The past month was a blur of working, getting ready for the holidays, and travel, but the kickoff to all of the fun and mayhem was the Firebelly Holiday Shop. As I mentioned last month, I contributed a booth showcasing embroidered goods and illustration prints/postcards. I was really excited that my good friend and fellow illustrator, Jennifer Carson, sent some illustration prints up my way to be included once she heard about the show (that’s her leaping sheep on the left). You can see more of her excellent work over at Calcography.com.
I think the tea towels turned out quite nicely, don’t you? I’m currently working on the third in the series, so will post photos once I have them. Here are a couple of detail shots from the first two:
This was the first time I think I really mastered the French knot: good thing too, as I designed a lot of them into this one!
This design was really just an excuse to experiment with different variations of the Lazy Daisy stitch: I think it quickly became my new favorite!
Needless to say, the event was a huge success and ended up raising thousands of dollars for Firebelly’s Reason to Give charity. I was deeply honored to be part of it and send out a huge thanks to Dawn, et al. for including me!