I made another cityscape:
Why? I don't know. I'm addicted to them. This one's the biggest one yet. I have yet to sell any, so instead I'm just covering the walls in McKenna's room with them, along with the Lonely Trees. Poor girl, trapped in a patchwork world.
Here are those pillows I blogged about last week:
(Sorry for the weird lighting.) I think that vintage spice shelf fabric is my all-time favorite fabric. And now it's all gone. Side view:
Actually, those were just the covers, here are the pillow inserts:
It's two for the price of one! There was just a small amount of fabric left, so I made this:
It's composed of the vintage shelf fabric, vintage velvet upholstery on the sides, a naugahyde bottom, mod vintage lining with a pocket and magnetic snap enclosure. I'm really happy with how it came out. I wish I would have made a pattern along the way so I can make one like it again. On second thought, nahhh, I like one-of-a-kinds.
On Sunday I went to the CRAFT: issue launch party at an awesome gallery/shop called Reform School on Santa Monica Blvd. in Silverlake. Halfway there I realized I forgot my camera so I borrowed my friend Lauren's when I dropped Sage off at her house for a playdate. I haven't gotten the pictures yet, so I'll show you this one Jenny Ryan posted on Flickr:
I managed to sew a couple buttons on that vintage yo-yo at the craft table, but that was it. McKenna wasn't in the best of moods (teeth). Also, she pooped in her diaper as soon as I got there. Hi everyone! We're here! Can you smell us? Consequently, we didn't stay very long. I did get to chat with Jek and Christine and Jenny a bit. I would have loved to sit and chat and make the funky flower shoe clips everyone was sporting. There were some adorably accessorized older little girls (ages 4-8?) making all sorts of awesome craftiness. I can't wait until McKenna's that age and I can let her craft to her heart's desire and not have to worry about her tipping over or eating the sequins. Still, I'm glad I went. I won a raffle I didn't even know I entered. It was a Sublime Stitching Craft pad full of embroidery patterns. Sweet! Now, I don't really like to follow someone else's pattern but I do like iron-ons, so that night I ironed all the images onto a shirt for myself:
Lastly, here's something Sage and I collaborated on this weekend. He drew this picture of a monster he wanted to make with me:
And here's the monster in progress:
And here's the monster made: