Monday, July 18, 2011

Th. de Dillmont art nouveau embroidery book, 1895

images from Dillmont, Th. de, ed D.M.C. Motifs pour Broderies [1, Mulhouse, Dollfus-Mieg & Cie, [c.1895], 112 pgs, download part 1 , part 2

A few weeks ago, I found a copy of a Th. De Dillmont art nouveau embroidery book in an open air book fair (one of those things I love about summer!). Because the weather is so bad, I haven't taken pictures of it yet. I did find a similar copy online, so you can get an idea of what it looks like. It's really worth taking a look at the transfer sheets at the end of the book. I may not like the colors that were used in the examples, but the transfers really show the designs and those are definitely inspiring!

Monday, July 11, 2011

July colors: pea and mint

Last week I wrote about my blog break, but since then, I realized I like blogging way too much. Let's just say I will probably write less frequently :-).

This is my first pea harvest ever: only a handful, but delicious and in a wonderful shade of green.

ps: yes, I'm experimenting with borders, text and picture size :-)