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Shelly
Seattle, WA
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There are 8 pieces that make up the inner layer of this indigo log cabin, as it kept growing and growing until I felt it was complete. Its a story cloth and it only seems appropriate that there are so many pieces to the inside. The story has to do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at be kind and have fun
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Work In Progress. xx Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at be kind and have fun
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Looking for a different stitching book from the library and came across this book. I’ve taken an online class from her before and didn’t know about this book. I really like her big graphic style and bright, fun colors. Still working on these. It’s fun to let them dry and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at be kind and have fun
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So many ideas swirling in my head.... xx Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at be kind and have fun
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Lots of indigo story cloths in progress. Dreaming and thinking of a new class series. Wanting to share this goodness of stitching to others. Maybe even building community. xx Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at be kind and have fun
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I stared a new sketchbook today. I would really like to carry it with me and find small moments to sketch. To practice. My first sketch: Pencil. Watercolors. Pigma pen. Pentalic charcoal. Derwent graphik pen. Also, an awesome sticker for the cover from NW Art and Frame. xx Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at be kind and have fun
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A few little scraps, now a book mat. Stitched my word of the year on the back. When I put the fringe on, I put it on the top, so when I turn the bookmat around, the word JOY is upside down. Makes me smile. Twisted this piece of scrap... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at be kind and have fun
Ah...the warmth is radiating from that basket. Soak it up! Happy New year, Jude. Thanks for so much inspiration for this community. Shelly xx
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2017 on Reminders. at Spirit Cloth
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I am all finished with this sweet little wall hanging. It’s a bit bigger than my bookmats I make. I found a small piece of driftwood to use as a dowel to hang it. The top square is an piece I bought from Jude. The other orangish fabrics are leftovers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at be kind and have fun
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Spent a relaxing couple days at a friend’s cabin last weekend and mostly just had little scraps from the makings of gifts for others. I started a little cloth and love it so far. xx Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at be kind and have fun
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Book mats with bookstore gift cards for special people. Middle one still in process.... For C’s special tutor gal and now family friend. (Above) This one for a special teacher of E’s who loves kitties. The fabric is called kitty selfies. :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at be kind and have fun
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Some fun ornaments to give. Tissue paper Modde podge and old book pages. Some eco dying using neighbors red kiwi leaves and red maple leaves. Also a rusty horseshoe making marks. Some of the best marks are from the cotton string that was tied around the little bundles. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at be kind and have fun
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A little lunchtime sewing. It’s like a mini vacation. A Christmas gift to be! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at be kind and have fun
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I saw this at C's school yesterday. It's what the kids see as they come out of the lunchroom. How would your day differ if you saw this message each day? I think it is an awesome message. I will verbalize it more to my loved ones. xx Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at be kind and have fun
So beautiful Hazel! What a lovely gift. So much love stitched in. The upside down kitty made me smile. 🙃
Toggle Commented May 11, 2017 on graced at handstories
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These little bags come with gifts and I never want to throw them away. I actually love them to stash things like jewelry and ear buds. I usually want to stitch them and make them special to me. This one came from my Bestie and had a candle from the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at be kind and have fun
Your paintings and color combinations are beautiful. Thinking while arting just leads to over thinking! Just let it go! And have fun! xx
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2017 on color, complement & neutral at handstories
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She's an amazing gal in just about every way. She is smart, kind, hilarious, loving, generous, trustworthy, beautiful, steadfast and the best listener I know. And that's the short list. I will spend the rest of my life learning from her and trying to emulate who she is. And being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at be kind and have fun
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A star, a guide, and some twinkle. There is a treasure chest that's floating behind the pirate ship. The good being left behind while the bad sails away. Although, I think it looks more like a cardboard box than a treasure chest. And I'm OK with that. It's a place,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at be kind and have fun
So sweet of you Hazel! I am celebrating you - one year! ....aaaand many moooore!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2017 on a circle of giving at handstories
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The beginnings of some very deep watery depths. Signifying an end to some ugliness by sending it to those deep watery depths to it's grave. And then on to healing and healthier refreshed beginnings. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at be kind and have fun
Beautiful! The sail looks like it could catch butterflies. And the tiny french knots! xx
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2017 on drifting . . . at handstories
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I was looking for some brown fabric to add a treasure chest to my pirate ship, and found this folded in the brown linen. Hello again. They are moons from Jude, but they are suns to me, especially after days of pouring down rain. I stitched these suns last summer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at be kind and have fun
A pause. A listening. So good.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2017 on shushing self at handstories