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.