The delightful Melody Miller again had my favorite booth at Quilt Market. Here she is with her husband, Greg.
In addition to her new fabric designs for Kokka, she featured her new book,Ruby Star Wrappings which she co authored with Allison Tannery.
There were projects from the book and vintage goodies sprinkled all around the booth.
Ruby Star Wrapping is all about how to creatively, and beautifully, wrap gifts in a sustainable, eco friendly way. The book covers all sizes, shapes, and types of gifts. The projects are presented as little recipes that can be made to fit any gift. The directions are minimal and leave the details to your own imagination. That's just what you need when you are using found, saved, and thrifted materials for your wrappings. All of the projects are made with recycled materials and can be used again. You can read what Melody has to say about the book here.
The beautiful photographs in the book were taken by Melody's husband Greg. Allison's husband, Blake, was the art director. It is a wonderful collaborative project.
I sat down with the book last night and ended up reading it cover to cover - from the dedication all the way through to the end. Ok, so I didn't read all of the directions but I thoroughly enjoyed Allison's introduction to each project.
Miss P likes it too. She has looked through it and marked her favorite pages. It inspired her to make a few felted balls from some wool yarn and dig through the button bin this afternoon.