Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mirror Illustrations *Sneak Peek*

Pssst. Wanna see something I've been working on?

Here's a sneak peek of some of my art I had sent out to be make into little pocket mirrors. I'm working on sewing matching handmade drawstring bags for them. Adorned of course, with buttons. These will be the next things I add to my shop. I think I'm turning into a regular Martha Stewart. Creating and baking and organizing all in one day. I'm in my studio and I can smell the most amazing banana bread baking in the kitchen. You have to try this recipe. It's the BEST banana bread I've EVER had and it's super EASY. For real. Try it with mini chocolate chips and you'll inevitably find yourself licking the bowl.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pixel And Pattern ETSY shop!

YAY for the ease of Etsy! I've opened up a new shop called Pixel & Pattern. It features my illustration and all things handmade. It's about time, right? At the moment, I have 3 giclee prints available. They are all printed on Somerset Velvet Watercolor paper with archival inks. I am SUPER picky about how my work is recreated, so trust me, these prints are beauties for sure! They are guaranteed to last 80+ years when kept out of direct sunlight. They're ready for framing, so be sure to stop in and take a look and let me know what you think.

Right now I've only got one print of each listed, so if you happen to get to the shop and what you wanted was purchasaed, let me know and I'll re-list the item for you!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Yummy Yellow Goodness

LATELY, these gray, wintry *blah* days are making me CRAVE the color yellow. Thank goodness for handmade lovelies on Etsy. Shopping always makes the frigid weather more cheerful. Feast your eyes on:

1) Admist Routes Letterpress Print by PearlMarmalade
2) Yellow Pocket Book from AwakenJournaling
3) Pineapple Brocade Clutch from LynnDavid
4) Cluster Corsage Brooch in Antique Yellow by AAliciaAccessories


Now go ahead and feast on something that's really delicious. Bake up this lemon bar recipe full of goodness and sure to please your taste buds:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Not Your Grandma's Quilt

LATELY I've become *obsessed* with fabric and patterns and all things made of thread. Somehow I got this crazy idea in my head that I wanted to sew a quilt, but where in the world to begin? I just started sewing a couple months ago and a quilt seemed like a rather daunting task.

Let's see, how can I simplify this?

Just plain, simple squares should do it. I mean, what can be so difficult about sewing squares together, right? When you look at it that way, it doesn't seem so overwhelming. So here's where I'm at. It's 5 x 6 ft. I loved coordinating and laying out the solid blocks of color together. It makes more of a graphic statement than a frilly, shabby chic lookin' grandma quilt.

Still have to put the batting and back part together and then sew a little button where each square meets up to bind the layers together.

'Till next time.... here's some quilts that inspire me from Red Pepper Quilts:

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