Friday, December 13, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

August 2019

Worry Dolls11 inches by 5.5 inches
Inspired by Diane Knott's work
in the Summer 2019 issue of Wool Works
Locker hooked basket
Ribbons and basket pattern from Color Crazy

Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 2019

From the Happy Heart pattern, Clover and Cleveland HareJuly 19-21, 2019 Three very hot days I made this patchwork bag while I stayed indoors
I completed this locker hooked rug 7/17/19


I painted a chicken with alcohol ink. I used as my guide this mug rug in the Spring 2019 Wool Works


Thursday, June 27, 2019

June 2019


I went to Blick on 23 St. and bought some items. I got these droppers to use with my alcohol ink.

I found a small tile in a random box of craft items and painted it with alcohol ink. I wrote the Chinese word for Spring on it. I ordered some ribbons and fabric strips from Color Crazy and made the locker hooked design from one of her patterns.



I participated in the Rag Bag Gals sticks and stones amulet bag swap, I put my treasures on top of the Chinese symbol for double happiness.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 2019

Another patchwork bag

Received this notice.  I sent an email to the id asking what the difference was between fiber arts, mixed media and crafts.  I also asked who is the the Visual Arts Committee.  These distinctions seem arbitrary to me.

May 2, Holocaust Remembrance
This alcohol ink work I made in memory of Lori Gilbert Kaye who lost her life in the shooting at the Poway Synagogue.  The chief rabbi of that congregation said that the way to react to darkness is with light.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

March April 2019

Prim Bunny, Clover Hare pattern by Happy Heart Patterns
Patchwork BagFabrics from the Fat Quarter Shop, Darlene Zimmerman bundle
Scribbles by Cyndy Sieving Hearts, Rag Bag Gals SwapBunny enjoying a Spring day in Van Cortlandt Park
Pincushion DollPattern found at Shabby Art Boutique

Monday, January 07, 2019

January - February 2019




magnets covered with Yupo, painted with alcohol ink
Candy's Quilting, closing Jan 26 140 W. 22 St, NYC
Patchwork Pillowcase, keeping busy on a bitter cold day


A purse with a tape measure closingAnother purse with a tape measure closing

I've been experimenting with alcohol inks.  I had bought this Canson recycled paper that had a glossy side.  I decided to try the inks on it.  It doesn't work well, you can see on the reverse side the way the inks just got absorbed.  After I finished the page, I thought my Carmen Miranda singing stamp would look good on the yellow, so I stamped it using green ink.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

September - December 2018

The Sound of Starbucks

I learned about Chawne Kimber from an article in Scientific American.  She is a mathematician and a quilter.  This is her blog.
Jay Hart did a tutorial on making a handkerchief doll.
Lisa Pay shows how to do the back stab stitch
       I was reading instructions for a doll pattern and at one point this stitch was mentioned.  I thought this was a good video.  She demonstrates its usefulness in making toy animals.


Well Wisher, pattern by Cyndy Sieving
Inspired by this video https://youtu.be/oi4Qgq0KKJQ
This gift table scarf has been received.
Now I can show it.

I used the roll it up pillowcase pattern. It can be found on this page of All People Quilt
Woodland Sprite, pattern by Colette Wolff
A film I made of my September crafting
Mouse Half Size
Happy Heart Pattern
Steve the chef is carved wood 6 inches tall. If you would like to order one, contact creationsbywandaharrigan@gmail.com

Friday, July 27, 2018

July - August 2018

Dolly dressed in clothes I made from fabric Bella Jae gave me. The lovely placemat behind the doll was made by Bella Jae.
Prim Chicken, Happy Heart Patterns, youtube video
Murphy's law was in full force. This was my third try to film this.I took part in a chicken swap and I made a chicken from a Tone Finnanger pattern and a chicken bag from an elinor peace bailey pattern
Sherry Staton sent me the dress with a chicken pattern, the needlecase with the applique chicken and flowered material

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

May - June 2018



Eyelet Angels from the book Teach Yourself
to Make Angels and Fairies by Jodie Davis
I gave this to my friend Bella Jae. Tonya Dyce
gave me the fabric.
Cable holder Bag for walker, pattern from The Spruce Crafts
Robin Lippman Campbell sent me this delightful doll

Country Cats, pattern by Alley Cat Tales