Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Gorgeous use of ribbon or fabric pieces on a plastic canvas. Makes a great looking Journal cover.

Gorgeous screen print - could make some great stamps if made into parts.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Video of Tie Transfer Workshop,

Here's a video of the latest workshop.  A great time was had by all and the scarves were simply beautiful.  I learned a lot from this group. That's why I love to do workshops.  Take a look.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Some Self Promotion

I made it to the front page of Etsy.  It's a first for me.  I'm the spice rack in apple green on the middle right hand side.  Yea!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Workshop at The Grainery

Here are the girls from the workshop showing off their beautiful tie transfer scarves.  They really showed skill in making unique and beautiful scarves using the tie transfer technique.

This is Joan, the director of the RockyMount center for the Arts and her scarf.

Close ups of a few of the still wet but beautiful colors and designs.
Great Class.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some Painting Ideas

Cross stitch for the walls.  Very Sweet.

Love the clock, maybe I would show more numbers.

What an adorable idea for a little girls closet doors.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Workshop at the Grainery

I'm going to be teaching a workshop at The Grainery in Rocky Mount on Wednesday the 19th of October from 1-3 pm.  You can register for the Tie Transfer Workshop
by clicking here 

Tie transfer is an eco-friendly, re-purposing, technique of transferring the color as well as the design details of silk ties and scarves onto fabric or paper.  It's a little like magic in that it's always a surprise when you open up your finished scarf (that's what we'll be making that day).  The technique has been featured in the two publications listed below and I'll tell you the story of how I developed this technique the day of the class.

Pictured below are to samples of the scarf detail.

Bring a few (4-6)  silk ties if you have them  and a pair of scissors.  We will be cutting the ties up and submerging them in a water bath.

This is a wonderful way to remember someone by transferring their ties onto a scarf.  It is also a beautiful way to make some fabric or paper for your own artistic uses.

Join me that day and we'll discover the possibilities with tie transfer.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photo ideas

What a cute idea for wedding thank yous or save the dates.

Isn't this a great idea for a family photo.

Love, love, love this wall.  If you're into letters, I'm selling the ones below on etsy.  They are 10" high.  I have others that are stainless steel and larger.  Very midcentury.   


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Miscellaneous Things

Dip dyed furniture painting.  This is simple, yet so cool.

Love the planters on the left and the fiber sculpture on the right.

Note the artwork in the back of these wall boxes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birds of a feather.....

Love this watering Bird.

Great Stairway.

What a comfortable garden room.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Don't you love the effect the electric lines give this room.  And how about that splash or two of yellow.


Wish I had a garden that looked like this.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Three Cool ideas on this hot summer day....

Love the unexpected mobile above the table.  It doesn't always have to be a chandelier does it?

I love shutters.  Old or new.  I love this concept, but I think I'd paint them all the same color.  Great texture.  By the way, they were installed on lathing applied to the wall behind them.

I just think this is a lovely room.  The textures, simplicity, etc. are great.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chalk Board and Simplicity

Sometimes Less is more.  These pillows are really great.

I really love this idea.  Could be used in any number of rooms, in addition to a child's room.  Clever.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A little bit of everything

Time to figure out the summer wardrobe.  Isn't this paper dress cute.  What a cute banner it could make with several dresses across is.

The painted details of these plates are lovely.  I was once a china painter.  These are soft, colorful and lovely.

I love the way the colorful art brings life to this very neutral room.

Friday, April 1, 2011

It's that time of Year...

It's the time of year when all plants look gorgeous and our thoughts turn to what will be outside soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring time chair

I love the idea of appliqueing on a chair.  Love the lace around the edge and the painted legs.  Very Cute.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Well, It's Spring......

Wish I had a potting table and back terrace like this one.  Lovely, Mediterranean, Rustic and just great!

Love the silhouette dogs and the way they are framed, not centered.  Also like the exposed lamp wire frames.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Colors

Don't these colors just make you fee happy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love the lampshade........

I think this lampshade is very cool and very textile.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fabric mixing and calm colors

          I love the color mixes and the many fabrics on this bench.
      On something bigger it might be too much, but here it is just right.

      This is a very calming room, and if you're going to do a calm room, the bedroom is the place to do that.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A great bathroom and a cool pillow print

I love love love the bathroom at the top.  And the print on this pillow is inspiring.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Two painted Things I love......

                                                      I think this painted kitchen is fun.

Isn't this a beautiful door or entryway?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter........I need color and inspiration.

      Although Christmasy with the letters on them, these are so spring like.  Change or eliminate the lettering.

                                                                    Love the Floor.

Enough Said.