Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giveaway Day!

 **And the winner is . . . #31, Amber!  Thanks everyone for your comments and great ideas!

It's time for another Giveaway Day, thanks to the amazing gals at Sew, Mama, Sew!

This time around I'm giving away one of my 100% organic cotton printed cloth books.  The winner can choose from one of my thirteen 6-page designs.  (You can check them out in more detail here.)

Just leave a comment on this post with an topic that you'd like to see in a cloth book for your chance to win.  International readers are welcome too!  I'll close comments on December 7 at 8pm EST and announce a randomly chosen winner on December 8.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of Giveaway Day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A room for the boy

This past spring we fixed up a new room for Tigerlily's 9th birthday surprise; before that she and Lyric shared a tiny, sad little room with a loft.  When she moved into her new space Lyric was left with the sad little room, and I was determined to fix it up just for him someday soon.  Well, the little guy's sixth birthday is coming up this weekend and that time is now! 

Mini door banner--I'll be selling these in the shop soon!
The big picture.  I wish I had more time to make/purchase some things for the walls.  And a cozy beanbag chair for that corner!
The all-important lego space.  We found a vintage tv cart at the junk shop for $5 and spruced it up with some spray paint.  Perfect!
Child-sized chairs are pretty hard to come by at a reasonable price so we made our own!  Skye used some pieces of plywood to slap together fitted tops for two milk crates and I stretched them with batting and pieces of old t-shirts (one of my favorite materials!).  Voila! Seating AND storage.
The loft.  I made the "Love you more" pillow for him because whenever I say, "I love you, kiddo," he says, "I love you more!" and I reply with "No, I love you more!" and it goes on from there.  He's my favorite boy in the whole world ♥
And here he is, the boy in his very own room!!
Man, I love that kid :)

Tune in next week for details of Lyric's amazing science birthday party!!  I had thought I had lost my party planning mojo but this one is shaping up to be my best kid birthday party yet!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Can someone please explain to me how this year is almost over already?  It's November!  Crazy.  I've decided to embrace the second-to-last month of the year and am offering a 10% discount on anything in the shop for the entire month!  Just use coupon code NOV10 at checkout. That includes custom work, though my pre-holiday orders are booking up quickly so if you're interested contact me soon. 

I'm also participating in Sew, Mama, Sew!'s Handmade Holidays series with a $50 gift certificate giveaway today!  Comment here for your chance to win it or a few other goodies!

 Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Printed Books

When I first launched my Cloth Book of the Month program (thanks to a super successful Kickstarter campaign) I was ahead of the game with designs ready to go for the coming months.  I intended to release a new printed book each month and stay at least 2 months ahead with design and production.  And then this summer, one of the busiest I can recall, happened and my plans of staying ahead of the game turned to hopes of at least not getting too far behind.  Technically I have released a new book monthly but it's been getting later and later each month.  I'm doing a bit better this month (ocean animals) and am track to also have October's book (horses) done and fabric ordered before we go to Maine at the end of this month.  I'm planning on a constellations book for November and am not yet sure about December.  Any suggestions?

The latest printed cloth book in the shop (technically August's book but listed on September 2...) is Insects!  I love making detailed creatures and had a blast with these.  Available here.

 Here's a little preview of September's and October's books too...

 September: Ocean Animals, special 10-page edition

 October: Horses

What should December's book be?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Custom work round up #4

Now for some longer books: 10 and 12 pagers.

Thursday, September 6, 2012