Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Carnations, Paints, and Fabrics

Last week, I picked up white carnations on a whim.  We put food coloring in the water and seven days later, they're looking colorful.

Lucy wanted to splatter paint on some paper, like we do with watercolors, but wanted to use tempura paint.  That only works on big surfaces, so I put down oilcloth, got out a big canvas (yeah, I keep canvases on hand just in case), gave her some plastic cutlery and paints, and watched the magic begin.

I am slowly but surely cutting out fabric.  It is January and bleak out there, and a friend of my mom's (you know who you are) made the most beautiful BRIGHT quilt recently.  I was inspired!  So this is the beginning of my first quilt as an adult in bright batiks.  It'll be a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants thing.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lucy and I were looking for something to do this afternoon.  It is cold, snowy, and dark, so neither of us felt like going for a walk.  Instead, we pulled out some scraps and old buttons and made this:

She seems to like it.