Wednesday, April 14, 2010

flowers monsters and robots

Very quick update on easy, funny looking, and non-functional things I enjoyed making this past month!
Martha Stewart taught me how to make this.

One time I tried to teach people how to make this, and it was boring.

Almost accidentally threw this guy out the window trying to get these next few shots...


They say good bye! Off to book club!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I'm still here

Just haven't sewn anything in a while. The sewing machine that used to sit on my desk has been replaced by a box of 50 pounds of paint that can be very difficult to move. Maybe I'll sew over spring break!

This past week I rediscovered celery and peanut butter. Please get some now or over spring break--you will thank me later!
I bought a bundle of celery on Sunday and it's all gone as of ten minutes ago. No, I did not share.

Today I taught an art class for second graders at a school in Oakland (this is why there are 50 pounds of paint on my desk). It was my third week there! Hanging out with second graders is fun, but it has not been good for my English in any way. After the first like... thirty minutes around them, I begin talking like them. I have caught myself saying phrases like:
"mmm girl, no you didn't"

"nuh uh, you cleaning up after yourself, shoot"

"ay don't be hating on her"

"oh dang girl, thats tiiight"
Yeah I know you can't imagine it.
So going from hanging out with second graders in Oakland straight into community time with my iv small group puts my language back where it normally is. hah.

Oh. Week 1:
pages of an old thesaurus
Week 2:
toilet paper rolls

Week 3:
water colors and oil pastels.
I brought twenty brand new water color sets with me today, but when I left, I only had nineteen! Thought I misplaced one, but no. Looking back on today, I totally know which girl stole one, and when. omg.

girl, imma hunt you down...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a rose is a rose is a rose

Thinkin bout switching to tumblr.

I am such a conformist.

Anyway, this has been the extent of my sewing life:

Blue felt rose bobby pin!

I was going to give them away for Valentine's Day, but I think they were made for toddlers because it looks too obnoxious in my hair. Like a grown up wearing baby clothes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I would sew wear this to a tea party, I sewwear

This is my favorite dress sew far I think.

These are ruffles. I am grateful I had a dressform to take this picture..

One strap. sew scandalous

I'm gonna try to sell it on the family Etsy. (Photography by Daniel Lam. He's gonna get discovered via my blog. And I model some knitted socks featured in our shop. yeahhhh this is going to be our big break)

And if my dress doesn't sell, I will keep it for myself and pretend to not be sad that nobody wants it.
Everybody wins. Or else I alone will win.

I think I am updating a lot now because I don't know how much I'll be able to sew when I get back. I'm like 99% sure the dressform won't fit in the triple, and I don't know if there will be time to build any big projects for fun.
But quite happy that this break has been going really well (minus wisdom teeth consultation tomorrow at most inconvenient time ever) and I am now very well rested, wrapped up in my favorite fuzzy, and enjoying time at home with family!

Friday, January 1, 2010

hoodies for everyone that is related to me.

the cousin sweatshirts silkscreened and embroidered after waiting in a cardboard box for four years.
Dad: "Wow, that's a cool character. What does it mean?"

"I think it's your last name."

Saturday, December 26, 2009

sew late for a Christmas update

Actually, I gotta update again after we celebrate Christmas with my dad's side of the family tomorrow.
But here's what I have pics for so far:

Pencil bags with pretty silk remnants from my mom and checkered lining from the extra flannel that I always buy too much of. (See my tutorial)

Hair clip/bobby pin clothesline.

A new friend for my pincushion--a real dressform! Now the only problem will be finding a place in my dorm to fit her. I hope that this means clothes-making will be easier and less messy.

A purple shirt that I finished for Sarah, just a day late!
This break (so far) has been filled with a lot of hanging out with family, sleeping in, meeting up with old friends from high school and new friends from college, knowing that there is an abundance of home cooked food in the fridge, showering without flip flops on, painting my nails lavender, and tons of relaxing. Also, tons of space! I spread out sewing stuff upstairs and it's very nice. There's room everywhere for everything! I love home.

By the way, these pictures are large. Are they too much? They feel like they're a little much. But I love big pictures.

And my siblings and I have decided to start a collaborative etsy for us to sell knitted, sewn, and paper crafted goods!
Another update to come soon :)

And I guess college has made me girlier or something. I used to be very against smileys, because they are a little cutesy for my taste. But now they aite.

Monday, December 14, 2009

All I want for Christmas is a machine that will turn pandas into gnomes.