Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fall jacket

I made Isaac a fall jacket from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings book. I love how it turned out! I believe this was the 9 month size, he got some wear out of it this fall and will hopefully still be fitting it in the spring. The sleeves are certainly long enough. I lined it with flannel, which he really likes - this is the only jacket he doesn't fuss about the hood being pulled over his ears!

I'm entering this in November's Celebrate Color contest hosted by Stitched in Color.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Letterpress prints for sale

I've finished printing, trimming, signing and photographing the two prints I've been working on this fall. Both are made using handset wood and lead type from the fabulous collection at MCBA and printed on a Vandercook SP 20 letterpress.

Oh nuts was inspired by Isaac, my peanut. When he was teeny tiny, he would laugh when he heard words with the "sh" sound like pistachio and cashew. We would say one word at a time and he would wait quietly with an expectant grin for an "sh" word, and then he would giggle hysterically.

Oh nuts! 5x7 print.

I have loved Shel Silverstein poems for as long as I can remember. My grandma always had a collection of his books on her coffee table. Alphabalance meshes well with a stack of wood type.

Alphabalance 8x10 broadside.