Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jewlery Pillow

Chris gave me a sewing Machine for Christmas this year and I finally got a chance to try it out. Saddly I learned quickly that I'm a pretty piss poor sewer. Chris and I read through the instructions together and finally got it all set up. We first tested it out on a very spongy fabric that had alot of give this didn't go to well. So we thought we'd try paper. The above photo is just a few of the different stitches the machine can do. The one just below is kitty lounging on some of the fabric scraps I picked up at fabric land. He enjoys sewing just as much as I do!

Here's my first project a couple of simple pillows. They turned out pretty good but I need to practice my slip stich.

As promised, way before Christmas, here are a few of the charms I made for friends and family. The charms are sea glass from the shores of Prince Edwars Island. The most comon ones are Brown, green and white from beer, wine and clear glass. We picked up quite a few of tho's. Blue is a bit harder to find, we only found 5. And the hardest to find is red. Needless to say we couldn't find any reds.

These were made useing a jewlery wire. I used needle nose plyers to wrap the wire around and kink the wire to make it snug.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blogging at work!

So on the way back from the washroom I thought of something and had to write it down (it makes it more real!) I've just decided I'm going to grab inspiration from the movies. I'm going to pick a movie I've recently watched and sketch from memory. I think this will give me a good start point when drawing. Half the time when I pick up my laptop or pencil I don't have a clear image in my head of what I want to draw. This way I'll have a clear subject and I can put my own spin on things. Since I watch so many movies, I'm hoping this will get me to pick up a pencil and draw more. Not to mention you can all make fun of my movie taste! hehe


Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Bang Bang, we love you!"

Watching the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the first time. I'm really enjoying the style and its pretty cute, storywise. You just don't get children movies like this anymore. Here's a quick sketch of the little girl.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Crazy Horse Girl

So I have to admit it, as a little girl I was the crazy horse girl... Yes, I ran around and everything had to be about horses. That is until I actually got one. So, thinking about that, I thought I'd draw some silly horse thing! I just started painting her, I'm planning on playing around with it much more but thought I'd post what I have so far.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009