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sunset softy

sunset softy

This book is hand sewn, made out of upcycled wool blanket squares. The first page has a California Poppy embroidered on a mint green background. I wanted the layered pages to reflect the process of approaching the beach, a feeling of entering and passing through different zones.

Dune

Dune

Page two features a felt pocket, embroidered "Dune," with a little green plant peeking out from inside. I love the idea of hiding other things in there too!

wave

wave

This page has a mini crochet element. I've made a couple blankets with this chevron stitch (that geometric pattern all over etsy & pinterest), and I thought it would be perfect for a wave. I've only sewn the top edge of it, so it works as a little flap to lift and touch. 

sunset

sunset

The layers of pastel orange in this are so beautiful. And that rainbowy strip of fiber is actually felting wool that I have left unfelted, but have sewn in place. Below the sunset, the word "sunset" is embroidered in gold floss. 

the book of pasta!

the book of pasta!

hand-sewn; felt and up-cycled cotton, with paper labels. 

ravioli, pappardelle, farfalle ...

ravioli, pappardelle, farfalle ...

I got into making real pasta by hand, and then had the thought that a piece of felt could hold the same shapes as a sheet of pasta dough. Then it was just a matter of stitching them onto the page. I printed out tiny paper labels for each type and sewed those in place too. I think the ravioli is my favorite!

getting ready for watercolor...

getting ready for watercolor...

"louis, philip, & tomas go barnacle-brambling" by Mrs. Snow (me!)

hand-sewn recycled paper; ink; watercolor.

"three boys at the sea..."

"three boys at the sea..."

Just finished sewing: with my grandmother's pincushion.

they jumped in a boat and sailed away to find an island...

they jumped in a boat and sailed away to find an island...

Even though I don't consider myself an illustrator, I like to dabble in all things handmade. I wrote this story for a friend, and figured - maybe -  just maybe - if I kept the illustrations simple enough, even a little abstract, I could make it work. 

the quarreling & the rain...

the quarreling & the rain...

The pattern of the story follows a traditional pattern, exemplified in "This is the house that Jack built." Each page adds a detail to the scenario and adds to the plot. I love the repetition and structure of these kinds of stories - really fun for reading out loud for/with kids. 

sunset softy

This book is hand sewn, made out of upcycled wool blanket squares. The first page has a California Poppy embroidered on a mint green background. I wanted the layered pages to reflect the process of approaching the beach, a feeling of entering and passing through different zones.

Dune

Page two features a felt pocket, embroidered "Dune," with a little green plant peeking out from inside. I love the idea of hiding other things in there too!

wave

This page has a mini crochet element. I've made a couple blankets with this chevron stitch (that geometric pattern all over etsy & pinterest), and I thought it would be perfect for a wave. I've only sewn the top edge of it, so it works as a little flap to lift and touch. 

sunset

The layers of pastel orange in this are so beautiful. And that rainbowy strip of fiber is actually felting wool that I have left unfelted, but have sewn in place. Below the sunset, the word "sunset" is embroidered in gold floss. 

the book of pasta!

hand-sewn; felt and up-cycled cotton, with paper labels. 

ravioli, pappardelle, farfalle ...

I got into making real pasta by hand, and then had the thought that a piece of felt could hold the same shapes as a sheet of pasta dough. Then it was just a matter of stitching them onto the page. I printed out tiny paper labels for each type and sewed those in place too. I think the ravioli is my favorite!

getting ready for watercolor...

"louis, philip, & tomas go barnacle-brambling" by Mrs. Snow (me!)

hand-sewn recycled paper; ink; watercolor.

"three boys at the sea..."

Just finished sewing: with my grandmother's pincushion.

they jumped in a boat and sailed away to find an island...

Even though I don't consider myself an illustrator, I like to dabble in all things handmade. I wrote this story for a friend, and figured - maybe -  just maybe - if I kept the illustrations simple enough, even a little abstract, I could make it work. 

the quarreling & the rain...

The pattern of the story follows a traditional pattern, exemplified in "This is the house that Jack built." Each page adds a detail to the scenario and adds to the plot. I love the repetition and structure of these kinds of stories - really fun for reading out loud for/with kids. 

sunset softy
Dune
wave
sunset
the book of pasta!
ravioli, pappardelle, farfalle ...
getting ready for watercolor...
"three boys at the sea..."
they jumped in a boat and sailed away to find an island...
the quarreling & the rain...