Thursday, October 27, 2011

In the wake of the front

~the norther is finally blowing in today! Believe me after the summer we have had we deserve it!! I have been a ball of scribbles all month it seems but here are some things to share!!!
I made a set of woodland cards using some old worn children's book illustrations and fabric scraps... I love this paper it totally reminds of good times spent in the printmaking studio. Here is my tutorial outlining exactly how I make these sets of cards. Although I have taken to using heat and bond to initially attach the fabric to the paper...then I stitch
along with card making (which I had not done in way too long) I delved into a little jewelry construction this month when I made this charm necklace for a sweet girl of mine. The feather I found at her wedding which was held amongst the peacocks.....loverly

...these super fantastic earrings were gifted to me in a bag of trinkets...they just needed hooks. I luuuurve them for their nice substantial weight and the way the little poky things brush my shoulders! I think the are maybe carved horn?!

And a few of my fall fashion designs
~love this new shoulder shirt!! same shirt with fave new micro mini skirts ...puuurrrrfect over thick tights and leggings

~LOve this longish wool skirt ......It is made from vintage fabric that is AMAzing. It has an elastic waist and would look be perfect over a vintage silk slip and a sheer blouse. THe Tshirt is my boat neck altered just a bit at the neck for a more casual less shoulder bearing look!

~Making lots of new knits right now ....i love these tunics layered over just about everything; so comfy and sassy!

THis is my fall wrap. The first one of these I made was in the winter last year. a week before the endless summer started. So I am happy to be pulling this pattern out( although it is not a pattern really; tutorial to come). I gave one away on here last week in support of national spirit day

happy howlsweekend to you all!!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

wear purple! stop the bullying and win a fabulous neck wrap!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the white ninja

Burger decied he wanted to be a white Ninja this year;
~his inspiration.....

My inspiration.....This was the first fitting and slay test(notice the slain dragon in the lower left corner)
The finished costume is a surprise for his up coming birthday...if I can wait!! I designed the pattern myself ...basically I just used old PJ's of burger's as a pattern. I designed the tunic to be loose and created the applique template of the dragon from a slew of clip art inspiration. I kinda love him...the ninja(of course) and the dragon

We searched all the local Halloween joints for a white ninja, but to no avail. I did find several white Ninja costumes online however I was worried since I was ordering late the costume would not arrive in time for his birthday; which is when he usually starts his 2 week long Halloween celebration. Now mind you, this is really only the second time(first time flashback) I have been allowed to make Halloween costumes for him....and I am bursting over the results and his response!! Usually the boys enjoy getting store bought which is just fine with me ( sniff sniff)
~during the little fitting he turned to me in the most earnest way and said "i loooove it!" yeah that felt real good! I think with the addition dragon I will get a nice giant beaming smile!!!! and maybe the priviledge of making the next costume!

Monday, October 10, 2011

home-made trading cards

~ A few weeks back while helping a friend pack up her kids' room I stumbled across his homemade trading cards that were AWESOME! I loved everything about them from concept to completion.
Ironically, that same week burger was begging to go buy some new trading cards. I asked,"what kind?" he responded "baseball, no ...Bakugan, no ....monsters!" I said" monsters! those would be awesome,but I am not sure they make them".
I then explained about the friends cards and to as a lovely surprise he was super stoked. That day 2 weeks ago we bought some new skinny markers and a package of cards. We have since bought 2 more packages of cards! he cannot get enough. Everyday, several times a day, he sits and makes cards. he almost always works in series. Sometimes we join in(grackles) or he asks us to label them. However the last few days he has been labeling them himself. I am loving it. Here are a few of the first ones.

All you need
3x5 Note cards

~Dinosaur Cards
~Monster cards

~Shark Cards

Get Your Own Pet ; Cards

*PS the pictures up top are some new faves; The leviathan( we just bought mythic miniature toy creatures in a tube) ...the cheetah chasing the gazelle is the 4Th or 5Th rendering of this concept...this morning he pronounced this was his best cheetah yet!

The Grackle; on paper and fabric