i got this valentine bookmark tutorial from the inchmark blog and had to share. these came together very quickly, and now i get to look like a supermom! i customized the back with the kid's name and an all-over print. LOVE!
back in october my husband's stepfather turned 80, so we all went to paris to celebrate with his family. 80 is kind of a big deal so i made him a quilt. back when i lived in new york i worked in a graphic design studio that had all these amazing david hicks books, which is where i first saw one of his signature patterns that i knew i would eventually make into a quilt. so here it is.
(those are my husband's toes.)
for the label i traced my laptop screen onto a piece of white fabric with a micron pen. is it just me or has home printer technology just stalled since 2003? i've been waiting for a good home printer for way too long. so in the mean time i'll just trace my screen. liberty binding.
it's been months, i know. i got home from paris and PA and hit the ground running. My good friend claire moved to LA from new york and we're starting a company. we're starting with 12 quilts. it's been fun and challenging and new. we are working under the name HOPEWELL. here's a little peek at our process...
we began with a lot of brainstorming and bringing some of her pottery together with the linen napkins i made her and her husband for their wedding. we feel like there is something really great at that intersection.
because claire is an amazing painter with an incredible understanding of color, i took her fabric shopping.
we took one of her watercolor sketches and began laying it out with fabrics.
next we designed a label and logo.
now we're producing our first 12 samples.
and bringing in the testers!
hopefully i'll have more information soon and i promise, i'm working on getting the envelope quilt pattern finished too!
due to all the lovely inquiries about my fabrics i've decided to make them available for sale at spoonflower. i'm writing this from my husband's computer in paris so i only have these digital files to show you and not photos of the actual fabric. i'm a little biased but i think they are awesome! thanks for stopping by my blog and i promise to post some paris photos soon (but maybe not that soon, because i just erased photoshop from my husband's computer. he's not happy.)