Showing posts from November, 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 more reason I wish I lived in New York

Modern Women of Sewing. . . Next stop Salt Lake, ladies?

Tiny Drawings, Big Hits

That would be the headline if I were writing about Marc Johns for a magazine or artsy newspaper. . . or for my silly little blog, I guess. His drawings make me giggle. . . . and more than a little jealous that I didn't think of it first. . . And I swear if I could I would buy everyone on my Christmas List one of his sticky note drawings . But they sell within minutes of being posted. . . This is definitely the one I would buy for Hubby. . . And I think I would absolutely die if I saw this in a restaurant bathroom . . .

Yes, I Photoshop. . .

Warning: This image has been photoshopped. Everyone was upset when a photoshopped Kelly Clarkson appeared on the cover of Self magazine , so I'll be completely honest upfront. . . I photoshop. I photoshop all the time. The day was beautiful, my butt is not. So I photoshop. I really should have just worn my spanx that day, but c'mon! I was out walking! and we stopped to play for a bit. . . Besides the obvious corrections, I've also been playing with Pioneer Woman's actions . . . Here I used "soft & faded" from set 1. But thanks, Analeis, I don't have near enough photos of Lucy and I together. I love this one, or, the one with the new butt at least!

baby, baby. . . quilt, quilt

This little white quilt with pink and orange is for Baby Layla. . . her family just moved back so we're neighbors again. They have two little boys that Lucy adores (and doesn't hit!) so we're glad to have them nearby. Someone I WISH was nearby but isn't is my sister and her family. This quilt is for my new little nephew Cody. . . he's the fourth little boy in the fam and was almost named "Bear" so I used my little bear design as an applique to represent the little quartet of brothers. While making this, I kept thinking of the old Hudson Baby wool blanket we had growing up, so beautiful and simple and striking. I think I'll be using this idea more and experimenting with different colors. With a big feild of white or cream, you could really throw any combo of colored stripes in there and it would look good!