Friday, August 08, 2014

Foraging Tote

I recently made this "foraging tote" for a friend's birthday after spending a week in the woods with her gathering sticks and stones for crafting projects. We wrapped sticks with wool thread, painted fun nature-y things on big dark rocks and laughed a lot the whole time. I came home and inspired by this project, decided this handmade carryall would be a great gift for our next outing.

I made it all up as I went along, but was originally inspired by this photo on Pinterest:

As cute as the found sticks are, I thought smoother handles would be more sensible. I found this tutorial, too, but didn't quite feel like following directions and doing things like measuring! But they're there if you want a place to start. Happy summer gathering, friends!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Sewing Party

I have been itching to share this project with you for ages now! I have been working since late winter with SVP Worldwide, makers of Singer, Viking Husqvarna and Pfaff sewing machines, on illustrations for The Sewing Party.

On November 8, 2014, The Sewing Party will be the first live, online DIY sewing and crafting event ever! Thousands of crafty DIY-ers will gather for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online by leading bloggers and educational experts.

I've created a logo and t-shirt design for the event and am busy, busy, busy drawing a virtual world in which the event will occur online.  I can't wait for you to see that part!! They've used some of my rough sketches in the video on the site and lots of little elements throughout.

Here's a look at the tee. Girly tees will be available, too. Stay tuned for more details and illustrations soon!