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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Leaves 251-265 and The Tree!

 Well I hate making promises that I don't keep. So I finally got the tree together this weekend. I added leaves 251-265. Hard to believe I have been able to make that many leaves in 1.5 years.   They are usually made from recycled materials and other projects that didn't turn out so hot.  It looks like I had a lot of fun failures!

The tree is such a treat. It is in my garage so I get to see it every day.  It stands just over 6 feet tall, so I do need the step stool.  The leaves were falling all over the place since the two sided tape was not working out in the summer heat and humidity.  I took the time this weekend to stitch all the leaves together, making big clumps.  This seems to be working wonderfully and in case I move it will be easy to disassemble!

A toast to turning frustration and mishaps in a colorful work of art!

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