July 11, 2010

Fabric Journal Pieces

A Bowl Full of 
Little Pillows
Waiting to be Embellished

I'll try anything at least once. So when my art group decided to do an embellished fabric swap based on Teesha Moore's recent video tutorial, I couldn't say no. The object of this swap was to sew our little "pillows" into an embellished fabric journal cover (similar to Teesha's). Each finished piece was approximately 2"x3".

Thought you might enjoy seeing my finished fabric sections. What a difference! All it took was a little time, some beads and embroidery floss and a ton of patience on my part!!!

Set 1

Set 2
If you'd like to more information on making some of these fabric pieces to use in your work, check out Teesha's first video - there are four in the series - by clicking here.

May you have the courage to try something new!

29 comments:

Lori Saul said...

These are wonderful - they have your signature but are unique and beautifully detailed. (Looks like you spent a lot of loving time on them). Beautiful work Terri!

sharon said...

These are spectacular Terri! Keeping my fingers crossed I get one!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, and you must have the patience of Job! Spectacular pieces!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are amazing. Yours rival Teesha's. I am always in awe of hand sewing. Such detail, too. I bet the swappers will really love them. BTW, I was not expecting fabric on Sunday night. What a pleasant and different surprise.

Sharon said...

Just came from watching the videos. Wow I really like these and yours are so unique. Thanks for sharing. I shall have to try this.

indybev said...

Can't wait to see the journal, Terri! These are beautiful, and I can only imagine the PATIENCE it took to create them!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooh wow! These look amazing :-) You must have a very lot of patience!

Kathy said...

These are fabulous!!! I just love these and happen to have waaaay to much fabric sitting around. Great idea!! - Kathy

Lynn said...

It is wonderful to see this side of your creative energy Terri, still bright and colorful as you are, just beautiful :)
I am very intrigued by this journal so I will check out the video later, I will be gone all day. Talk soon,
Hugs,
Lynn

Rebecca Anthony said...

Oh my gosh these are absolutely gorgeous!! WOW!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Sweet and beautiful!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Please forgive me, I say it and say it and say it again, but, I think you are one of the most artistically able people ever!!!!!!!!!!! You can do anything and I am blessed to know the beauty you share with us!!!!Blessings friend.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Terri - I'm so thrilled to see you doing fabric pieces and these are just so much fun. I looked at them and thought...I wonder if she's enjoying this as much as I do? It certainly looks like it!
I wondered if you took them along with you on your vacation - it's a nice thing to do while travelling.
Beautiful!

Netty said...

These are seriously gorgeous, love them. Annette x

Diana Evans said...

Hi Terri!!!! your bowl full of magic pillows looks wonderful!!! I love these you are so creative and your style really shows in these amazing pieces!!!

Hugs
Diana

ShabbyChicShaz said...

They are fabulous little pillows, be good to see the final journal covers as well, hope you post them :)

FlipSyde said...

Cool! I have a kajillion little dyed fabric pieces that just taunt me...and, I currently have a very naked book cover on my desk.
I'll let you know if mine turns out any good!
Amy

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Terri, These are delightful and so full of beautiful details. I had to go back and compare each finished piece to it's orginal. What a gorgeous transformation. Now I'll have to go and watch the video you have mentioned. For whatever reason, I actually find handstitching to be almost relaxing. But then I also like liver and onions...ha! Xo, Sue

peppapig said...

These are gorgeous Terri!! and thankyou for the lovely comment you left on my blog about my mum.

Jayne :-)

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, these are absolutely stunning!
Fabulous work, Terri!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I see the fabric fairy sprinkled some dust in NJ! I think it is safe to say, you have the fabric bug.......Fabulous!!!!!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Dear, dear Terri! I was out of town for 2 wks during the past month and am now just catching up on blog visiting. I LOVE your new fabric pieces!!!! So fun & funky & wonderful! I'm so excited that you're venturing into fabrics. I saw a fabric journal page in a previous post that was FANTASTIC! your work is progressing rapidly in the mixed media world. Great job.
Glad your vacation to Maine was good, hope you ate lots of Lobstah rolls. yummmm.
Have a wonderful remainder of the summer and keep doing your beautiful creative work.
hugs xoxo
cathy

NANCY LEFKO said...

how beautiful !!! love all the color combinations!

Taluula said...

Terri, you never fail to amaze me with your wonderful creativeness. These are scrumptious though I can only imagine the patience needed to make them. You deserve loud applause and a big cyber hug. Bravo.

peggy gatto said...

oh, I just love the colors and textures and details!!!!!

~*~Patty said...

ooo those are brilliant
another very cool swap you're in!
I Loved watched Teesha's videos and was so inspired, but never got going with it ... a swap is a great idea!!!

another fun thing to stay tuned to here ... thank you for inspiring me again and again dear Terri
oxo

Janine said...

This looks so wonderful.
That is absolutly great. I am amazed.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Neet-O,,,and it is a great travel project!

Robin said...

Those are awesome...so colorful and interesting..!