eight of blocks sewed together. I put a center of interest into each block, eigher a fish or the lion or the monekey et.
The eight blocks with border on the sides only for width, the lenght was ok.

Close up of blocks.