Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Toothy New Year

Happy New Year! May it be filled with all the creative endeavors our little hearts can stand!

On a previous note, Christmas was sadly undercrafted. I had delusions of grandeur, and didn't consider how much time a short engagement wedding would consume -- especially one 4 days before Christmas. BUT! I was able to make a gift for my brother-in-law (whose name I drew out of the mystery hat this year). He's a pediatric dentist, if you couldn't guess, so I made him a healthy tooth and a cavity zombie tooth.

He later reported their success:  One of his patients needed to have some teeth pulled, and he notified the parents who then straight up told their little girl what needed to happen. She did what any child would do:  she freaked out. After a few attempts to calm her down, my brother-in-law then pulled out the two teeth plush toys I made, and let her hold them while she calmed down and underwent the procedure. Apparently, she clung to them with force. :) 


Monday, November 25, 2013

Oh, That Crazy Life

Much to my disappointment, I haven't had ANY time to put towards artistic endeavors. Instead, October, November, and December have been and will be ridiculously packed! I could list off everything I've been slammed with, but suffice it to say that I feel like this. ->  @_@

One of the things I've been swamped with is my dear friend's upcoming wedding. As the maid of honor, I've been tasked with a fair share of to-dos, but nothing has been more exhausting than making over 150 tissue paper pom pom flowers. With the help of the other bride's maids and my wonderful mother-in-law, I finished them off this morning -- but not before Kiki so graciously offered her assistance. Yes, kitty. I see you arm deep in that tissue paper.


Hopefully I will have more things to post after Christmas. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of a project I was working on before the chaos whirlwind whisked me away:


(I hope I'll get a chance to finish it!)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Conductor Venus

Marching to the beat of her own drum~a~lum!


Monday, August 12, 2013

A Stitch in Time

Here is my most ambitious cross-stitch project yet:  The Kingdom of Hyrule (light world map)! It is my and my husband's goal to fill our apartment with little Zelda Easter eggs... like coasters that look like the pixelated boulders in 'Zelda, a Link to the Past' or storing our milk in containers labeled Lon Lon's milk...

Anyway! What I have so far really doesn't look all that impressive, but there are over 14,000 of those blue stitches. If I haven't yet developed tendinitis, I will by the end of this project.



Pattern purchased from "Pixel Comfort" on Etsy.



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Selfie

Super quick self portrait <3


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Furry Fiends

With my talented husband as a guide, I totally just built my first professional puppet. Dallin wanted to give me some practice designing, patterning, building, and sewing before we begin constructing the puppets for our little personal project, "Fleeced" (working title).

I think he turned out pretty swell for my first go at the entire puppet building process.  :)

By the way, head on over to The Golden Glue Gun to check out the hubby's stuff.










Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Color / Shading Practice

I actually finished this a few weeks ago, but I didn't want to post it without a background and lazy me just never got around to it. However! It has a background now. Originally, it was going to include trees and foliage and tree spirits and just general greenery goodness. As you can tell, the effort stopped with her.

Anyway, as the title states I was mainly using the sketch for color / shading practice.