Tag Archives: Craftsy

Bionic Needle Case and Dumpling Dish

I have been wanting to organize my sewing machine needles for quite some time.

When I saw RipStitcher’s pattern at Craftsy, I knew the time had come!

Bionic Needle Case and Dumpling Dish

I also received a bonus pattern for the cute little Dumpling Dish.

Bionic Needle Case and Dumpling Dish

The Bionic Needle Case is an easy project and I made one for a gift, as well as one for myself.  I did add a Velcro closure to mine.

Bionic Needle Case and Dumpling Dish

The Dumpling Dish was a bit of a challenge for me.  However, it is worth it!  I love how it opens up into a round shape. 

I have Clover Wonder Clips in mine, but it could hold any number of small items.

Bionic Needle Case and Dumpling Dish

These are cute and useful little items to any sewing studio, and make great gifts!

Painted Pictorial Quilts Part 2

Remember this post?

This snail has finally painted her second class project.

The project is a desert scene by Annette Kennedy.  All the fabrics are hand-dyed by your’s truly with the exception of the road and red mountain commercial fabrics.

Desert Scene Before Painting

What a difference a little paint makes!

Desert Scene After Painting

Painted Pictorial Quilts

For the first time, and over a year ago, I signed up for a class at Craftsy

I thought I would begin the class when I had the time.

Silly me.  I am old enough to know that there is never any time, but the now.  Right now.

So I have begun, and I am enjoying the class very much.  Thank goodness Craftsy classes do not expire!  This is turning out to be a very good experience!

The class, Painted Pictorial Quilts, is taught by Annette Kennedy.  Annette is a photographer, pattern maker, fiber artist, painter, traveler and teacher.

This is the calla lily sampler that I am learning to paint with.  I am using Pebeo Setacolor transparent paints.  The background and lily fabrics are my own hand-dyed fabrics.  The stem and leaf fabrics are commercial batiks.


This is the sample after I have painted it.


I must say, I am pretty pleased with myself!