I took an unplanned break from blogging, because I just had other things to do...
you know how it is. but I am glad to be back.
Apologies in advanced for the randomness of this post, its really more of a showcase of finished things.
Finished project #1: ETSY SHOPPING
Thanks to the illustration job I eluded to in my last post (which I did get 100% by the way :) I was able to buy a ticket to the USA for my cousin's wedding. But don't let me fool you, the job only paid for a bit of the ticket, the business is not that lucrative!
when I am going to the USA, I always take advantage of the lower shipping costs, so buying things off etsy makes a lot of sense right now. watch out!
bought from circles are foverever
I bought this dress for my adorable sister to wear in the wedding. She will look smashing, I hope she doesn't out do the bride. (oh yes and that photoshop free 30 day trial is still going strong with 15 days of fun left! what other creepy things can I come up with???? )
and from the nana pat project these mint condition, patent leather tuxedo shoes! from the 80s.
Finished project #2: illustration series
I made these using traditional methods (pencils, water colour, collage) then did a bit of editing and additional collage in photoshop.
I am sending these as part of a general submission. they took a lot longer than I anticipated so I hope I get a good response.
thanks very much to luke who helped me with the editing, I can be a photoshop moron at times.
Finished project #3: sewing lots of stuff
Since Lies unvailed her face last week, I thought I would show myself too.
I designed and made this top for my friend back in minnesota. I normally don't attempt making clothes for friends because I am not that good at sewing but she happens to be a similar size to me. It makes me feel more confident when I can try it on and see if it's working out okay.
this is sort of a country/peasant blouse which I've been told looks very 'american' . but guess what, I am.
and a bag I made from some beautiful fabric I bought from Charlotte. Thanks very much C! ITs heading over the the USA, the spring flowers will be more appropriate there.
THat's all for my extended show and tell.