Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Site Redesign!

If you happened to be checking out my site at 1am you might already know this, but for the rest of you, I am pleased to present my brand-new website design! Just click on the link to view. It will have more categories and a news section so that you can be up-to-date with my newest events without having to check the blog constantly. Of course, this will still be the place for works in progress, so keep checking the blog as well. Next up will be watercolor maps, horizontal pop-ups and fabric coasters!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Watercolor Maps

In my constant search for new kinds of maps to draw, I've been experimenting with adding watercolor to my maps. It's very coloring-book right now, but I am hoping to try some watercolor washes as well. I do like the way that it shows the different geographic elements.

The first experimental map:

and a large 9x12 map in progress:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Paper Party in Union Square

Next Saturday (August 14) I will be at the Paper Party craft fair in Union Square from 3pm to 7pm selling entirely paper creations! The whole fair is paper-themed; see more of the vendors here. I plan to bring paper bead jewelry, tissue paper brooches and pop-ups. If there's another paper product you'd like to see, feel free to mention it in the comments! I know I must be missing something...

Add this event to your Google Calendar so you don't forget!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Men's Polo Shirt Refashion

I recently acquired a huge polo shirt as a giveaway, and figured I would see what I could do with it.

First I took the sleeves off with seam rippers. Then I tried it on and put pins in the sides at my bust and waist to mark where to cut. I drew a curve (with silver sharpie on the right side of the fabric -- not recommended!) to connect the points and then cut.

I hemmed the sleeves to the point where the side seam would start, then stitched the seam. I had to make some adjustments for a nice flare, but I think it turned out surprisingly well!

Now I just need to work on taking out (or just covering up) that logo, and find some projects for the fabric scraps!