Art Girlz Workshop Weekend!

This is just a snippet of our creative energies this weekend with the Art Girlz. We made awesome art dolls w a sewing spindle base and then w Linda we made cloth hearts that we passed around and everyone put their own touch to it… Loved it all! And thanks to Hillary for your help with this blog!

Weekend with the Art Girlz!!




Baby, It’s Cold out there!

Baby, It's Cold out there!

As the snow came down, 6 inches here,it was a perfect day to sew up some samples for my winter sewing classes and Valentine treats for friends. These little birds can be hung as Vday decorations or tack on a little pin back and voila…it’s a sweet, little festive pin! Very addicting, I made a whole flock of them.


Welcome to My Blog: B~Inspired!

Here is my first go at a blog. In this new project that I am taking on, I will be sharing some of my work and things that I am interested in! This is a learning experience for me so bear with me for a few days (…weeks, months, who knows?) but as I go along I hope that you enjoy what you see and there will be plenty of opportunity for everybody out there to comment on and write about what you are doing as well. As my muse sits beside me, here we go on this adventure.


My Muse, Helper (sometimes assisting too much in the studio) always deserves a sun bath

Sketchbook Project 2012

Here’s my submission to the annual “Sketchbook Project”. For more information about the Sketchbook Project, click here. The theme I chose is “Stitch and Fold.”The idea is that you sign up at the site, and select your theme. A Moleskine Sketchbook is sent to you and the rest is up to you as to how you would like to represent the theme.  You need not be an illustrator to participate, thosands of artists using  many different media participate. When finished all sketchbooks are sent to The Brooklyn Art Library and are prepared for travel all over the United States.  Each book has a label with the artist’s name and bar code.  At each destination, the books are set up like a library and the public may come in, check out the book using the bar code and view the book, on the premise.  Viewers may also choose to comment on the book and each artist will receive an email with the viewer’s comment.  Very cool!

I made two sketchbooks, one to send and one to keep.  Here are some photos from both books.  I  included both hand and machine stitching, hand folding fabric and paper, some embroidery stitching, some beading, rubber stamping on folded and stitched fabric and paper, and some vintage finds .  I am so excited to have completed the books, they were a pleasure to do!



Sketchbook Cover