Friday, September 10, 2010

OMG! iPad...yeah it's expensive but it's an early b-day gift... ;0)

This thing is pretty cool...yeah it is borderline fad...but not if you love to draw...I got the iPad and bought the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro AP...and it is the awesome!!

I just wish the iPad was bigger (like a "for designers/artists" version/size) and worked a bit better for transferring what you do in sketchbook to my other programs like Photoshop.

But it is cheaper than the other versions of touch screen sketch tech (*cough*cintiq*cough*)...and it looks pretty sexy...lovin' the apple design language.

Demo video for I Pad:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

As I sit munching on my rice cake and sipping my tea enjoying the last few hours of my weekend...the impending doom of Monday looming around me...because I'm not exactly working a day job that I love...but I figure that cable and car insurance aren't free so it's a forced occupation...just kinda sucks...people say it's a "sign of the times" a wee tired of that saying...but it's pretty cool that you can find a sort of solace in doing the the lil' things you for me making plush toys, sipping tea, and enjoying rice cakes...yeah there not the greatest things to do in life but I think I'm tired of trying to be so noble and grand...that's to much shit to worry about for a Sunday night anyway ;0)

Ohhhh MAD MEN is on....bye...

Friday, August 13, 2010

This is a pretty neat outlet for creative expression...the company is called's like Ponoko but for fabrics...ditgital printed toys would look that much cooler with my own custom illustrated and printed fabrics...this is the awesome!!!

Spoonflower intro video:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

STUFFED in print

Yaaaay...Iggos Sparky and Bolt Robots are in Stuffed mag....WOOOOOHOOOOO!
These guys were created when I was thinkin' about my gran-uncle on a dull chilly day with some Crayola markers and a sketch pad...the very first one made that I made was Goo...I made Goo out of an old green 1980's sweatshirt, pillow case, and a red 1990's skirt...then came Sparky...then Bolt...and here ya go....Bubbles and Bumpy were more streamlined versions of the originals.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I feel like I should make a tribute monster plush(speed squares for horns...plushed trusty level...on and on) of this dewd of all dewds Mike Holmes...from his show on HGTV Holmes on Homes...before any jaded mo' fo' s start to throw salt in my praise game you betta keep movin'...I mean the second story porch that fell with this lady and her friends on it...had me tearin' up...Holmes comes in fixes everything...he was like superman to this chick...I don't care that's GREAT tv maaan....check out the linky links below....

....HAA HAA love this

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Here we craft entry on mini monster rawwwrrrr!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yeeeeeeeaaah buddy!!! I'm sooo excited about today...because I got the coolest email evar! From the Manging Editor at STUFFED...they are going to put Bolt and Sparky (Iggos robots line) in their 2010 spring/summer edition of the magazine(gallery section)...woo hoo!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A few weeks away from spring now woo-hoo...this month is offically national craft month...didn't know that till I joined crafster...that's pretty awesome that there is a whole month fer crafty types....over at crafster they are running craft contests all the time... might try one out... the mini craft an item sounds pretty have to make something within the 2" inch by 2" area...can't be any bigger than that...I wonder if I could do a plushie that size hmmmm......I said craft a lot in this post...craft crafty crafster crafttty crafter...can't get enough of that word and it's variations

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ugh...more snow...winter go away maaannn...

eh ah well took this time to watch some pretty sweet movies...rented The September issue and COCO before stuffs...not much of a reviewer but I did enjoy both flicks....

I think I might be obsessed with September issue the most...because of the tension between Grace and Anna...made me giggle a bit...especially when Anna wants texture and Grace brings out a hot pink shirt/blouse with stuffed pink gloves sewn onto the looks like the gloves are going to be groping the person wearing it...I would recommend this flick even if you aren't a die hard fashionista...but a person who does appreciate beautiful things...those amazing gowns had me drooling!

COCO before Chanel flick with Audry Tautou (she was in Amelie):
It was neat to see how COCO came into her singin', straw hat wearin' feisty woman...she wore her ovaries on the outside lol...always like to see where people/icons start was edited to the hilt...wanted to see a bit more when she started her shop up...this flick was all about the dewds in her life...good movie.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This rag tag group was sent off to Laguna Hills California fer my favorite mag so far STUFFED(next to Schmancy of course) maybe I can live vicariously through them...thinkin' that they are lying by the pool enjoying nice Cali weather...walking on the beach...and I'm stuck here with the (dirty) least it was a balmy 40 degrees today ;0)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day(what's left of it anyway) tha kitty just chillin'.....
YaY my first craft show is done...great experience...lots 'o' business cards...'n great convo's...good times...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Gettin' ready for Saturday craft show cat thought the dinos were pretty comfy to lay...they've been de-fured with a lint roller...he looks sooo cute though...heh

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More snow...really....I'm running out of places to shovel it...ugh :0(
Can't wait for spring!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Gettin' ready for my frist caft show is pretty big deal...the making that is...
Havin' fun with it while I've been snowed in cats are trying to steal my flowers to play around with...employ me mum for the massive amounts of sewing that's about to go down...bringing my dinos, robots, toon softies, flower pins, and other stuffs....*crosses fingers* hope everything sells anyway...if not it will show up on my artfire and etsy store....

Monday, February 8, 2010

^^ YUDU prints of my robot plushies ^^

Ahhh silk screening....oh boy...the whole process is fairly long winded even when you get used to it...I bought a YUDU I'm in love/hate with it because of the detail it can produce as far as screen printing thin lines/and detail go...but it does mess up...or I messed up heh....

The classic way that I was working on long into the early morning hours yesterday and today where you can hand cut out what you want the paint to go through was the toughest, but the screens are far more durable than the YUDU...I had to redo my spinosarus screen (the other fell and got a hole in it...the lil' thing at th top of muh blog) went well...what I noticed about the YUDU is that after a bunch of runs the lines aren't as crisp or entire sections come away and where you didn't want paint it makes it's way into your piece....and I'm using the liquid screen block that I purchased at DIY Tshirts....but I noticed if I use to little of the liquid screen block and make a thin coat with it it will deteriorate a lot faster than a thick coat(but to thick and you get air bubbles which paint can get through)...and if I do not use hot water to clean the paint off the screens tend to last a little longer...yeah learned the hard way on that one hot water likes melt and peel the liquid screen away...

So I guess with my stumbling through both processes it takes awhile to get used to the little ticks that screen printing can present in both the photo emulsion and the old cut 'n' paste by hand way...both results are worth the growing pains though ;0)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oh my....

So much snow.....must of shovled two tons worth...yay blizzard 2010 :0/

Friday, February 5, 2010


First time blogger...I'm gonna shout out to the internet air here aboot attending my first Craft show in Cleveland Ohio if yer in town check me out...

February 13, 2010
9am to 2pm
@ Slovenian Workman's Home
15335 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, OH 44110

sooooooooo just Mapquest it and come on is a charitable event for Upstage Player's Children's Community Theater Company...pretty sweet...get somethin' fer yer sweetie ;0)