Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is Craft such a Bad Word?

Yeah, made these with my mother-in-law, Julie, this past weekend. She has a creative dungeon set up downstairs. She took Kevin's room over when he moved out and converted it to her crafting room.

Card for my sister's 11th birthday in August.

Card to say hello to a friend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


It's been awhile since I have taken a book binding class with Mr. Carl Kurtz, book binding prodigious perfectionist, but I had the itch. As a part of Art for Africa fundraising, I found a few vintage children's textbooks on ebay, gutted them and added sketchbook paper inside. Each book's pages were hand sewn together making the "signatures" of the book. I sliced the uneven edges with a guillotine paper cutter, making them perfectly trimmed.

These are images from just two of the books that were rebound and converted into sketchbooks.

-A beautiful owner's name tag

-the spine paper I chose to attach the new sketchbook paper to the original cover

-another beautiful name tag on the inside cover, original to the book

-"Anne of the Island" by LM Montegomery cover

-just showing off the precision job well done on the spine. I should have been a surgeon. The sketchbooks open flat and are easy to draw or write in. This is so important for a sketcher.

-I glued the original title page and illustration back into the new pages as a fold out.

-"Emily Climbs" by LM Montegomery cover

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baritone Business

Kevin's best man, Chad Somers, recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor Degree in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance. The least we could to for our good ol' friend was to use our talents to support his. He's an opera singer! This past weekend he made Kevin and me omelets and got us lost hiking in the woods down by the river. We love him and the rest of the Somers family, and his chubby pup Patience (I hope she's not reading this). Please call Mr. Chadwick, the baritone, for voice instruction, performance opportunities, or because you want to meet someone awesome. Sorry ladies, this is not a dating offer, Chad is spoken for.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Home Sweets! Home

Home Sweets! Home - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

I'm trying my luck again with another Threadless entry--this time in hopes to win a Volkswagen car! By voting high numbers, like 5, you're really helping boost my chances in getting printed. Free rides for everyone!

This design was extra fun because of the challenges of the Pre-Loved theme. The three of us at ThreeHouse have brainstormed together and have each come up with some pretty clever and beautiful contenders for this contest.

If we win the car, we're going to so wrap that thing up in the most gaudy and unashamed advertisement for ourselves and floss it up and down main!