I love Creativebug.com. I learn so much watching their craft videos. This summer i watched several videos presented by Jody Alexander on binding books with Japanese bindings (shown above) and books sewn with Coptic bindings (below). She made this totally doable and lots of fun! I didn't have all the book binding supplies initially but my sewing drawer and tool box had usable alternatives!
The Coptic binding looks like a braid on the spine of the book. My first attempt was rather lumpy but subsequent books have been looking better.
I also did a bit of fussy cutting for some doll jammies made with organic cotton knit printed with my Spoonflower design, "Springer Spaniel with Flowers." I didn't take a photo of the back of the PJ top but there is a Springer on each side of the back. That's Tipper posing with Penny a Bamboletta doll. If you look closely you'll see that the doll has freckles just like the dogs!
The "Bears in the Meadow" quilt top is finished. It's too large to hang on my fence clothes line so here is a peak of the quilt folded and laid on the deck railing. It wasn't my plan to make a low volume quilt but that's how it's turned out!
I'm really looking forward to having this quilt finished so I can use it!