Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

white rabbit



Just finished this wintry snowshoe rabbit, just for fun (and practice). I haven't picked up watercolor since elementary, and it's nice to get reacquainted. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

swaddler


Just wrapped up this swaddler for an incoming babe using Lotta Jansdotter's pattern from Simple Sewing for Baby and a much-coveted Charley Harper pattern. My daughter loved being swaddled in a blanket, but would soon wriggle her little arms out and wake right up. This swaddler (or "snuggler") was just right; SO much easier to use than burrito-wrapping a tiny newborn, and keeps the little one cozy and secure.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

grand budapest


Oh hi there.

Here's a lovely little featurette on building the hotel from Grand Budapest hotel. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

the quilt

Our girl's first birthday has already come and gone (she's a year and a quarter now!), and we're now looking at a true-blue toddler. Feisty, funny, always with her hair in her eyes, book-lover (yay!), climber of everything (yikes).

I'd been wanting to sew her a quilt that she could carry with her into adulthood, an heirloom, and her first birthday seemed like the perfect occasion. The colors are based on this piece of art by Teagan White that hangs in her room, and it's large enough to cover her bed while she's little, and later, her lap.

It's a juggle these days, but between caring for the girl and work, I will try to post little creative pursuits as they come to this neglected little blog!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

how to hang a picture

Hot off the press is this little gem, How to Hang a Picture, lovingly written, illustrated, and designed by my friends Suzanne LaGasa and Jay Sacher. This book covers all aspects of displaying art in your home, from the practical to the aesthetic, and does so in a visually rich and approachable way. Pages and pages of detailed watercolors (including one of the space just outside our kitchen, shown in the second image down!) make this book not only useful, but a covetable work of art in itself. Also, how beautiful are those endsheets?

Also, take a read through this interesting interview with the author.

Monday, September 16, 2013

clarence

This handsome fellow is Clarence, our home's new mascot, freshly stuffed and looking cozy in his prominent spot in the living room. He was a birthday gift from my younger brother, a little craft cushion kit by Sarah Young (be sure to take a look at her other beautiful works at her etsy shop) and we just adore him. He looks sturdy, too, which is lucky for him as he will most certainly be vigorously cuddled (and gummed) by little M.