I haven't been around as much as I'd like this term because I'm currently trying to figure out my work/life balance, I will go back sometime soon and look at everything people have posted. In the mean time I have some homework to drop off before I rush back to my undercover work at a muggle fabric shop.
Project: Troll kids craft example.
It's not everyday that I get to get paid for coloring but on the day I made this I got to lead a free paper craft event for kids at my work. I had to make an example of each of the crafts and then lead the kids in the one they chose as they walked up. This fits the class because sharing creativity with others gives me fire. Whether it's sitting in a group and crafting together, teaching, exhibiting, or performing, it's what I live for!
It's a peeking troll desk buddy.
Class: care of magical creatures
Project: little halloween coloring books for trickortreaters
This project fits the class because increasingly the arts are being cut from children's school days and are being discouraged by society in general. This is of big concern to me so I try to find ways to infiltrate the lives of children and people in general with creativity in unexpected ways. We made 75 of these little coloring books and gave every one of them away to a happy trick or treater. (We didn't skimp on the candy either) these color books include drawings I have previously turned in so technically speaking this assignment is just the cover illustration.
Project: fabric sorting and project assignment
This fits the prompt because before I made this list I had a stash of fabric I have collected since beginning work at a fabric store and I hadn't written down how much of each kind I had or what I planned to do with each one. Also I had tons of new patterns that I had gotten on 99 cent pattern sales that I hadn't planned on what to do with. So I underwent a major organizing effort by taking an afternoon and measuring each kind of fabric and assigning it to the pattern I wanted to make with it and writing it down in a list of projects to execute. I don't really have a before picture because everything just went back where it was but I do have the list:
Class/challenge: history of magic
Project: Knit Print tunic dress
This project fits the class because it's part of an ongoing effort I am making to use my job at a fabric store to allow myself to make clothing that better suits my personality than the clothes I can find at the store and also more affordable than the store. The personal transformation for me has been great since making an effort to dress for the life I want. I have more confidence and I feel like I can be the fun quirky person I am on the inside when the outside is more in line with that.
Project: christmas apron for work
This project definitely required precise calculation and following of a pattern. It also required a firm and steady hand to see those hearts correctly with the curves and everything as well as sewing on the ricrac
I made it because during the holiday season we can wear a holiday apron instead of our normal aprons at work.
Class/challenge: November detention
Project: pink and grey punk slash shirt fail
So I'm gonna say right up front this project was a fail. The neck band and sleeves look atrocious and it fits me like a refrigerator box. It also turned out lackluster on a design level. All of that said, I DID finish it and I did learn from it. I also designed it myself. So I'm considering it a first prototype. It's a wip because I started it a while ago and then left it aside while I made other things. So I'm going to try and make another one now that I've practiced up on some sewing skills. I took a lot of costume design in college but sleeves were never my strong suit and I am a bit rusty with my garment construction but I'll get there! My goal is to be able to make more unique fashion than I can buy at the store. Here is my fail pic lol!