Anahata Katkin

It has been a while since I have pointed to an interesting visual journal site so I thought today I would. Anahata Katkin produces greeting cards & prints that are fresh and fun.

Anahata Katkin has published spreads from her visual journals which span a period of 3 years. A second gallery exists as part of her typepad site where Anahata Katkin keeps her blog. Check out this creative young woman I love her energy.

100 details for 100 days Day 10

Day 10
Day 10 is a strange little detail or I think it is as it can be very versatile. Once again it is quite simple to work with a row of half buttonhole wheels which have been flipped side to side. In the middle a detached chain stitch. Both the buttonhole wheels and the chain stich are worked in DMC pearl 5. straight stitch topped with a seed bead radiate from the detached chain.

The reaction to this series is really shaping up into a bunch of useful resources and eye candy for people. Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has also been posting details of her crazy quilting projects and has posted another small tutorial on making ribbon flowers

Also below I have worked a small sampler from the charted designs that Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has been providing.

For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details in 100 days in this blog.

Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days

Fabric postcard for June

Fabric postcard june

It’s the last day of the month and as regular readers of this blog know I have been making a journal postcard in fabric every month for the 6 x 4 lives project. This fabric postcard is a little sampler based on some of the charted designs Pam Kellog of Kitty and me has been posting for the 100 details in 100 days series.

I worked in on Lynda fabric which was hand dyed. The threads used are metallic, cotton, silk, and wool. I developed some of Pam’s designs further and adapted them for this little sampler.

As a journal it is a small record of the end of this month and what I was thinking about as the 100 details in 100 days series, was launched grew legs and walked, while at the same time I have been working on samplers for the up and coming lessons I will be offering later this year at

I developed a squidoo list about fabric postcards this month, and while doing so noticed that most people use machine embroidery for these small items but I have discovered that the format is an ideal size to experiment with various hand embroidery techniques. These various techniques of course can be interpreted for use in crazy quilting projects. So as a monthly challenge the fabric postcards are proving to be most enjoyable as they are small and ideal as an experimental format.

As usual you can click on the image for a larger view and for anyone just swinging by this series over on Flickr it is associated with the 6 x 4 lives group and photos are tagged 6x4lives