Thursday, June 18, 2009

Work in progress

I accepted a custom order on etsy. A deer mask copy from the video "get better" by Mates of State. I finished the pattern today. I made a head from cardboard and tape, and pinned some fabric to it. We shall see.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Ella is learning to ride a bike. She has a lot of me in her though. She is afraid of everything. Pedaling is too hard.
I also found this picture. I cropped it down so you could see the punk face she is making.

I started potty training a couple of weeks ago. She is doing great, I guess all the waiting I did was good.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Something new

I added some blocks to my etsy store today. They feature the illustrations of Richard Scarry and Amy Butler. I have 10 sets of this "series" that have so-called careers on them. It is from a vintage book, so all of the job characters are very gender correct. My favorite careers are witch, indian, and tourist, so if you are buying these for your children they don't have to set their goals too high.

One of the the "careers" is mother. In a school performance all of my class got up and told the school and parents what they would be when they grow up. I picked this one. Not a very popular pick. It look me 20 years to figure out I could pick something else. I'm here anyway.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Custom order

I finally finished this awesome messenger bag. I loved it so much, that I am working on three smaller versions.
I was inspired by Wonder Woman's costume. The front flap is the torso. The strap is the arms (including arm band and bullet ricochet detail). The inside front pockets are modeled after her boots. Seams are encased in WW's lasso of truth. The best detail is the applique of WW herself. I wanted her to be my own desogn, but still the same iconic WonderWoman.
This was a huge undertaking, and will for sure be the only one of it's kind. The 3 I am working on now are note book sized and will not include zippers, The awesome wonder woman applique, or the bullet appliques on the strap.