Saturday, August 21, 2010

how tall are you???







so latetly i have been making growth charts. i have an option to buy one on etsy and they are available to order at labattles@hotmail.com.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upcycle Project







Here is an ugly tshirt that i bought from goodwill for about twenty five cents with the intention of cutting up and making something cute for june. I used one of june's tshirts as a pattern, and i used fabric paint for the bus and peace signs. LOVE IT!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

auction submissions







these are the three paintings i am entering into the orpheum summer art auction. i'm so nervous but equally excited. i dropped them off today and lets just say mine are alot bigger than the ones i saw already submitted. either i'll stick out like a soar thumb or rock out, i don't know. i hate to put my artwork out there. over the years i have become better about having confidence in my work, just because i have more experience. if i sell one i'll be thrilled.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


NEw PainTing!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

lotus tank




so, i really really love freezer paper stenciling. it has been my favorite new past-time. there was a cute yoga mat in class last week so i took a picture of the lotus, printed it out on regular paper and then traced it onto freezer paper. i got a craft knife, cut out the pattern,ironed it on a tank, used some tulip fabric paint and then poof, i had an awesome yoga top.




Wednesday, March 24, 2010

T-shirt gown


New gown made out of old t-shirts for JUne. she's actually worn it about 6 times since i've taken this picture but i just got around to posting it. Can you guess her favorite color??

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Autumn




New Painting! Acrylic.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Koi


this is a koi drawing i did with pastels. june stepped on it and was terrified to tell me. i found her statue still in the kitchen with a look of panic on her face. " I stepped on your picture momma" I hugged her and said " it's ok momma can fix it". i hated to rub in the little footprint but it was actually commisioned work.

Tiles


These are 9 wood blocks that my dad and I made from scrap wood. they are about 8x8" and 1" thick. i made these for a friend at work.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

From Stool to Cool



I wasn't planning on recovering these stools but this fabric reached out and grabbed me at Hancock Fabrics. It only took less than 1/2 a yard and it was 50% off, and my BFF Banana bought me some foam for valentine's day. So these 30 year old stools from my husband's grandmother got a VERY cheap but extremely stylish makeover.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

paintings




i've been painting.....so i don't know if this is something people already do, but i had this awesome idea to decopague crinkled tissue paper on canvas, prime over it, and paint on it, and then love it. hence the tree on the left.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

quilting




I haven't posted anything lately b/c i have been crazy busy making this quilt. it was originaly a duvet cover that i loved the pattern but hated the bunching. i just cut it up and made a quilt out of it and some other fabric i ordered off etsy about 6 months ago.I also made pillow cases with the extra. i absolutely love it! joann's had all kinds of seamless quilt binding and that makes things alot easier. my husband and i have really enjoyed it since it's been below 20 degrees on some nights. of course when i was taking pictures june insisted on being in one. how could i resist? ps. my dad and i actually built this platform bed about 5 years ago. go us!