Welcome to the first in a series of Contributor Spotlights! We wanted to introduce you to several of our fabulous designers and artists who will have work featured in our upcoming issue, because without their timely help, we could not have pulled this off. First up is the lovely Vanessa Christenson, the beautiful brains behind the V and Co. blog and pattern line. She allowed us to reprint her fun and easy jersey shag pillow tutorial, as seen below.
Vanessa’s light and bright blog has long been a personal favorite of mine – tons of tutorials for crafting, sewing, quilting and more, all photographed beautifully. She also sponsors gobs of giveaways; who doesn’t love that?
Vanessa has a new book coming out in January 2012, Make it Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture. In it, you’ll find handbags, quilts, decorating accents, pillows, no-sew projects, wearables, little girls clothing and more; it sounds beautiful, and if it’s any reflection of her blog, I already know I must own a copy for myself. You can preorder a signed copy on her website right here. Best of luck, Vanessa!
Keep an eye out for Vanessa’s fab pillow tutorial in our premier issue, which you can preorder right here or find on newsstands nationwide in book, hobby and craft stores starting October 18th. Stay tuned for our next Contributor Spotlight for a sneak peek at another one of our amazing designers!