Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

cleaning and arting

i have been busy for a couple of weeks reclaiming, cleaning and organizing my studio by day, and sometimes when i am on a roll into the late night.

before heading back downstairs this afternoon thought i would share a few pics of what i have been doing by night.

rag roses created from ripped strips of muslin.
twist 'em tight or twist 'em loose and you get a whole different look.
it is amazing how many of these can be made while watching my fav comedy or
science geekery  show.

a close up view of a loosely turned, twisted and stitched rag rose.

steph and i recently each purchased drawstring backpacks hoping to get some
inspiration for creating our own pattern.  we each then embellished our bags.
3 lovely rag roses with some satin stitched leaves above an exterior pocket.

a cascade of glass pearls on the pocket.

loved stitching the pearls on all willy nilly.

on a wing and a prayer. 
wings stamped onto muslin with stazon and the word pray stamped
onto a separate piece of muslin and then stitched and pillowized (yes, it is a word, in my world at least!)
scrap fabrics and tuelle added and stitched to the bag.

a bit of blanket stitch on the exterior pocket to give some detail.

gratitude - something i am so very grateful to have learned the importance of.

bliss - i am learning to follow it.

faith - something i am learning to have and amazed at experiencing the miracles unfold.

it is the simple things that can bring so much happiness.

steph created the pattern for this bag and stitched it together.

i am getting ready to embellish it.

this one is MINE....all mine....
but we will have 2 or 3 more of these up for sale soon.

beads, buttons, sequins, tassels......hmmmmm what to add, what to add?

still gathering info for my tutorial on growing patina on brass charms.
stay tuned!

bertie bert recouperates after getting a chance to go play in the backyard with the puppies!

till next time

smooches to you


Kelly Lish said...

Love the white roses and the pearls! So nice to meet you!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I am loving the roses! I think I need to start doing this, I always love everyone's versions of these.

Nest Feathers and Twine said...

thank you girls for taking time to leave me a note.

i love these roses too! just made one from pink and white check and it looks fab.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

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