I have been missing my blog lately--I keep thinking of things that I want to post and have even started a list. I was waiting on my new website which includes a new blog platform, but I can't get it together to do what needs to be done to finish the site. How could I when there are so many other fun projects to work on??
For example, I have recently been revisiting my childhood obsession with miniatures. This is a dollhouse I am making out of cigar boxes. SO. MUCH. FUN.
My inspiration is this incredible new craft book: Mixed Media Dollhouses. The authors (Tally Oliveau and Julie Molina) gathered a group of artists who each made one room for each of the seven houses shown in the book. The houses are so fun and creative and the book is jammed with ideas and techniques. I can't recommend this one enough.
As I mentioned in the last post, I have been going a bit crazy with the Log Cabin blocks. They are such a great way to use a lot of fabrics together. I love the energy and liveliness that that creates. This pic is from my booth at the Montford Arts and Music festival a few weeks ago. These pillows will be in my etsy shop this week if you are interested!
I have been working the log cabin strips lately...it is too much fun. This is Anna's quilt; it is 36" x 36" and hangs next to her crib. On non napping days, I can hear her chattering away to herself in there and when I peek in she is standing up in bed looking at all the fabrics. That's a girl after my own heart, really.
Detail on my flickr photostream.
small album up at flickr
These two pillows are one of our contributions to the art auction happening tonight at the family contra dance at the White Horse in Black Mountain. Tons of great art, food, drink, dancing and general good times and merriment. 5-8pm. $20/person $45/family--all proceeds benefit the Swannanoa Valley Montessori School. See you there!