Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies - Sing a Little Song

Album Cover!, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

I am so excited to share this with you!
One of the things I have been working hard on lately is my illustration work. I recently illustrated and designed this album cover for Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies. The album just came out last week, so I can finally share this work with you!

If you have kids, you should really know about Brian Vogan. He has been working with kids for many years, and knows exactly what kind of music they love. The songs are catchy, rocking, and awesome for everyone. I listen to this album all the time, and I am most certainly not in the their target audience (which is the 1-7 year olds.)

I tried to incorporate some of the songs into the artwork. For example, the gray dog on the front is the wise one from the song Gray Dog! (My favorite on the album!) If you peek inside...

Inside the album

You will see all the Good Buddies, as well as an extremely large Thanksgiving turkey... I suppose you will just need to buy the album to learn about that guy! (There are a few others in the artwork, can you spot them all?)

Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies

My husband is one of the Good Buddies, so I have to give him some credit... without him I probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to work on this project. (Thanks Ben!)

If you would like to purchase the album, it is available on CD Baby. You can also like them on Facebook. Peek at their page for upcoming shows!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

scones from mom

scones, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

We are still working on moving. Our basement is finally not insane! We still have a lot to do this week. We are living with my parents during this between-time. Living with my parents is odd, because I have not lived with them (as in, in the same house as them) since I was 14.

It takes a little getting used to, but it is quite nice to wake up to fresh brewed coffee and warm-out-of-the-oven scones with homemade jam.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sharing the polaroid love

, originally uploaded by heather.

I wanted to share these gorgeous little cards from Heather. Be still, my palpitating heart.

In other news, cleaning our house and moving sucks. blah. i hate carrying stuff.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Amy Butler Anna Tunic

new tunic dress thing, originally uploaded by maybeemily.
I have had this pattern in my stash for about a year now, and haven't had the perfect fabric or occasion to make it. But! Last Friday I went to a lovely wedding, and the week before I could not decide what to wear to this fantastic event. With a free night or two I was able to sew this up fast!

I think I have a better picture of the whole mini-dress somewhere in all those wedding photos... When I find it I will post it!

The pattern was very easy to follow, but had lovely details. The yoke neckline is so elegant! My changes were:
Increased the bust and waist inches
Added back darts
Used a wide grosgrain ribbon as a belt
Added a lace hem

I have had this beautiful fabric in my studio for a while! I bought it from EmilyMe on Etsy. It has a lovely drape, and the screenprinted flowers are so opaque and bright! (For a better photo of the fabric, check out the SOLD etsy page. You can really see the ink standing up off the fabric. All of the fabrics that she has are AMAZING and I highly recommend you take a peek.