Friday, April 27, 2007

Six More...

Wrist Pin Cushions, that is ~ check my gallery blog to see them in all their glory. 10.00

Julaine's Gallery of Artful Adventures

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

As promised - my Wrist Pin Cushions

Seen at the Friday Night Sampler, and...the Virtual Studios for Cloth, Paper, Scissors MIU! at the Chicago Festival ~

Click on over to my gallery blog - Julaine's Gallery of Artful Adventures
to purchase any of these pretties ~ 10.00 each

The Virtual Studio Artists

Very creative sisters here! Deb Silva of Creatively Amused
and Artella!, and Judy Coates Perez of Painted Threads
were among the wild women of MIU's Virtual Studios at IQF-Chicago...

It was not easy coming back to real life.

Rah, Rah for MIU! Here we see Kelli Perkins creating her incredible paper beads - when she came to join us, it was very busy, so I didn't get a chance to talk more with her -

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Back from Festival

Here we have the lovely Cheryl Prater of Prater Poste and equally stunning Debbi Crane of Paper Doll Post who along with me were sharing an area for the Virtual Studios gig for Cloth Paper Scissors® at MIU! - I simply must do this again, as it was a wonderful experience and feeling like a celebrity does the soul good once in awhile...

I didn't get a photo of Virginia Spiegel. Darn.

Ready for the Friday Night Sampler! I had prepared five step-outs to demonstrate how to make my funky wrist pin cushions to lots of enthusiastic quilters. My helper chick, Becky (aka Vanna White) did a fantastic job of keeping the biz end moving along (see photo below of her).

She had artfully arranged everything on the table - looks good!

And here she is...we got a bit goofy after I paid her for services's not what you might be thinking, lol.

What to do in your hotel room when it comes time to make your favorite guacamole, and you can't find the knife you packed?

You reach for a pair of scissors, of course. I wonder what people who don't sew do in this situation?

Side note on the pin cushions for all of you who have been interested in slapping one of these on your own wrist or the wrist of a loved one. I came home with some pretty ones and will be listing them on my gallery blog later today. A huge thanks goes to Pam who writes Pin Cushion Genius! : PaMdora’s Box
If you're listening, Pam - watch your mailbox...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

What am I taking to Chicago?

Here's a piece that I felted yesterday using that new Viking machine at the Jo-Ann's that I work at - the gorgeous fibers started out as a novelty eyelash yarn that I knitted with gigantic needles. I laid it out on top of this purple crushed satin and covered it with Sulky Solvy. Julaine, start your engine! It took no time at all, and when I was finished, the Solvy just had tons of pin holes in it...reusable, yes!

I'll be bringing this piece to my gig for Make It University™ with Cloth Paper Scissors®
to see what else I can do with it.

Come see me there: I'll be in the Virtual Studios area on Friday, April 13th from 10-noon, and 1-3 pm.; and on Saturday, April 14th from 10-noon, and 1-3 pm.

Note to Lynn K: we have to get ourselves one of these machines, right??? Maybe we'll check the Viking people at festival ~

Note to Becky B.: you know who you are - we are going to have a great time...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

On the MIU faculty (beware)

First, Cheryl Prater makes me add her blog to my links (all right, actually she added mine to hers first, so I was obligated)...

NOW she wants me to mention that she was the cover girl for Cloth, Paper, Scissors in the January/February issue with her "Sixtopoly" article (very cool, btw) ~

I don't know what happened when I added the extra words after Prater Poste
but everything went goofy on me. Does anyone out there have the html letters/code for "centering" stuff?

I'm going to offer her a challenge (evil laugh coming out of my mouth)
...I'll let you know how she responds...

UPDATE: Cheryl sent me an "MIU or Bust" bumper sticker to put on my very own luggage (art shop on wheels)

Thursday, April 05, 2007


How many tote bags does one fiber artist need?

I have made many - and still use most of them.

Needed (wanted) a new one to take to Chicago next week for the festival, so I thought I would use this Alexander Henry print (found on the big cotton wall at the store). It's called "omodaka" and it's perfect for embroidering...loosely stitching by the lines of the gold bursts on it, I used 9 colors of DMC floss and am almost ready to sew it together. But wait...what shall I do with the back? I really don't want to leave it plain, even though it is really neat fabric. Quilt it?

Virtual Studios for Make It University™ with Cloth Paper Scissors®
at IQF: I will be showing a technique that's related to my article in CPS coming out next month. The times for my "studio" ??? Friday, April 13 at 10 & 11 am.; 1 & 2 pm., and Saturday, April 14 at 10 & 11 am; 1 pm. Be sure to stop by! Here's a list of the incredible artists that will be there too: Pokey Bolton, Judy Coates Perez, Deb Silva, Virginia Spiegel, Cheryl Prater, Debbi Crane, Kelli Perkins, and Lesley Riley. Think surface design - embellishment - mixed's going to be a blast ~