Friday, August 28, 2009
If you are unfamiliar with either Parasols they are created by Yasmine Surovec of A Print a Day.
I just got done downloading and electronically flipping through the pages of Parasol Craft. This baby is 111 pages of inspiration. There are several interviews and plenty of pictures. The format is easy to read on a screen which is a big plus. But what's my favorite part you ask? The freaking Snow White and Red Rose dolls that you can make! The mag has plenty of other printable/usable goodies that make the $2.50 price beyond worth it. If you haven't bought it you should! I can't wait to spend the rest of my evening fully reading each page and maybe this weekend I will make the dollies for fun!
P.S. Thanks to everyone who sent prayers/thoughts/good vibes to my little furbaby Maisy. I am happy to report she is recovering from her Salmon Poisoning well. I was a little worried there for a bit when she wasn't moving and peeing herself. The pup is now back to following me around and getting in my way. Yay!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Also in exciting Plushteam news I received my official Plushteam aluminum liquid holder today. Yay! No more glasses of water on the nightstand covered with toilet paper to keep the dog hair out in the night. (I am neurotic and can't go to bed without a glass of water...even if I am not thirsty and don't drink it...you never know I might need it if aliens attack). Will have to take this bottle out in public some though otherwise what is the purpose of it's awesome advertising abilities??
Do you see the nasty headband holding the TP down? Otherwise the fan will blow it off duh...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tell us a little about the Town you live in... have you always lived there?
I’m Belgian and I grew up in the suburbs of Brussels, but last year I moved live to a tiny yet crazily picturesque village tucked away in the Northern Italian Hills. (I moved there for love of course…) Now, when I say ‘Tiny’, I really mean Tiny. We’re about 200 inhabitants, so everybody knows everybody and that makes our village a cute little Island, surrounded by an ocean of vineyards on one side, and forest on the other.
I think I died a little more. *Sigh* You can find her shop on Etsy.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I will follow you everywhere including the bathroom...
When you sit down I will sit on your lap....
When you go to bed I will crawl under the covers....
When you ignore me I will bark in your face...
When you work I will lay at your feet...
When you cry I will lick your face...
When you leave I want to come with...
I love you most of all....
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Today I was able to make the progress below... This design/execution has been one of the most frustrating projects I think I have ever started. It has probably been around 6 months that I have been working on it on and off. I think I am in the home stretch now though. The body is made of very firm foam.
When I was a little kid I had an obsession with monsters... I had this notebook that I would draw all kinds of monsters in. The only running theme was they were every day objects as monsters. There were pencil monsters, chair monsters, rug monsters, etc. This is the first monster-object I have ever made in plush form. Aside from being very very frustrating I think I would like to make more in the future.
In case the pictures aren't very clear the dude is "playing" himself or his eyeballs to be technical. He only has one arm so far. The arms were what have been so frustrating. I think I have made three different sets out of several different fabrics. I finally purchased this grey fur last weekend while visting my pal in Portland...and I am finally satisfied with the outcome.
The turntables themselves were made and remade about the same amount of times I think. I couldn't get them right and I kept having to run to the store to get a new color since one was one color green and the other was a shade off.
What do you think?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
"Somebody likes to get your letters"
"and sometimes rainbows end in pots of gold"
"even though things sometimes do look dark"