Running Rabbit Pattern

A winsome little rabbit wandering through a meadow of wildflowers makes for a lovely little wall hanging. It’s very easy to create too! Collect your supplies as follows: Print RunningRabbitPattern 10” X 6” piece of fabric for rabbit (I used Liberty of London) 11″ X 16″ piece of background fabric (I used a soft blue […]

Little Seedlings

I created these sweet little seedlings that can be made from the most basic materials that you probably already have on hand. These are best made using up-cycled, organic and natural materials. The seed body and leaves are created using felted sweater scraps, and the roots are made from garden string that is rough and […]

Simple Matryoshka Dolls

This pattern is so easy to recreate, that anyone (over the age of 4 or 5) can do it! This is also a very flexible project in that it can be used for decorative purposes, scrap booking, card making, toy making, and learning tools. Materials: Paper OR Fabric OR Felt (bamboo or wool) Scissors Pattern […]

Little Sweater Art

This is the perfect project for making a small piece of art out of materials you probably already have lying around the house….old sweaters and fabrics that have fallen into disrepair or disuse are perfect and eco-friendly. Sweater material is so nice to sew and embroider…the needle moves through like butter. And the thickness and […]

Small Art ~ The Sea

This series is dedicated to all the small things found on beaches and shores…the things that you tuck into a pocket, or place on a window sill or in a bowl. The things you thought had a special shape or texture or look. The ones we find ‘along the way’. The ones we like to […]

Diminishing

A defining feature of the Chesapeake Bay is its crab and oyster populations. But, according to NOAA and other scientific reports, the oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay are only one percent of what they have been historically. Their loss has caused a mass destruction to the Bay environment including loss of water quality and […]

Forest Art

Walking through the woods is a wonderful way to connect with nature in a very intimate way. Most places you go have great vistas…like the ocean, as it allows you to see a great distance away. Forests close in on you, in a comforting way, that makes all the details stand out. Light and shadow […]

Biology Art

When I am working on my ‘biology’ textiles, I often think of the sewing machine as microscope. Even when I’m photographing things, I pick out the tiny details and then amplify them, which brings out the joy of discovering unexpected detail and complexity. For these colorful pieces I typically choose a plant cell, and render […]