Thursday, November 26, 2009
Yes! Dogs for cats! When Francine was here visiting she bought the November issue of the sewing magazine Burda and it was still lying around the house, so I leafed through it and found a pattern for a basset hound toy. I thought I would try to make a catnip variation. I think he looks more like an anteater than a hound and I'm a little disappointed that he only has two legs instead of four: he has problems standing on his own. But, I'll fold his hot dog form in two and ease him into a cellophane bag with a nice tag and hope he sells just as my catnip mice do at market.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Mice made with cream colored checkerboard cotton. This cotton is thinner than the flannel I've been using to make mice, so the smell of the catnip really comes through!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
When Daniel saw my wallet, he asked me if I knew these colors didn't go together. Of course I knew, I used what was up for grabs in Madame Sutter's scrap fabric drawer. I've had my old wallet for at least five years now, and the leather and zipper were starting to wear out. Up until this point, I've always opted for red wallets, but the whole "red super-charging your money flow" feng shui theory hasn't ever really made itself evident (although I haven't ever gone without.) This new wallet is roomy enough for my passport and titre de sejour along with all of my credit cards and membership cards, loose change, and the anticipated thick piles of Euro bills.
(Pictured here is an old Franc bill featuring Mr. Eiffel himself that I held onto from my 2001 Brittany art school trip) I planned on making a mini wallet, too, to hold all the extra ephemeral scraps I carry around with me, but this wallet is big enough for it all!
I used my own binding strips for the outside edges in the contrasting brown material, and the wallet secures with a velcro tab. It was fun to make, it felt like origami, careful folding! For those of you who'd like to make your own wallets, go to Verypurpleperson's blog "Sew I do" where you can download (for free) the instructions for this 21 inch wallet and/or her mini wallet. For the flower I was inspired by the dahlia fabric flower tutorial by Kara Janx on the Threadbanger website.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The Quarry Restaurant in Kokomo ("offering the best dining experience possible for less than you would think")is now open and on one of the walls hangs a Daniel Sutter masterpiece! Photo found on the Quarry Restaurant website where one can also see photos of the inspired interior and exterior masonry work of Marc Anderson, my dad of whom I am so proud!!!