Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: Polar

Here's an illustration from my past for this week's topic. This was a Christmas card that I drew in colored pencils and sent to family and friends. You can see the texture of the paper. It was one of those greeting card packs made by Strathmore with the deckled edge. The bottom has a red deckled edge which I didn't include in this scan.
Looking at this made me think that maybe I should resume the handmade cards this year ... hmmm.

Ladybug Bag -- Any Good Sewing Books, Magazines, Hints?

I recently completed this little ladybug bag. The body of the bag (not including handles) is about 5 inches tall. It was supposed to be a gift for my niece who will be 6 years old soon, but I decided it didn't look quite as professional as I'd like. I was trying for something similar to the bag in the back, which was store bought. But I guess it's not too bad for a first try. Live and learn!
I welcome any suggestions, comments, or if you know of any good sewing books or magazines on this topic, please feel free to let me know!