Winner of Day 4 giveaway is Laura.
OK so maybe you are better at counting than I am but I have 8 giveaways and only seven (finally counted them) prizes so here is #8. I used some of these designs to do the free motion backgrounds on this quilt. This will be the giveaway on the last day, Oct 30. Not today.
and the Studio Tour (part 2)........
and maybe a bit less exciting
This is the shelf with all my white goods. The two bolts on the left are Southern Belle from Joanns which I buy with a 50% off coupon online only. It's a tightly woven fabric, soft too. This is what I use for all my hand dyeing. next are varying width NICE muslin in white from 45" to over 100". Then is natural linen, white linen, white and black rayon, and some silks. I also have silks in a cabinet. There are 2 squeegees for paper which I bought not knowing they were for paper.
This is fabric that has been pre-treated with soda ash, an overhead projector (got it after Katrina on ebay - a bit muddy but it works), a bolt of misty fuse, soda ash and 10 squeegees from a class for 10 that was cancelled (remind me never to work for that group again!)
Liquids like gel medium, glazes, digital grounds, spray adhesives, bleach gel, color magnet (new untried), and materials for stamp making as well as completed stamps
Foil, foil adhesives reed. Yes, I've been making beautiful baskets for almost 30 years, sponges, metal bits, rollers and brayers.
This is funny. That Staples box has 60 foam brushes. I was at ACMoore one day with Rosalita and they had a bin of foam brushes - 20 for $1. Nuff said! I also have zipper by the yard (about 30 yards (25 cents a yard - no explanation needed). Heavy awning material (free) a laminator (???) glue sticks and guns and steel wool for rusting.
More soda ash (you'd think I dyed a lot?) old QA, SAQA, SDA journals as well as 50 oz. of wool roving that I bought from a SAQA member for $1.10 an oz dyed - some from Australia.
My other Brother, a simpler machine (no computer screen or laptod hookup), my Janome felting machine and 1 yard pieces of every color felt (never did make that project from 3 years ago)
More completed stamps, stretchers, graphite paper, more squeegees (mine) string, paints and Styrofoam meat trays.
This is the other place I spend my time. My new IKEA tall chair my brother, Eric, got me in August, my table that I do almost all my work on and back to back is my homemade ironing board. This is one of the best things I've made.
This is an old bookcase that holds "other" art and craft books, my serger. odd notions like Velcro and elastic and rotary blades as well as my CD's on the bottom shelf. Many are program discs. the small table on the left I've had for almost 30 years. If you look closely you can see the giveaways piled up there ready to be shipped to the lucky commenters.
The next four pics are of hiding places that I forgot about. I've actually remembered a few more but I'm too tired to take more pictures. These are 5 baskets of sorted by hue commercial fat quarters fabrics I MAY make into something to sell like journals or purses.
These are some bins with rarely used things like paper stuff for card making, acrylic paint (SO OLD) buttons, ribbons, odd tools like riveting tools, yarn, 300 yard spools of thread for my serger, etc. There is one of three grey "totes" with commercial fabric that I spent a fortune on and am unwilling to give away as well as a huge clear plastic bin filled to the top with leather, old quilts, heavy paper, release paper and on the floor a huge ERIC I haven't finished yet. The braided multi-colored ribbon "crown" is one I made to mark my 50th summer solstice which I celebrated on the continental divide near Silverton Colorado. I also wore it when I celebrated the spring equinox on top of the Tur in Glastonbury, England with my son and other old and young hippies.
This is the IKEA cabinet with my TV (gift from Eric) sitting on it. On the shelves are my modem, router, cable and DVR, Zvox (gifts from Eric) and my Blueray (gift from Eric) can we all say Netflix? Also and almost as important as Netflix are huge pads of massive paper, art DVD's, almost 100 pieces of E-Z-kut and a dozen lino cutting sets (left from that same group that hired me to teach 12 people stamp making then cancelled at the last minute) and hundreds of large flat erasers for cutting stamps.
Anniversary Giveaway day 5
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