Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Funspiration: Succulents

Friday Funspiration: Succulents

I love these little guys so much, Ive been drooling over them at Lowes lately! But I'm not the greatest gardener and I hate seeing them die. :( I need to read up on succulent care and create a sunny space in  my house before I commit to making a succulent garden.

Have you had success growing succulents?

I've also been inspired by them lately because our assignment this week for my MATS e-course was to create designs using succulent inspired artwork! Here are some mini, hand embroidered succulents I created for that. I'm working on my final design which I'll post in a day or so. 

stitched succulents

I hope you have a sunny weekend!

xo aimee

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

my MATS week 1 design

AIMEE_RAY_FRUITFUN_3A_WK1

Here are the fabric pattern designs I did for week 1 of my MATS class! 
If you missed my initial sketches, you can see them here.
All vector, of course. These were fun, I tried to use some unusual colors that I don't normally use. And, I was limited to only 8! That was definitely a challenge. What do you think? More fabric patterns are bubbling in the back on my mind...

xo aimee

Friday, April 4, 2014

mini quilts

la lune

I've finished some more mini quilts! I'm having lots of fun with these tiny things. 

treeman


This sweet, tiny quilts are completely sewn by hand using scraps of patterned fabrics and hand embroidery. My mini quilts are a labor of love, each one is unique and will never be duplicated. 

bottle of time


I've always felt that fabric art is meant to be touched, it contains so much wonderful texture. It's a warm and happy feeling to hold one of these little pieces in your hands or reach out and touch the embroidered details. Therefore, they are not framed behind glass, but simply have small loops on the back to hang them directly on the wall as is. (of course, you may frame them if you prefer. ;)

These little works of fabric art are perfect to add a handmade touch to a small arrangement of pictures on your wall, or to hang above a small shelf of treasures.


You can find these three at my shop today: www.littledear.etsy.com

xo aimee

Thursday, April 3, 2014

another nature mandala

another nature mandala

warmer weather= more time outside!

Having fun making nature mandalas.
xo aimee

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

sparkle

sparkle

Here is the newest little dear custom petite Blythe, Sparkle the unicorn girl!

sparkle

Sparkle has a pretty hand painted white face with a sparkly glittered horn attached. She has two tone periwinkle blue needle felted hair with an aqua streak, in a (permanent) pretty pony tail with beads. Her hand stitched felt dress is decorated with beads and has tiny attached wings and a felted wool tail that matches her hair. The dress is removable and closes with snaps. Sparkle comes with a hand painted, keepsake tag.

sparkle


Little Sparkle would love to come live with you!
Find her today at www.littledear.etsy.com

xo aimee

fruit and pyrex

fruit and pyrex

Here are my sketches from our first mini assignment from the Make Art That Sells (MATS) e-course I'm doing! 



This first week we are learning about fabric designs. We were to draw tropical fruit and vintage pyrex inspired casserole dishes. 
Admittedly, I was more inspired by the designs on the pyrex than the actual dishes, but drawing some of those morphed into drawing fruit and flower patterns. I will be pulling icons from these pages to create a fabric pattern for the main assignment later in the week.

(PS, now I want to start collecting vintage pyrex. ;)

xo aimee

Monday, March 31, 2014

MATS

I'm doing this!!

I'm so excited to be enrolled in this awesome e-course from lillarogers.com
It starts today! I can't wait to learn lots of new things and make lots of new artwork. I'll be posting my class sketches and assignments here over the next 5 weeks. I know it will be fun and challenging, just what I need right now. yay!

xo aimee