Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Few Dates

As the holidays approach, I thought I would share a few important dates:

I will be accepting custom order requests until November 23. If you have a special project in mind, hurry and contact me to discuss at jennybartoy AT gmail DOT com.

My Etsy shop will be closed December 19 through January 2. The last day I will be shipping items is Tuesday, December 20. If you see something you like in the shop, go ahead and snap it up soon.

Thank you so much for your support. Shop handmade for the holidays!

Christmas Table Runners

The holidays are arriving so fast! I've been busy cranking out some Christmas-themed items for the shop and custom orders. I have so many ideas, but too little time to execute them!

Here are two table runners I created with a combination of natural linen and bold prints from the Kumari Garden Holiday fabric collection. I have had this design in mind for months, particularly the large wonky stripes and it was fun to finally make it.

Here's my original sketch. I ended up going with less but larger stripes, and no binding.

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner


And here are photos of the two finished runners. As you can see, one features more red than green, and the other one is reversed.

Christmas Table Runner -- Linen, Green and Red (listed in the shop here)

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner


Christmas Table Runner -- Linen, Red and Green (SOLD)

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner


I have a lot of this fabric left. So please let me know if you would like a custom runner and/or placemats. I'd be happy to create a special order for you.

Button Pouches

I designed a pouch for my mom's birthday, combining linen and a bold print. I rounded the bottom corners and added some darts. I finished it with a large wooden button. The pouch closes by folding it and fastening an elastic loop around the button.

Jenny: Button Pouches

It turned out so cute that I decided to make a bunch for the shop!

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Autumn Birch

Hello there! I'm a little behind on updating this place. I've added quite a few things to the shop since my last post. Here goes with the first one.

Inspired by the beautiful foliage in our old Seattle neighborhood, and the light playing with the leaves on a sunny day, I created a piece of burlap art featuring an autumn birch, with its leaves changing colors from green to chartreuse and yellow.

birch tree

As with my other burlap pieces, the leaves are appliqued onto a large piece of upcycled coffee bag and top-stitched. I added brown embroidery all along the trunk to represent the bark. The artwork is stretched onto a wooden frame and the back is finished with kraft paper and a wire for hanging.

Jenny: Autumn Birch Burlap Art

Jenny: Autumn Birch Burlap Art

Jenny: Autumn Birch Burlap Art

This piece is listed in my Etsy shop here. Stay tuned for more autumn-inspired pieces.