I must admit I had never heard of Carson Ellis before I bought the oh so cute Sublime Stitching Pattern designed by her. I love the Russian Bird design and the shirt I embroidered it on is one of my favourites. Anyway I found out that Carson does lots of illustrations for the Decemberists (her husbands band, I like their music, bought the cd) and on Flickr I found this lovely work of art ( the bear picture) which I adore.
So when I received my copy of The mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart the other day I was happy to learn that the book was illustrated (not the cover I just realised just the book itself) by Carson too, so Carson is all over the house now! Looking forward to reading that book by the way, even though I'm pretty sure it's not written (only) for grown ups. :)
O.k. a totally unrelated afterthought: I came across this story on Craftfail (yep a website for all your failed attempts at crafting)yesterday and I laughed until I cried, it was so funny! Maybe it will make you smile too.