Friday, June 21

Summer Solstice Rising

 Once again, it's been over a month since I've added anything to this blog, and I have a good number of things to share with you.

The first is this book I made as a gift for my aunt and uncle's 50th anniversary.

Lots of friends and family attended their party in Missouri. I was there too, but you wouldn't know from my photos, because I didn't take any. Sigh. I need to work on that.

This book was commissioned as a wedding gift. 

This is one of several books that I shipped to Australia. I haven't made one of these wooden books in years, but it must be like riding a bike.

Thanks to Daniel Essig's fantastic teaching and wonderful handouts.

I even got to take some newborn photos last month! Isn't she the sweetest thing?

Look at that adorable little mouth! 

She even modeled headbands for me.

My Etsy shop has been restocked with headbands and head wraps.

Which satisfies my sewing itch.

This one stayed with Soph.

And this one went home with Hannah, who has her own way of wearing it.

It was nice to see that the wraps worked on a three-year-old's head . . . 

As well as on a newborn.

Thank you, Dani Archer for the adorable photos!

And thank you, Cristen at Sweet Pickle Pictures! This pale pink head wrap is one of my favorites.

Last, but certainly not least.

This apron made by my friend Joanna Pierotti arrived from Arizona. Could you just squeal? I absolutely love it, and put it on my dress form so that I could admire it even when I'm not wearing it. Joanna sells out of these aprons as fast as she makes them, so I hope that you are as fortunate as me in acquiring one.

Ignore the mess of my studio behind it. That's my project for the rest of the month.

Happy Summer Solstice!


  1. Happy Summer Solstice to you as well, great photos as always and lovely apron, what a beautiful gift...

  2. Ehem........I can see why your studio is a've been up to more important things. That's what happens. Your photographs of wee ones are a gift from heaven.....I thank you for every time you post them...

  3. Your work always makes me so inspired.Your photos as just so stunningly beautiful

  4. Oh Leslie, you have been so busy! Happy first week of summer to you as well. After much cold rain it is finally getting hot again. I really like something in between myself. I love everything you are doing, book making and stitching lovely bands and photographing little magical creatures. And the apron from Joanna is Incredible!!!