My beautiful great niece, Sophie, will be turning one this March. I decided to make her some art to go along with the nursery set that I made for her last year. I decided to let rainy Portland inspire the piece. It was made using collage and acrylic paint techniques. She will be having an outdoors party. A sunny warm day and many blessings is what I wish for her.
Here are some pics of Sophie's nursery set. The quilt design was my adaption of a pattern found in a quilting magazine which featured a larger striped quilt with more columbine flowers. The color palette was also changed to give it a retro shabby chic feel. I decided to make a window valance to match. The kitty design on the pillow was hand embroidered. The picture frames were purchased as is.
I've always enjoyed creating things since I was a little girl. While my brother and sisters were out learning to ride bikes I would sit on a couch for hours making paper dolls and storing them in an envelope I stapled together out of construction paper. My first experience sewing was inspired by a book I ordered from a fundraiser in elementary school. With it's simple projects to sew, I chose to make an apron. My mother gave me an old garment to use for material. I sewed a square together forgetting to leave a small opening to turn it. I cheesed out and left it like that and attached a grosgrain ribbon on the edge for ties. I was so proud of that moment, ha ha. I've come a long way since then and my passion for cloth and creating continues. I enjoy making cloth dolls and like to dabble with whatever strikes my fancy. It's a journey.