My third baby quilt… for baby Eleanor! (displayed in Lucas’ room) . Ellie was born last week & has two amazing Moms – Robin & Danielle. They decorated her bedroom with air-themed cuteness – air balloons, kites, clouds, rainbows, etc.
It was fun to work with some pastel fabrics. My first quilt was for Gabriel, Joyce & Jon’s son; second was gender neutral (very colorful & fun) I made while we were awaiting our foster baby & didn’t know whether it would be a boy or girl. I already had a bunch of cute fabrics saved that I hoped to use for a baby girl quilt… It just happened that a lot of them also feature elephants (we call Eleanor Ellie for short)! Also giraffes, monkeys and lots of dots! Hope she enjoys this one. Some more pics here.
Wanted to share some photos of baby shower decorations I put together last month! All paper supplies were purchased on etsy; the amazing cake and balloons locally.
Fun baby shower game winners received these cute whale medals + a whole bunch of amazing goodies prepared by our best friends Robin & Danielle. Die cut whales by DiaperCakeBoutique.
A whale gift card!
Favors: Salt Water Toffee (whale’s favorite treat).
We're still a few months out, but I'm getting excited for this summer's Punk Rock Flea Market, to be held at the Underground Events Center here in Seattle on June 23rd. To my great excitement Josh asked me to design the flyer, so here she is:
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The facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/409296509087641/
Official website: http://www.punkrockfleamarketseattle.com
The caption under this incredible image by Rob Jones III reads: This is the vasculature of an actual heart (porcine heart, identical to human heart). The blood is replaced by a plastic substance which fills all of the veins, capillaries, etc, then the heart is put into a solution that dissolves all the tissue, leaving this incredible detail of a heart.
I couldn’t help but to look at an example of a PaperCutWorks image to compare the two. Mine, a papercut, extracted from red card stock paper with an xacto knife. A loose interpretation of a heart’s anatomy. Rob’s, actual veins. Stunning image and the process used to create the sculpture. Naturally, it completely consumed my attention. Reblogged so many times without any credit to the artist it took me a while to locate its origin. When I first started to create my papercut hearts, I studies some anatomical images, but nothing ever came as close to feeling as real as this one. Science and art married into one.
James & I went on a magical ocean canoe trip last month in the Phang Nga Hongs near the Phuket Island in Thailand.
Thinking about some of the sights we witnessed continues taking my breath away. Here I’m sharing my favorite images we captured together.
Mangrove trees inside a completely enclosed lagoon accessible only on a canoe during low tide via a network of caves.
Layers of time compressed into rock.
If you’d like to see more, this flickr photo album documents our entire trip.