Showing posts from May, 2009

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 !

one for baby lyla

This one is for little baby Lyla . . . a lot of fun to make. Final quilt size is about 36x42". Again, Egyption cotton on the front and a fun whole-cloth print on the back. I cut a lot of strips at random widths (1 to 3"), sewed them together and then cut strips the other direction at 1.5". I pinned them to the white cotton in sort of wavy stripes, sewed it down and then snipped the edges for a raw edge look. It's machine-quilted in freestyle, unplanned waves. Oh, and add this project to my list of fun projects I want to do but will probably never get to. . . I did buy elastic thread the other day, though!

two things you may not know about Lucy. . .

1. She's brilliant. 2. She has a highly developed sense of humor for a 21-month-old. Now, these two facts listed above are probably not all that evident in the hundreds of pictures I take (and post) of her. Oh, she's cute, that definitely comes across, but the picture I'm about to show you will prove that's she's more than just a pretty face. . . Ta-da! That's the marvelous little scene she put together the other night as Mike and I were fixing dinner or who knows what. . . We've been putting real bugs in jars the last week or so ( see recent post ) so she made the connection and put these bug puzzle pieces in jars she dug out of the cupboard. Not farm animal puzzle pieces, or shapes puzzle pieces, BUG puzzle pieces. Brilliant.

Virtual Crafting

Every once in a while, Jane and Kristine do what can only be called virtual shopping where they put outfits together online and share what the would buy if they could. . . I love it. So here are some projects I would try or buy if I could. . . you know, if time and money were not an issue. (found at Olivelse-shop) (found at Pottery Barn Kids) (found at cosas minimas) (found at oliver + s) I want to learn how to do these little crochet flowers and then put them all over everything Lucy owns. . . (found at Little Birdie Secrets)

bringing home a baby bumblebee. . .

Lucy's first pet. . .

Vacation posts are so intimidating!

This one has been stumping me for weeks. . . so instead of stewing about it any longer, I'm just going to post some of my favorite pics (hard, because there are a MILLION!) and let you guess where we went. . . Clue #1: We went to see our good friends the Pratts who are living there Clue #2: We had really some good food (Easter Breakfast) (I can't remember what these are called but its corn on the cob smothered in mayo, cheese and chili powder) (Tostada bar at a neighborhood market. . . mmmm) Clue #3: And some pretty strange food (Yup, those are fried grub worms. . . and what looks like couscous is actually ant eggs) (but Wendy liked it!) The weird thing is, those grubs and ant eggs were served at one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever seen where macaws and toucans and peacocks entertain the guests (especially the kids) in the amazing open garden and courtyard. . . maybe they fed us the bird food by mistake. . . Clue #4: We did some shopping Clue #5: We saw an amazi