Sunday, September 25, 2011

Crappy cafe post

Been doodling at a coffee place and then wondered if there was a blogger app. There is. I drew this and some other stuff.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Glazed hens (sounds like a good name for a dessert)

First is the chain I made for my purse. It does roll off the shoulder more than I would like, but its more something to get use to than a real problem.

Then I decided to make some hens out of clay and bake them. I wanted to try to make it look like they were glazed in a regular kiln and I think I mostly succeeded. I still want to color in their crowns and beak...maybe. I'll have to see how that goes.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I did nothing, nothing at all.

Tada! I even crammed all my crap in it already. That is the second strap I created for it because the first 4 in 1 chain I made looked wrong. I am much more in favor of this style chain. I also now have blisters. Yay losing all my callouses after years of not doing this.

This purse is basically everything I can do craft wise, outside of cut and glue paper. I knitted the outside, crocheted the sides together, sewed the inside part by hand, put a small zipper pocket inside as well as a zipper on the top, and I made the chain strap myself. PLUS it was all out of materials I already had in my room. (I also draw, and attempt watercolors. I don't do windows...or dishes.)

My last purse cost 30 dollars. It was pretty cute, but not really durable. The knitting on this might get seriously crappy, but this purse will not fall apart. So best 30 dollars I never spent.

Did some little doodles, they can be seen over at my tumblr

have to figure out how to get my twitter on the sidebar...I'm sure thats doable...right?

everything was photographed with my ipod. cause my camera batteries are charging. joy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Knit purses like a vague something or other.

Okay so um maybe we're going for a post a day? Until I screw up and forget. ha ha.

anyhow I was going to make this into a scarf for a friend who really liked the pattern, but now I think I'm going to be lazy and selfish.

This was taking a LONG time to knit because I don't know much about knitting. I'm starting to understand more but I have no idea how the edges of this became as they mind boggles and then stares blankly. So I would have to follow the pattern every single step of the way. Which sucks for me cause I normally like to watch movies and stuff while I knit. I'm not a zen knitting, I'm a finished product person.

So a while back I had the idea of turning the whole thing into a purse with the outside being the knit and then some funky fabric on the inside. Only then I lost the knitting somewhere and well generally was lazy.

Cleaned the crap out of everything. Now I have too much yarn and I bound off the knitting (improperly for the pattern) and I found a quarter flat of that orange fabric. Everything else in the background is clean laundry that hasn't made it to the magic world of "away" yet.

In other worlds around my room I have rings, and if it weren't knit I would make myself a chainmaille strap for it and be awesome. However the rings would super snag on the knitting all the time even if I closed them really well. So that is out. I may ask my brother for some of the leather from his motorcycle delayed payment. I don't need much of it. Then I might have to figure out rivets or something. I am unsure about where this part is going.

BUT the best thing is I totally got this little wallet thing a while back that also has a leaf pattern! Now I will be awesomely matchy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Things again

I'm going to say most of the time I don't know what I'm doing. This is little exception.
I wonder how many images I can upload to blogger before it gets angry with me. Hopefully a lot.

I think I just have to accept that I make artwork that people need to understand like they understand blues music.

I like skull faces and sad faces and making drawings and putting random words with them that would probably depress most people. But it makes me happy, in a pleasant calm way. I changed the way the blog looks to this fishbones thing. Its pretty nifty.

Might get this place going again. Its part of the plan.

The words should have said "Imagine if I could just sleep life away" instead of how it reads here, but my brain had skipped town. It still sort of works.

I kind of want to make the rats saying all sorts of things like "F you, this is my purse. A-hole." I should go make a lunch for work though. boo.

blah blah blah -blah -blah ...blah.

[rats were drawn in a sketch book w/ ball point pen and then cut out and glued to the paper. The card is 4.5x6.5in. The saying is written straight on the card. I may do more to this later with ink or paint.]