Friday, November 6, 2009

AED Day 6 - Apple Picking!

Today, on day 6 of the Art Every Day challenge, I finished up this little lady carrying fresh picked apples from the orchard! I'm thinking she looks like a Mary Jane - what do you think?
She is cut from commercial fabrics fused onto muslin and appliqued with a machine satin stitch.
The muslin background was then painted with fabric paints and the details sketched in with a machine straight stitch. I then went back and added a bit more shading with colored pencils.

I also wanted to show some beautiful handmade gifts (the best kind, I think) given to me as a belated birthday gift by my friend Karen.

The pillow is filled with lavender and smells heavenly!
The towel to the right is neatly trimmed with lovely birch tree fabric.
And the pretty bag in front is filled with balsam needles from the trees on Karen's property in Vermont!
Am I a fortunate lady or what!!
Thank you so much, Karen!


Karen L R said...

Oh Judy, Mary Jane has come such a long way since "show and share" on Tuesday afternoon! She looks great! Congratulations on finishing up another project. And you are so sweet to post the gifties. I enjoyed making them for you. :-)

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Judy!

Wow I have missed some beautiful post here, I must get all caught up.:o) This piece is beautiful and what a sweet face. Yep, your work is simply amazing my friend.:o) Enjoy a beautiful weekend.



Shell said...

This is a really sweet card. Makes me want to go apple picking myself.

Cat said...

Love the detail on this piece, the apple tree is great, and Mary Jane is adorable with her basket of apples that almost look like hearts!

quiltcat said...

Your Mary Jane is adorable! i really like how you combined the fabric with the drawn and painted details...adds so much dimension and interest! and very very nice gifts from Karen.

Norma Schlager said...

Your Mary Jane is adorable, such a sweet face! You rally are good at faces. I also like the way you combined the drawings and the fabric.