Posts Tagged ‘ Bernina ’

Crafty Summer? Maybe Soon…

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Birdy Sketch Book Cover finally finished by Li

Birdy Sketch Book Cover finally finished by Li

So far, this summer has found me deep in the throes of intense horticultural noodling that far outstrips my mini-former-apartment-dwelling-aggi-expertise.   That and the fact that Bob Marley seems to be haunting me with his “everything is going to be alright” chillin tunes hasnt inspired me to clean up the studio.  Why does that matter, you ask?  Well I cant make dolls if I cant find the fabric!

BUT

I do know where the machine is, and my art supplies are here somewhere… So I made this sketch book cover just to get my hands dirty with something other than dirt, and to force myself to step away from the computer.  There was another impetus tho… I discovered that my neighbor is the famed LaLa of Paper Allure in Canton, Ohio.  She was having a Driveway Sale and I scored big time!  Boxes of beads, Juicy scraps of fabric that I would never think to buy but are glistening examples of perfection, and pieces of this and that rich with possibility!  I couldn’t let the loot just sit there now could I?

Visit Paper Allure’s link here.

Also, shoot on over to Mary Ann’s store and get some patterns to make some funky dolls this summer!

Akua'ba by LI Hertzi

Akua'ba Doll Pattern by LI Hertzi

Art Girlz closing the doors! Bummer!

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This is a picture of the Art Girlz little cone people

I am so sad to hear that the Art Girlz are closing their doors!  There are two truly creative craft mavens!  Tracy and Allison Stilwell were a part of the Bernina Teachers and I got to meet them last year at the reunion.  These ladies made me smile even through the typical morning haze of a li-has-not-had-her-coffee-yet disability I was temporarily struck down by those cool Chicago mornings!  My sisters in COLOR!

Here is a link to their site:

http://www.artgirlz.com/

and their blog:

http://artgirlz.blogspot.com/

Good Luck Girlz!  We will miss ya!

Christmas is coming! Make some BALLS about it!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Li Hertzi’s Deco Balls

Are you the Martha Stewart of your house hold?  Then you just have to make a bunch of these little fabric balls!  They are fun and easy to make up, and offer loads of options for embellishing and playing!

You can use them as a delightful accent to your decor or as charming holiday ornaments. However you choose to use them, you will find that they are great for showing off the magic of your Bernina Sewing Machine and your personal creative genius!

In this class you will learn:

• Basic Construction, sewing on the curve, sewing a 1/4 inch seam and turning and stuffing with ease.  (foot # 1 or #3)
• Couching   (foot # 43)
• Fabric Collage  (foot #3)
• freehand machine embroidery  (foot # 24)
• Cording  (foot # 22)  and more!

Beginner to Advanced

Where?: Angelics A Quilters Haven

Angelics a Quilters Haven
3095 Cleveland Ave, Canton, OH
(330) 484-5480?
How Much?: $20.00
Embellishment kit available $5.00
When?: December 4, 2009 10am-12pm
Call Li with Questions: 760-908-8665
Come and Join US!

  • All Content Copyright Li Hertzi @ 2009, 2010, 2011

  • About Me

    Li Hertzi runs the aptly named, LiHertzi Design, a small graphic and illustration business where she designs for print, web, publishing, and cycling apparel manufacturers as well as drawing funny (and decidedly educational) things for anyone who wants them! "Art Doll Adventures" is Li's first book and full of fun and interesting cloth sculptures for you to make!

    Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes
    Top of page