Thursday, April 28, 2011


Here you will see the newest addition to the "JudeOriginal" repurposed clothing line. These are previously worn T-shirts that have been altered , dyed, sliced, appliqued, stamped and paint spattered!
Roy came up with the name and developed the hang tag for them. I think it is just perfect!
And, here you can see the newest group of Designer Cuffs that will also be put in the Fine Gifts and Boutique. The first few I gave away (grin) to family, my willing test market.
Now that these are finished, I can return to two large projects I will be able to show you in the future. The first one involves tile and the second one involves lilies!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011


This is how I know Spring has arrived. I see daffodils and some forsythia in our yard and woods. Of course, I have strong childhood memories of it snowing on Easter Sunday morning, and having to wear that tired old winter coat over my new Easter dress!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Like how to make fresh pasta! Several years ago a very special person gifted me with this pasta machine and I have never used it. Today was the day!
Here are fettuccine noodles drying,and here, served with a fabulous sauce made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, onions and toasted walnuts. A slice of toasted homemade bread completed the dish.
Very easy to do, and we will do this again! Thank you dear one who gave us this machine!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


....if you have a naked mannequin in your kitchen! Seriously? Am I really the only one? I would have thought there were more.......
Meet Abby!
Abby.......( in all her glory ) is 6 feet 2 inches of attitude! Here she is dressed and wearing one of the Sweet T Hoodies. I think she looks just fabulous. Roy and I put her together, not at all difficult, and now we are wondering if she might fix dinner? Nahhh...with that attitude, she gets catered we think!Abby will be going into the boutique where I sell my wearable art clothing.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I was looking for a short but satisfying project to occupy my time while the serger is in the shop for reconditioning. I decided to make a soft cover for my sketch book! I started by stitching fabric scraps to a piece of felt, just adding elements until I liked the look. In the center I added a piece of fabric with a lion head on it, putting additional polyfil under it for dimension. This is the inside of the front cover showing the large sleeve that holds it all nice and tight. The inside of the back is similar. Here is a close up of the front, showing some stitching and some beading, the best part of any project! You can click on the photograph for a closer view.
This is the back cover. I positioned a piece of felt under the fabric and did free motion random machine embroidery to give it texture.
Now I really want to make another one! Just need to find a book I guess. I encourage you to find your fabric scraps and do a similar project. It makes it a lot more fun to carry this book around, that's for sure!


A very young raccoon who visits us every day to eat corn as well as the seeds dropped from the Bird feeder above his head. He does have the sweetest face!