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Create with love, laughter and a bit of whimsy, and we're sure to illuminate our world.
Interests: My passion is to create joy and love through our spirit. I've discovered that a figment of my imagination is a little bit of heaven inside of me expectin' to get out. We are blessed to be creative and are meant to share our talents, so let’s inspire one another to shine. ------- I dabble in mixed media, collage, altered books, altered art, photography, painting, scrapping, journaling and writing. I teach sewing and ribbon embroidery and had a needle in my hand since I was 14. I want sewing to be fun, fashion or art.-----------I'm a southern gal and have decided to be more creative in my second half of life.. ha ha -- full of imagination and heart. Let's be generous and grateful Let's Create, Imagine & Illuminate as Morning Dew Drops. My spiritual inspiration..." ...Out of the womb of the morning will spring forth Your young creating anew who are as the dew." (my interpretation of Psalm 110:3)
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Practice & Play Expands Our Creativity -- This is Blondine. This is Blondine with the Gazelles. Blondine, Bonne-Biche & Beau-Minon is a French fairy tale first published in 1856. It's a great story for any child and a free copy on the internet can easily be found. (translated into English) The fairy tale is also full of imagery to spark your illustrating muse. Here's one source from The Project Gutenberg eBooks - Click Below Blondine, Bonne-Biche & Beau-Minon Blessings Terri Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Morning Dew Drops
Colors and textures are coming through from the background and are supposed to be seen on LilyBeth & Pumpkin Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Morning Dew Drops
French Lace Hand Painted Corset in Pastel Colors with Peeping Bustier Side View Lace up back with ribbon embroidery Close up of embroidery Ribbon embroidery on peeping bustier (middle) Ribbon embroidery on peeping bustier (left side) Ribbon embroidery on peeping bustier (right side) Peeping Bustier from front of Corset Hand beaded, hand painted, hand embroidered Mardi Gras Ball Corset with Peeping Bustier Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
What is (pronounced Sue)? Better yet, is for you? If so, as a member I am inviting you to join. gained 1M members in just 5 weeks and is a free social network & payment platform that shares 90% of revenues with its users. I was invited to join from the founder of a mom’s group that I love, so that alone gave this new social network credibility worth checking out. I joined because my audience is joining and as any entrepreneur knows you go where your audience goes not where you think they go.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Coming Soon - Mom Magnate & Morning Dewdrops Pursuits Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
We're posting Part 2 on Marblizing Fabric with Shaving Cream. Please read Part 1 of 2 of the tutorial to learn about the supplies we used, tips and technique tricks and additional resources used. You're sure to love all the little extras we learned along the way to make this fun project even easier! Part 2 is more about the sewing and completing the outfits. Natalie loved mixing the paint into the shaving cream. She soon was doing it all by herself -- laying down the fabric and scraping off the shaving cream/paint mixture. Natalie chose the blue and silver... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
This technique is so fun and easy! It's definitely not new, but I've been wanting to do it again and post tips and technique tricks about marblizing fabric with shaving cream. The post is a 2-part post, so please be sure and read both posts to see more gorgeous results as well as seeing how Natalie, who is now 8 years old, learned this technique and see her modeling her outfit. This post will mainly consist of what you will need and how this works. THESE TIPS AND TECHNIQUE TRICKS WILL SAVE YOU QUITE A BIT OF TIME - definitely... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Last time y'all saw Natalie she was doing a little bit of quilting to make the cover of her Stitch & Sew Book Sampler. Simple quilting is nothing more than stitching over two pieces of fabric with some type of padding (batting) in between. Here Natalie is stitching in straight rows. Natalie also recently learned she could sew on cardstock and make her own unique Sew Cards!! But what about the pages of her Stitch Book. Well it's already October and Natalie is now 8 years old. She's been busy selecting from different embroidery stitches she wants to include in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Needle-Felted Spider on Apron Bib Spins her Web and Catches a Cocoon I'm known as the Spider Lady at Halloween. We have the biggest spiders at our house in the whole city, so I've been told. So when all the ghost and gobblins come to our door will they get a treat? or a trick? Or will they be caught in my web and spun for safekeeping? The apron bib and pockets were machine needle felted with wool roving, angelina fibers and scraps of netting, tulle, craft felt and yarns. The spider was needle-felted and shaped with black wool roving.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
If you missed the first part of this blog post, please go here first Natalie - Pair of Pillowcase Dresses Part 1 Natalie says, "Meet my little sis, Sophia." Sophia says, "What's this sis? OH, oh you cut a hole in Momma's pillowcase and I'm gonna tell. You in troubbblle!" Sophia says, "I sew so so sooorrry, Natalie! I didn't know what you were doing!" Sophia says, "You made me a pillowcase dress just like yours! You the best sister in the whole wide world. Everybody is gonna want a big sister like you." We can all learn from Natalie... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Natalie is learning the rewards of sewing and knows to take her time, drive slow and be patient, BUT OH the REWARDS! Sew let's check in on Natalie and see how it's going. Here's Natalie sewing a ribbon border around the hem of her dress, and YES, it's a pillow case. Natalie says that if her sewing machine could talk, she'd want it to say, "Pressure Bar Down!" LOL -- And for those of you who sew, wouldn't this be wonderful! As Natalie was sewing her bobbin thread tangled under the needleplate, so we stopped to fix the problem. We... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Natalie says, "Girls, this apron is not just for cooking!" So get out your big glam flowers to wear with it & CReaTe! Natalie's making a fashion statement in her designer apron. Adorable aprons have been in stores in big numbers in the past few years, but we've gone one stronger. We created our own pattern and used mod-fabulous fabric in a stripe of lime green, pink & zebra print. There is no other apron like this in the world. Natalie discovered she can wear her apron while sewing, drawing and just being the artist that she is. She can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Hang onto your dewdrops DewBies! our team at MDM (LOL,not MGM) Morning Dewdrops Media is publishing our very own digiMag beginning this summer, BTW What's In Your Dewdrop? Our team at Morning Dewdrop Media is getting ready to Create, Inspire & Illuminate Your Passion & Purpose. Want to find the real You; your unique gifts & story and how to tell it -- all the while helping your kids find themselves too! We'll be writing and interviewing on topics such as Social Media Mania Mom Moments Techy, Techy Business Savvy Morning Reflections Blogland Kudo's to Kidos We'll also have Interviews,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
First grader, Natalie, is back to show all her friends and other girls her age just how much fun sewing can be. She's creating a "Stitch & Sketch" fabric art journal. Natalie is actually quilting the journal cover. She learned about interfacing and how it makes the fabric stiffer. We placed some felt in between two pieces of fabric for padding. Natalie will eventually end up with puffy little stitched squares as her quilting design on her fabric art journal cover. Natalie sewed on her zebra-print ribbon tie closure -- Look how close to the edge of the ribbon her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
I've named my postcard, "Create Multiple Possibilities!" The theme this year for the postcard swap is "Create!" My premise is that you can create many things with one idea. I knew from the beginning that I would try various image transfer techniques from one image. The image I used was a picture of an old Chevy Pickup Truck I had taken a few years back while riding around one Sunday afternoon with my husband. I actually made a tri-fold postcard. (full) The postcard is made entirely of paper and some of the lettering is stitched. The truck is going in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Richard Bach said, "True love stories never have endings." Therefore, without further adieu, I give you a love story, My Ode to Paper I love you, Paper! You can be as thin as tissue, More transparent than glass, But you always wear your finest At 140 pounds. I love you, Paper! You’re always in fashion and Still turn heads Like in the 70’s when you wore Patches of Liquid Paper with your Onion Skin and Carbon Copy Sketches. I love you, Paper! You’re my BFF! Whether you’re Hand-made or store bought High rag or spun silk Rice, Parchment or Plastic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Miss Aurora Sunshine is always smiling and full of joy. She lights up all of nature and says, " I can see your inward star." She is one of the characters in the upcoming series Whimsies of Light Miss Sunshine is a good listener, so the Whimsies come to her often because she does not judge. She warms their bellies and tells them secrets about themselves. Miss Sunshine always reminds them to "take care of matters before I'm gone for the day, you just never know…” Miss Aurora Sunshine is magic and often dances at night. She sometimes illuminates the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Anton Featherstone is 8-years-old and full of imagination. Gumbo, Anton’s dog, is his best buddy. They go on adventures together and are characters in the upcoming series Whimsies of Light Anton fixes and makes things from found objects and mechanical parts. He puts twine, wires, gears, gadgets, wheels, rocks and pieces of wood in his back sack. Gumbo loves to dig and he often finds hidden treasures for Anton to put in his back sack too. Anton always has his back sack with him because he says, "You never know when things might come in handy." He even has a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
What better weekend to introduce Phoebe Valentine than on Valentine's Day Weekend. Oh, and, of course, her BFF, Poof! Phoebe & Poof are characters in the upcoming series Whimsies of Light Phoebe Valentine is four years old and has quite the imagination. She has imaginary friends, but are they imaginary? Phoebe says, "I can see angels and they talk to me. We sing jingles together and they can lift me up, too." "I don't know about that," says Poof, "I think Phoebe a tad mad!" But all the Whimsies think Poof a tad mad, so who is really to say?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops
Natalie Haston is going to be quite the fashion designer. Her skills certainly matched her style. Way To Go Natalie! She is only 7 years old; yet she mastered her sewing machine skills today. Although the test was not easy, Natalie put her first-grade smarts to the test. Natalie received her license and completed two designer pillows that would be a delight for any Barbie according to Natalie. She selected the designer prints from an array of fabric options. She liked the peace signs and noted the the pillows are reversible -- that's designer instinct. * * * * *... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Morning Dew Drops