Sunday, December 16, 2007

Vegan Delight Show

I was invited to take part in a book signing/ art show. The book is a lovely collection of Vegan recipes by Jennie Brockett and Kim Abraham. A number of artists were asked to make covers for the book and they were for sale at the book signing. Mine is recycled and overdyed denim with embroidery and other vintage and recycled material. Another great adventure at the Golden Street Gallery in New London.

My friend Nancy's book...

Monday, September 03, 2007

Better late than never... the Art Show Report.

I've been meaning to write about this show for a while. Since we took it down two days ago, I think I'm a little late.

These are pieces that collaborated on with my friend Sgott MacKenzie. They are large metal shapes made by Sgott, with hand-dyed and embroidered fabric inserts made by me. They are based on the four suits in a deck of cards.

Here is some other work from Sgott:

These are paintings with large metal frames over them.

Metal squid sculpture.

Sgott's friend Elaine Chung was also in the show. My pictures of her work came out awful, but her drawings are amazing. Here is one of my photos:

You can see better images of her work here.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sewing Idol...

wearing shapes1
Originally uploaded by danny mansmith
I can't give this one a number. Danny Mansmith is a sewing GENIUS. I love his work. Click on the photo to go to his Flickr and see more sewing art. A GUY sewing artist? Be still my heart... And still more images of a recent exhibition here.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Sewing Heroes Part 2

knitting pattern
Originally uploaded by UNIFORM Studio
Martha from Uniform Studio is one of my sewing idols. I love her designs and th elimited color palette she uses. She also KNITS! You can go to her blog to get a free pattern for these adorable baby shoes. Look around her Flickr account to see her other designs.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sewing Heroes Part 1

dress bodice.JPG
Originally uploaded by ruthsinger.
One of my "Sewing Heroes", Ruth Singer, has posted pictures of her eco-sustainable wedding dress here: Flickr account to see more sewing yumminess...

Monday, May 14, 2007

Three New Necklaces

3 Necklaces
Originally uploaded by stellel.
Three new necklaces made from vintage buttons and embroideries. I'll be putting them on Etsy today

Did you get flowers for Mother's Day?

Many flowers
Originally uploaded by stellel.
I did! And then I made some more.... I made all these flowers on Mother's Day. All from thrifted thread.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

New Patches

New Patches
Originally uploaded by stellel.
New patches I made from fabric scraps. Available in my etsy shop: .

Monday, April 30, 2007

A pin from a new girlfriend...

A pin from a new girlfriend...
Originally uploaded by stellel.
This pin was a gift from new girlfriend Denise Lombardozzi.
Isn't it beautiful?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Rock Paper Scissors Demo!

Rock Paper Scissors Demo!
Originally uploaded by stellel.
I will be doing a FREE demo of this pin at Rock Paper Scissors in St. Charles, MO on Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm. I will also be unveiling a new sheet of stamps from Olive Wimple. Oh, yeah, we're having an art show, too!

ROCK,PAPER, know - that fabulous paper store on Main Street in saint charles,mo. yeah...that one. give them a jingle 636.724.5002.

Monday, April 16, 2007


Originally uploaded by stellel.
The kids from Chikumbuso holding up the Eagles that the Voluntown Students sent them.... This is from Carly's blog. That's her in the picture....

Friday, April 13, 2007

tili pamodzi all of us together

tili pamodzi all of us together
Originally uploaded by stellel.
Our School, Voluntown Elementary, is raising funds to buy a well for an orphan school called Chikumbuso in Zambia. These are some of the kids from Chikumbuso holding up the bracelets our kids made for them. Tili pamodzi means "all of us together" so the kids where chanting this when the picture was taken. Last night we had a fundraiser which was a silent auction of pottery bowls made by VES kids. We raised $4000.00 of our $6000.00 goal. We are very excited, and hope our Zambian friends will be enjoying clean water soon!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Fashion-Incubator: Another dopey contest

Kathleen, at Fashion Incubator is sponsoring a contest. Although she's calling is "Another Dopey Contest", I don't think it's dopey at all. The contest is "recreating the humble reusable grocery bag". Go, take a look, make some bags, win a contest!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rag Rugs for needy kids in Mexico

There is a home for children in Mexico that needs 60 rag rugs for their kids. Follow the link for more info and to get involved! Rag rugs for needy kids.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Golden Street Gallery

I have piece in this show. The gallery is lovely, and we had a great time going to the opening. Check it out, if you are near New London, CT.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

I have a piece in this show. See page 4 of the gallery. It's a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Lots of great art, and for a good cause...
Check it out online, or in person, if you are near Rochester NH.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Tiny Knitting!

Ecru Lozenge Outfit
Originally uploaded by knit_purr.
Can you believe how tiny this is? I can't... I am in awe. Click over to the artist's Flickr to see more.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I participated in the knitalong wrapalong travelalong . It's a pretty pattern from cafemama, for a wrap. It was fun, although cables aren't really my favorite. I have trouble paying attention! The pin is one I made. I couldn't decide on a button. And it's not like I don't have enough of them to choose from!


Sunday, January 28, 2007

John 21:15

John 21:15
Originally uploaded by stellel.
I entered this piece in an art show yesterday. My friend Nancy and I both brought pieces to this show . The piece is made from vintage silk tulle, embroidered with thrifted thread, a silk remnant (that was silk screened), a cigar box and vintage buttons.

Mom's earrings.

Blue Earring
Originally uploaded by stellel.
I just gave these earrings to my Mom for her birthday. Thrifted thread and vintage embellishments.

red and white
Originally uploaded by stellel.
I've been making pins and earrings out of vintage and recycled materials. The thread is thrifted, and then I sew out the lace on my embroidery machine. It's embellished with vintage buttons and beads. I love making these. See more at .

Friday, January 26, 2007

Valentines for Soldiers

Please go and check out the HEART-2-HEART POSTCARD PROJECT . Make valentines to send to wounded soldiers.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Socks 101 Finished!

Originally uploaded by stellel.
Here are my socks completed. I didn't get any results after 5 mins. in the dryer. I put them back in and FORGOT them. ack. they went past fulled to fully felted. Still nice, but kinda thick. Slippers anyone?

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I just found this book on Amazon: 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity (Perigee Book). Doesn't it look like fun? Has anyone read it? In the same vein, there are some fun ideas at this site for getting the creative juices flowing.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Christmas Socks?


Here are the socks I am making for my daughter, Lily. Not done in time for Christmas... : Happy New Year Socks, anyone? I LOVE them!
Socks 101


For my first post on this blog, and my first post of 2007, Here is a link to my first ever knit-along: stitch marker: warmest wishes...and socks . I am knitting these in Manos in a color called mulberry. They are very fun to make, and go quickly... unlike some other socks I have met.