I haven't done much embroidering before, but I knew I wanted to make a TARDIS purse, and it seemed like a viable option to make it work. Not perfect, but not bad! I used the zig zag setting on my sewing machine to make the stitching stand out more. The lettering is all hand sewn.
It has a zippered interior pocket as well as a zipper on top. Zippers pain me, but I usually find it worth the effort when my stuff isn't always falling out of my bag
I really love the outer space fabric! I need to get more of it.
I recently had to endure the agony of a rogue wisdom tooth coming in to my mouth. I had the other three removed nine years ago, but the fourth just now decided to make an appearance. Not fun and quite painful. Anyway, after I had it removed, they sent the tooth home with me. Which gave me an idea: turn that evil tooth into something cool!
I got the idea for a necklace. I knew I wanted to make it glittery--I've been really into glitter lately.
I coated the tooth in Mod Podge and then dipped it in glitter. After it was dry, I sealed it with another coat of Mod Podge.
At this point, I wasn't sure of how to turn it into jewelery. I tried wrapping wire around it, but it looked tacky. I decided to try resin; I had been wanting to try it out for awhile, anyway. I bought a resin starter kit and followed the directions. Pretty simple, just takes a lot of patience waiting it out while it dries!
The starter kit I bought came with a small drill, which I used to make a small hole to put jewelery hardware through. I added some cord, and done!
I'm very pleased with the result. It's so strange that that thing was still in my mouth about a month ago
After getting distracted by a number of other projects, I decided it was finally time to make this guy! And what better time than nearing Halloween? By the way, I freaking love Halloween. Favorite holiday ever.
Like Angry Face Bag, his mouth is a functional pocket!
He's made from soft green fleece and vintage fabric for the lining.
There's another functional pocket on the inside. I love having lots of pockets.
Basically, this bag was a fun experiment. I had the idea of using a zipper for a mouth, and ran with it. I think the coolest part of this bag is that the mouth is also a functional pocket!
The facial features are hand-stitched, but the rest is machine sewn. There is another hidden pocket on the inside--I like having certain items close at hand.
The blue fabric is a nice, soft, old corduroy fabric I inherited from my grandmother, and the interior is a sturdy striped fabric I found at a thrift store. The facial features are made from scraps. The eyes are actually planet shapes from outer space fabric I had lying around. Comments/criticism?
When I found this ovular canvas at the craft store, I knew I wanted to paint some sort of iconic-style portrait with a faux frame. I just wasn't sure of what at the time. Lately I've been interested in Mexican folk art, (I love the colors, the subjects, and the themes) so I decided on doing this dia de los muertos-inspired skull.
I used acrylic paints (I prefer oils, but acrylics are more house-friendly for me--mineral spirits make me woozy). I do really like the metallic gold acrylics, though! The photos don't really portray its shinyness. When I was done painting, I had the idea to use some fake gems I had left over from another project. I super glued them on the "frame," the hat flower, and the eyes. I decided to call this painting "In Limbo" because of the heaven and hell symbols on the right and left of the skull.
Overall, this was a fun project I think turned out pretty well. What do you think?
So, I found an amazing kitty cat t-shirt at a thrift store for 98 cents! Sadly, I didn't take a before picture. I added some sharpie marker to make Pretty Kitty into Pirate Kitty, used sweet skull-and-crossbones fabric for the lining, did a few hours of cutting and sewing, and AHOY! We have Pirate Kitty sling bag.
The design is very SPARKLY! I love it.
I also added an interior pocket and a button & loop closure.
My goal for this painting was to create the most epic painting I could muster up. I think I fulfilled the goal, except that I think it would be much more epic if I had used a gigantic canvas. (The one I used is about 16 x 20 inches.)