The Art and Craft of Serena Blossom Appel

Posts tagged “fiber arts

Spring cleaning

The new hubby and I have been doing some spring cleaning last couple weekends… Swapped the main room around, so now the art and computer space is much larger… And the living room/lounge area is much cooler… Hoping to get back to work on some new fiber arts/art quilt pieces and painting very soon.. ! Plus we will have space to set out the large table and have guests over for creative night, games, dinner, etc. Getting excited!

Wacky Jacket Backet

phoenix stars

The back patch for my flamey jacket is starting to take shape. Now that the felt has been placed and trimmed, time to begin sewing. I am also coming to conscious realization of what this jacket is to be used for, and what style I will tailor it in. More to come…

Gearing up for Splendorcraft!

wristicuff rainbow spread

I’m a busy little elf these days- I’m having fun deepening my skills with free hand machine embroidery and playing with so many vibrant colors and beads and fun felt shapes. I hope to have all my new goodies done in time to show off the full inventory to y’all this weekend at the Splendorcraft Holiday Sale. But wait! There’s more:

In addition to the already awesome Splendorporium event, which is going to feature pictures with your favorite pin up girl and your pet, and pugs from Pug Rescue- not to mention their already awesome gallery and children’s art exhibit space- I will be hosting a THIS-WEEKEND-ONLY drawing to win a FREE custom designed felt pendant. Winner to be announced here on my blog by next week. You heard correct- I will make you a custom piece, you get to choose the design and the color, in my current style format for free. The catch? You have to show up and visit my table to enter. Hope to see you all there!





New work for a Nold Yard Sale



I will be at the 2nd Hand Treasures Yard Sale Friday, Oct. 4th- hoping to be able to show off and sell some of these awesome recycled-felt pendants! They are not only good looking but have a secret surprise. Stop by from noon to 4pm, or contact me to find out more.


NW Quilt Expo

I got a chance to visit the NW Quilting Expo last weekend, held at the Expo center here in sunny Portland, OR. Although for some reason they had most of the activities Thurs. through Friday, and I missed them (I went on Saturday, the last day of the show), there was still a great deal of work to enjoy looking at, from all across the region.

You can check out some of the photos I uploaded of the amazing quilts from the exhibition here.


red bag design outline

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up next… I found this Dickies messenger bag at a local thrift store, renovated it, and I am in the process of adding a fabric applique’ of my own design. Will post the finished product when it’s done. Stay tuned for this and more wearable accessories/altered clothing/fiber arts, painting and illustrations!