Sunday, April 28, 2013

funky puffs, toile and some interesting videos

i've always loved toile fabric. i found some pink, cotton toile this week and used it in making some puffs...taught by Karen Ruane. i did soak some of the pink toile in a bleach bath for a while to lighten it up a bit.   CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR CLOSE-UPS.



the theme of this toile was children's nursery rhymes
not much else going on this week as far as stitching. i've been watching some TED videos while stitching these puffs and thought i'd share some of them with you. i learn so much from some of these videos and they also expand my way of thinking and seeing things. these 3 are all very short. hope you enjoy them.

on the first video, David Pogue talks about some real cool short cuts you can use on your computer, smartphone, and camera. it's just 5 minutes long and you can find it here.

the second video talks about the power of the written word and spoken language. it is about 3 minutes long and is here.

and finally, the third one drew me in with the question..."what color is a mirror?". Michael Stevens spends his day asking quirky questions. the video is about 7 minutes long and is here.

wishing you all a week of creative thought and activity.

18 comments:

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

Love these puffs with the toile fabric. You have centered the images perfectly and such lovely fancy edges...

Rachel said...

That's a very quirky toile - is that Humpty Dumpty on it?

Jeannie said...

I love the Humpty Dumpty puff! The fabric is wonderful and a great find. Ted - I try to stay away. It is like doing research, one show leads to another and the next thing I know the day is gone. :) They really do have diverse and wonderfully produced programs. Have a delightful week!

Els said...

Ha Deanna, if I didn't know whére I was I would say I landed on Karen's blog : your puffs are gorgeous ! You really mastered that technique !!!

liniecat said...

Adorable puffs! what a delight !

Nat Palaskas said...

Thanks for the videos. I enjoy TED, but don't get much chance to watch it much. Love your puffs with toile fabric. That reminds me I have some toile fabric I brought back from Paris a few years ago - Hugs Nat

Susan hemann said...

You may enjoy hole in the wall school on TED

Nancy said...

Can't wait to watch the TED videos! And I love that Humpty Puff!

Lynn Holland said...

WOW you've done a great job on the funky puffs, they are gorgeous

handstories said...

i love nursery rhymes.
what will you do with the puffs?

Tamara said...

love your funky puffs!

Peggy said...

I love toile, too, and adore the puffs, Deanna -- exquisite. And thanks, I'm looking forward to visiting the links. x

kaiteM said...

cute little puffs, i'll have one with yoghurt thanks

yvette said...

all beauties
and ted
yes

Mo Crow said...

love the kaleidoscope of thoughts about the colour of mirror and the weight of a video mixed in with the lightness of your pink & white puff balls.

karen said...

your puffs really are beautiful. They are so relaxing to create whilst watching TV...

BumbleVee said...

I really love the centre puff with the French knots and the frilly edge. I must try one like that...it's great...

blandina said...

David Pogue is a genius, I hope that I will be able to remember some of his tricks!

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