Monday, October 24, 2016

Finished Project :: Flower Wall Hanging

Flower embroidery wall hanging
Blake was wondering if I'd ever finish this wall hanging, using embroideries I made in May 2014 (!)

Blake is 'helping'.
He made sure I sewed it all together. And now it's done! I just need to find something to hang it from. Woot! Only took me two years and five months to finish it. 😂

I love how the back looks. All those raw edges, lining up (kinda) neatly. And the peeps of the other green colour. :-)
Flower embroidery wall hanging

Flower embroidery wall hanging

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Links :: Watercolour, flowers, girl with attitude

Blake heard the postman
This week's links are brought to you by Blake hearing the postman. Must go bark!

Dreamy architectural watercolors by artist Sunga Park. Beautiful!

The Fashion and Textile Museum in London will have an exhibition of work by Josef Frank next year. Must go see that, I love his colourful work for Svensk Tenn.

Quilled paper portraits highlight the beauty of old age by Yulia Brodskaya. Stunning!

From manuscript to bookshelf: How a book gets published.

The annual ‘Corso Zundert’ flower parade features floats decorated with dahlias. Seriously, these are flowers!

Lace street art. This A-mazing! I want to cover everything in lace!

This video, Soy Yo by Bomba Estéreo, is so great. The attitude of that girl. Awesome! {via}

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blake is picking colours

Blake is picking book colours
Blake is always so helpful, getting on my lap or on the table when I'm working on something. Here he's picking colours for another book. My book, not Blake's book, Blake doesn't know how to write or do embroidery. But I do! :-D

I'm working on another book! With the same publisher! I thought working on Romantic Motifs went well, I certainly enjoyed working with Search Press, and I was hoping that maybe one day we could do it again. So I'm very excited (and pleasantly surprised!!) to be working with them again so soon. 😊 😊 😊

It's another embroidery book, but that's all I can tell you for now. Although, there may be some tiny clues in the photo. ;-)

So now you know what I'll be doing the next six months or so.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Meanwhile on Instagram

via Instagram Oh hello! Look what arrived today. I have a project in @aimee_littledear's new book, Patchwork Embroidery. Aimee totally gets me, the motif she drew for my project, it's like she's been inside my head. :-D The book is coming to bookstores and online near you very soon. :-) #carinascraftblog

Friday, September 16, 2016

My book was shortlisted for an award!!

My book shortlisted for an award!
Happy Friday! Here's a bit of excitement: Romantic Motifs was shortlisted for the Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards 2016! WHAT?!

Dudes, I was so excited to see it this morning on Instagram, or maybe I saw it first on Twitter? Anyway, excited! Because I had my hand in the design of the cover for Romantic Motifs, so I'm giving myself a high five over here. :-D

There's a handful of judges who will select the winner(s) in different categories, but us mere mortals can also vote for best cover and best colouring-in book. So you can't vote for my book as such. HOWEVER, there's a an open question asking what your favourite craft book is and I reckon there's nothing stopping you from telling them that it's Romantic Motifs. You know, should you want to. ;-)

What a great way to end the week! Well, it's not over yet, time to clean the house - it's not all fancy book shortlists over here! ;-)

The Homemaker book awards voting thing is open until November 8th and there are prizes to be won.

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