A photoshoot that was a year in the making, the Queen of the Hedgehogs. Yes, hedgehogs. I own several and my photographer friend at RRS Photography wanted to do a shoot with me and my eight hogs. Since the suggestion, two passed away, so we had six to work with. It was not easy! I…
Some new clothing designs. I didn’t make the bikinis or the shorts, just embellished with embroidery, etc. This has been my art form as of late. Check out http://www.pinsandneedlesboutique.com to see what my business partner and I create.
I worked in a shop for eight years that had a big industrial embroidery machine. I loved that thing so much. I even risked my job at times to sneak in my own projects with designs I found online. I made bibs, hoodies, shirts… I loved that machine so much I got myself a home…
Example of embroidered patches. The possibilities are endless. I also made this sign!
Here are examples of my embroidery pieces. These are pre-digitized designs that I’ve purchased online. I also make patches.
Along with a partner, I also am Pins and Needles Altered Clothing. We specialize in upcycling and refashioning clothes. Also included is embroidery and t-shirt weaving. Here is a custom piece I did for a client. Her t-shirt and I used weaving techniques to make it one-of-a-kind. You can follow Pins and Needles on Facebook…
2013 Terra Cotta plant pots are strung together on hemp string. Design is hand painted and sealed.
Two different pieces are pictured. Ceramic clay press molded and glazed. They would make great candy bowls, bowl to throw keys in by the door, spare change, etc. Could definitely also eat spaghetti in them. $50 each
Handpainted with an artificial flower arrangement attached to the side featuring black roses, purple spiders and black and silver striped curly cues that remind me of Nightmare Before Christmas. I also added a wire spider web detail directly onto the mirror part. This was originally just a frame and I added the mirror. $40
Functional Crochet , 2011 Eyeglass holders Beaker holds the glasses in his mouth, while Bunsen wears them.
Ceramic vase using two different plaster molds I made. Various glazes used experimentally. Stands about 2.5′ tall.
Ceramic bowl sculpture from press mold, glazed 2016 inside glazed detail
Ceramic sculpture, black and red glaze 2016
Small (3 x 4? ) canvas, handpainted mountain scene, acrylic. 2015
Handpainted, customized family name wall plaque. 2015
Ceramic pitcher with wood texture design and wrought iron looking handle. 2015
Very large (18 ” or more circumference) artwork. Glazed ceramic face surrounded by mosaic tiles and glass marbles. Mounted on round piece of wood. Designed to hang on outside of house, in the sunlight. 2015
Hand painted in layers, flat marble refrigerator magnets featuring Colorado flag and snowflakes. 2016