Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fishy Fish Book

This tall coptic fishy book sold for $30.00. I've another I'm making for my booth at the Hatch Market! Happy Spring everyone.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Irish Linen Waxed Thread

Hello bookmakers,

I think I've found a good source for bookbinding thread here. It comes in a variety of colors and weights. Yummy looking colors. Check out the RoyalWood site here.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hatch Market

This is a brand new show coming in May that I'll be joining. I'll be selling more books and boxes and will also be giving teenie books away to the first 250 people in line for the show. 

This is an "Indie Craft show" with great food, live jazz and wonderful art. I can't wait to see everyone's work. Come by and see us at the Hatch Market!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cookie Jar

This is the cutest cookie jar on the planet. Mom gave it to me after it lived in Nonie and Bopie's kitchen for years and years. I don't remember using it when we visited as a child. Hoping some of those memories come back to me as a child. 

I want to make every single one of those cookies. Yum!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sugar Crash

Here's my little bird asleep after a short drive from Nanny's house. She gave him a cookie and a licorice stick for the drive home. The cookie never made it to his sweet little mouth. 

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Moral Indignation

I found these ads quite brilliant, witty, lovingly dark and FUN. Don't know if my comment will be appreciated, or that I care, but maybe I do because I'm posting it here. Tommy is sitting here laughing with me. 

Guess what folks. There is no death: one of the things I'm learning with the Emotional Intuitive I'm seeing. She is brilliant and patient and is helping me heal the child within me who had no voice, who stuttered, whose jaw doesn't open fully,  whose head began to ache at too early an age with unexpressed rage and joy. 

Tommy took his life mercifully and is now continuing on his path. His rage was always more important than anything or anyone else. But not anymore. This child deserves her own power. Her own energy. Her own anger and love and joy. She is bigger than she's allowed herself to be. She is the strongest of them all. She is her own hero. Muffled no more. Good and angry.

So I look at these ads and am able to laugh at them today. I am in a different place. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pink Polka Dots

A couple of new coptic stitched books in hues of Pink and Brown with little splashes of blue and green. Hello Spring!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cats in Stitches

Here's a needlepoint canvas I've been meaning to finish for about 10 years now. Gunther and Olaf (when he was just a wee kitten) and my favorite flower tulips. Happy Spring! And thank you to those who came out to the show. Had a really fun day and even made some foldin' money. I am smiling.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

more tasty yummy books

These are all little square photo albums I'll be selling today at the Spring Fling. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Coptic Book in box

Washi Paper covered book and Box. Interior box with vintage children's book illustrations.  This set will be $45.00.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kitten & Puppy Book

A coptic book covered with a children's book called Barkis. Beautiful illustrations. This is stitched with three needles in sections with three different threads. A technique Connie showed me. Thanks! 

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Coptic Bookcloth

I love this little fat book. It's squatty, durable, soft in your hands and filled with vintage educational secrets on the outside of each signature. $25.00. Want it? 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Peter!

This is Peter's birthday present this year. Two portraits of him with the most important women in his life! Happy Birthday little bro. I love you.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Red Barn Book

More vintage love in another Squat book. Foxes and ferrets? Is that a ferret? I can't tell. Anyway, he's $25.00.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pretty FART

I refuse to grow up. This needlepoint canvas got put on hold years ago and is just begging me to make a pillow out of it. It's a spring fart. A pretty fart. An optimistic fart. One that has no shame. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nested Accordion Photo Albums

These little books are about 2.75 inches square and make terrific photo albums! Covered with vintage children's book illustrations and pages made from French Paper's Pop Tone line, wouldn't they be sweet in someone's Easter Basket? These will be for sale at $10.00 each at the Bobbe Gillis Gallery Spring Fling!