Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Work In Progress- Gatsby Inspired Wedding Topper

I haven't updated in a while but this has been what I call "Family Month" and do you know what happens during family month? Touring the city during record high temperatures, working your regular job and occasionally having enough time to clean up after the mess your cat made (just an hour ago I found out an "earthquake" happened in one of my terrariums). Sigh.

I did get some sewing done though- the P&P topper is complete, pictures to come soon once I'm ready to list.

And I've been working on cake topper 2- Great Gatsby inspired.
Both of these birds were potential P&P male mates but they didn't work out .
They happened to fit well together. If you're lucky, it happens irl too.



The basic base of this is done but it's going to get more leaves, a lining for the inside base, maybe a ribbon around the lace and of course, the couple.

But I do like this tree by itself- Weeping Willows are among my favorite. Maybe this is (another) separate project I can add to the list/ massive pile.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Giraffes

For a while about a year ago, there was a string of flannel giraffes.



It all started with this one:
And then I got a request for another,
And another (the medium-sized one),

I have currently in my shop as well:



And that small one, well if you like it, keep your eyes peeled.
I may make part of a promotional contest later.

Friday, July 2, 2010

For July 1: Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little Bunny Foo Foo is one of those nursery rhymes that will pop into my head every so often, even now and stay there for days. Something about the bizarre, seemingly unmotivated violence always struck me as sadomasochistic. I've done a few drawings of what I imagine to be Bunny Foo Foo, already a goonish character, masked and dirty; strange and familiar. I made a couple of these drawings into books.


This one masked, playful with innocent eyes and a clean face.

And here, unmasked and beady-eyed, oldish, skull-like and knowing of it's actions.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's been a long day


founded on a night of weak sleep, taken into the city and then dragged through a night shift.
So, just a little thing to count for June 30 before I go to bed:

The Valentine Doe- made in Feb of 2008. Sold on etsy.