Saturday, September 27, 2008

Shit Face

I have been wanting to make a small quilt for awhile, and after seeing this "Face" series by Regina Alexandra, I wanted to get my grubby little hands on one just like them. Since they are probably really expensive, and they didn't look too hard to make, I decided to fashion one myself from my own design. Considering I don't have a rotary cutter and board, or a space for cutting, I think it turned out quite well. I have managed to do quite well in this little room, and maybe someday I will be able to make a bigger quilt.

The quilt has a few sad problems. Of coarse since it was my first quilt, the construction is a little wonky. The color blue I chose for it is the wrong shade of blue, but I guess there is nothing wrong in adding another color to the room. Also, it is hard to see, but the thought bubble is embroidered with the word shit, mainly because I wanted to be able to call the quilt "Shit Face."

Here is what the back looks like:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Quite Literally a Steal

I was helping clean up our Drama Club's theatre today, and I got to walk away with these little finds.

They reminded me a little of my brother's suitcase table, and I have recently taken a liking to old suitcases. I was helping to organize props, and these were going to be thrown out, because one wouldn't close fully and the other doesn't have a handle. I couldn't let them disappear, so I took them. After I got home, I rigged the brown one with some wire, and it now closes quite well. I haven't work on the other one, but I may not need to.

I decided that these made more attractive fabric storage than the plastic crate I was using, so these now reside under my bed, but can still be seen upon entering. The bigger of the two houses my fleece and other creature makings, while the smaller holds my other fabric. A match made in heaven.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Room (but not so new anymore...)

Well school has finally started and a combination of classes, wardrobe crew for a play, and a hurricane (which caused the play to run for an excruciating 3rd week) has lead me to postpone this post for quite some time.

As I have done before, here are some pictures of my new (and much smaller) room. Because of the size, pictures don't do it justice, but I do like this room the best, because all my stuff is close, so it looks more decorated. Well, at least I think so. You will notice that I have some empty wall space. The objects I made before classes started looked like shit, so they didn't make it to the wall, but I am working on the disgusting empty white spaces.

I made this quaint little wall organizer awhile ago in the summer, but it wasn't till now that it could grace my wall. The pattern came from Lotta Jansdotter's book. The organizer is a little far away from my desk, but it's the look that counts.

In other news I have joined Etsy! I figured I might try to make some things this year and sell them. I don't have a shop yet, but I have started to make more creatures, and I will to force people to purchase them (since I don't have a better job) as soon as I have made a fair number of them. Hopefully it will work...I will have to start networking if I want my future shop to be seen

I am also in a costuming class. I really like it, but some of the stuff has been boring since I know how to hand sew, use a machine, etc. Our final project is to make one article of clothing, but I haven't decided what yet. Hopefully whatever it is doesn't leave other people with disgust.