Monday, November 22, 2010

wists 2

Monday, November 8, 2010


The National Youth Film Festival that I help to produce at work premiers on Sat....

I'm also getting the old Etsy ready for the winter holiday season with new original work and for the first time ever....Prints!

Also after living here for 6 months the boy and I are finally finishing up the unpacking....

Monday, October 11, 2010

3 hour Squid Bag

So, I wanted on of these Japanese Import bags but they where no longer available online so I decided to make my own.

I have this really nicely colored lime green soft Corduroy that I had used for purses before, I had planned on making the whole thing out of it (except for the lining of course). But the material didn't like being made into the small thin tentacles (it tends to frey and come apart). So I made the face, tentacles, and eyes out of felt. It only took me 3 hrs to make this from start to finish.
This is a in progress shot before I added the straps and the contrast stitching on the face piece.

The finished bag, better light version coming soon.

This is the bag with my wallet, it's designed to carry that, my camera, my phone and my keys.

This is the first finished Item in my Halloween costume.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Last Bominwealth Display...finally

my delicate cut paper @ the street art show....similar family (cut outs & stencils) lot of fun

Gorillaz last night!!!

De la soul... always the best part.
the Second best part? the animated children's choir.... and after that the other guest stars all fight for third....

Sunday, October 3, 2010

embroidery ... now what?

My first embroidery project for public consumption...made over the hot August nights of sweat and Family Guy don't really know where to go form here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More books

Wonderful sad and beautifully written gives you a very realistic glimpse into the mind of a teenage girl.
Fun projects beautiful photos.
Amazing book brings you all the way from Aristotle to Darwin and Killer Robots.
May need to buy this one, lots of practical advice on taxes, websites and how to get unstuck...Also full of personality and a genuinely fun read.
Also on the to buy list...finally a book to get my boyfriend interested in my work (he makes guitar amps). Can't wait to learn how to solder and teach him to sew!

books I've Read latley

Really really good...actually stayed up until 5am reading this one. Character really sucks you in and can't wait to see what she dose with this well developed world.
Took me a while to get into it, but couldn't put it down by the end.
Sweet, fun, light, read. Will defiantly look out for sequels.
Thought provoking, well thought out.
a must buy! Makes my fingers itch to get started.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dr Sketchy Study "Twins"

The original from a Dr Sketchy's Circus event this winter, The theme was the Circus and these where the Siamese twins.

Here is the Pencil drawn with the ink outlines.

And Finally the finished version with colored with Bic Markers.