Every year at this time, the challenge is on for me to design fireweed cards that I like AND that I like to make. It's been a bit of a problem every year, but I may have come closer with this one. It is hand embroidery and beadwork, which is a bit tedious, but I can do it in my comfy chair in the evenings when I might otherwise be doing nothing...:-) The fabric is my own hand dyes too.
I'll put some previous years' attempts below. The first one is thread sketching and watercolor pastels. The second one is inspired by Candy Glendening's fun projects. I asked for her permission to copy her style, which she gave me, but then I found it was harder to do than I anticipated, I still like hers better:-) The single fireweed blossom cards aren't always recognized as fireweed, so that's a bit of a problem with them...I guess I've never had one left over though!
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on you tube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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