December 18, 2010

aggravating website issues

I'm having some domain name issues with my site. For the time being, please click here to see my portfolio.

November 30, 2010

Tomby in the New Yorker

I illustrated the Shouts and Murmurs article, "Community Service," by Allison Silverman in this week's New Yorker!
Check out the article here. It's a good one– particularly if you're a Brooklynite.

Here's an earlier version of the illustration before a dimension change!

Thanks again, Nick and Jordan!

November 14, 2010

Recent Published Illos

Scissor Sisters for the New Yorker, Earth Sandwich for Meatpaper Magazine, and Eating Local for The New York Times Op-Ed.
Scissor Sisters and Eating Local were done under my alias 'Tomby.' You can see more of this illustration style here.

October 26, 2010

Ilana Kohn

Here are just a few of the AMAZING dresses Ilana has made that I've either bought or been graciously gifted! Take a look at her current line here (also here) and keep it bookmarked– she may make something special for the holidays!

–– Sorry to have so many photos of myself, but it's been impossible for me to photograph now that daylight is so scarce.

September 4, 2010

So much has happened since my last post!
Jashar and I are now officially husband and wife! The wedding, which was over a month ago now (!) was perfect! We had such a great time. It was super laid back. Just family and friends celebrating at my childhood home in Ohio!

Here are some more amazing photos of the day!
(thanks, Jed and Ilana for the flickr album)

July 12, 2010

The first two of many…

Ilana and I have been getting together to tie dye nearly every week after being introduced to the Dharma Trading dyes. It's amazingly addictive. We've hardly had any time to make anything out of our fabric yet (and I imagine they'll be difficult to slice into) but I wanted to share the finished fabrics with you!

Our significant others got tie dyed tighty-whiteys out of the deal- unfortunately (or fortunately- what ever your taste may be) all the ones I made ended up looking like Zubaz.

p.s. I'm touched that my family name gets to grace this awesome dress! A million thanks to the designer!

July 1, 2010

Only 16 days til I marry my best friend!

A couple of Liberty of London ties for Jashar (who has to wear them daily now!)
Ilana directed me to the pattern on The Purl Bee. It was pretty wide- as you can see in the first tie, but it's easily enough to alter. William Morris' strawberry thief is my favorite Liberty print, but I'm delighted with the look of the other William Morris print too.

–Here's a bow tie pattern from BurdaStyle for those of you who swing that way.

June 18, 2010

Some images from my DC visit...

I've been meaning to post these for some time.
We visited so many beautiful spots and amazing museums!

June 10, 2010

Quilted pillows & the Renegade Craft fair

I have officially finished my first quilting project. I can't wait to make a couple more for myself! This one will be a surprise gift for a friend.
My favorite booth (Enhabiten/Forestbound) at the Renegade Craft Fair last weekend had some really amazing quilted pillows also. It's so strange how tastes change. Quilting wasn't even on my radar handful of years ago- but now it looks absolutely perfect to me.

...also, a cake face.

May 29, 2010

Ilana Kohn SU10

Has everyone seen Ilana Kohn's brand new line? Beautiful! Everything is impeccably sewn and the fabrics are perfect for summer. I can't wait for them to go on sale. I'll be getting the striped dress! See the rest of her collection on her site here!

May 18, 2010

courthouse steps

I got the urge to stitch together a strip of my quilt the other day– I wasn't sure about the color palette of the blocks, but it looks pretty great put together! It's exciting to see the diamond shapes come out after looking at it in block form for so long. Many, many more blocks to go...

May 17, 2010

raglan sleeves

Here are a few new pieces I whipped together in the past couple of weeks. The ikat dress is my first attempt at a raglan sleeve. It still has a few neckline-related kinks to be worked out but I'm really happy with the shirt.

Also- exciting stuff happening over at ByIlana.