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This one I had on my to-do list for two years. I can’t believe it. But that’s sometimes how long it takes me to feel like “today is the day.”

lily18x24d

18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

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These were painted as a commission, and have gone on to the recipient now so  can share without ruining the surprise.

If I talked about color choices, I’d have to say this one surprised me how it came together. Sometimes colors just work–sometimes they don’t. The mint green here I think worked wonderfully–it’s value range is the same as the light blue, so keeps things on the “cool” side.

Romeo12x12

And this was such a wonderful photo to work from, it was hard to go wrong. I love the ears-in-the-wind.

romeowater

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who knew

This one was shared with me by Ginger, and it deserves a cross-link.

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MSPT: a Japanese knot bag

I’ve wanted to make one of these since the first time I saw one. And then several years passed, and finally there are loads of tutorials on youtube.

Boy, is this a simple bag.

First, I wanted to test my hexi skills, so gave those a go. All hand-sewing and a lot of ironing, but they are pretty satisfying. I got to showcase some favorite fabrics. When I was completing the sewing of the whole hexagon applique, I said to myself, “You better remember to place this so the apple is not upside down.”

Wouldn’t you guess I forgot when the time came?

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I didn’t clip the round corners, either. It looks awkward in this flat version, but isn’t noticeable when in use.

bag1

I forgot to take a photo, but the lining fabric is that the same as that one with little red and pink flowers. It’s a line called “Forget-Me-Not” by Riley Blake. It has a pretty, folklore feel, and I really like it.

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This will be my new project bag, so I can carry around my little sewing box and some embroidery thread and maybe get to work on more tiny necklaces during spare moments (like I have any! spare moments, that is).

I’m already picking out more fabric, because this would make a great lunch bag, too….

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Is this year galloping along or what? April. Wow.

I sent this one out in my newsletter a couple weeks ago, then realized I needed to touch up the background a little. Here it is, ready to go.

greyt8x16

8″x16″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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pair18x24d

Didn’t they turn out lovely?

18″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

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This is a lovely dog who was at the park a couple summers ago, I’ve painted him several times now. I asked the lady about his heritage, and he was way outside of my price range, I think his relatives become police dogs.

germanshep12x12d

12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. SOLD thank you

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