cherri house, quilter

February 4, 2011

yesterday i posted about a woman, fred shand, who created quilts with a very organic feel to them. non-traditional.

i thought it would be fun to post about the opposite. cherri house is a well known quilter who has written a variety of books, one of which is city quilts, where she takes her inspiration from the city. sometimes when you are walking in and around and through a city, you can forget to stop and admire just how amazing it can be.

cherri has managed to do that, and then put it in a quilt, go figure.


cherri house, city quilts.


fred shand, quilter

February 3, 2011

just the other day i was talking to a friend who quilts, and she mentioned that she is growing a little tired of her regular angular designs and expressed her desire to explore some more organic, free form shapes.  i, myself have never done any sort of quilting, but i can really appreciate all the work that goes into each one.  i know it’s no simple task… people spend months on a quilt, sometimes years.

a few days after speaking with my friend, i saw these by fred shand, an english artist that anthropologie is featuring.  definitely not your typical quilter, she uses a variety of methods from silk-screening to painting to sewing and quilting in order to make each one-of-a-kind piece.


fred shand.

hello, again.

January 29, 2011

it has been a very long time since my last post; for a variety of reasons, my mind has been elsewhere.

this doesn’t mean that i wasn’t saving pictures or thinking of things to post… in fact, my desktop is littered with images, and it’s driving me a little crazy.  i‘ve grouped some of them into clusters that i will try posting within the next week or so.

…and i do apologize to those of you who keep reminding me of the date of my last post… you know who you are.


glass beads

October 8, 2010

i recently read a post on the blog notes by naive, about how she rearranges the glass beads that she has in order to make a new necklace every so often.

what a good idea?

so I am re-arranging my glass beads to do just that.



images from grey likes weddings and notes by naive.

in review

September 19, 2010

so, since i have been posting some of the stuff i have recently been working on…
it really got me thinking that perhaps i should post a few pictures of what i had been working on.
so here is a small glimpse of things already packed away.

a little fun on the side

September 17, 2010

as some of you know i’ve been working on some side projects of my own since i’ve been home, mostly to do with textiles.

well, i’ve also been working on some side to those side projects…  really just playing around until i’m inspired to do something else.

both turned out to be a little fanciful and playful.

1. zoo necklaces


2. confetti shirt (front/back)

time management: part two

September 17, 2010

here are a few more.