Friday, May 29, 2009

oh, the internets.
i want to unplug you now but i have 2 commissions to complete, a website to finish before my magazine article comes out, a travel blog to fix before i leave.

in one week i'll be somewhere around..


...where i will rest my brain and sew nothing and think a lot about painting and hopefully draw a shit ton

also we had a picnic again today

you've got to have picnics.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

for me these fortune cookie embroideries are somewhere between: reactionary joke against the perpetuation of bullshit aesthetics and general crap, and, just something i think is funny and a good idea and enjoy making.

i amuse only myself, i suppose. probably bad for business...

(i do like these though and hope someone else does too...)

this catcow is almost done

i've been really itching to use this great colorway yarn i got - the one up front there - it's from uruguay and it smells amazing and its soft and the colors are amazing. i dont like making whole ami's out of colorway yarn - but for horns and details it's perfect.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

studio monster

most everything i make spends its 'at home' time living in a plastic bag in a box under my desk... away from dust and coffee and paint.
(also in picture - comic from larrybear and drinking glass from YAVAglass)

studio monsters are, however, completely free range.
(also in picture - print from stellarbaby)

they pretty much go wherever they want

please get it out of my house

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Undine in the Water

the claws go through the bottom (but are fixed in, they dont come out)

In the shop today

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

organization is for suckers.

(in busy studio pictures like this i always have to look through them closely to make sure there's no taco chips or cookie crumbs mixed in with my stuff)

fortune cookie embroidery cracks me up.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

so, a customer who liked this guy:

commissioned this as a gift for her husband for their 1-year anniversary:

the female monster has a hat because my customer is a millner! she makes pretty aweseome caps, which can be found in her Etsy Shop

im pretty happy with how the two similar yet unique patterns / body shapes turned out

i feel in love with this little blue guy and did not want to mail him away

my brain drew a complete blank on how to make a hat. but again, im happy with what my fingers came up with.

initial sketches


still missing some body parts, but already happy

i miss them already

Thursday, May 14, 2009

quick shop announcement

just sayin'
custom orders placed after may 15 won't ship until july 1.

i'm going on vacation, yo. (i'm bringing the yarn with me, mind, i just wont be mailin' it)


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

fortune cookie embroidery series starts now!

i'm sick of looking at tattered little fortunes stuck to the fridge and pinned to my walls and poking out of my wallet. i'm dressing them up and taking them out.

(raaaa the back has a goat on it!! love love)

Friday, May 8, 2009

hey kids

you can enter to win 2 of my little felt birds over at Etsy Stalker. all you have to do is make a comment on their blog (see link ^) saying what "your favorite item from my shop is", and that enters you in the drawing.

these are the birds you can win:

the farmstand in town finally opened and has the best strawberries in the world. this is pretty much all i eat for the month of may.

this is probably one of my favorite photos i've taken in a while...

some days, like yesterday, the mail is just way better than any other day.

so yesterday i sat around and ate strawberries and watched amelie and flipped through some of the best little comics you can get and looked at my happy new prints and basically enjoyed myself a lot.

happy summer friday!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

well, this was going to be a treehouse, but then i got this far and liked it just the way it was. So, ta-da. Little house. One thing i'll never get sick of with making things is the fact that i can do whatever the heck i want. so there. i do still wanna make a treehouse soon... magnolias.

anyway you can totally buy it.

in other news, we're about 2 hours away from spring strawberries. i'm going to show up at the farmstand right when they open, with a fist-full of cash. it is completely gorgeous outside. i win.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

tootsie meets the gang
(i think the baba yaga houses are plotting something)

tonight im finishing a new tree house and drinking negra modelo

i like when they are just little piles of bits and things
its raining a little
lots of sketching, happy commissions im working on but wont show you until june, they're good
busy as bumblebees
one month i'll be on the other side of the ocean