Friday, October 15, 2010

Simple Dismemberment Plan Potholders

Another one for the "potholder series," if you will. These Dismemberment Plan tribute potholders were designed for this amazing girl who regularly opens my eyes to new music, so I thought what better way to celebrate her birthday than to pay homage to one of her established music loves?

Photo credit: T. Tough

Actual album art:

Click the potholders tag to see the others!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank You/Autumn Card

Last October, this musician did an amazing favor for me, and I couldn't help but remember and still be grateful this October. I decided to make a second thank you note, and this is what I came up with:

I seriously love the fall.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Florida Invaders

Floridians see Florida differently than other people do.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The creepiest thing I have ever made

Brian Simpson doll. (Is that redundant?)

The man himself:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Custom Bridesmaid Dainties

I probably shouldn't be blogging about any of this . . . .

Bridal dainty detail:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Knitted Beer Coozie

I've never been one to use a beer coozie ever, but I needed to make a quick thank you present for a friend, and he loves beer, so I thought, why not knit him a coozie. I did it with variegated yarn and personalized it with felt and embroidery thread (my go-tos).

Friday, July 16, 2010

Scream! Emoticon Pillow

Because life really is that exciting when you hang with KG.
Happy Birthday, girl!
(Blue knit pillowcase with neon/glow-in the dark emoticon embellishment.)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monitor Lizard (aka dragon)

I'm working on a piece of art to trade with a talented lady, and this is the main detail. He's a monitor lizard, originally all the way from the Nile River, who now lives in Florida, just like me. He's 17 inches long and 5 inches tall. I created him using felt and embroidery thread.

I used this photograph, which I found on the USGS page of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species, as my model. Isn't he just as handsome in real life?

Because he's so long and the Internet isn't, I figured some people might want to see close-ups to check out the detailing (mainly me). Here's his head:

His middle:

And his tail:

I'll post the full project when it's done! Hopefully in the next week!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Culture Vulture Book Jacket

Culture vulture: A person with a predatory interest in the arts.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dancing Buns

Kris got a hole in her shirt, which is the worst! But we fixed it up with a couple of dancing bunnies.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Abbey Road Potholder

I got new batteries, so, yay, for more detailed images! This was more fun than I expected, but I still would've liked to have done more with it.

(Just in case you are somehow unfamiliar with The Beatles' album Abbey Road...)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Slanted and Enchanted Potholder, take 2

How could I deny enjoying the process of duplicating this potholder based on the album art of the Pavement record, Slanted and Enchanted for ThrillerMag's "What Is Indie?" issue?

I tightened it up a little bit, making the area the art covered take up most of the potholder, which I think is an improvement. I also went with white for the border and left out the yellow entirely, which may or may not have been the best take on it, depending on what attracts you most about the busy album cover.

Here's a closeup:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Unicorn Pillow

I stitched a unicorn onto blue fabric, then stuffed it with filling for 10 billion hours. Here it is in all its glory. After finishing, I realized I didn't give the unicorn a horn. Is a unicorn a unicorn without a horn? Maybe I should call it Rainbow Pony Pillow. Either way, Travis is stuck with it.

I also made new pillows for my bed. They only get to be in the background, though, because the unicorn pillow is too special to not be front and center in every pillow picture from now til the rest of eternity.