28 August, 2009

i dreamt about you last night...

(though i didn't fall out of bed.)

i've had this one in the works for-EV-er and it's been finished for almost a week now, but i'm just now getting photographing it (albeit they're half-assed photos) and posting about it. and really i was only prompted to get it up and out here because i had a dream last night that someone beat me to it. but in my dream i think it was that someone cross-stitched "steven patrick morrissey" and some dates or some traditional cross-stitch doo-dads. weird.

this was supposed to be the first in a series of pieces based on or quoting song lyrics, but i don't think i am going to get to any more like this for a little while...i've kinda got a lot to do right now. someday, though -- someday, there will be more. i've even got a bunch of little quotes all written down and waiting to be turned into patterns to be turned into stitches.

please excuse the terrible photos. (goodness, i've been saying that a lot lately -- true it's been dark and dreary here the past two days but i think it probably has more to do with the fact that i've just been too impatient and busy and preoccupied to take the time to get the photos just right lately... not good, i know.)

don't know if anyone will be interested because the photos are so darned dull, but the piece is listed on etsy. the listing is here. maybe one sunny day i will get to re-photographing.

27 August, 2009

may i please gloat?

for just a moment?
sometimes i read the feedback comments that are left for me on my etsy shop and i have to smile, and maybe blush a little, and feel a bit proud and full of love.
i got one of those joy-inducing feedback comments today and it made my morning. the top one, from etsy user swankyfunk:

and that one from hillery, and seanastrawn, and softmelody, and xangy, and....
etsy really is so cool. i love the interactions i get to have with my customers. it's days like this that i really like my job.
thanks for being so awesome, etsy shoppers and friends. xoxo to you!
see more etsy feedback here.

old fashioned picnic

the latest print for the sammy wraps:

(the photos are kinda dark --- it's a bit dark and rainy here in these parts this morning.)
i've gone backwards -- first i did the modernist picnic and now i'm going back to the good old fashioned classic red and white checks. too bad i didnt have these ones for prime picnic season...
(available in my etsy shop.)

21 August, 2009

18 August, 2009

kitchen conundrum

big cake

little cake

happy birthday, baby.

baby names

i've still got a lot of work to do on this series -- but here's the preview.
tons of other things to do in the meantime, though ---

chicago - i'm getting ready to come see you.

13 August, 2009


(it's my new favourite letter -- i've even got a song i like to sing about it; bbb, bbb... )
anyways, i've been stitching up a LOT of new letters this week. i'm hoping to have them presentation-ready by next week...

07 August, 2009

christmas in... august?

sorry for the lack of posts this week: the studio was temporarily turned into a christmas workshop:

i'll be able to give you the deets in a few weeks. in the meantime, happy weekend! i'll be back to business as usual next week.