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Whimsies and Wonders

Find inspiration for creating whimsical and wonderous things from fiber.  Themes are offered frequently to jump start your creativity.  Use your favorite method, or try some a suggested one, then share through us.

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Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2016

Bi-monthly (1st and 15th) Inspirations and Opportunities

Welcome to a group where ideas are proposed, and you get to share everything you come up with, past and present, on the given idea.  No deadlines.  No ending dates.  A new themes and ideas will be put forth on the first and fifteenth of each month.  Feel free to share your thoughts, concepts, progress, and completed projects on the various themes at any given time.  A running tally of themes will be kept at the top of these pages, so that you can visit any of the ideas at any time, and more than once.

 

The theme for the first of the month will be clear.  It might look like:  apples, running water, shapes, etc.  It could be a combination of words.  Whatever appears at that point will be something you have a clear picture of in your mind.

 

On the fifteenth, the game changes.  Your motivator will be something more abstract, and usually come in the form of a phrase.  As this group is starting after mid-month, we will start with an abstract idea. 

 

Whatever comes to mind, that you can apply to creating will be worth exploring.  You may not accomplish something with every idea, which is ok.  Discussing what comes to mind, your visual images and reactions will stimulate all of us.  These may lend a hand in helping someone bring an idea full circle.

 

Welcome to a world of whimsies and wonder.  Share your dolls, your quilts, your collages, your beading, whatever fiber arts you create with, share it.  Along the way, new techniques will be shared to enhance your imagination.  Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Discussion Forum

First of the Month Concepts

Started by Robbin Neff. Last reply by Robbin Neff Sep 1, 2011. 28 Replies

First concept for this category will be on July 1.  In the mean time, try out the Mid-Month Concepts discussion.

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Mid-Month Concepts

Started by Robbin Neff. Last reply by Robbin Neff Aug 17, 2011. 19 Replies

The ideas here are abstract.  Where they may lead you, know one knows...yet.  Use the list below to come up with creative thoughts and make something.  Share your reactions, thoughts, progress, and…Continue

Tags: quilting, art, fiber, creations, ideas

Copyrights

Started by linda harriott/UK. Last reply by Robbin Neff Jul 25, 2011. 3 Replies

talking to my hubby on Sunday about the up and coming aussie swap and I mentioned that I could maybe make a collage with Australian bank notes I have and some stamps then scan it and print out on…Continue

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Comment by Robbin Neff on March 6, 2012 at 10:14am

Folks, I am sorry, but life has gotten too busy for me to continue this group.  I am so sorry to have to move on to other things.  I cannot juggle this one, and with reluctance put it down.  If anyone wants to take over, now would be a great time to sing out.

Comment by Ruthann on March 5, 2012 at 8:02am

Sandy the salt water wash looks like frost on the window in winter, lovely bird..he looks so proud to have such a magnificent tail..

my hats were just doodling around, thought of what like to do or eat. ha ha

love all your ideas of carribean and gardens. never thought of some of them.. could sure go for a pina colada..

Comment by Sandy B /AUS on March 3, 2012 at 5:13pm

Clever hats Ruthann, great phrases Linda, poor Robbin - heal quickly.

I agree with you Linda about boo-boo - Australia is sometimes more english than the English.

Sunshine - humph - none here - only more rain! Love the feeling of gentle sunshine on closed eyes.

Caribbean - exotic places, cricket, West Indies, adventure, poverty, Ernest Hemingway.

gardens - too much water, split tomatoes, moulds, pruning, perfumes, colour, greens, Time out, peace, zen.

I have been playing with my watercolours and here is the result.

Comment by linda harriott/UK on March 2, 2012 at 8:22am

Love the hats Ruthann,make mine a piece of pie please.

Boo -boos,We would use this expression for a mistake.Also pal of Yogi Bear call Boo boo.

Sunshine - what we have today.Jake is playing at the front with his sandpit and he has water in it to soak the dinosaurs.It does not take much to make a boy happy.Messing about.

Caribbean makes me think of pirate treasure.(oh aarrhh),coconuts and Pina Coladas,parasols and sunbathing.

Will think about gardens,been reading Shogun again and love the idea of the restful gravel gardens but I love plants too.

Comment by Ruthann on March 2, 2012 at 7:59am

okay ready Carribean Cruise, island paradise, palm trees, barefeet, beach, sand, shells, sandals, sundresses, exotic big flowers, tiki huts, parots, tucans, wicker, bamboo, scuba diving, color fish, coral , VACATION or where to retire for sure...

Comment by Ruthann on March 2, 2012 at 7:53am

what on eath were you doing? trying to take closeups of something pretty?

you take care of those hands, they are your creative part.

so okay, boo boos are what Robin has, maybe your hubby can kisss them all better, skined knees, scratches

sunshine is what makes a day so wonderful, sunshine in windows, on your back outdoors, for your plants, your vegetable garden, a picnic. the song "you are my sunshine"

gardens of flowers, herbs, vegetables, wild prarie flowers, japan inspired water garden, tropical ferns and big jungle plants, cactus and succulent garden,

will have to ponder on Carribean yet.

 

Comment by Robbin Neff on March 2, 2012 at 7:33am

Ruthann, love the bonnet.

 

Sorry for not commenting y'all, but I have blisters between my fingers and ant bites on top of those.  Typing sucks for a few days.  So does everything else.  It doesn't hurt, unless I use my hands.  I am going to take it easy.

 

Here are some topics for a few days.

 

Today:  Boo-boos

Saturday:  Carribean (sp? - I know it's spelled wrong)

Sunday:  Sunshine

Monday:  Gardens

Comment by Ruthann on March 2, 2012 at 6:58am

thankyou Sandy. sometimes miss those barbie days. ha ha

so here are my Easter Bonnet creation, my Sewing hat  has all the needs for sewing and also my Bakers hat , has a cupcake, piece of pie, lemon bar, cookies, donuts, etc

Comment by Sandy B /AUS on March 1, 2012 at 4:29pm

So a western row by row Ruthann? Using the braid trim is a clever idea. I remember those Barbie clothes.

I thought I had lost my reading glasses yesterday - I was looking through them trying to find where I had put them. I am blaming my head cold!! LOL

Comment by Ruthann on March 1, 2012 at 7:37am

just thought of something, those glittery fabrics on bottom of your cloth of gold, remind me of making barbie doll dresses years ago. made the stable and general store so far, found this braid like trim that looks western to put between the rows, am putting 3 buildings on each row.

 

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