Sometimes I find crafty inspiration in the most unexpected places. While watching The Colbert Report last night, my ears perked up when I heard Steven Colbert note that his musical guest, Lisa Hannigan, had stitched all the art for her CD cover and liner notes for the album Sea Sew. I was instantly intrigued and delighted to realize that not only did her cover art seem cool, but she also makes beautiful music. As I hopped on to her Web site to learn more, I was overwhelmed with excitement to see that all the design elements of the site appear to be hand-stitched. Her song listing is delicately embroidered and even has the needle still tucked in the fabric. I impulsively purchased her album (Colbert may be right about his “Colbert Bump”) through iTunes, and am now smacking my head … of course! It doesn’t have the digital liner notes, so I can’t explore her stitching further. Still, though, I’m enjoying her music and I’m looking forward to learning more about her apparent crafty side.

  • KJ

    I love Lisa Hannigan’s music! Check out her music videos on youtube for more crafty goodness!

  • Nikki

    I saw Lisa Hanniga open for Jason Mraz over Thanksgiving and she’s even better live. And I freaked out when I saw her cover, too!

  • Andrea

    How creative and a good way to save money, less funds spent on graphic designers.

  • no name bozo

    Rachel & KJ, thanks for exposing the rest of us to Lisa’s work. I’ll be checking her out on YouTube.

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