Sunday, June 21, 2009

Crochet Hook Keeper

My happily repaired sewing machine has inspired me to sew again. I made this crochet hook keeper this weekend. *Edit: I made a top flap for the hook keeper to keep the hooks from sliding out.

Friday, June 19, 2009

StitchinCrochet Preview Poster & PDFs

Stitchin Crochet is now available for purchase here.

If you find that your purchase of StitchinCrochet did not include your .pdf key, you have a few options...

You can go back to your myfonts.com account and manually install your font someplace obvious, like your desktop. Then unzip the file and in that file should be the .pdfs.  Update 4/23/2010... You can now download the keyboard key .PDF file directly from the MyFonts gallery view here.

OR if you have gmail, you can download
U.S. Crochet Terms here
U.K. Crochet Terms here
Keyboard key (based on U.S. keyboard) here




Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Crochet Font - StitchinCrochet

So, the first version of Stitchin Crochet is here! Last night I finished the first of three fonts for the "Stitchin" font family that will cover crochet, knitting, and knitted cables.

Here is a sample preview!
 Note that this sample does not include all of the glyphs/symbols in the final font. In fact, it contains about half of them. Check out the keyboard layout for more of the symbols.





 Stitchin Crochet is available for purchase here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Brea Bag & Antimacassars for your arms

My sewing machine finally works again! After tweaking, oiling, re-threading, and some re-figuring, it's working like a charm again. So, I finished my cushions all five of them, and nearly finished the lining of my bag (except I made a bad cut, so I must restart). Pictured are three of the five.

I also finished the pieces for the Brea Bag, and am finalizing the designs of my grandmother's couch arm covers. Pictured are the WIPs for them.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Empanadas















Last week I made these lovely empanadas based on a recipe from epicurious.com. They came out really delicious. I used a pre-seasoned pair of steaks from the local super-market and goat cheese along with the specifications from their recipe. They came out excellent, incredibly flavorful, and I had one secret ingredient for the dough that some will cringe at, but dough flakiness shall not be compromised for the sake of our caloric intake! ((I used pig lard in the dough))



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Project: Storybook Dreams Emporium

I was commissioned to do a logo and business card design for Storybook Dreams Emporium, a unique party planning company in Miami, FL. The cards were to have a damask that reflects the whimsical parties that they design and create, and I must say it was a lot of fun. The parties that Storybook Dreams creates are incredibly elaborate and really beautiful. Check out Storybook Dreams here. And you can see the cards as they were while in progress.