Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another one

This one is for my old neighbor Rylan. she and her husband moved too far away, so I must send her a craft.This is from an Amy Butler pattern. I have two more of these to make, but they are going to be bigger. It was a fair amount of work, but I think it looks great, so it was worth it.
I used the same fabric I used for a previous little purse, but changed up the colors a bit. This time there is orange, which I thought was exciting. Its all about the little things.

The lining is blue with red pockets on both sides and a magnetic snap to boot.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

birthday purse.

Ok. So, I made another one, this time for a birthday present. I like making purses, but this one was a total pain. Those pleats: super hard. I liked the last pattern better, but a bigger clutch is what Claire wanted, so a bigger clutch Claire got.

I just hope she likes polka dots!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

um, crazy.

this is why people shouldn't mountain bike. It is dangerous. Scars aren't THAT sexy.

she is having a rough day at work.

Lily is bearing the brunt of my thesis writing procrastination, as the wearing of the cat tie might suggest.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Craft 8: purse

Last night I put together a new craft. I got the pattern from made by rae, a fun craft blog. She put this pattern up free for personal use, so I thought I would try it out. I used fabric from the anna marie horner collection, which I just bought a yard pack of, so I got a bunch of different colors. For a bargain, obviously I couldn't pass it up. I put some interfacing in between the lining and the outside of the bag which gave it some good weight.
This is the purse outer. I liked the look of the red with the brown. I think I am going to add a button flap to secure the purse a bit better. The pattern called for a magnetic snap, but I didn't have any, so I just went with it to see how it would look. The purse is definitely not perfect, I still have some things I need to work on. At this point I am more of a messy sewer.

I used blue for the lining, gives it some POP.

Here it is where you can see the strap. I don't know that I would put the strap on the next one, I think it would be a super cute clutch. There are a lot of possibilities for awesomeness with this bag, so if you are a crafter, go check out the blog and get the pattern!

Monday, June 15, 2009

tim burton at moma.

I was just watching the nightmare before christmas the other day and what should appear a few days later? articles about Tim Burton's art exhibit at the MOMA. Here is one of his illustrations. The whole exhibit sounds pretty interesting. Check it out: here is a link to an article in the guardian. Here is the blurb from the MOMA.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Animal Collective: summertime clothes

Why do indie bands always make such weird videos? I only watched the first 30 seconds, but the only thing I could think of fitting into the name of the song were the beach balls. Whitney, I am expecting a full analysis.

Monday, June 1, 2009

new grizzly bear video.

This is from the new grizzly bear album. One of them has such a nice voice you might think he was altered as a child, hitting those high notes and such. The album is awesome, you should pick it up.

Two of the band members were on all things considered. Here is the interview.