Thursday, February 18, 2010
Craft Hope Book
Lovely Jade Sims is writing a wonderful book based on her site, Craft Hope. I'm honored to be included in the amazing list of crafters and sewers who contributed designs, and it's been a pleasure working with the editors over at Lark Books. There will be more talk about this thoughtful book when it comes closer to its release date in August, but I don't have to be totally hush-hush any longer. Now that the projects are photographed and patterns are complete, all of the designers had the option of donating them to Craft Hope for Haiti. What a perfect culmination to a book whose sole premise is the act of giving. You will find my three designs for sale in the Craft Hope for Haiti shop right now!
In the photo above are the two different versions of the kimono gown I designed for newborns. Each features fold over cuffs, but one is in jersey with an elastic bottom for easy night time changing. The other is made out of flannel and has an open bottom that can be folded over (an envelope) to keep little toes warm. These are the actual items that are featured in the upcoming book, and I really love them! I wish I had created the pattern when my babes were little!
elastic bottom kimono
flannel envelope kimono
My second project is this child's back pack. It's sized for elementary ages with adjustable straps includes a pocket within and on the exterior. I think it would also make a great small pack for an adult. It's made from a rugged unbleached painter's cloth and lined with navy striped ticking... simple, timeless and unisex.
There are lots of amazing items from the other book contributors all waiting for you over at the shop... take a look!
As I mentioned, I'm certain that there will be more details about the book and these designs as the book draws nearer to its release date. For now, this is a wonderful opportunity for a sneak peek!