SF City Skyline

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I had the immense desire to make something. I didn’t have a real plan of what I wanted the end product to be, but I used supplies that I had and started to make.

The San Francisco skyline has always been a smile-making vision to me, especially as I make the daily commute back to the city after a long day. I had already made some of these large stamps out of plexiglass and 2 layers of sticky back craft foam. I used a heated x-acto knife to cut out the details. I used a brayer to roll the paint on the stamps and then pressed it onto the material.

Now I have 4 buildings printed on material. I’m not sure what to do with them exactly. I’ve considered framing them individually or cutting them out to sew onto a bigger piece of material with other “buildings” made out of various fabric rectangles. But in this case, it doesn’t matter. I just needed to mix color and get paint on my hands.

Sew Easy

I made this a long time ago. As an occupational therapist, it is helpful to know how to sew. Problem was, I never learned. We had a sewing machine at work, so I combined a work project with self-learning. I figured out how to use the machine and then created a helpful guide that could easily be accessed while sewing.

I made this a long time ago. As an occupational therapist, it is helpful to know how to sew. Problem was, I never learned. We had a sewing machine at work, so I combined a work project with self-learning. I figured out how to use the machine and then created a helpful guide that could easily be accessed while sewing.

Felted Bowl

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I’ve been messing around with felt projects. This one was a collaborative project with Jari. The bowl is wet felted over a balloon. We took pieces of colored wool, dipped them in a warm soapy solution, and laid them over the balloon. We covered the balloon with Nylon, and used bubble wrap to agitate the wool to create felt. In retrospect, I would have made the felt thicker by adding more layers of wool.

What do you do to give it that extra special touch? Put a bird on it! I needle felted the bird, which essentially consists of poking wool with a needle until it forms into the shape you want. I needle felted the bird onto the bowl, as well.