I made these "wall hangings" for Christmas gifts for Tammy and Bob. I had seen a fabric "shell frame" in Ruth Rae's book, "layered, tattered & stitched, A fabric art workshop" quite some time ago and knew when I saw it, I wanted to use that photo of Tammy playing in the sand on Virginia Beach and create a similar piece. I had collected shells and sand at North Myrtle Beach when I was there to visit in 2010 and they were a perfect addition. After finishing the piece, I knew I had to make something for Bob, too. Since he is learning to play the guitar, the choice for the theme was obvious. The guitar pick came in a box of miscellaneous things I purchased on Ebay. The muslin and lace are coffee stained on the beach piece and I used denim for the rock star piece. Ruth used organza, but, I used fine netting on the front to hold everything in place. They were fun to make, although, my sewing skills these days, leave a lot to be desired !!
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.