My very talented friend Josh Taylor has been doing a lot of pixel art lately, and I thought... "how nice of you to make me all those cross stitch patterns!" They translate perfectly from pixels to stitches. They will be available on my Etsy site sometime before Christmas and hopefully we will be selling them at next years Comic Con.
Here is the infinity scarf I made for myself. I just made up the pattern on my own. Using Lion Brand Wool. I used an N size crochet hook. If you are interested in the pattern I can write it down for you.
My best friend Patty Bowman has written her first children's book. It's called "The Amazing Hamweenie" Go check it out! Buy it for every child in your life.
"A truly unique debut about a precocious cat with BIG dreams
in his signature top hat and black cape, Hamweenie is poised to earn
his place among the most famous celebrities and daredevils of all time.
From the stage to the red carpet, the skies to the sea, Hamweenie
believes, without a doubt, that he will be the greatest star the world
has ever seen.
The horrors of reality, alas, befall him: a
beautiful apartment, a loving little girl, his every need fulfilled to
excess. His treats are simply too delicious. His pillows? Beyond
luxurious. Such torture! Hamweenie must escape! But with his wretchedly
wonderful owner appearing at every turn, will he ever make it out of the
apartment? From debut author and illustrator Patty Bowman comes a
picture book about the secret life of cats and about dreaming big--no
matter what your species."
HI! Did you miss me?!?! I missed you. This year has been quite a roller coaster. I am back now and I am working on a bunch of exciting projects! Its winter and nearing Christmas time so I am very busy making presents for people and trying to get my Etsy shop back in order. I am going to try and post more in the new year and share with you all the fun things I am working on. Enjoy.
Here are some photos from this weekend. Saturday it was rainy and cold and nobody was prepared for that. The die hard fans came out though and keep us in good spirits. Sunday was another story! The park was super busy and we made a lot of sales. The sun was out and tons of friends came to visit. See you in a couple weeks at Hester Street Fair!!!
This super cute ity bity below grabbed two monkeys and couldn't decide which one to keep. In the end she chose the purple one.
Liz brought the girls, (Maura and Anna) and her dog Honey Pie to hang out both days!
I had some help with the inventory from Kim and Liz this past week. Here is what it looks like behind me while I'm working. Its like having 50 monkeys on your back. Literally. Watching you... Waiting for you.... to give them arms to grab you and eyes to see you! Scary!
This is Kim making a beautiful hula outfit out of a Corona beer cardboard. How fancy! (she went to art school)
There has been a booth change. I am now at booth number 223. Something new things to look forward to is.... Liz is making some dope leather hip pouches. We will be modeling them at the fair. She is also making very very cute little pleated hand embroidered bibs. There will also be onesies and lots of fuzzy sockelphants and monkeys. See you this weekend!!
Sorry I have not posted in a while. The winter was verrryyy sssloowww and there has only been a couple Etsy orders trickling in and presents for friends I have been crocheting, that I can't post because they are surprise gifts.
BUT!!! Next month is the 7th annual Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair!! Time to get excited about fair season again!! Brooklyn Renegade is June 11 +12, 2011, from 11am – 7pm!!
I will be sharing a booth with Jill again from JDavis Studios. There is a lot to do so I better get to work!! More later....
This is Parker, my friend Matty No Times' baby girl. I got to meet her this weekend and bring some gifts. This is her with her new sockelphant. They have named it Wilbur, and her Mom Kristy says Parker loves him and talks to him.
Monday afternoon, Liz and I took her two girls, Maura and Anna to the Esty Labs to a fun drawing "Make and Meet" with artist Carla Sonheim. We practiced drawing with our non dominant hands and one line drawings. It was great day and we learned a lot from Carla. We came home with free pins and cool sketchbooks. Thanks Etsy!
Ladies and gentleman, may I share with you the world's cutest dog, Oy of Brooklyn. This well behaved little buddy is my friend's Kim and Matt's dog. During the last fair I did in December, Liz showed me how to make granny squares and we made 100 of them to make 2 little dog coats. One for Oy and one for Pancakes (pictures to come hopefully one day when patty gets less lazy!! Hint hint!) So we followed this pattern (above) from this adorable sheet with all kind of rediculous looking dog coats on it. It took a really long time to make the two coats but they came out amazing and this little gent looks super in it!!
What! Check me out! I bought 2-1lbs of yarn and went at it. I just crocheted it like it was one big granny square, alternating colors. It took me about a week and a half to finish it just working in the evenings after work and on the weekends. This is one of the bigger accomplishments I've made. I am currently working on another blanket that will be more in the style of the Rosanne afghan, but in more "me" colors; light blue, black and grey. Also, Gizmo is a big fan of the blanket. He helped me make it, then tested it out for me.
I have been an artist my whole life. I have always loved sewing, collage, typography, embroidery and making things pretty. It led me going to college at Pratt Institute and and from there I worked every job imaginable till i found pre-press/graphic design where i am working currently. I hope to one day open up Brooklyn Craft the craft supply store in Brooklyn. A store that's like a craft fair every day. I love sailing and biking and this blog is all about what takes up most of my time, unless of course I am drinking at the bar.
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