Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wild and Funky

A few years ago I made this purse for myself:

My sister asked me to make a long pillow for her bed in her colors using this technique. So finally, for her 50th birthday this month, I got this done for her:

Colors are more accurate in this close-up:

Having my younger sister turn 50 really makes me feel old--that seems worse than turning 50 myself!

Fun giveaway--my friend Paula is giving away a lovely crocheted wire and bead necklace. Go here and leave a comment to enter.


arlee said...

wow what a vibrant sea of starry spirals! lucky Sis!

Dee / Cloth Company said...

I LOVE this technique -- is it coils of fabric?!!

My younger brother turned 50 late last year and in some ways, it was harder than turning 50 myself, so I can relate!

art spirit said...

Love your wild and funky piece!
Enjoyed the Chicago trip and the art gathering...thanks for all the great photos!

Robin Olsen said...

Thanks all. Yeah Dee--the technique is very simple, just couched coils of fabric and then lots of chicken scratch stitching in between.

Herm said...

Love the purse and the pillow, great colors and technique!

Jacky said...

Lucky sister... this is so funky and gorgeous!!! Great technique!

Jacky xox

lynda Howells said...

I love the pillow..going off to make one for myself..thanks for the inspirationx I am now 57 and really think that life begins at 50!!!!!but l do understand about your younger sister turning 50 made you feel old, l felt the same when my sister turned 50!!x lynda