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marie
the clouds
we are making things
Interests: sewing, thrifting, taking photos, drawing, painting, baking, cacti
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here's an herb-y design i created and entered in this week's spoonflower contest (only one more day to vote). looking super-closely at plants, it's fun to notice all the little details; shapes of tiny petals, the angles and curves of serrated leaf edges, not to mention all the variations in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at imaginary animal
still a few more drawings to share that are part of the summer exhibit at PS Gallery. click here to read an artical in the Columbia Tribune about the show... i like what the author said about my work (look for my name about halfway through). it took me a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at imaginary animal
thanks, friend!!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on little knits at imaginary animal
aww, thanks! that's how i feel, too. :-)
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2014 on little knits at imaginary animal
a couple of hand knits for a new niece or nephew... this was my first sweater and it turned out better than i'd expected! i used this free pattern which was pretty easy to follow. the wool yarn is from nordic mart. it's super-wash, which i thought sounded like a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at imaginary animal
just wanted to share a couple new pouches recently added to the shops (imaginary animal & etsy). both are made from my original fabric designs with our logo screen printed on the lining. i'm particularly fond of the doodletown pouch. i'd love to design more fabrics like this, packed with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at imaginary animal
thanks so much! :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2014 on hat thief at imaginary animal
thanks, Carol! hmmm... i'm not quite sure how much i used. the fabric was 45" wide, so i would guess 1-1.5 yards, with the bias binding and all. hope this helps! :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2014 on gingham picnic top at imaginary animal
aww, thanks! yeah, i like a lot of the styles in Japanese pattern books, and they're usually easy to make and fun to modify. :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2014 on floral cinch blouse at imaginary animal
watercolor and graphite / 5x7" Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at imaginary animal
oh, thanks! when you get some sewing time, i'll have to lend you this pattern book. :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on floral cinch blouse at imaginary animal
thanks so much, Patty! this top came together a lot faster and easier than i thought... good luck with yours! :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on floral cinch blouse at imaginary animal
oh, yes! i love mini things... especially slightly weird or funny mini things. :-) so glad you like Handsoap, too!
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on this family at imaginary animal
thanks so much!
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on second scout at imaginary animal
i wasn't sure if i'd like this style of top, but it seemed like it could be handy to throw on over a tank top on hot summer days, so i gave it a go. turns out i like it quite a bit! it's pattern A.01 from this japanese pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at imaginary animal
thanks so much, Allison! :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on hat thief at imaginary animal
just wanted to let you know that for 24 hours* Spoonflower is offering free 8x8" swatches of their new faux suede fabric printed with whatever design you choose. free shipping, even! so if you're interested in seeing one of my patterns in person hop over to my fabric shop, pick... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at imaginary animal
graphite, watercolor & acrylic / 5.5 x 6" Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at imaginary animal
yeah, i'm pretty excited to have found this pattern, especially since i feel like it's what i was searching for all last summer. i'm going to see how it works with knits next! hand-stamping is a great idea!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2014 on chambray squiggle top at imaginary animal
yes! wrinkles are A-okay. :-) you're right, i do have quite a heap of vintage fabrics. probably too much, but who's to say. haha. this short sleeve top takes about one meter or a little more depending on fabric width. thanks for your comment!
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2014 on chambray squiggle top at imaginary animal
another shirt made from the same basic pattern as my purple palms top ('A' from the japanese pattern book 'simple wardrobe'). went with short sleeves this time, adding facings to the sleeve hems for cuff options. the original pattern has more of an A-line shape and i wanted to remove... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at imaginary animal
5.5x7" / graphite & watercolor Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at imaginary animal
just added these funny new pouches to the shop featuring my 'gritty kitties' fabric design. these are a handy little size, perfect for keeping things corralled in purses & totes... we screen-printed our Imaginary Animal logo on the pretty yellow lining, so you get a peek of a friendly winged... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at imaginary animal
thanks, Patty! for the binding, i attached the strip flat, right sides together, then wrapped it around the seam allowance and slip-stitched it in place by hand. good luck with your top! i've been meaning to use this pattern again. :-)
Toggle Commented May 14, 2014 on gingham picnic top at imaginary animal
graphite & watercolor / 5x5" Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at imaginary animal