Sunday, May 29, 2011

Field Trip: Lotta Jansdotter's Studio

Today I had the opportunity to visit Lotta Jansdotter's studio in Brooklyn. It was an exciting experience for me since it was her books, patterns and playful illustrations that inspired me to pick up sewing again. I enjoyed seeing her on-going projects and even got a sneak peek of her new line of fabrics that will be released in November. Can't wait!

After chatting with her I found out that she doesn't yet have a line of dishware, so who knows, perhaps we'll have a chance to collaborate in the future...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ahoy, it's a boy!

On June 27th (give or take a day), Kari & Brian will welcome Baby Strong into the world. Yay! In the meantime they've been busy settling into their new place and putting the finishing touches on the baby room. I embroidered this whimsical whale scene to help them fill some of the remaining wall space. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Making a Mark

Popsicle sticks have always reminded me of arts & crafts and glue-covered fingers. But now I look at them and think "plant markers."  To make these I bought a bag of wooden sticks (the tongue-depressor size), carefully cut the bottoms into points and painted them with chalkboard paint. Done!  Or so I thought... I took it one step further and used rubber stamps & a white ink pad to label the plants I'm growing this season.

**Bundled up, the leftover markers make a great little gift for my fellow city gardeners.