Great Strides 2010

Team Madeline is walking in the Great Strides walk tomorrow morning around Lake Calhoun. Thanks for all the donations so far! Please support our team at this link! We need to keep raising money until we find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. It's very possible!!!


New Work

Spring is really here in all of its glory. We are loving the rain. Having been through many droughts while farming will forever make a good rain warm my heart. Peter and I have just been happy plunking seeds into pots and watching our seedlings grow. Plants are amazing and I'm glad we're growing some this year. Not having a garden last summer was the pits. I think we may actually be capable of producing a decent amount of food, too. That said, we still joined our CSA and I'm getting PLENTY of food from the Co-op. Gotta love vegetables.

Somehow (ok, it's mostly with the help of caffeine) I've found some time to work in my studio this past week. I've been doing some drawing for the children's book "Tom's Thumbs" that I'm illustrating, working on more brag books (I have 14 pouches to sew tonight), and some new items.

First off, Kid's Journals! I think it's a good idea, does anyone else? Even now little FGH is starting to scribble and paint with vigor, so I thought he deserved a hand bound journal for himself. The scraps of paper he draws on become lost in the shuffle and they really are precious. The inspiration was also from some great Cosmo Cricket fabric I recently acquired which I made into book cloth. This is a new thing for me and I LOVE IT. I love the feel of the soft fabric on the cover, and the selection of awesome fabric in this world is nearly endless. I'm going to make some of these smallish elastic closure journals with less juvenile fabrics, too.

Accordion Book Necklaces. They are a work in progress but so far I'm liking them. Tiny little accordion book lockets paired with leather chording and semi-precious beads. Kinda fun! I should try to finish a couple and get them in my shop but before that I need to start a few more projects (and go to work a few times).

That's that.
Have a great weekend everyone!