You might have noticed that I've been making some tweaks to the blog design in the past week. Here and there, in little bursts of time late at night, it's getting closer to where I want it to be. Web design, clearly, is not what I do, and despite my best DIY intentions, it may be that I need to pull in some expert help to fix what's still broken (I'm hearing the font isn't always loading as it should. Drats.) and to pull off the last extra special part I have planned for you (you're going to love it, just wait!). But for right now, this will do. The change feels good, especially as I approach the eight year mark in this space of ours. Eight!
Adelaide is the artist behind the feather in the new banner. And because the 'honor' of being the art at the top of Mama's blog means very little to them in any tangible kind of way, I've been cooking up another way to say thank you (while being mindful of setting a precedent, as I'm hoping to switch it out from time to time with more of this lovely art I find discarded all over my home). Fabric was the answer, with Spoonflower aiding my plan. (The birds we made many years back have been such a favorite!)
I used a combination of the regular cotton (for the body of the top) and the heavier cotton poplin (for the yoke and straps), which has a tiny bit of a pink background t it (which just about maxed out my Photoshop skills in the making of it). She made a fabulous choice in buttons, I think, with the sassafrass wooden buttons from Wooly Moss Roots.
She's delighted with her new top. But bringing even more delight is what's in her arms now - the fabric that remains. Her fabric. It's headed to her studio, and I can't wait to see what comes of that.