April 26, 2010

radishes and rainy days

I've been in a funk lately and haven't felt like posting much, or at least much that is interesting to me or you. Have you had weeks like this? Some of it's the spring weather and wanting to be outside as much as possible, hence the lack of my online presence. Today it's rainy, so we're just hanging out at home, chewing on blankets.
In lieu of cruising blogs, I finished up my radish embroidery this morning, which I started yesterday at work using some found fabric and embroidery floss remnants.
I just free-handed it, like I was making a line drawing with pencils (don't hate me). I'm pleased with how it turned out, since often when I just wing it, I'm disappointed in the results.
For some reason I've been obsessed with radishes lately. I made a silhouette one to hang on the wall by the steps, though it more resembles a beet. See, the freehand thing doesn't always work out.
I just planted some radish seeds in the garden too! Their crunchy, spiciness is great in salads or just with a sprinkling of salt.

I love love love this sewn one at fawn+forest, despite the (intentional?) mis-matched seams.
And how cool is this Japanese radish fabric from Etsy.
Not typical radish colors, but still pretty. I could see it as a girls' pillow case dress. I think navy blue is such a fresh color for this season.

I ended up hanging my embroidery in the kitchen, next to my wall-mounted onion/potato bin.
Just a little something to make me happy when I'm picking out onions for dinner.


  1. While I'm not a big fan of the taste of radishes, it looks darling hanging up in your kitchen! And I never knew there were so many radish print fabrics out there! Next time I'm on the hunt for one I know where to look!

    Navy blue is totally my signature color for spring/summer 2010.

    And your little boy is super cute chewing on his blankey!

  2. I'm impressed with your freehanding. When I try it, the results are not always good.

  3. I've been in a funk, too. Maybe it has to do with the rainy days, maybe just tired from moving. I'll come back, though. lol

    Love this! That radish silhouette is SUCH a cute idea. :-)

  4. That picture of SoJo is just gorgeous. He pops in all that rich brown fabric! Love your radish obsession, too. I think an a-line mini out of that fabric would be super cute.

  5. We went to my husband's favorite restaurant the other night and ordered an appetizer that came with a small side of salsa. I loved it, ate it all, and asked for more! I finally asked what was in it and the waitress smiled and said radishes. It was the best salsa ever.


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