Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is my bead journal for the month of October.  I learned the beaded chain stitch, the beaded closed buttonhole and the beaded buttonhole.  I am really enjoying the process.  Playing with the beads is so much fun!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

I heart Macro

I don't know what kind of plant this is.  I guess I should figure it out.  It is pretty cool the way it curls into itself.    Nature is so perfect!
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Her Cup Runneth Over bras

This top bra was created by my friend Judy Gascho Jutzi.
She titled it Orange Blossom and this is what she had to say about it.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this artbra while supporting and drawing attention to a very worthy cause which affects so many people. It's decorated with nubbly yarn fibres, beading, buttons and decorative drapery trim for extra movement.


 "Deirdre Anne" is the title of the bottom bra created by my friend Davina Bradly.  This is her statement.

'Not the same any more but still beautiful.' 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More art bras

My friend Nancy created these gorgeous bras!  They are absolutely fantastic.  They were met with many favorable comments when hung for the show Her Cup Runneth Over.
This is what Nancy has to say about the bras.

What is Black and White and Red all Over?

This ART BRA was designed to honour the fantasies of
women. Like something out of a dance hall or saloon, this
bra cries out, “Sexy”.
Created with black lace, black ruffles, black feathers, and red
ribbon that is reminiscent of garters. Black, white and red
beads add whimsy to the bra. Simple white flowers add a
touch of “lovely lady” to the creation.

BIP - Breast in Peace

These 2 black wreaths are a tribute to all the women who
have undergone surgery for a mastectomy in their fight
against breast cancer.
It is made of all things I consider feminine: black satin roses,
pearls, sparkly beads, and black feathers. An ART BRA to
honour to the mystique and strength of women.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

This is the second art bra I created for the upcoming show Her Cup Runneth Over.
I called this bra Treasure Chest.  This art bra was inspired by the title as I came up with that first.  Anyone who knows me knows that I love sparkle and fun so I figured bring on the bling.  The process of going through my stash of fancy fabric and brilliant baubles gave me a lot of pleasure.  This creation is a labor of love and I hope it brings joy to the beholder.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

You can find the instructions for Fern stitch from Sharon B at This is a simple stitch but it looks good!  I found it quite easy to learn and I look forward to using it more.  My first attempt is in the top photo.   My second attempt is the lower photo.  I added some French knots but need to add some more.