Struck by a burst of inspiration, I carved a block based on this doodle.
It looks quite nice on a yellowing dictionary page, too. I'm thinking of cutting some letters so I can print initials in the middle of the wreath - what do you think? Too twee? We can't have any twee... but perhaps gothy twee is okay?
I printed some twigs, too, also on dictionary pages. Completely made up plants.
Please don't worry that I've developed a thing for ripping up books. This is a very old dictionary (it has an End Conscription Campaign sticker on the cover) and lots of the pages are torn and useless. But the ones that are left are a lovely yellowy colour.
And for the minimalists among us, Vintage Pattern Lady cards - so blank they're practically naked.
I'll be getting everything into the shop soon! (Edit: added to this shop and this one.)
Can I intrigue you enought to try some newspaper..?
I LOVE the olive-y one....
Lovely, not too twee at all!
Stunning, especially the one on the "dibber - different" page. They do look good on print, esp those old yellowed pages.
Love it Jesse - a bit of twee is alright I think every once in a while.
I read your blog for a long time ( several years) ans this afternoon, in a public library en Lyon (France), I found Laurie Wisbrun's book with your interviews and tutos. I was so happy. So I wrote an article about for the french sewing communautary site, www.threadandneedles.fr. We'll publish it soon!
Wonderful work Jesse! Like Masha above I also love the 'dibber-different' page - the combination of veined and unveined leaves works beautifully! And the wreath definitely has just the right amount of (gothic) edge to dispel any problems-of-twee, methinks!
Lovely carvings - especially the first one!
Hi! Don't you have the Vintage pattern ladies like the ones in the photo? I see only gift tags in your shop, and I'd really like those two as they are. To frame. And hang on my wall. Please?
I couldn't find an email address to reply, Heavenly Handmade, but I will have them in my shop soon! Sorry about that - the photos I took weren't great, so I need to do them again.
Lovely botanicals - apparently made up plants are pure elegance! And twee never entered my mind.
I love these ladies so much!
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