Wednesday, September 26, 2012

C R A F T S   +   J A M Z

My friend Liz is getting married this weekend, and my gift to her was a giant cross-stitch with the wedding date stitched onto it. This will be the photo booth backdrop at the reception, and then she’ll be able to hang it in her house as a keepsake… if she has room for it, yikes. Liz helped me with the gridding + stitching, and also made sure that the giant thing didn’t fall on us while making it. I can’t wait to see it hanging in the space!

Kollabora asked me to put together a spotify playlist for their blog, here’s a link to some of my favorite crafting jamz.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I T ' S   F A L L   T I M E

This is the first of a series of logos that I styled for OnStar. I love the ring of acorns around the logo, and of course the cider mill donuts. Going to the Franklin Cider Mill is definitely one of my favorite things about fall. Cider mills, and getting to finally wearing scarves again!

Photograph by Joe Vaughn / Prop styling by me

Friday, September 21, 2012

B L O G S   I   L O V E

Kollabora did a write up on a bunch of my favorite design bloggers, check out the list right here!

R E C E N T   W O R K

This is a logo that I made for my girl Erika, who started the site Detroit Spoke, and puts on bike events around the city:

And a couple of other color options:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

G I A N T   M A C R A M E

Obviously I love giant vintage crafts. I had found this large scale macramé wall awhile back (via Make’s blog), and loved it:

Today I randomly found this massive macramé owl, via etsy’s pinterest page:

It’s done by Andy Harman. I am blown away. Not only is it giant, but it’s also extremely 70’s looking, not to mention adorable. Check out Andy’s site, there’s also a leather cheeseburger on there. I love his work!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

D . I . Y .   G I A N T   C R O S S - S T I C H   K I T S   A R E   H E R E

Well, it’s official - now you can make your own Giant Cross-stitch. Kollabora and I teamed up to create these kits, there are five designs, and they come with the pattern already printed on the Spoonflower fabric - so there’s no gridding or counting necessary! All you need is a couple of stretcher bars, and you’re good to go. Check out my interview on the kollabora blog right here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

B I K E   L I K I N G

After about 5 years of collecting cute-but-not-so-great road bikes that are always breaking, I finally have my dream bike. My friend Erika gave me this bike because it was too short for her, in exchange for some design work. My friend Ted rebuilt the bike in exchange for some cross-stitch work. My favorite thing about the bike is the woodgrain rims. She’s like the bicycle version of a vintage station wagon from the 70’s: