Friday, February 26, 2010

HEART'S DESIRE


I am really enjoying this fabric art/collage thingie, and have already started on another. Here, I dyed some cheesecloth with a paint mixture I made...I just love that texture. I layered that over a piece of coffee stained muslin that I stamped with one of my script stamps. I stamped the "heart's desire" on muslin and sewed that to the heart I cut out of muslin. I sewed the heart onto a beautiful piece of rose colored fabric with a great dot pattern on it, that I received in my winning package from Lorraine Stobie from the OWOH giveaway. If your looking for great fabric swatches, this lady makes the most beautiful ones...WOW . Added some lace that I coffee stained also to the bottom, and some vintage buttons from my stash....all sewn on a piece of natural batting. The bow thing at the bottom was kind of an accident. I had torn some strips of the muslin to adjust the size earlier, and they were laying on the table. It was just a moment of looking at them , picked them up and tied a knot, then I distressed that with some rose distress ink, and stamped some text on there also. I think that is it, although I know it didn't go in that order!
I am not sure if I should put eyelets in it to hang, or just leave it be....any thoughts? I am not sure what to even do with this, I just know that I like it.
Thanks for stopping by, and I would love to know your opinion here.

18 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, this is most beautiful just like it is. I can see it mounted in it's own little frame, maybe shadow box. You are so making me want to get out all of my fabric! Stay warm up there in the tundra. Sending you warm, spring thoughts. Hugs, LeAnn

Judy said...

I agree with LeAnn, I love things framed...A frame showcases an item so nicely.

stregata said...

It would, of course, be lovely as a wall hanging. I think it could also be easily turned into a pouch for a piece of special jewelry...

stregata said...

Duh! Forgot to mention the most important part. It is gorgeous!!!!

Cindy said...

Sharon, I really love it! You put your heart in to this for sure...loved hearing all of the details about the process. I absolutely love fabric collages..and would sure like to make one if only I knew where to start. :-)

Diane said...

I love the idea of framing it...but then again--a little pouch for jewelry..but probably framing it to preserve it--WHATEVER--it's beautiful!!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! I can understand why you are enjoying it. Gorgeous!
Debby

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, how lovely, Sharon! No matter the medium, your creativity shines through! I'd try to incorporate this into a special little bag or pillow. It begs to be held!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lenna Andrews said...

i really like what you have created, sharon! The combination of the hand painted/dyed cheesecloth, the coffee-stained lace and the stamping and other fabrics make it work very well. I think i like the addition of the cheesecloth the best, the airy texture is great.

The "accident" is not an accident at all. i love it! How about more of that handmade ribbon sewn at 2 points on the top? Then you could hang it by tying that around a dowel or anything else for that matter. yummy, yummy, yummy is what i have to say - you go girl!
xo lenna

Marilyn Rock said...

So good to see your fabric art again - beautiful! There isn't anything you cannot do Sharon! xxoo

lilylovekin said...

Sharon this is just lovely it is everything I love a heart, my favorite color and fabric. Everything you do is great. I like Renates idea about a fabric pouch for your jewelry.

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julie Haymaker thompson said...

OH Sharon It so shows that you are having fun!!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh I LOVE your fabric creations. Yet another string to your bow! Beautiful :-) Kate x

roc said...

i'd frame it. it's gorgeous!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Uhhhhh Ohhhhh,

Did I not warn you how addicting this would become??!! :) As with everything you create this too is incredible!! You have such a wonderful gift of putting your heart and soul into your creatioins, so that we can see them!! I think you need to think about submiting this amazing piece to Somerset's Art Quilt magazine!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This is lovely Sharon. Thank you for your kind comments!

Esther said...

beautiful Sharon!! your fabric's art (and heart)is simply charming!

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