Wednesday, January 4, 2012

JOY Tablet Keeper sneak peek- PLUS Giveaway!

I have been up late the last few nights enjoying some time in my studio. This has been such a breathe of fresh air for me. After the holidays and traveling, it has been so nice to just create for a bit. I have been working on my Tablet Keeper for Nancy Zieman's Tablet Keeper Blog Hop. I was asked by my friends over at Brewer Sewing to represent them in this fun blog hop. Being a crafter at heart I had to say that I was a little intimidated by the thought of being a part of a quilting/sewing blog hop (If you take a look at some of the other's participating, they are AMAZING!). I am not a quilter by trade, but in reality I am a sewer. I haven't posted much of my sewing projects on my blog since I have always been involved with the Scrapbook side of crafting, but I do have it in me. I first learned from my grandmother (one of those fond family memories I still remember vividly!) and then continued to take classes in high school and college.

Although I have taken sewing classes, I have so much more that I want to explore when it comes to fabric art. Quilting has been one of those things that seems so intimidating to me... This year I hope to squash that fear and explore quilting and make it my own. :)

What I have realized is that although I may not be a quilter by trade, I can still enjoy elements of quilting in other areas of crafting and I can even explore quilting on my own. Nothing is stopping me :)

There is such a freedom to crafting. I hope to explore this year into areas of crafting that I have started and stopped through out my years. I also hope to integrate these crafts together so that it can make more sense to me :) Multi-crafting I think is in all of us... I love the idea of fusing different crafts together to create something magical.

So with this idea of multi-crafting in mind I wanted to share a sneak peek of my Tablet cover for the Nancy Zieman Blog Hop.

This project is a combo of art, sewing with a tad bit of jewelry making elements in it as well. My day for the blog hop will be January the 12th. I will be sharing full details of the project them. There is an AMAZING giveaway over on Nancy's blog, Click here for the details.

Here is a picture of the giveaway. LOTS of fun stuff to explore with. Even if you are not a quilter/sewer this is a good start to discovering!

 If you have a chance to check out the other girls involved in the blog hop here is there blog addy's and the schedule:

January 3            Nancy Zieman         
January 4            Amy Ellis                  
January 5            Sharon Pernes          
January 6            Vicki Christensen    
January 9            Joan Hawley             
January 10            Pat Sloan                 
January 11            Eileen Roche           
January 12            Liz Hicks                 
January 13            Fran Ortmeyer       
January 16            Ilene Miller             
January 17            Julie Herman         
January 19            Natalia Bonner      
January 20            Frieda Anderson   
January 23            Cindy Cloward       
January 24            Beckie Hansen       
January 25            Amy Webb               
January 26            Allie Robertson      
January 27            Mary Mulari             
January 30            Laura Wasilowski  
January 31            Carol Porter              

I have been checking these girls out. LOTS of inspiration that can easily adapt to paper crafting. You will enjoy hopping along and checking these ladies out. Their creations are amazing.

For now, I hope you enjoy this fun little sneak peek. I had so much fun drawing, painting and sewing. It truly is a reminder that at the heart of it all, we are all crafters. Multi-crafting just makes sense... bringing your favorite craft elements from various craft avenues together...that is where the fun is!

Thanks for sharing your day with me today. I would love to hear your thoughts on "Multi-Crafting" and how you use different crafts together.

~Liz ♥


  1. Love the tablet cover. You did a great job, you don't give yourself enough credit. Quilting has always seemed intimidating to me too, but art quilting is something altogether different. Love adding stitching to my mixed media too. Hugs!

  2. Can't wait to see the elements of your tablet looks so very beautiful, and I'm curious as to the materials you used. Art quilting is something I plan to do more of...someday!


  3. Oh my word, just that sneak peak is sooooo amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of it.
    All the best! Trude Julie