6/8/07

Quiet Book Commission






Finally! I've had this WIP sitting to the side of my craft table for about a month. I love the idea of making your own toys. This commissioned piece is for an etsy customer who wanted something organic and simple for her son to play with. Sebastian tested it out this morning in between laps around the kitchen island. I used simple, unbleached cotton and batting for the base. I included felt, chenille and various types of cotton fabric to add texture for curious fingers. I hand embroidered on almost every page and also bound the book with embroidery felt. I'm not sure I have the patience to whip up a batch for the shop because there is so much attention to detail involved. However, I am open to more commissioned pieces if you aren't in a hurry! Up next...a commissioned quilt! I'll keep you updated on it as it takes shape. Its so good to be back at the sewing machine. I missed her. I think she missed me, too.

13 comments:

Natalie said...

That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. So creative! You make me want to use my sewing maching again. Its been years. I do miss her.

Rachelle said...

gorgeous work rachel!
love it.

Cara said...

dang girl,
you really DO have bling on your sewing machine!
nicely done!

Cat said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Charin said...

That is so cute!! :) I may have to get with you about making Katie Shae one. :)

Talia said...

so stinkin' cute!! can i have one?? (hehe)

Nicole said...

Fantastic! Just lovely :)

Marie said...

OMG that is adorable. I always wanted to make a soft book for the kids but u put a lot of heart and soul into that. Beautiful!

almadr said...

Love it! It's so adorable! Great idea!

shelly b said...

This is fabulous!!!

Cammeron said...

That is sooooooo fun!!!

kate said...

this is absolutely adorable, so clever!

Tonya said...

Love that book. Fabulous!