Wedding art!

I haven't been blogging much (I had a baby in July!) but thought I'd pop in to share this illustration I did for my sister in law's wedding guest book with my multitudes of readers (ha).


& Stitches Freaky Flowers Swap

Long time no see! I've taken a long break from embroidering - not on purpose, just because I've been busy doing other things. I recently joined a swap hosted by the &Stitches blog to get myself embroidering again. The theme was freaky flowers, and I ended up choosing foxgloves. I remembered their association with fairies from a book of Enid Blyton stories I had as a kid:

This isn't an image from my book, but it's pretty cute regardless! In addition to their magical associations, foxgloves (or digitalis) can be used as a medicine or as poison. Some other names for the flower include: witches' gloves, dead men's bells, fairy's glove, and fairy thimbles. Lots more information on the foxglove can be found at A Modern Herbal. My partner mentioned a love of pink so I thought this would be the perfect choice for her. Here's what I came up with:

The embroidery is done on wool felt with wool embroidery thread from my original drawing. I added in a few other flowery finds to the package for good measure.

Here's hoping my partner enjoys this package as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

Foxgloves via The Poison Diaries // Foxglove Fairies via Victoria Stitch



A couple of illustrations I did as Christmas gifts.


Winter Solstice

My friend Amanda's band (my husband is the drummer!) had their debut show last night, and I made the flyer! You should check them out.


Animals you can hold in one hand

I haven't blogged in a while, so here are some pictures of animals you can hold in one hand.

Sources (mostly not original...they seem to be lost in reblog land):


Indigo workshop

Last month I went to an indigo dye workshop hosted by Martina Thornhill. It was a beautiful day to sit outside and learn how to fold cloth and dye it to make shibori patterns. This is something I've wanted to learn for awhile. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the pieces I dyed just yet, stay tuned!

Some of the other participants' work.

My favorite result.


Birthday present

Happy birthday to my very best friend in the whole world! She loves Tina from Bob's Burgers, so I made this watercolor for her.