Friday, November 6, 2015

Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall

Getting inspired has never been a problem with me.  I see something and I have a thousand ideas.  Its keeping those thousand ideas in order.  So every morning I state my intention for that day.  You know kind of like a proclamation.  Today I am going to blog or today I am going to paint a giant egg that sat on a wall.  I'm going to put big red lips on him but I won't let him not get put back together again. Nope my Humpty Dumpty will be a little broken but he will recover. After all we all are a little broken.  I think it is what makes us interesting.

So here is a peek.  

#humptydumpty was a smart #egg, a tad bit clumsy, but a good hearted and jovial one. That's why it was so important for him to get put back together after the great fall. #childrensbook #childstorybook #childhoodmemories #illustration #artwork #watercolor

I used 140 cold pressed paper with this image and Winsor and Newton cake water color pigments.  This version will be going in a pattern just as soon as my test prints come back from SpoonFlower.
#humptydumpty sat in a wall... I love old #nurseryrhymes. The #illustration, the crazy #story.  It's hard to say which inspires the #illustrations or theses stories. Here is my little Humpty Dumpty.  #childhoodmemories #childrensbook #childstorybook #wate
Of coarse I had to make him in his various stages.
#humptydumpty had a great fall!! And so the #story goes.  #drawing #colorful #watercolour #watercolor #water #color #illustration #illustrations #childrensbook #childstorybook #childhoodmemories #art #artist #artwork #artfulliving #winsorandnewton

I even added his rescuers, All the Kings horses and all the Kings men.  Actually shown here is the fabric that I have ordered.  I thought I would create some little plushy dolls that little hands could play with.  I would have LOVED this.  Infant I did create some dolls like this a while back but I did little "Peter Rabbit" from Beatrix Potter.   So back to Humpty Dumpty, I mirrored the elements (that's the horses and the soldiers) and when I get the fabric I will cut them out and sew them up.


They are about the size for little hands.  Toddler hands.  I will keep you all advised and make sure I post when I get them all done.
Now if that is not your style but a bit of sewing would be then I have taken that into consideration.

Well I believe that is enough for today.  I have so much more to get done and created.
 So Until next time!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thank You Spoonflower!

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Sit down and pour your favorite cup of tea and let me tell you what has been going on in my studio. 
First of all I have been busy designing, water coloring, sketching, photographing......Ahhhh.  But I love it.  In looking for fall inspiration this year, I focused on finding some of my favorite colors. It is a bit of teal blue.  That perfect pumpkin that stands out from the rest, with that magical color. 
I just got my order from #spoonflower!! I could not be happier!! As you can see by the pic, I have placed my original #watercolor toward the bottom,  the colors and reprint are right on point!! Ohhhh it's just beyond words!! #pumpkin #patern #repeat #fabr

This is a pic of my original designs and the fabric that arrived from Spoonflower.  It turned out so perfect.  I just can't say enough about the quality and print of my designs.  Shown here is my Fall Collection on Eco Canvas.  It is a durable weave that has an ultra soft silky feel.  Great for a multitude of sewing projects.
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All I did to create this was to measure an existing place mat, use those dimensions and provide a 5/8 seam allowance.  I also added some batting to make it nice and soft and it will also create extra protection from your table surface from hot plates.
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I thought also that it would be a nice touch to include another design from my Fall 2015 Collection, on the other side.  A reversible place mat.  When doing this you should place all the right facing sides together with the batting sew together all side but LEAVE a few inches open.  That way you can turn it inside out.  Cut the batting close to the stitched edge and then cut the remaining seam allowances. Cut corners close to the seam edge and then press open. Turn inside out and then press, then stitch a 1/4 seam around the mat closing and stabilizing the place mat edges. You can see that in the photograph.
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This design can work from September through November.
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In the above image this is the reversible side.  The colors are amazing.  This fabric is machine washable and dribble but due to the cotton batting in side, I would recommend washing in a color setting (cold water) and then just air drying.
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Now if your wondering what I was fixing to munch down on with my tea.  This was a great little box of mix I picked up in the store.  Since some of us in this house need a gluten free diet, I have to recommend this.
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For more photographs just join me on flicker at Jeweled Frog Creations .  There you will be able to follow my uploads.  Also You can follow me on FB check out my page Jeweled Frog Creations  and don't forget Instagram, Jeweled Frog .

So remember if you have or are involved in Spoonflower make sure you friend me. I am Edith Schmidt   there,  I'd love to see what your up to, and what your creating. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Join me over at Spoonflower

Catching Up

Has it been that long? Yes I am afraid it has.  With all that has been going on here, from moving, to getting a new Mac, well things have gotten way behind.

I have been wondering how to start the dialog again.  So I will just start as I would with any friend that I have not seen in ages.  But I'll keep it short so as not to bore you to tears.  

First off my poor lap top had become so slow that I could hardly do anything with out falling asleep while waiting for it to save or even just switch applications.  It had become so bad that I didn't want to even open the lid.  Weeks of this and, as you can imagine, I was getting pretty backed up with my creative juices.  This is when I opened my watercolor box and began a new chapter. 

Fast forward.  I did at last, get a new computer, and one that is quite the Hercules.  My new Mac and I are happy together and the lap top sits comfortably on a side shelf.  I am sure that it is quite happy to retire.  But I digress.

Lets take a bit of a break here and give you a peek at one of my new Fall Collections. 

Natural raven feathers
Yes black Raven feathers.  These little feathers are created by hand and then inked and water colored and then placed in a 6"x6" brick pattern.  I have them available on Spoonflower and in the next few weeks they will be ready to purchase.

Pumpkin Patch
These pumpkins are also in the Fall Collection.  Now I have ordered these and from what I can tell they are printing as I am posting this.  I'll be SURE to post some pics of it as soon as I get it.  I can hardly wait.  I have ordered it in Eco canvas.  I have an order already to make a set of 4 table mats.  Thank you Patti!  The other side will look like this:
Autumn Leaves Pattern

This pattern is also being printed today on the same Eco canvas.  

So as you can see, things have been quite busy here in my little studio.  I have even had a studio make over. 

Well the studio is finished!! Here is the work done.  The hutch has been repainted with white chalk paint I believe I will paint the inside back panel to lighten it up a bit.  #studio #chalkpaint #makeover #furniture #art
Here is a look at the most part of the studio!  It works out amazing.  All I invested was the paint.  I re-purposed several things. I used black chalk paint as labels so that the drawers can be changed if needed. On the hutch there are two black panels on
Thank you for taking the time to read my post or look at my photographs and art. You can also join me on Instagram to be kept up to date on my new listings and the steps inside the studio to create the art.