Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Etsy Store Update: Neckwear!

Keyhole Choker: ModeledKeyhole Choker, modeled by the ever lovely Alison.
For those of you who are desperate to draw more attention to your neck (head root, brain stalk... whatever you want to call it) I've been making the bejesus out of some neckwear. I'm updating my etsy shop** today with the results!

This week it's primarily steampunk jewelry, necklaces and chokers (which could also work for goth or Victorian outfits). I'm working on some more jabots because HAHAH JABOTS! I love them! I love making them, and seeing people wear them.

In the following weeks, I'm going to be working on some cute lolita style stuff, all cupcakes and hearts (after all this black and metal, I like to switch it up).

** And just in case you don't know, here's a link to my shop: **

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother's Day Gift

Mother's Day Poppy My mom got the package I sent her last week, including this early Mother's Day present - a poppy brooch!

I've seen this design somewhere, and I really loved the idea of using thread and beads for the stamens (I hope that's the right word). Though technically, I think my mom would have enjoyed it more if I'd made with a spring green, it's hard to break out of my black, white, and red habits.

This is all hand-sewn felt, with a pin-back sewn to the back to make it a lovely brooch.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to Us!

Time for a Party!

Will and I have both turned 30, so here's a little party going on in our living room!

I made a few of the stuffed animals myself, most of the rest are from our very nerdy plush collection (mostly videogame inspired).

Also, you might recognize the party garland at the top as Purl Bee's Scrap Fabric Party Garland that I whipped together the day of the party! Maybe I'll make a better picture of it, but it's so easy to make, and it looks great!

I did do a few cheats, in that I didn't make it double-sided, I used paper as one of my fabric choices, and I used white thread instead of the invisible thread. Still, I think it looks festive!