Sea Fever

How to translate a feeling into color? Well, here was the feeling:

Sea Fever

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;

And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,

And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.


I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide

Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;

And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,

And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.


I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,

To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

–John Masefield 
I tried to translate this into color for a new set of table linens at Burro Inteligente.


Boring picture, really important step.

I do a lot of ironing for Burro Inteligente products. It’s boring, but I can usually multitask it with sewing. Ironing helps me get my seams very precise, and it also heat-sets any ink. Since almost all of my products use text, I need to make sure the ink will not wash off when the product is washed. Heat-setting helps lock in the words.


Small and skinny ribbon bookmark

Such a gorgeous little bookmark. 

 This  absolutely beautiful golden ribbon just pops on this chocolate linen, don’t you think?  

Like my other recent bookmarks, it’s tucked inside a handcrafted vellum envelope for shipping. 

Unlike my other recent bookmarks, it doesn’t have any snarky words or phrases on it. Just lovely ribbon and lovely linen. Available now at Burro Inteligente.