When this blog first began, it featured all things quilty and was titled Art From The Heart. Years go by, interests morph, horizons expand, and all of a sudden you realize you are a quilter, yes...but also a spinner, weaver, knitter, crocheter, mixed media, fiber artist. The art is still from the heart, but the new name reflects my excitement with all things fiber! It's Fantabulous!
A while back I posted a picture of the yo yo barrettes I am making. Tonight I made 'Darla' to display those barrettes. I sandwiched 4 layers of warm and natural batting between two face shaped cotton fabric, sewing just crescent shapes for the eyes (as if they were closed) and then an O for the mouth. The camera makes it look like I shaped the whole face! Fun!
For the hair, I took two shades of orange yarn, braided them and applied them to Darla's head with hand stitching. She looks stunning with all her clips in! :?}