I think I might need a mini quilt. But I have NO idea what I would do with it. No wallspace, no room for knicknacks.... I do have need of a table runner, tho... hmmm....
Ah, but you have doors. I put two small adhesive hooks on the interior of my craft room door and used that space to hang the snowman mini quilt that Quaggy made for me. I keep my craft room door closed so DD#1's cat can't enter and deposit hair everywhere. That means I get to enjoy my mini-quilt anytime I'm crafting, but for most people putting the hooks on the hallway side of a door would probably work better.
I believe Homerof2 is a lot closer to me! If you all swing up to say, Calgary, in the last week of June I'd make time for a C-ster meet up!!
Homer, Mama, and Belladune? Canada is sounding better and better. Can't make it this year, but what about June 2016? I know several of us already have travel plans for this summer, but would next summer be possible? Is there a better site or board for us to talk about a gathering? I think I'm ready to be serious about this!
My passport is good to go. Methinks we all should go visit Homer and Mama!
I'm halfway across the country from AIMR, UTM, and Ave, but I'd come in a flash if there was a gathering. It would be an amazing crafters' gabfest. But if we're heading across the border, I'll have to renew my passport, which I'd do in a heartbeat to meet our Canadian friends! Now why do we keep talking about meeting, but not follow through? Maybe it has something to do with why I have 150+ WIPs; great ideas just not enough follow through.
Back to crafty business, think I'm starting a project for a certain little girl today. I know I'll have a lot of fun, especially with the embellishments.
Rayguns and mirrors are two things I never would have thought about turning into art but you always do such a masterful job that I find myself looking at your projects repeatedly. Each time I do new details catch my interest. If you can affect someone that easily with just photos of your work, I can only imagine what a real life encounter would be like. Congratulations are well deserved!
Bookstorebabe and Smeddley, thanks for the ideas. I'll be checking in when I get some results, and hopefully I will find some other things to use for dyes.
I don't remember the details, but when I was much, much younger our Scout troop played with natural dyes. I know that we used dandelion flowers, black walnut husks, yellow onion skins, and I think we also used elderberries, carrot peels, and willow bark. No idea what we used as mordants, possibly baking soda or vinegar.