Friday, January 30, 2009

Sweet Dreams




Altered art is always fun, especially when it's your own art you're altering. I get a real creative buzz when incorporating my two favorite crafts in some way. I do have a sewing machine, but I prefer to completely hand-stitch all my pieces. Hand-stitching gives it a more one of a kind feel and it never ceases to relax me when doing it. I love it!




I have so much fun adding embellishments. Buttons, beads, sequins, ribbons, flower appliques, lace, ... Oh my!




I've only been stitching for a couple of years now. There are still so many embroidery techniques & fabric ideas that I have to try. The trouble with that is the overload of ideas for stitching & painting. Where does all the time go?

23 comments:

  1. I love it, and I think it's awesome that you hand stitch everything!

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  2. These are amazing, you are a great talent!!

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  3. I don't know how you do all that. All of that stiching is amazing. Very beautiful.

    Jennifer

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  4. I love your art altered! AND THE PARTICULAR, THE BUTTON...WONDERFUL!

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  5. My goodness Lisa... These are very pretty. Where do you sell your art? I got to buy one at some point.

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  6. Thanks so much everyone! You are all bright shining *S*T*A*R*S*!!!

    Sara aka ButterCup- Besides selling on ebay, I hope to update my Etsy shop really soon.

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  7. hi lisa! your stitching is exquisite! i love to sit and hand stitch beads, buttons and other fun things, too! i agree with you that there's something very relaxing about it. i also love how you've discovered a way to incorporate so many of your favorite forms of art into one project! your dolls are beautiful! :)

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  8. That is really great work. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  9. Please do let us know when the Etsy shop is updated, I love your work and must own one.... (:

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  10. I really love your artwork, it is beautiful.

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  11. The print that I won in a recent blog contest you had???? Well, it arrived in the mail earlier this week, and OMG Lisa, it is GORGEOUS!! I am thrilled to have won a piece of your artwork.

    I am going to alter/paint a frame to put my print in to hang on my wall proudly! Thank you again for the chance to win xoxox Have an art-filled weekend :)

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  12. Your stitching looks so perfect. I tried to purchase one of the ornaments you had featured on your blog, but by the time I got to your Etsy shop, I was too late. Oh well, one day.

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  13. These are adorable!! There is a lot of love in them when they're hand stitched!

    Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

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  14. Those are so beautiful, Lisa! I would go blind trying to sew all those tiny little beads. My perfect vision has diminished with age. My kids tease me about using a magnifying light to do the smaller details on my paintings. They say I look like I am performing surgery..ha ha. Anyway, I love your work!

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  15. Your pieces are so detailed and lovely. Thank you for sharing them.

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  16. They are really cute. Such a beautiful face on your girls.

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  17. You do beautiful work! My friends are getting together next week to make paperdolls of ourselves - we are all excited to give altered art a chance!

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  18. OH WOW! I am in AWE! Love your beautiful art! Such sweet little paintings...LOVE Anne girl and Diana!

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  19. Nice result! Your art is amazing!

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  20. I really like your work. Very nice. I like your style.

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