Friday, August 19, 2011

Fanboy Fun

My latest batch of sketchy embroidery hoopla may leave some of you going 'Huh?' I dipped into a couple of my fave shows for these. Okay, so one was a book first & foremost, but it still made it to the big screen :P

Do you know what they are?

Okay, so that last one was the same idea as the one before it only without the wording...but I still like it. It was also a chance to see which I prefer - print on solid or solid on solid...guess I need a solid on print to really see all options. Gee - guess what I'll be making next :P

Monday, August 15, 2011

Go Bike

I love my bike. I love my new sketchy machine embroidery. So I did what is only natural and combo'd them. Granted, none of these are based on my bike...yet. But they were fun. And a couple shows back there was an old bike around as a prop that I was able to use in my display. That is where these pics came from....

I think I need to add a BMX, tricycle and Uni to the mix :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Dress

And because I like to change things up...and hone my sewing skills...I have been making clothes for myself. The making has been going well, the photographing...not so much. I had to rely on a mirror - in a dark'ish room - at an unflattering angle. Good thing it's not me, but the dress, that matters :P

So this is me trying to take pics of myself in my newest dress...which I love. I think they show it well enough for here. I used the Vogue 8380 pattern...and without too many adjustments.

And what do you think of the the new cropped 'do?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

More Sketchy Embroidery

Sketchy - that is how I think of my newer machine embroidered hoopla pieces. I am loving the look. I have some more skylines ready to get worked on, but they may have to wait a couple weeks. I have London, Manhattan, Paris & Toronto....any other suggestions?

For now - some Retro:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Michigan Love

I have some more machine embroidery pieces to show you. I am really liking these...and not just because I can make on in less than, oh the 6 or more hours a hand piece can consume :P

And sends some love to Michigan :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Wow! A Month!

It has been an entire month since I posted here. Yikes! Sorry about that. Summer seems to be a down time - must be the kids being home. Or me working a new job. That last one is the more likely culprit.

I have been creating though, just in spurts.

Let me introduce you to My Fair Zombie...

She is fabulous...just don't get too close, zombies are contagious. But at least her hair is still rockin'!! I was lucky to find some rhinestone crystals for the retro it!

Before my last set up in June at The Rust Belt, I made some new embroidery pieces...this time using my machine. I love the sketchy look that be achieved making them this way. I have lots of them to show off in the next week or so also :) So be sure to stop back in. Hopefully it won't be much longer until they work their way into the shop as well.

This 12 inch hoop is a nice & simple skyline of Detroit.

And I just had to make one of the Detroit D as well...this one sits in a 7 inch hoop.