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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcome home Bernice!

Meet Bernice.  I am very, very ready to get rid of my horrible (and totally predictable) post holiday cold so I can get up close and personal with my incredible new machine.  I love her already.

Monday, December 27, 2010

My baby turns FIVE today!

Angelina and I have spent the day wondering all over Portland in the rain holding hands (and nibbling on a healthy dose of treats!) taking the street car and even hitting the the photo booth at the Ace Hotel together.
This sweet girl is an artist (really- she puts me to shame) a poet and a gentle, kind  but very strong little girl. Five. Wow.
Five years ago today I was in the hospital in Chicago not quite sure what had just happened to me, but knowing it was good.

Happy birthday love!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

She arrives today!

My new Bernina 450  is set to arrive today at Modern Domestic and I think it is really hitting me just how many new things I will be able to make and do with her.  I need to take a quilting class at MD as soon as possible...

I also just picked up this amazing book "Scandinavian Stitches- 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair" and I am SO in love with it. It is easy and fun to read, the projects are great and the author Kajsa Wikman and I have the same ideas about fabric, mixing patterns and having fun while we work- very highly recommended!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

What a year!

I know that I have not been blogging a lot lately- I have been so busy wrapping up the holiday season at shows and on Etsy.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported me and my work this year! My first full year being an artist full time exceeded my expectations ten fold and I am so excited for what 2011 has to offer- and the first thing it has to offer me is a new sewing machine!
I have been sewing on my same used Riccar that is probably 15 years old (and I love every clunk and bump and sound he makes) but this year all of you all helped me to buy a BERNINA....hmmm.... I am so SO excited. It has over  a hundred decorative stitches, four alphabets and does just about everything but fold the laundry. I am thrilled beyond belief and cannot wait to explore all of the new designs and products this new machine will help me make.
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunday Best was the best!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported me at the Sunday Best show!  I can't think of a better way to spend a weekend- so many talented artists and it was wonderful to see all the new products people had made and designed in the course of a year.
Here are some pics from the show- if you were unable to make it come say hi at Crafty Wonderland this weekend!

Saturday and Sunday, December 11th + 12th
11am – 5pm
at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall C
All Ages * Free Admission
* Goodie Bags for the early shoppers EACH DAY! *
* Free Craft Activities with Collage, Recycled gift wrapping with SCRAP… and so much more! *

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sunday Best here I come...

Here few new pillows that will be at the Sunday Best sale...It has been so satisfying to see all of my work assembled and ready to show- I am so happy and proud of all that I have accomplished in the course of a year.  I cannot wait to share it all with you!

Dates: Saturday December 4th
Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Hours: Saturday-11 am to 7 pm Sunday-11 am to 5 pm
Venue: The Cleaners event space, located on corner of SW 10th & Stark, just steps down the block from the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Let the holidays begin!

We had a very nice day getting our tree, trimming it and then trimming it again...

Holiday Sale!

Every item in  my shop will be 15% off until Monday at midnight and all purchases over $75.00 will receive a free gift! Happy shopping :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anna Joyce Design + Studio Olivine

Presenting, "Mr. Birdman", a collaborative project between two friends, Anna Joyce of Anna Joyce Design + Julie Dutton of Studio Olivine. Textiles, letterpress and a whole lot of joy have come together to bring you this limited edition print titled “Mr. Birdman”.

This print is available unmounted for $18 and is 9" square.
This unmounted print is conveniently sized to fit into a 9.75” square Ikea Ribba Frame


The print is available ready to hang, mounted on 3/4" thick FSC certified wood for $26 and is 9" square.
100% sustainably printed on bamboo paper w/ soy based inks.

Available for pre-sale right HERE!  
They will also be available for sale at the Sunday Best Holiday sale so you can see our handsome friend in person!
Prints will ship starting December 1st.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New pillows

My dream day would be sleeping in, getting a fantastic cup of coffee from Heart, and then making about 35 pillows on this cream wool felt and trying out every single stitch that the Bernina machines at Modern Domestic have to offer.  I am in love with the way the applique and the decorative stitches sink into the felt and look so lush...Dreamy.   I want to do a fancy stitch stripe on EVERYTHING. On wool felt, all the time, every day.

Would you like to make a tree skirt?

My tree skirt class at Modern Domestic was so fun that we decided to add another one! The next session will be Tuesday mornings December 7th and 14th from 9-12pm and you can sign up for the class here! Here are some images from the last class- we had so much fun.

New goodies in the shop!

I have a few new hoodie designs and some new table runners in the shop just in time for holiday shopping- check them out!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Work

I have been really working hard to get ready for the holidays and the shows ( the Sunday Best and Crafty Wonderland- be there.) this year.  Here is some new work in the form of unfinished pillow fronts and a peek at my progress.