I took a few moments to check out my friend Kathi's Art Fire shop today and I encourage you to do the same.
As always she has a bit of variety going on. There are large, colorful, organic looking polymer "Dragon Claw" necklaces, my favorite green "faux" batik pendant, an awesome "faux" Batik Mezuzah and more.
The reason I love going back to Kathi's site over and over again is Kathi's versatility. She works with glass, polymer, and wire and at any given time you will find a variety artwork of different styles materials and techniques but always original and always an extension of Kathi's bright and colorful personality!
I don't think that I have been this excited of a wedding in years, maybe decades!
My brother-in-law Jorge will be marrying the perfect girl this coming Sunday. I have been honored by them allowing me to make the pillow that their rings will be tied to before they say their vows and slip them on their fingers with all of the promises and passion of of a young couple in love.
Each stitch in this pillow is made with all of my love and hope of happiness for Jorge and Kimmie.
Come back later I will post more pictures along the way.
I found some very beautiful vintage ribbon at: Katrina's Old World Charm 701 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 357-5176
I combined the vintage ribbons with some of the newer stuff I already had on hand. The vintage ribbons are so much nicer to work with and look way better too. Now to add some beads, embroidery, lace, and trim and we will be ready for the wedding on Sunday!
Some of my favorite Ribbon Books
This one is not ribbon-work but it is my favorite fabric artistry book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves fabric art or nature art.