Sunday, August 09, 2009

Bizzy Bizzy Bizzy

It seems that I am totally losing myself in the dye pots and at the sewing machine lately! I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about what I'm going to do when the new day finally breaks, and then I dream rather impatiently about these projects for the remainder of the night. It's a wonderful addiction: this fiber art!

Here is a Dharma silk cami that I dyed last week, using a couple of layers of wax and color:

These camis are terrific for sleepwear and I do wear them until they literally cannot be worn another night. They are so soft, and it seems that they are warm in the winter (in Georgia and under a down comforter) and then they are cool in the summer under our little cotton matelaise.

This is "Barker's Bungalow"

I made it for the Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit, which Lynn Krawczyk sponsors every year. This year the proceeds go to Bernie Berlin's "A Place to Bark", a non-profit organization that finds loving homes for abused and orphaned dogs and cats. You can read more about Bernie's work here. You can read more about the Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit here.

This is a silk scarf that I have made for a redheaded friend of mine who has been so kind to lend books to me over the past several years

here's a detail shot:

And do you remember
this fabric that I painted a month or so ago using Melly Testa's technique?

It is a very light and yummy silk/cotton blend which I have sewn up into a nice light summertime top. I put rolled hems on the bottom and sleeve edges, and I am looking forward to wearing it for another month or two.

Lastly, here are two of C's recycled t-shirts, which I have dyed and intend to make into a skirt and top. You need to hold me to this!

Hope your days have been bizzy and funn!!!



Gerrie said...

I just love Barker's bungalow. And I did not know that you have another red head friend! The scarf is a perfect color for her.

beth said...

thank you for stopping by my your little quilt! My quilts were blogged about July 16 and july 27. I'll be sure to keep checking in on all your projects!

Jeannie said...

Barker's Bungalow is wonderful! As are the blouses. Now I believe that color of scarf would look fantastic on a blond or I could always get red highlights! LOL! You have been bizzy and I am so glad you are having fun. Have a fantastic week!

Eva said...

you should have heard me laughing about Barker reading a Lassie book!

Joyce said...

Love the Barker quilt. Is it appliqued?

Elizabeth said...

You ahve been bizzy bizzy!! Love the silk cammy and all of the rest of the dye work!! I finally got a dyeing workshop in and I am so addicted- sound familiar!! just posted all about it!! I love Barker's Bungalow- I need to get to that project, this week!1 i want to see it more up close and personal!! MORE PIX PLEASE!!!!

Love ya Chica!

Anonymous said...

What do I have to do to get a Dharma silk cami made for me? Are they long enough to hang almost halfway to the knees? I have one but it's falling apart. It was a gift and I have no idea where it came from, and like you, I love it!
C your SIL

Karoda said...

you've been rocking and rolling! love Barker's Bungalow! Keep it up!

Carol said...

What a star that Barker is! Your camis, tops and scarves are just delightful. You'll have all your followers wanting to sleep in silk camis. OOXX