Tuesday, January 20, 2015

week 3 of 52 weeks of printmaking- river rocks

This week's experiment is another simple block print that makes me think of river rocks. Every time my family goes camping, we head to a lake or river nearby to skip stones. Some of my favorites are the ones that have striations like these lines.

week 3- river rock

It's basically just an oval with 3 lines cut through. Quick and easy. I based it off of an old sketch.

week 3- river rock

I decided to make something other than a zippered pouch this week. This drawstring pouch is from a tutorial by Svetlana at S.O.T.A.K. Handmade and is one of my favorites. The lining is from Leah Duncan's new Gramercy line. 

week 3- river rock

Life is busy! But I love taking even an hour each week to try something new to share here. 

As always, I'm sending this bag to one of you this week! Just leave a comment and I'll choose a winner at random on Thursday morning. Good luck! 

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This week's winner is Lesley! Congratulations! 

36 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh how fun! I love the nod to river rocks :)

Jolana said...

Wonderful, the result is really very very nice! J.

Lynz said...

Ooh!! You made a print of the magic stones from Indiana Jones!! Genius lady. *g*

Whit said...

I LOVE it!! I'm so impressed with fabric printing! Has such a nice clean look to it! Super cute!!!!!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful!

Ella said...

It's beautiful!

Weston Smith said...

It's just beautiful!

arajane said...

i love this one, too! and that leah duncan print is one of my favorites.

Lesley said...

I really like your rocks and the colors you used

Kali said...

This goes great with the stripes at the top, it almost reminds me of a coffee bean!

Dionne Matthies-Buban said...

I like this very much!

Cathy L said...

The bag is adorable, and your pattern is great!

Jeni said...

Wow I love this. Really cool series to follow along with, too!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, the fabric and the bag are so cute! I'm enjoying seeing your creativity each week.

Katie said...

I love seeing your different projects. If you lived close, I'd beg you to teach me your secrets.

carrie (believemagic) said...

Love the blue on blue.

tiffany said...

Great color combo! Simple, but so beautiful. I used river rocks in the center pieces at my wedding (a decade ago - wow!), so I have a soft spot for those too. Now off to make one of those pouches!

Pat Seaman said...

Krista! You totally amaze me! I love this bag and the fabric! Perfect for my bag that goes to work with me every day. I would love this so!

Leanne said...

I am really enjoying your printing posts, these rocks are lovely.

Svetlana said...

oh, this is just gorgeous. Your work is absolutely amazing.

Sue H said...

Love this design - so simple and so beautiful, your work really is inspiring.

Miggsie said...

Love the simplicity of this design, and the cute pouch you made with it!

Michele said...

So cute! I love your stamps!

Jimmye said...

I enjoy all the wonderful ideas you share on your blog. You are the best!! Love the printing and the bag itself, too! Beautiful!!

Patti said...

Such a nice design! I love smooth rocks!

Beth said...

I love those striped rocks; we call them tabby rocks. Great choice of colors in your bag.

Pam said...

u have inspired me big time...
fingers crossed xo

Veganrocks said...

You make such creative beautiful things!

Gill said...

A great pattern - I love it!

Julie Ann said...

So cute and useful. I love your ideas and can't wait to see more.

Tamie said...

This is so cool. I never learned how to skip stones.

Anne said...

Love the pouch! Great idea for the stamp too.

Ginny said...

I love this print and I love skipping stones on the river too! Many fond memories of lazy days. Perfect for this drawsting bag!

Jenny said...

river rocks! i love the shape

Juanita Martin said...

I look forward to your projects every week Krista!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A simple yet striking design. The drawstring bag was a great choice too. I notice you enjoy both print making and quilting and look forward to seeing more of both, as well as Alaska.