Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Week 48 Shoes

Week 48 is a quilt about shoes. We are back on track and going to finish the year in order, sort of! I love vintage advertising and vintage images. I was tickled when I found a copy right free book of shoe images. It is called Memories for a lifetime: Shoes and is by Karey Judd. I used one page of images to print onto fabric. I added some ribbon to divide the quilt square. I then took some additional images from the shoe book and copied them onto transparencies. This was done earlier in the year and is a technique by Ruth Rae. I sewed the transparencies on three sides. I filled them with glitter, beads, and stampendous fragments (bronze). I then closed them by stitching them along the top. I added a dictionary page, an old shoe earring, three scrapbooking flowers, and two buttons. Voila, a vintage shoe quilt. For those of you shopping today, may you have very comfortable shoes!

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