Monday, March 21, 2011

Newly published

I've been sitting on the news that I have been published again! I just received my advance copy of the Spring 2011 Somerset Memories magazine with my art in it. Several years ago April and I took a trip to central NY to visit family. I created a fabric memory book for her with photos and memorabilia. We are both excited to see her book in the magazine and even more excited that there is a photo of both of us included (the cover of the book!). Somerset Memories will be on newsstands the first of April.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Along with taking care of Dylan with mommy for the past two weeks we have been shooting some fabulous newborn photos. I have managed to get some art done, but not as much as I normally would. That's A-Okay! Here is my favorite photo from a shoot we did last week, I love the wrinkled skin and fuzzy back:

The owl quilt is finished as well. I machine quilted in the ditch and around the applique pieces. It now hangs in Dylan's nursery and will soon be joined with an owl quilt from Great Grandma who is a MUCH better quilter than me!
I also made a couple of quilted journals for April and Miranda. Miranda had asked me about a year ago to make her a journal similar to my dragonfly idea journal and I finally got inspired to make it. She has been such a great friend that I wanted to let her know how much I appreciate all she does (like picking me up at the airport when I flew in last month!). After making Miranda's I got in the groove and made a similar journal for April in pink and yellow. My photos are out of order so here is the close-up of the April's cover with the hand embroidery, covered button (my latest addiction!), and beaded spine:
The entire cover of April's journal:
Miranda'a journal: It may be difficult to see but I machine stitched around every flower to give it an appliqued look (and look! covered buttons!):

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Dylan was born last Friday and he's so cute I could bite him!