My mom often sends me email with this subject. I thought it was appropriate as I have three different projects to share. They aren't related, and I couldn't think of a witty title.
First up a birthday present for a friend of Will's.
Pattern: Ottobre 01/09 #22
Embroidery: Supahero by Hamburger Liebe
Fabric is my fave "Stella" cotton/spandex knit in Quattro, Nu Kelly, Orange and Blood Red.
Next I have a couple of jounal covers. I've made a few of these in the past, but I never sat down and properly calculated the cost of making the covers. Let's just say that I had a rude shock when I discovered I sold them at a loss! I've decided that these two covers and matching key fobs are going to be gifts for a couple of MY friends who have birthdays coming up. I need to be giving more handmade goodness to my friends and not just Will and Moo's friends!
Gnome journal cover. Embroideries are designed by Luzia Pimpinella and are available at Huups. Gnomes in love on the front and a lucky mushroom on the back.
More great embroideries designed by Luzia Pimpinella. Same sort of design, denim on the outside and poplin on the inside. Matroishka on the front and love birds on the back.
Do not fear. The journal covers aren't disappearing from my repertoire. I am probably going to downsize to an A5 size and only have an embroidery on the front. Front and back is probably a bit over the top, but sometimes I can't help myself!
And last, but not least...an Imke top make of hand dyed fabrics. My friend, Nathalie, wanted a top with a star on the front out of my dyed fabric for her son. It's the same combination that you've seen before, turquoise and orange. The embroideries are from the Little Devils set by Jolijou available at Huups.
Her son just happens to be one of Will's good friends at preschool. Will and Dylan have know each other since they were babies at playgroup. When Dylan was born, we gave him a silk/flannel blanket which was very loved until he lost it a couple of months ago. Nathalie asked me to make him a new one. This time I embroidered his name on it. Hopefully he'll have this one for a long, long time.