Just Two Words Project: Dog & Camera

This week for the Just Two Words Project Jessee picked the word dog, and I picked the word camera. Of course we both were stumped at first about how we were going to combine them. We decided the finished object should be some sort of stationery.
I decided to concentrate on dogs right away and drew some dogs from photographs. I didn’t love any of them. I was pretty unexcited about having to draw dogs. I love dogs, just not drawing them. So I set aside the idea of drawing a dog for awhile.

The next day I decided to just draw some dogs from my head, and things got a little bit weird.

Finally I just decided to go with weird and here is what I ended up with.

I forgot to get a photo of my camera sketches, but there was only a few. I spent so much time on the dogs and when I finally decided I kept the camera bit minimal. I made two of the cards look like polaroid photos, and then of course I have the hot-dog who loves his polaroid. Once again a very fun way to challenge myself.

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My fabric for Honey Tea arrived and it has been fun to compare it with my fabric print outs, and think about things I would like to change before I order some more. You can find the entire collection here. Spoonflower and Creativebug are currently running a contest for a fabric designed as part of the Creativebug fabric design series. Since Jessee and I designed our lines as a direct result of being inspired by the video series we each decided to each enter one of our design. You can go and vote for any of your favorites here. There are prizes for the ten top fabrics in this contest so its quite exciting!
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As you can see Jessee’s fabrics came out so beautifully! I ordered one of the tea cup bugs for a special project and can’t wait for it to arrive.

March’s Bag Of The Month

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Here it is nearing the end of April and I forgot to blog about the Bag Of The Month bag for March! As you can see I ended up having a sad photoshoot in my car one afternoon while I was waiting to pick up my son after school. I have actually been using this bag all month long. The fabric was one I saw on Pinterest and fell in love with Ring Around The Rosie by Michael Miller. When I found it about a year ago it had already been out for awhile, but a search of the name and there are still plenty of shops that have it for sale. I bought two yards and have been saving them for something special. March’s bag was designed by Anna of Noodlehead, she makes such great patterns and even has a beautiful fabric collection out now called Rain Walk. I haven’t even started my April bag, but it looks like its going to be a fun one to sew up!

Fauxdori (using iron on transfers on leather)

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My friend Olivia had been texting me photos of her planners, and it’s made me really want one of my own. She introduced me to the midori traveler notebook, which is basically a leather folder with elastic inside so you can add in and remove notebooks, planners etc. I loved that idea and once you start looking into the world that is midori, you’ll discover all these fauxdoris (or handmade midori style planners) Since there are loads of DIYs showing you how simple it is I decided to try and make my own.
I had recently learned that you could use InkJet Iron-On Dark T-Shirt Transfers to iron images onto leather. So I decided to try and customize mine with images from my recent fabric designs. I am happy to report that I have been using my fauxdori for a few weeks now and the iron on transfer still looks like new. No edge peeling, no flaking, or cracking. I can’t wait to try this method for projects now.
For the inside of my fauxdori I cut some small blank notebooks I already owned down a bit so they would fit inside. I have been using one to plan out things I need to get done each day, another for sketching, and the third for list making. I’d love to sit down and create some printable custom inserts for my fauxdori soon.
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