Tag Archives: creative play

Wood Stain Test

Some ideas just won’t go away, and painting fabric with wood stain is one of them. I looked it up online to see if it had been done before. Most sites discouraged using stain on fabric because of the chemicals … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

I’ve been sorting through the sewing room and reorganizing. It’s a time consuming process. I went into it knowing I have too much stuff and it isn’t well organized, but other lessons emerged from the debris. I don’t play enough. … Continue reading

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July 2019 Short List

Another month, another list. I have a busy schedule this month with some travel. Aside from the long holiday weekend, it doesn’t look good for The Short List this month. I finished one project in June, the hoop art challenge. … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash May 12, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope everyone gets a chance to do something nice for themselves. For me that involves time in the sewing room. Fabric went out with the QAL top finish. No fabric in this week. Next Saturday my guild … Continue reading

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Playing My Way To A Top

I’ve worked on the Creative Play piece in fits and starts. I’d stop because I didn’t know what to do next, and an idea would come to me. This style of quilt and the process of putting it together were … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash February 24, 2019

For many months I have listed Creative Play as a goal on The Short List. This month I watched a Creative Bug class on improv piecing with strips. Rulers are not used to cut anything, and nothing is straightened. Strips … Continue reading

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January 2019 Short List

Happy New Year! I love the way a new year feels like a blank slate of opportunity. With the new year comes changes to the Short List. I decided to drop the scrap category for now. It may reappear later, … Continue reading

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2019 Plans

I’ve started thinking about next year, what stays and what goes. I find it much easier to let go of things than I do choosing where to focus my time. Too many choices, too little time. I will continue to … Continue reading

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A Different Kind Of QAL

I try not to do to many “join in” projects because my schedule doesn’t allow it, but an upcoming quilt along (QAL) caught my attention. It’s called the Learning Quilt-A-Long and you can read about it here. There will be … Continue reading

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What If Wednesday: Art Supply Play

It’s been a while…. In January I decided to change The Short List Creative Play category to Art Supply Play. I wanted to use up some of my art supply stash, especially those things that have a shelf life. The … Continue reading

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