I am so excited I can finally post some photos of things I recently made for gifts. The recipients have actually received them, so I’m safe from ruining anyone’s surprises!
This first photo is of two little Day of the Dead Zombies, which a friend and my sister-in-law received as Christmas gifts.
All credit for this project goes to the authors of Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures From the Undead. This was an impulsive purchase I made one day when I was browsing JoAnn Fabrics because I thought Chris and Zoe would both really love these little guys. Before this purchase, I’ve had no interest whatsoever in creating little felties and now, thanks to this book and thanks to encouragement from Anderale, I am really enjoying the process, despite the tedious nature of the pattern-cutting process, which I HATE. I mean it. I do not like measuring!!
Here is another zombie from the book. This is your Classic Zombie Mummy, which made its way to New Jersey to hang out with my sister for her birthday. The last three photos here represent his travels with her on his first day in the Big Apple. (captions by Katie)
I was searching for something clever to say, other than “Hey, look at the Moshi Doll I made in Leighanna Light‘s workshop a couple of weeks ago!” But I don’t have anything really thought-provoking. I’m so pleased with the way she came out, though. And, as I found last time I took a class from Leighanna, she really helped me stretch myself during the creation process. I’m still in the process of finishing the other things I made in Leighanna’s classes and I love them all.
So, the big exciting news is that Tim and I spent all of Thursday night and part of Friday moving around furniture in my studio/office and I’ve been reorganizing. I’m rethinking how I work, how I used my supplies, and I’m trying to use what I have, both for keeping organized and for creating new pieces. When I’m ready for photos, I’ll put them up. I did sort through my rubber stamps and found a bunch that I don’t use much anymore, so I thought I’d put them on my shop. Come on, you know you need them!
Second bit of exciting news: I set up a Zazzle shop! As time goes on, I’ll add some items with my artwork on them. For now, I just have some basic t-shirts with silly things that randomly came out of my mouth in the past. Check it out!