Thursday, May 29, 2008

Add to wish list

this Suzani towel is certainly on my Summer wish list................ from Pottery Barn $29.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Pretty snail mail

These are 4 little illustrations I drew on envelopes........don't you love to receive Snail Mail?
I do too.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Just back from the land of MOUSE ears..........

Aka.........Disney World!!!! And I am truly exhausted! Seriously. I've walked more in the last seven days than I have in.......well I'm embarrassed to say. But you know what I mean.
We had such a wonderful time!!

I also found out my employment status the first day back..... so I will be looking for a new job soon as well!! Nothing like that news to snap you out of vacation mode!!

I'll stop in later in the week... when it all sinks in.


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Totes for the shop! very soon...

I was working on embellishing some more totes for the shop. Here are 3 of them.

Not completely finished yet, I still have to sew inside pockets for two of them. Because I think pockets are a totally necessity, don't you? They each have their own unique Silk tie for the trim and a little matching gift tag!
Even though the first tote was made for my daughter(previous post), I kind of swiped it and have been using it to carry my magazines. Is that wrong? I guess I'll have to give it back and make another for myself : )

3 of the totes that will be in the shop

closer peek at the ties!

inside the bag, a little pocket trimmed with same Silk tie...

closer peek.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Preview---My first tote ever!!!

So this is kind of a preview. This first tote is for my daughter. BUT the other's for the shop will be similar, and each unique.

This canvas tote is screenprinted on each side with one of my original drawings....
*I further embellished with various purple buttons,
*embroidered the words Rain Girl in purple,
*added some purple fabric coloring to the rain drops and puddles....
*used a silk tie for one handle...
*and added a little note tag.
(not sure exactly how I will embellish the one's for the shop) .. and the other side will still have the Rain Girl screen printed but no other embellishments.

I took these photos at night so the lighting wasn't the best.
But take a peek.

Back side with Rain girl only (below)

I actually 'borrowed' her tote today to carry some magazines to work! shhhhh!!! don't tell on me.

Our walk in the rain........

a few shots from my little walk in the rain with the Bday girl! I've never had so much fun on a Rainy day, funny how we forget to do that when we grow up!!! Well it was nice to remember!