Showing posts from November, 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 !


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate far too much. . . I did. We went down to Dallas to see our good friends, the Pratts . They graciously hosted the largest Thanksgiving dinner I've ever seen. . . friends, family, cousins, neighbors, colleagues, probably 40 people or more! They've been renovating a beautiful, old, craft-style house and have done a magnificent job getting it ready for this weekend. I think they've been burning some midnight oil to get it done. After that big event, we were able to relax and visit and enjoy the holiday weekend. We even helped put up their 11 foot Christmas tree. . . Saturday, Annie and I went and had pedicures, which is always a treat, and then stopped for chocolate here as an additional treat. . . talk about being pampered! That night, we all went for dinner to Tillman's Roadhouse , an amazing restaurant with a hip take on traditional roadhouse fare. . . And after a memorable and delicious meal (I had chicken fried han

More baby projects. . .

Admit it. . . those are the cutest baby feet you've ever seen. I found Kathy Miller's fantastic blog over at Michael Miller fabrics and have been following some of their tutorials. . . shown here are cloth baby shoes and applique onesies . As you can see, I've had so much fun with these! I loved the colors of the onesies but didn't like the designs that were on them coming from the store, so I covered them up and made them our own!

Funeral Arrangements

Last week, Mike's Grandpa Garr passed away. He was 93 years old and I think he was ready to go. . . for a long time, he would set little goals for himself: live to see the next Olympics, live longer than any of his brothers had, make it to his next birthday, etc. He finally ran out of things to live for. The family had a beautiful service for him at the Veteran's Memorial chapel, Mike sang "Goin' Home" and appropriate and touching song for the occassion. Two navy servicement fold the flag that draped his coffin as Taps was played. It was all very beautiful and serene. We arranged some flowers to bring to the service. Mike has given me arrangements in these boxes from our favorite little neighborhood florist, Artichokes&Co. , we followed their lead with this arrangement. I thought it turned out just right. Cheerful and nostalgic. . .

Reversible Wrap Dress

This little dress was fairly easy and quick to make, thanks fto the easiest closures in the world. . . ribbons! No buttons, snaps, or zippers here just easy little ribbons to tie. One pair on each side. I also just used the top half of this pattern for Lucy's ladybug costume. I have ideas for other ways to use it and since I'm clearly not getting bored of making things for little Lu I'm sure you'll see more soon.