Showing posts from October, 2007

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !


Lucy is a little lady bug. . .

This one's for baby Norah

My good friend, Kate Santos, and I went through our pregnancies together. . . commiserating and sharing good maternity clothes finds. She was due 6 weeks ahead of me, but we both ended up on bed rest and both ended up delivering early. She'd stop by at the hospital after non-stress tests and then the weekend her baby was born, she was just down the hall from me so I could get wheeled down to visit. It was so fun to have her there for a bit. Now we get to go through the newborn phase together. . . anyhow, this quilt is for her cute baby, Norah. P.S. On this one I used the back pattern, an Amy Butler lotus design, to set my quilt pattern. . . maybe its the lazy way out because I hate marking, but it makes it kind of fun and challenging to find a pattern that ties the quilt together, literally!

For my new niece, Daphne

I just put this little baby quilt in the mail to my new niece in Portland, Daphne. I usually don't put the wild print on the front of the quilt, but this one felt right this way and with a plain green on the back. I tried something new, which isn't obvious in this picture, but used the floral as my quilting pattern. I started in the middle square and free-arm quilted around some of the flower shapes. It looks really cute on the back but it was kind of stressful so I went back to a straight stitch for the outside border.