Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ugh, why is everything I try to photograph come out wonky!?! I swear, this is not as warped as it looks. or blue. or crooked. ahhhh

Anyway, this is the beginning and center of my Portland(ia) tea towel. It'll combine elements of the show Portlandia and my own favorite iconic things about Portland. This center part is a giant pigeon sitting on the Steel Bridge, with "put a bird on it", a line from the show(it's art!). I love the pigeons that hang out on Pioneer Square, and the I used to have to ride over the Steel Bridge for the first few months I was lived there to get to work.

Next up, is going to be this in all four corners:

I have it printed on already (though one came out crooked, so I may try bleaching and reprinting it. Or I may just leave it.) I'll add the backstory when I post the finished product's entry

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Better pictures of those pockets! (although you can really see all my mistakes!)

Monday, April 4, 2011


Flapper lady from Sublime Stitching's pattern

"Yachting with T-Pain"

The Lonely Island + vintage sailor patterns = shit no one understands!!

"I <3 Manatees"
This was a tote bag I made for the I heart Manatees swap on Craftster. It was before I had a transfer pen, and I had to take the whole damn canvas bag apart and tape it to the window to transfer my images.

Never again.

"Smokey Say"

I made this for my dad a few years back (2007?) for his birthday. My grandpa worked for the Forest Service for years and years and Smokey has always been an enigma in my family. On a related note, the current fire safety campaign is terrifying. It's like super aggro Smokey with the phrase GET YOUR SMOKEY ON.

Eek, do not want.

This image was taken from a coloring page via the USForest Service's kids web page.

Friday, April 1, 2011

18th century pockets made for a Halloween costume. Definitely not accurate, though the patterns came from an 1890s catalogue. I wish I had better pictures! I should dig these out and re-photograph them.