Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cilantro plushie

Another attempt at a Cilantro doll. This time I used fleece for the face, too, instead of just the body. I think I liked the smaller version better. I want to try again with a smaller face at least. Hand stitched by me. :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Panda love mini notebook

I don't know why, but this guy cracks me up every time I look at his face! So spaced out! I guess it's good to be able to laugh at your wonkiness in sewing rather than the opposite- right? Anyway, hand stitched felt, embroidered bamboo and grass. Paper is 3x5 cards cut in half. <3

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Travel journal

I had to use this colorful, whimsical fabric for another journal. There are pictures of famous architecture and modes of transport all over it. The end pages are cotton fabric also, with greetings printed in all kinds of languages. The first page of every signature is a vintage map from a Life encyclopedia circa 1960. The rest of the pages are white blank drawing paper. I used gray eyelets, and black linen thread to sew it together. Super cute! OOAK

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quail mini-notebook

I made another mini notebook of stiffened felt and embroidery. Another gift, this one is for my kindergartener's teacher. I never get tired of making these...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Fever journal

Hand made, one of a kind. Fabric recovered hard-cover book. Six signatures of blank white drawing paper with the first page of every signature being blue card stock. I used dark brown eyelets as well. Carefully hand stitched with black linen waxed thread. Coptic stitched to lay open flat. End pages are a flowery cotton fabric also.
I loved this Alexander Henry design and had to use it for a spring time journal. Lots of fun to make and really one of my best journals to date! :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pear mini notebook

Hand stitched. Covers are made of stiffened felt with cotton fabric end pages. Made as a gift for one of my kid's teachers. I hope she likes it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Popcorn with a kick!

I had to tell you all (all two of you that will read this) about this awesome spice topping from Mexico that transforms popcorn into the BEST treat! It's called Tajin and it's a mixture of red pepper, salt, and dehydrated lime juice. Anyway, you can sprinkle it on fruit or veggies and/or popcorn... and it is so tasty. It's my new favorite snack. I ordered it online from mexgrocer and wanted to recommend it. :D


Thrift store finds I just couldn't pass up! This jar with a red ceramic lid makes the coolest moss terrarium. And then this green, round lunchbox was too adorable to not take home. Cilantro looks so cute in there, too!