Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Banner on Blog

If you have visited my blog in the past, you will notice that I now have a new banner. I have Michael Putman to thank for the great banner. Michael teaches classes at Mystic Paper in downtown Mesa. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in his "Etsy" Experience class. As a part of the class we had two hours of one-on-one time to design a banner for our blog and etsy account.

This quilt is in the background of the banner. I made the embellished quilt about 2 years ago. I love the colors of the flowers and spent many hours adding the beaded embellishments. The flowers are cut from fabric and them quilted with decorative threads. The vase is from a fossil fern fabric that provided the shadowing for the vase. Vase was then stitched with decorative threads. My only complaint is that because of all the quilting and stitching, the quilt is not a perfect square. Guess I need to learn to appreciate the beauty of projects and not expect a perfect square everytime!!!!

Back to the banner. We also used a piece of denim jeans and vintage buttons. I think the result is stunning. My plan is to have an Etsy store open by the time my jean skirt appears in the Fall issue of Alter Couture magazine. I have a few items but need to get busy and create more.