Archive for September, 2012

September 7, 2012

Sketchbook Archive | 09.07.12

Elevation and site plan of the Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy.

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

September 5, 2012

Elevated Envelope: Incoming Mail

The latest round of The Elevated Envelope went out last month, and I have since received 3 great envelopes from around the world.

The theme was sweet and I received this super cute envelope from Freya in California. Freya blogs at here and pretty much everything she produces is super cute, I especially love her bunny stamp.  Her blog is chock full of inspiring mail and packages.  We should all send more mail!

EE Incoming Sweet 3
EE Incoming Sweet 4

The second envelope I received is from Emma in the UK.  She made this entire envelope from sewing together cupcake papers.  Brilliant! Emma is a jewelry designer and she has the most amazing floral inspired jewelry.

EE Incoming Sweet 6

The last envelope came from Elena in Canada, probably my favorite yet!  Her envelope is beautiful in its simplicity.  Check out that beautiful handwriting and those stamps.  Stamps from other countries always seem so exotic.  The envelope was made extra fancy by the use of a wax stamp. Receiving it made me feel like I was a character in a Jane Austin novel. Inside were a few things that constitute Elena’s sweet summer.  So perfect.

EE Incoming Sweet 1
EE Incoming Sweet 2

Making friends through the mail is the best.

September 3, 2012

The Amazing Flying Quilt

This is the strip quilt made from those previously posted fabrics.  We took at trip over to The Winspear Opera House for a fun photo shoot.  Strip quilts are fast becoming my favorite.  I especially like the combination of wide patterned strips with skinny bright solids.

Baby Girl Strip Quilt Reflection

I think it turned out great, the fabrics my friend Jennifer picked out really worked well together.  The perfect quilt for a new baby girl!

Baby Girl Strip Quilt Flying 3

Baby Girl Strip Quilt Hanging

I added a little something special on the back.

Baby Girl Strip Quilt Monogram