I have been making two sizes of new labels. I found a wonderful tutorial (just scroll down to August 13, 2o1o). I use white cotton for an inkjet printer by Jacquard that I purchased at Michael’s and Heat ‘nBond, which you can buy by the yard, for backing. The folded ones are for inserting into a seam. The larger ones are for sewing on to fabric or leather; the strip is ready to cut into individual labels as I need them. I find that the Heat’nBond keeps the cotton from fraying and is slightly sticky so helps them adhere. Once I come to terms with Adobe Illustrator, I will make some larger ones for my rugs — with all the required information. Stay tuned…
I was in this city for a day and a half. I’ll post later what I bought! Even though it was cold (people were still wearing warm hats and mitts) I walked everywhere I could. Maybe next time I will bike. Yesterday was the opening day for the Bixi in Toronto. Surely a pedal in the right direction!
I hope that the empty stand means that people are renting and riding!
I have always loved drawings of birds but it wasn’t until I read Jenna’s post on Tuesday that I discovered Charlie Harper. I had to order his book right away! It is a charming reprint by Todd Oldham of a 1972 book of Harper’s silk-screened images created for the Ford Times. You may recognize his cardinal and bluebird.
I also ordered a book I’ve been wanting for a while. I’ve followed Heidi Swanson’s incredible blog 101 Cookbooks for some time. Now I have her beautiful book, Super Natural Cooking as well. This may be my gift of choice for some up-coming occasions I have!
The past couple of days I have been making bags from my collection of leather jackets and skirts. I love the wonderful texture of leather and the array of colours you can find. Yesterday I visited all the thrift stores in Belleville, and bought 8 pairs of leather pants! A record. I’m not sure what they will become. The last photo is my first attempt at a shopping tote. It worked out ok, but I have some ideas for the next one.