Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Canary Baby; or, May I Interject With Some Quilting

I do quilt too. It's been a while, but a fabulous new (to me) technique* has given me the itch. And it's not as though I've a assloada other projects of various sorts on the go. This one got the priority cause I decided it'd be a Mother's Day gift (because my Humanities degree has left me riddled with sundry bits of guilt, I feel the need to say YES! I do knowingly and with full understanding choose to celebrate this commercially-created holiday).

Here's me as a baby Canary and my ma.
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*this technique is just photocopying pics, taking some cotton fabric, painting however-you-like (on the fabric and a leetle bit on the pic), and adding gel medium over top to seal the sucker in. It comes out all stiff, of course, but it's meant to be a wall-hanging, and not a functional item.

Have a super-happy weekend. I'm off on a wee jaunt, and should be back to show off an FO la semaine prochaine.
Oh yeah, and I might have some other news too.

8 comments:

Kai said...

Ohh that is a lovely piece to give as a present! Your mum will be pleased. :)

LilKnitter said...

Nifty! I like how the sepia tones in the photo are heightened by the yellow fabrics around it.

Say, you mention you have a Hum degree. You didn't by any chance get a BHum at Carleton, did you? If you did, I'm a fellow Humanihippy!

Kajin said...

Very nice! This is a thoughtful present I am sure Maman Canary will appreciate.

Bonne balade!

Hilary said...

What a beautiful and meaningful gift! I'd love to see more of your quilted creations.

And I feel your Humanities pain...

Susan said...

Ohh - that is wonderful! I'm a quilter too. If only you had shared sooner - I may have tried to fit that into my hand-made Mama's Day gift list for my Mother. lol.

Fantastic for sure!

Unraveling Sophia said...

awwww that's so adorable!

Carol said...

Oooh, cool!

juicyknits said...

So cute! And a very great idea.