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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / hipster pirate shirt on: June 25, 2005 07:50:06 AM

i bought this shirt at value village a few years ago. it had sleeves until the rainy-season mugginess got to me, and i realized i hadnt worn it in a while, was too poor to buy something new, and well, snippity snip snip, and a hand sew sew sew, and owatta! new pirate like (b/c of the stripes) "heart-ed" shirt. lurve.

see more pictures at http://artificia.blogspot.com

thanks for looking! xoxo di.
22  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / arlo t-shirt stencil on: June 22, 2005 10:29:18 PM
ga. my friend randall just got me into arlo and im addicted to their song shutterbug. and what do you know? its his birthday coming up, so last night i whipped up this t-shirt for him. when i give it to him next week i'll get some action shots and then post them on artificia. (so emo i am!)

this is on the upper front left breast (when worn)

this is the lyric. stencilled on the bottom right hand back (when worn)

i free-handed the camera (based on a picture from wikipedia) and printed out the words from the computer. i then glued about four pieces of paper together behind the image, waited till dry and then knifed out the "negative" parts. um. as for paint i used simple acrylic paint from an art shop. no fabric medium. it works wonders! can go in the dryer no problem and doesnt bleed what so ever (though it does crack). xoxo di.
23  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / "madeline and nine": brown cord shoes. on: June 08, 2005 07:45:11 AM
i was inspired to cut up my shoes while listening to mike doughty's haughty melodic.

xoxo di.
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / "yellow body" jeans to skirt recon. on: June 04, 2005 07:44:27 PM

just a jeans to skirt recon. inspired by lack of things in my size here in japan. and well, my love of learning to hand sew. and robert rauschenberg. yep. more pictures and details at http://artificia.blogspot.com
xoxo di.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / thousand hearts t-shirt on: April 30, 2005 01:50:52 AM
well, maybe not a thousand hearts, but... right now i'm in japan and nothing fits above a size 4-6 for women! so, over winter break i headed to the japanese version of a dollar store and bought a men's t-shirt, 100yen, and some felt pieces, 100yen. and voila. thousand hearts t-shirt.

i did a second generation for a friend, and you can see a picture of it and a mini-tutorial at
and more pictures here.
(p.s. i love felt!)
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / skully shrug on: April 29, 2005 08:26:20 PM
hey lovelies.
last night i finally finished my first sweater-like knitting project: the skully shrug!  who knew that i was a shruggy person?

you can see more pictures and a full tutorial at 

love love!

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