Category: Collaging

5 Collage Pieces for Animal Lovers

Tobi's collage "Miaow!"

Who doesn’t love animals? Whether you’re mainly a fan of your own pet, or you love each animal as your own, you probably own an item or two with an animal on it. Rather than buying mass produced art, consider purchasing a unique, hand crafted collage. Each collage is made with high-quality materials and is… Read more »

5 Collage Pieces to Complete Your Cottagecore Aesthetic

collage of a cat sleeping in front of a fireplace

Cottagecore is an aesthetic movement that gained fast popularity in 2020. It combines aspects of farming, outdoors, and rustic crafts and goods. Some decidedly cottagecore items are: fresh produce, fresh baked goods, coffee and tea, cats, vintage clothing, mushrooms, autumn, string instruments, lily pads, florals, and Victorian-esque clothing and art. A large feature of cottagecore… Read more »

My First Collage Pieces

Beach Scene Collage made by Tobi Collage

My first collage pieces were made as placements for my parents and were inspired by fabric that showed dramatic turquoise ocean waves, which my husband Curt got for me, along with the leaf fabric that went into the trees. By coincidence, that same summer of ’96, I had gotten the wood grain fabric to make… Read more »

What is the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge?

In October of 2006, I came across an on-line group which had started just the month before; it called itself the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge (FFFC). Their goal was to encourage quick work at creating quilted artwork. On the fourth Friday of each month, one group member would post a challenge which included a theme… Read more »

My Creative Process

I firmly believe that everybody can create, and that the direction of that creativity will be unique to the creator.  I came to fabric collage at a point where my husband and I had more than enough clothing, and I wanted to keep on sewing.  I tried making doll clothes for my nieces, and while… Read more »