So i work at Joann and I found this really weird fabric that depicts a romance between an owl and a cat. I'm guessing it must be some old nursery rhyme, or else someone's bad acid trip. Any how, I have two fat quarters of it, and I don't know what to do with it. Any ideas?
Here's the fabric:
so a cat and an owl meet in the forest
they decide to go out to dinner
it's true love! so they get married...with a turkey for a priest...
and then they travel on their honeymoon in a canoe...with a jar of honey....
i was thinking a purse or something, but i want the random story of the fabric to be the focus. so any ideas? also, any input as to why this fabric is in existance???
Okay, so this quilt was started my last year of high school...which was almost 4 years ago. I vowed to finish it before my freshman year of college was over...I failed. But! I did finish eventually. In my family, jeans are the uniform. We literally had boxes of old jeans up in the attic. I refused to let my dad get rid of them, so one day he told me if I didn't do something with them, he'd throw them out. Thus, this idea for a quilt was born. Thankfully, he didn't give me a time limit! Haha. So here it is. I tried to cover up holes and stains in some of the squares with embroidery and paint. I used a lot of my favorite song lyrics and fabrics I liked. Unfortunately, I picked out the backing when I had this crazy obesseion with bright green. Oh well, I still love it! It's super warm.
i love doves!
i used to want to get foot prints tattooed on my arm. I'm glad I settled for embroidering them on a quilt instead.
still one of my fave songs!
I was limited in the light denim we had (unless i wanted to use....acid wash) so I covered up a big stain with the argyle pattern.
Yay! There are lots of things I'm not totally happy with, but I'm so glad to be finished, and it definitely has a lot of memories sewn in.
So we had to make a lamp for class using a recylced material...for some crazy reason, i chose to use pop tabs. It took forever, but here it is! I call it the tree hugger:
I used close to 500 tabs...and it took many many nights to do. They are woven with ribbon and wire to keep the shape. I listened to the entire Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld on audiobook while making it. I'm happy with it, but also glad it's done!
I made this last year for my printmaking final, and I finally ot it back from the professor! Everyone in the class had to make a book based on the theme "Monsters". Everyone interpreted the theme differently...but I went a more literal route, using it as an excuse to make a buncha cutesy monster prints. The book has six sections, and five front and back wood cut prints in each section. This took forever, but I was so happy with it! Sorry the pics are a little rushed. Photography is obviously not my thing.
Here is the cover of the book, I actually used this piece of wood to do one of the prints inside:
This is the title page:
My idea was to at first have just parts of the monster showing:
And then once the "light" came on, you'd see the whole monster:
I tried to have the patterns in the backgrounds go with the look of the monster, like this skinny tall guy and the stripes:
Here are the other monsters. There are tons more pages, but that would take too many pictures! This gives you an idea. Emo Monster
Fluffy cute monster
Hehe, little devil monsters
And I though this one looked kinda like a cow. A cyclops...bipedal cow.
My friend lived in Russia for 7 years, so I thought it would be cute to make her a matroshka doll that looked like her. I looked around for some unfinished wooden nesting dolls, but the only think I could find were these cones I think meant to be Christmas trees? Anyhow, I decided to make a pillow instead, with each smaller doll fitting inside a line zippered opening in the back of the larger.
I tried to keep the overall shape looking like a matryoshka (i have no idea how to spell that) but still look like her. Too bad I don't have a picture of her for comparison on this computer! She's very eco-friendly, and she loves the Pirates movies, so thats why the two larger ones have a whale and a skull and cross bones.
I hope you like it! It was the first time I ever tried anything like this.
In my 3D-Design class we had to make these wooden 16x16 inch frames, and then within them, create a non-represenational self-portrait. This is what I came up with!
The tree is made from wire, and all the leaves are old class notes, pages from a daily planner, and photo copied diary entries that I watercolored.
Here's a close-up of the tree trunk.
Inside is a little terra cotta pot with a seedlin "growing". It was going to initiall be an actual plant, but apparently I have such a brown thumb I couldn't even keep a plant alive long enough to turn the project in!
Anyhow, this project was a lot of fun, I hope you like it!
I did AP Art my senior year of high school and for my concentration, I did the Zodiac. I tried to use media and colors that corresponded with the signs. I used prisma color and acrylic on some, so sorry about the glare in some of the pictures
Virgo, The Virgin (PS, I had the hardest time thinking of how to reflect a "virgin".)
Taurus, The Bull
Scorpio, The Scorpion. For this I used wove together water colored paper and then drew on top of the weaving with pastels.
My sign! Sagittarius, The Archer
Pisces, The Fish
Leo, The Lion (I cut myself so much putting this together.)
Gemini, The Twins
Aries, The Ram. For this I "quilted" 9 squares together. I actually used a sewing machine to sew the peices together.
And Aquarius, The Water Bearer. I used metallic thread and did stitching in her hair and the water.
Unfortunately I left Cancer at school and I really don't feel like going back to get it.
EDITED TO ADD: My friend took pictures of my work when it was on display so I finally have a picture of Cancer. Yay! Cancer, the crab:
Hey! My friend is vegan, so for Christmas I'm giving her some vegan-themed gifts, including this little felt plushie made to look like tofu (plus a face and a pink ribbon): . I've gotten addicted to felt lately. I'm pretty sure this felt is acrylic, so no worries on giving her wool. I hope she (and you guys) likes it!