Fun Stuff

Hello Creative friends!

lately I´ve been making fun stuff, yep, no stressing about making life like fabric portraits or being acclaimed as the number 1 fabric artist in the world, Nope! it´s been all about being cool, trying new stuff, spending more money on craft stuff, buying stuff I already had, but forgotten I had, you know, just cruising along 🙂

So here is one of my fun projects. The pattern Here is from Pam Holland, who in my book is a world acclaimed fabric artist, she is truly brilliant. I had great fun drawing and colouring fabric, and the colours are so vibrant, it really is such a fun and gorgeous project.

My other project is a coloured and thread painted fabric Panel. Now that winter has arrived, we light a fire in the fireplace every night, it´s set up to heat the radiators in the house, the problem with this, is that sometimes before it gets going it can smoke a bit, and I didn’t want my precious Rhino quilt Here to get grey and grubby from the smoke, and I wouldn’t be able to wash it. So I decided to cover it with a panel, that took minimal effort and after winter I can take it off and wash it, and my rhino will reappear fresh as a daisy in the springtime again.

I have meters of this panel batik, so I cut some of it, and had some fun with it.

So now in the evenings I don´t see my Rhino, but I do get to look up at my fun panel.

And to top it all, my aunt who is a retired seamstress gave me her treadle sewing machine. Well my mom asked her if she would sell it, because she wanted to give it to me as a present, but my aunt offered it, so mom took it to a sewing machine professional who tuned it up etc. I am so happy with it, it sews like a dream. It´s a Portuguese model called Oliva, from the 1940s, they don´t make them anymore.

It still has the original manual, isn´t that great!

This machine is just brilliant and I am having loads of fun with it.

Thanks for popping by, have Fun.

8 thoughts on “Fun Stuff

  1. Amanda Antunes says:

    It all looks like great fun, Alice! You’re so creative & inspiring. I love the idea of protecting your rhino with the colorful batik frame. Conservation of Rhinos even in quilting … 🙏❤️❣️

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  2. cedar51 says:

    Oh, Alice what fun…love the “winter cover” you’ve made to protect your rhino … and what fun it will be when you remove your winter panel and the newness of the other arrives. As for the sewing machine what a magic gift to receive. Your post makes me happy. Catherine in NZ where we would be protecting our fabric art works from the harsh sun of summer that I believe should be along soon here…

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  3. Alice says:

    Thank you so much for your comments Catherine, I´m very happy you enjoyed the post. You´re so lucky summer is on the way to NZ, I will be dealing with winter here in Portugal, and I must say I´m not really a winter person 🙂

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