Wednesday, July 29, 2009

me and my machine

My machine is a simple one. I actually got it over a year ago and used it once to make a monster bag. Now that I have started sewing dolls it is getting some more use.

Despite my lack of posts of late, I have been working on a variety of projects. I am continuing my alien bear project and now that the aliens are mostly put together I am crocheting unitards for them that will go under their bear costumes. The bear costumes will be of a brown fleece with a little more texture than their bodies.

I also have a show in November that I am creating a couple of pieces for. It is the Go Ask Alice show at the Art Santa Barbara gallery. I have decided so far to crochet the Jabberwocky. We'll see what else I decide to do. If you have any ideas or input, I'd love it!

The Plush Team challenge for July and August is Plushstock in honor of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this year. I am making a guitar that has been sewn and has crochet embellishments. Pictures will come soon.

I am reading Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull. One cannot go wrong when mixing magic with candy, can they? Brandon also has the Fablehaven series. So far I have read the first two, but now there are four, so I have some catching up to do. I also recently started the Sisters Grimm Fairytale Detectives series by Michael Buckley.

Alright, I am off to put up a post on the Plush Team blog about dreaming plush and then I shall get back to sewing my guitar.

Friday, July 10, 2009

What bears?

Poor little girl lost part of her arm during an alien bear fight. Too bad I don't have the alien bears done yet. Here's them in progress. At some point they'll look like bears.

Jasper is a silly cat. He likes to paw at the food bin to say it's time to be fed. Funny thing is that he already has food in his bowl. I think he likes get some extra attention by being annoying. Good thing he's cute.