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my llama cushion arrived!



One of the annoying things about illustrating picture books is that they TAKE SO DARN LONG to come out! I started the first one mid-2007 and it's coming out this October; I finished the second one in February and it doesn't come out til March next year. And I'm not even allowed to talk about most of them. So it looks like I'm not doing anything, even though I'm working like crazy.

But at least other people are doing great things they can show off, so I will show off them, yes. This is a pillow by the amazing Meg Hunt! (That's exitwounds and meghunt on Twitter. She only stops Twittering when she's sleeping, and she doesn't get much sleep these days.) Isn't this the best pattern you have ever seen?! I already had a cushion, but I wanted a bigger one, so here they are! It came with some cute little pocket jotter pads, which I will use straight away.

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ext_138579
Jun. 9th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
That IS the best pattern ever and I want enough to make a dress!
jabberworks
Jun. 9th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
That would look fabulous! Maybe I will draw the dress I want in this pattern. A sort of '60s A-line dress.
exitwounds
Jun. 9th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
okay it's true, i may twitter too much, ha! but i'm glad it got to you safelly-- although they told me 6 days! what a lie, post office! i was getting worried it got lost or i addressed it wrong.. glad you like it though!
jabberworks
Jun. 9th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
I like your Twittering! If I ever think, whew, is there anyone else out there slaving away on some illustration project, I just look, and yup, there you are! :-D

Thanks so much for the cushion and the jotters! I think the box arrived Monday last week, but they took it to a totally different post office, and one that wouldn't redeliver, so it took me awhile to get around to collecting it.

They always seem to deliver when I am either:
1. in the bath
2. at the post office collecting something else that arrived while I was in the bath

It doesn't matter what time of day I take my bath.
squirmy
Jun. 9th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Those are BEAUTIFUL.
denji
Jun. 9th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
awe, in agreement, i just adore patterns like this, that are all patchworky and cosy and intricate =D

=0 =0 =0 i'm so exited about your illustration books..i did hear froma teacher that it is a difficult business tohugh, i can't wait to see them!! DX
mondoagogo
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Oh. bizarrely, I just randomly came across her Flickr stream (via someone's favourites) just after I was reading your blog!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossedfingers/
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Isn't her stuff great? I bought an orange shirt of hers off Threadless called 'Rampage', and it's getting a bit faded now, but I still really like it.
mondoagogo
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I like some of it, but some of it is too cluttered for me. Some great ideas, though!
jabberworks
Jun. 10th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I go back and forth on some of her colour palettes. But when it works, she totally nails it.
dlasky
Jun. 15th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
that's a cool pillow
I love the look of excitement on your face -- "Dude, check out my llama pillow!"
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