Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I was trying to describe this project I did to my friend Valerie and I did such a bad job I ended up telling her she'd just have to see it in person. As I've said before, I like to participate in some of the Stampington challenges. This project was for their coffee filter call. I ended up making a sewing basket of sorts on a canvas. I found that the coffee filters were so delicate that I had to sew them to watercolor paper for added strength. I sewed three cone shaped filters together to form a 3-D "basket". It bubbles off the canvas more than it looks. I then stuffed it full of sewing notions. OK so it's not my most favorite thing I've ever made....but I was challenged and that was the whole point.

I'm off at 3:30am tomorrow to teach at Inspired in North Carolina. My Mother is going with me so I'm looking forward to a great trip.


Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lisa,

That's a beautiful layout, and your interpretation is so cool. It's good to try challenges, as you get to stretch your wings further, and become so much, muchier!


connie said...

Lisa, I love your coffee filter art piece - very nice...thanks for sharing it with us. I submitted something too for this challenge - but I'm too embarrassed to post it. I actually combined the wax paper with the coffee filter into one project - a banner...we'll see what happens. Have a great trip to NC.

Anonymous said...

Cute, have a safe trip
and hurry back to have some new things and finds to share

xoxo Birens Boo

Iva Wilcox said...

What a lovely piece! And so nice to be challenged. Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!
~ Iva

huntla1 said...

Hi Lisa. I thought you told us you would like us to tell you if we were in your class at inspired -- I think it was you that made that comment. I loved meeting you and enjoyed my mini canvas project a bunch. Take care and you are now a member of my permanent blog reader group.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Very interesting and imaginative! I do love it when folks use unique items for creating. Have a great trip! :) Tammy

Carole said...

It is beautiful Lisa! I can't wait to hear all about your trip.