Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Artist Spotlight Julie West


Sigh. Why do I always come late to the party? I adore Julie West's style. I love bright colors and super cute things and this fits the bill pretty well. I actually own one awesome vinyl toy from Julie West and wish I could afford to buy some of her wonderful art. So instead I will have to be happy with staring at photos.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Custom Plush


The doll pictured here is Reaver from Fable 3. There are a handful of characters I would love to make in the future but I need a break! Putting him together took an incredible amount of time- I had to make all of his clothing pieces by hand, measure and remeasure so that it fit then make his hat out of cardboard (which included measuring, glueing and sewing). He does make a fun plush doll though.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Steampunk-ish Photos


Finally (FINALLY) the weather has been good enough to take outdoor photos. There are definite things I want to add (need to add!) to make it more steampunk-ish but it's getting there.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

San Francisco Trip


Guess where I went last Thursday? As if the fantastic back view of my head wasn't clue enough I got to spend the day in San Francisco (between rainy days). All we had time for was a trip to Japan Town but I bought fun things (bentos! bentos for dollars!) and ate wonderful food. Am thinking sometime in the future I will be taking a book arts class down there. All I need now is a lot of money.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Steam Jewelry


I made the mistake of going to Michaels the other day and came across another new brand of steampunk inspired bits n' pieces. So of course I had to buy some. The locket you see here is what I bought and I added bits and pieces of things I had sitting around and have collected for the last few years. I did take a little artistic liberty with the locket; originally it had a blue rhinestone on the propellor but I wanted a tiny gear instead and had the parts to do it. I bought a couple of other pieces and those will be used for the outfit I'm sewing. I should also add that the wonderful bit of watch pieces on the inside of the locket is also something I added - it is NOT included!