Sunday, February 7, 2010

Burp Cloths!!

I love using funky, modern, bright fabrics for baby items, which you wouldn't maybe normally think of. I do have a soft spot in my heart for those beautiful baby prints, mostly the vintage reproduction ones though. I know on Etsy, there are several successful sellers who focus mainly on the burpies and similar items. Here are just a few. If you have never made these before, they are super easy!! You can repurpose towels for the back sides, you can also use chenille or flannel on one side, and you can of course, always embellish pre-existing cloth diapers. If the diapers have some small stains on them, you could always dye them a cute color with non-toxic dyes.
This is a great gift idea too! They can even be used by adults to clean with!! Body or Home :) Please visit Ragadoos HERE, and Laundry Monster HERE...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

More Things to LOVE : Altered Canvases by Laura Amiss

Today I found these amazingly wonderful canvases by Laura Amiss. They feature such lovely scenes as gals in the rain, and the cycle of a girl holding a dreamy floral, vintage purse! She is such an amazing Artist she inspired me to get back to this blog for 2010! On these canvases, it appears that she stretches her own canvases, then covers them with one layer of white muslin and the leg materials, then, she covers that over with a more sheer material, appliques the bodies. Then, she probably goes in with felt and top layers of cotton and details out the dresses and the hair/accessories like purses ad umbrellas. Lastly, she uses free-hand embroidery to stitch on the shadows and other detailing!
I LOVE this artist! And I hope you find her as unique as I do! Only a true artist can do work like this.