Thursday, May 31, 2007
Last night I pulled out some fabrics and reorganized them. I love doing that because I get to rediscover everything I forgot I had stashed away. Imagine the possibilities- summer dresses, purses galore, clothing additions, silkscreens, more cards... So exiting. I am so inspired now! With the debut of my vintage fabric recycled cards I would like to offer to mail one to the first person that comments-- just say hello, and then I will get your address via email. Also let me know if you have any favorites- colors, animals, shapes, and I will make one especially for you.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I finished with my 'Journey' themed art swap that I signed up on through the Free People blog. Very fun! My partner sent me a collaged journal, using scraps of what it looks like she gatehred on some of her travels. I created a souvenier from my imaginary trip to Africa. This guy was made from recycled fabric, and all hand stitched. I also made her a card (tucked in the sewn brown envelope) . It was so much fun, and I was so exited to both receive and send something out. If anyone would like to do a private art swap with me bring it on! We could come up with our own theme and then send each other projects. Ohhh, OR we could have a monthly thing, where we make and send something every month. That might be ambitious, but if anyone is into it let me know email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Lately instead of blogging I've been eating Japanese candy! The wrappers are so cool! Especially the White Rabbit. And there are flavors like Gummi Kiwi- yum! I promise to put down the candy and get to work though.
I signed up for the Free People Clothing art exchange. The theme is 'Journey'- which could mean a lot of different things- so it's going to be interesting. For more information click HERE. I am so looking forward to both sending and receiving my project! I'm not going to post any progress or ideas related to it until it is absolutely finished just to save the surprise for my partner.
I'm still stiching little animals into the wee hours of the night too. Now I have a panda bear (2 actually, I gave one to my daughter!), and I almost have a giraffe- one more late night should do the job!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
This is my latest addition to my Etsy shop. The images were hand silkscreened, and then hand stitched on. The heart is hand stitched as well. To buy it click here
It is a limited edition, so get it quick! Other sizes can be ordered (I have everything printed, I just need to stitch it onto a shirt)- email me if you would like one! firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 5, 2007
My latest creative endeavers have been taken over by these little creatures. They are tiny tiny! Maybe 4 inches? I can't stop making them. They are made with recycled fabric (of course!). The elephant was made from some felt that was left in the [clean] trash in the new place I moved into, and the monkey was made from a velvety purple jacket and leather left over from a coat my dad had back in the 70's. I think next I'll make a giraffe. Or a camel. Or a bear. Oh my!
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Finally- silk screening is a success! All of these skulls will be stitched onto T-shirts to produce a very limited quantity. I'll be selling them on Etsy as they are finished. Feel free to order a custom one as well (which will guarantee you get one before they sell out!). There are going to be some other things added to the shirts as well, but I don't want to give it away. I'll probably do 5 plain old skulls, and then some with sayings... We'll see. Sometimes my creativity surprises even me at times!
Silk screening ended up working for me via the "cheap method". I stretched nylon on a crochet loop and then created my image on that. I found this way by googling "cheap silk screening" -- click here to follow the link. I don't know how Craftgrrl thought of this process; I think must have taken a huge amount of genius to come up! It worked better for me than buying all of the expensive fancy stuff. And they all lived happily ever after!