Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Vintage Kitchen

Some pretty things joined my kitchen family recently.
I have been admiring Cathrine Holm (or is it Cathrineholm?) enamelware for a while.  It seems collectible so I was admiring at a distance (translation, high etsy prices).  

Whilst browsing the odds and ends at Bookmans I stumbled upon these two.  The price was higher than I'd pay thrifting--but we had some instore credit from a recent media purge.  So I didn't actually pay anything for them, nice!  The green bowl is my favorite.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quiet Book Volume 1

Originally I had sketched a myriad of page ideas (probably close to twenty) for my little quiet book, but quiet book volume one will just be five pages long.  I am okay with that.  I've constructed the book in such a way if/when I create more pages I can easily add them, which is super.

The book isn't perfect, but I think that gives it charm (or is that just what people who make imperfect things say to feel better?).  I didn't use any patterns, just had fun recreating the sketches I started with.  There is a thin layer of patting in each page giving it some stability, but keeping it soft.  There are no loose pieces, I didn't want to go crazy trying to keep everything together.

Here's the cover:

The classic mailbox page:

The Velcro bee page:

The elephant page (you stick your fingers through the back to be the elephant trunks):

The family picture page:

The zipper pouch (back of previous page):

The button frog page:

And as an afterthought I added another little file like pouch on the inside back cover to hold a notebook or a small book:

Handmade birthday gift:  done!  With 7 weeks to spare!  On to the next project...