Friday, September 25, 2009

watercolor and I HATE MY SCANNER (thats GREEN grass ) and well. pen and watercolor, the Lion and the Unicorn.

From the Macy's collection recently dropped off on my doorstep and i have to ask, WHAT HAPPENED TO FASHION!? ugh! Its in my personal opinion that the ideas and designs put out in the last year or so are FUGLY. The women's clothing looks like something threw up aaall over it. Snake skin prints usually belong in the biker-chick, working on the streets category. Just my own perception, beg pardon if you're a fan. Paisley prints belong in the 60's, WHY are they bringing back fugly patterns from the 60's and 70's?! (also notice the men's section has nary a puke-colored pattern in sight; its all nuetral sailing for them) BLEH, this is why I stay out of department stores; fashion nowadays is horrendeous.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mmmkay, one more and I'm done for the day. What I like about living near the University/Downtown is all the random art-ness you find on the streets.

Its....supposed to be a rabbit but the ears aren't so rabbit-ish.

Owl and the Pussycat variations. I don't know how many of the guitar ones I want to make; it was a pain to handstitch all of that.

Ta-da; tote with zodiac ram. i think i'll make some more, they are pretty cute.

Soot ball! From Spirited Away. actually really easy to make. all you need is black fur fabric, pipe cleaners and felt.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In anticipation for halloween; sketches from Martha Stewart. hurk, yes my mother gets the magazine.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My happy find for the weekend; zodiac felt patterns dated 1969. Actually i found a whole bunch of awesome patterns from the 60's adn 70's that i'm looking forward to trying out including a bridesmaid dress from 1974. I figured these would be excellent items to be sold on Etsy. See, i already tried one:

It was surprisingly easy, the only time consuming part is stitching each piece on. the pattern recommends using fabric glue but i think stiching it would last longer and keep it from eventually peeling off. This will eventually be a tote bag, once i iron it and get it sewn up. Will post more later.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I love kitsch; i have something similar in my bathroom (mermaids). they are so cute but also so very expensive, surprisingly. i found these pictures on Ebay and they were upwards towards the 60 -200 dollar range. i guess i should really REALLY thank my grandparents.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Nostalgia. sort of. i found old sketches from about four years ago. wow, i really like drawing girls (they're just cuter, that's all)