Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Artwork....the lure of burlap....and gifts ~

First, a wonderful image for you!!!
I think that maybe these are the little girl's grandparents ~
she is just adorable!

My latest art quilt is home from Stampington!!!
It features my sweet Grandmother and represents
how she always nurtured my creativity....

Plus I made a gathering basket and quilted it here and there ~

Both are being featured in the new Art Quilting Studio that will
be out March 1st!! I just got my complimentary copy the other day ~

Remember the small square soap?
Well, I decided to add a touch of burlap
and twine to give them a more rustic look.
Emily helped me get them all wrapped and ready
for the antique space!!

And some sweet mail love from Marie of Lost Bird Studio....
One of her beautiful art pouches filled with little bird goodies ~
The bag is such a work of art to me ~
Thank you so very much Marie,
you are such an angel for sending me
this pocket full of treasures...I love it all!!!

I think I need to make something.
I've been so obsessed with the antique space
and haven't been creating art....
it really is therapy, don't you think?

Thank you always for stopping by to see me
and what I'm up to ~
I love your precious comments!

I hope you have a great Tuesday sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your art quilt is gorgeous, Dawn and I also love the basket! Congratulations on being published again!!! That's wonderful!
The burlap works very well with those soaps and the wire baskets. These are precious gifts that Marie has sent you! Enjoy the wonderful goodies!

Dorthe said...

Dawn, sweet, once more your artwork makes me full of admiration for you, your art quilt is fantastic beautifull, love how you used the old childs cloths, -and the gathering bag, so much to wonderfull to bring to the forest,!!!!!smiles.Dawn the burlap around the soaps in the wirebasket, are a wonderfull idea, for a gift.
For your own gifts,I can only say:wow, so many wonderfull things, love the little bird.

Have a wonderfull dear friend,
Love and hugs ,Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Oh my, forgot:::CONGRATULATIONS WITH THE ART QUILTING STUDIO PUBLISHING ,YOUR ART AGAIN , DAWN,--------I can`t wait to get my copy, and read your artickle.KISSES, Dorthe

myriamkreativ said...

Hi Dawn,
it is so wonderful to visit you here with my latte and enjoy your wonderful posts and photos.... the quilt is breathtaking and I really love this bag! Hugs Myriam

Lori said...

Dawn, i love your art quilt and gathering basket...congrats on having them published...the soaps look great all wrapped up and sitting in those cute wire dishes!!!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

The art quilt is a beautiful tribute to your grandmother and how exciting it must be to be published~ you are truly an inspiration! deb

Gypsy Purple said...

Isn`t this fabulous!!

Sally L. Smith said...

Congrats again, you busy woman, you. Art quilt--superb, gathering basket--great idea, soaps in wire baskets--where in the world did you get those baskets? I must have missed it in one of your blog entries. Love visiting you!--Sally

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Cogratulations on your work in Art Quilting Studio ~ it is beautiful !

Sandy said...

Your art quilt is stunning!!! I love the touch of the baby dress and can't wait to see it in print. I hope your day is filled with sunshine and joy!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Everything is so gorgeous!!!I am going out ,if it ever stops snowing,to get Stampington to read your artical. Congratulations for being in it:)
Blog: Capes of the vintage vixens

GardenOfDaisies said...

Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! And your soaps look lovely wrapped in burlap , in the little wire baskets.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

HI Dawn,
first of all congrats for beeing published -
just love both of your art pieces.
You're taking great pics too - sending you the Giftbag was my pleasure because you're just sooooo sweet have a wonderful day sweet friend

Karen said...

Congrats on being published again! I adore that magazine and can't wait to see it! Your work is wonderful! I am a big admirer of all that you do! I wanna be like you when I grow up!! LOL Have a great day! Hugs, Karen

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations on being featured again in a Somerset publication. How wonderful for you! I love the gathering basket. Truly beautiful - and functional.
Also, love the bag of goodies you received from your friend. She's talented and generous!
Have a lovely day.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Somerset knows fabulous when they see it girl!!!!!
Love your work for the magazine, with all your doing ,I don't know when you find the time to create!
Just gorgeous treasures...and the soaps!!! Oh My!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...
hugs to Clara...

Joy Lett said...

I am lovin' burlap and rough canvas right now too. It is just so versatile. Love the soap idea.
You know I only have creative- new idea- moments once in a while but that gives me time to "catch up" with my crafting. I also have a notebook full of stuff- I'm sure you do too. Have a good day.

vikki said...

~♥~Hi Sweetie ~ what gorgeous, lovely items for somerset... love.love.love them! it is such fun to buy the magazine & see someone you love featured in there... sooo happy for you... love how the soaps look, and the one nest to another... how sweet... all the birds & items are so lovely.
as always love seeing & hearing from you & visiting your blog with all your beautiful images & items you have created with love.
hugs & blessings, vikki ~♥~

Julie Pishny said...

Hi Dawn, I think it is wonderful that you create such beautiful things and then take the time to share them with the world. It is appreciated... I love all of your creations you have shared with us...the quilted goodie bag caught my eye and those soaps in the wonderful wire baskets are sublime. xo Julie

Deb said...

Congratulations Dawn ~ absolutely stunning!
And I LOVED your last post with your sweet "junkin" partners ♥ What a fun day you all had!

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Good Morning Dawn! Love the quilted pieces. I've been adding some little fabric bits to my pillows for my upcoming sale. It's funny how we revert back to some technique that we used year's ago! I remember making handbags in college by collaging fabrics. Subject matter was different, but the technique was the same. Thanks for the giveaway announcement. You need to leave a comment sister! Hugs, M.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your art quilt of your grandmother. It is sooooooooo beautiful!!! And congratulations on being in the magazine. I need to check that out. You never cease to amaze me!!
Hugs, Pat

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Congrats on the publication - your work is gorgeous! And what a wonderful package to receive - you have wonderful friends!

Lululiz said...

How wonderful to have those beautiful creations featured in the magazine, congratulations.

Donna said...

Congrats on your magazine feature! I visit your blog often and find such inspiration in it. Wherever did you find the adorable little baskets for the soaps? I love them!

Myrna said...

Oooh such oodles and oodles of goodness!! And your quilted art is gorgeous! Congrats on getting published (again)!!! ;-)

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

As usual you have the most delicious eye candy. I don't know how you do it everyday, but you got me at "art quilt". Have a happy day!


kathy said...

sowonderful -- I am drooling - Kathy - ga ♥

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Dawn,

Best of luck with your new antique space. Wish I could come and see it. Love what you are doing to fill it and love the soaps!


P.S. - Congratulations on being in the new magazine. Your creations are lovely...

Nita Jo said...

What a beautiful art quilt of your Grandmother! And to have it featured in the magazine must make your heart so happy. I love coming to your blog. It always brightens my day!

Nita Jo





Romeo said...

Yet more wonderful, fantastic and beautiful creations - CONGRATS!!!! Go Dawn Go!!! You have such a great signature style, even without looking at the name of the artist, I always know it's you!

And of course love the idea for the soap - purrfect!!

aimee said...

that little girl is sweet. love her clothes. that soup looks so fesh smelling. so cute how you decorated them. nice touch. the gift from your friend is beautiful.

June said...

Dawn this gift from Marie is so special. Just full of so much sweetness.
I adore how you packaged those soaps. That is just genius!
Congrats on having your wonderful artwork publishes again. The piece with your grandmother is so pretty.

fireythreads said...

love your bag and th egift bag you were sent is fantastic I had hoped to do some junk shoping today but didnt see anything other than some lovely thread and she wanted far too much money for that. should have had the camera on sepia and taken a ew photos of houses lovely ones in the area I was in but too sunny to take thaose photos. still had a great day wasent at work and was able to gift someone and do some knitting.

The Charm House said...

Beautiful! I love burlap and working with it! I would like to use it in Whit's wedding in some fashion.
Have an awesome day Dawn!

ByLightOfMoon said...

You are good at keeping secrets form us till you are published. They are both so beautiful.
AS normal for you, so inspiring!
Smiles, Cyndi

QueenBe said...

Congratulations on being published again. I bet you re happy to have your work safely home with you. I love it, no wonder it was chosen!


Your art work is wonderfull !!! I love it, really !!! Hugs

Diane Costanza Studio said...

Dawn, I adore your great eye for styling. Everything you put together looks lush and inviting.



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