Almost a year ago I made my first burlap item – a Beach Pillow for our caravan at the beach. I loved the material so much that I have been making a lot of burlap items ever since; they have become an important part of my shop. The most popular burlap item (and the best-selling item in the shop) is this pencil roll. It was on Etsy’s front page twice and it was also featured on the Illustration Friday blog. Very exciting!
On my birthday in September my darling hubby gave me a smartphone, and I decided to make a burlap phone case for it. This is how it turned out:
Not too bad, but I think the design needs some tweaking…
With the leftover bits I made an ATC/ACEO:
(what is an ATC/ACEO, I hear you ask? ATC stands for Artist Trading Card – a small (2.5 x 3.5 inch) art card that is traded between artists. As an art quilter I have made and traded many – see here. If you sell these cards they are called ACEO – Art Card Editions and Originals. I sell Dutch Houses ACEO in my shop and am always happy to trade!)