Sunday, July 20, 2008

Its all coming together!

I just updated my shop with my very first batch of screen printed pillows. I am so excited to finally get these out of my head and onto fabric! It feels really good to complete something that I have been dreaming to do for such a long time.

My first little collection of designs were inspired by Early American Decoration. Lately, I have been drawn to naive/folk art. I have been collecting books about the decorating and ornamenting of homes during the pre-Civil War periods. I love to read explanations of why, when, and where the most noted decor came from. I guess that I am mostly interested in stenciling and freehand painted ornament. I am just learning about the history of these styles and the goods that were produced. With my pillows, I hope to reflect a folksy/modern version of the style. A big thank you to the fabulous Ursula for conducting the best photo shoot ever!

I am also proud to note that my pillows are constructed out of organic cotton twill, stuffed with raw organic cotton , and sewn with organic cotton thread.

Check out my shop for a closer look!


Harmony said...

Lovely! I especially like the birds.

Regina said...

wow!! you are just oozing with creative talent! These are incredibly lovely. You guys did a great job with the photos!

Paul Pincus said...

these are gorgeous.

Heather Moore said...

Wow, look at your beautiful things, and the beautifully-shot product shots! Congratulations on your shop, and I have to admit to being awfully envious of the fact that your things are so VERY eco conscious. I've got so far to go in that department still..

Also, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog. They're always enormously appreciated.xx