Thursday, February 24, 2011

presentation matters

Anyone who has ever purchased an item from my shop 
knows that presentation is an important part of the sale for me. 
The manner in which you present your art 
reflects how you feel about that piece. 
It's also a nice way to show your appreciation 
to your customer!

I like to send off my fabric cuffs in one of these little pouches. 
It only takes a few minutes to put together and 
makes the presentation so much more complete!

I start with a piece of unbleached parchment paper doubled over 
with a strip of fabric sandwiched in between to stabilize the stitching 
for my cover design. Once I've finished sewing down my logo and design 
I line the inside of the envelope with bumwad (tracing paper) 
and sew around the edges. I like to do this to prevent the 
stitches from catching on the cuff. 
Sew a strip of fabric along the edge...

 fold in half and stitch the side and bottom together.
Punch a couple of holes through the fabric, add some ribbon 
and you've got a neat little pouch! 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

the definition of serenity...

if you've never visited the blog of 
you are missing a real treat, 
for it is a truly enchanting place 
filled with her exquisite nature-inspired 
textile art and photography

recently Carolyn sent me the most wonderful treasure

a precious handmade heart...

with the most extraordinary hand stitching and details
isn't it totally awe-inspiring...filled with elegance and tranquility?
I'd just love to vacation in that little cottage by the sea...
thank you so much Carolyn for such an inspiring gift.. 
sweet memories of favorite places and things.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011