Sunday, March 29, 2009

more of the same

one of these things is not like the others...

pho pho pho
then the finishing touches of a tootsie monster

and then theres this

perhaps cannibalistic

Saturday, March 28, 2009

^these are part of a special order and will only be available at a special place

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

making a tootsie monster is difficult.

in the meantime, i got this done this morning:

i've been knocking cake topper ideas around in my skull ever since my wedding, i wanted to make some but didn't know what i wanted to do or how to go about it without stepping on toes of artists i admire already doing it. i wanted to make them really in my own style and voice.

and, i wanted to make something that was multi-purpose. the recent evolution of my ideas and work brought me to this thing.


sometimes i get an idea, and i wish i had a pocket-sized Billy Mays that could jump up and down on my desk and get excited for me... "IT'S A CAKE TOPPER, THEN BAM! IT'S SOFT SCULPTURE! BUT WAIT ---THERE'S MORE!!--- HANG IT ON THE WALL, AND YOU'VE GOT A JEWELRY DISPLAY!".

i luv billy mays and i dont know why.

the jewelry i've got on that thing (the earrings and necklace anyway) is from one of my super favorite shops, Ami Nyitray Designs. if i had bread to burn you'd bet i'd be burning it there... (hint hint...)

ok i gotta go make taco bowls. nom.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love"

(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)

alright seriously enough of this crap
i am going to go make something with teeth
that will eat your toes off when you dangle your feet off your bed

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sepia Amigurumi Monster Cat Cow Thing I Made

10 inches high, 21 inches long with tail. he's a biggie.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

i got pretty dang close to finishing this one today...
but the guiness...
it calls to me.....

Monday, March 16, 2009

somewhere in the back of my head, i've got this story lodged, i don't know where i heard it. probably one of these stitched-up monsters i spend all my time with told me. but i know somewhere, there is a hill that in the middle of the night, hitches up its peat and scuttles about the countryside on little skinny legs. this causes great agitation to local cartographers, travelers, and especially the little herder that lives on this hill.

which also makes me think of a pretty hilarious story about this lass named Kelly, who one day on a back road somewhere in ireland, ran screaming down a hill similar to this one, kicking up peat, as she chased a poor flock with her cries of "Here SHEEPY SHEEPY SHEEPY!". good times.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

sweet tweets

^what i'm working on today

also, 2 amigurumi on the hooks, and some scary scary stuff coming soon

happy sunny spring sunday

Friday, March 13, 2009

One day you and me will be old and our bones will be brittle like birds, we'll be old birds, we'll have to live in the trees, we'll live in treehouses.

oh and this

and, Eggplants are now available in the shop as a limited edition item. there's 5 left.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a nice big rack full of thread, and i still keep my desk like this. i'm a mess.

in between chicken shacks, 5am, 11:30pm, part-time-desk-gig, shots of absinthe, bleeding fingers, swiss men, and sleeping, i am still working on the Old Gods series of 'amigurumi'. this is one of the 3 Heralds. He's the smallest. He's almost done.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

these are actually portraits of 2 friends of mine. i have weird friends.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This little guy is done, and flying off to Belgium today (custom order).

He is melancholy.

And now, embroidery.