Monday, October 19, 2009

Drawing with a sewing machine part the second

she was a really beautiful model

Well, I had so much fun last time, that I decided to have another go. This time I used some unbleached cotton fabric that I picked up in the remnant section - it's very pretty - and some brown thread. I figured it would be the exact opposite of the other one that I did. This one took much less time because of the color of the fabric...I could see the lines that I had drawn. I also did almost one continuous line for this go around (instead of about a billion on the last). I love it. I actually finished this one too - it has realized its destiny as a pillow!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Color Acuity

Fun! I found this link on apartment therapy. It's a test of your color/hue discrimination. Basically you have a selection of the spectrum and you put all the little color blocks in between in the right order. The lower the score the better. I got a 3, which I think is decent, but, apparently, I'm not so good with blue/red/purple discrimination...which I believe, since I'm always calling things blue that everyone else says are purple!

Drawing with a sewing machine

I found this tutorial by clutterpunk today, and may I just say, ladies and gentlemen, it is so cool. I got home at about one this morning and have been 'drawing' for about 2 hours now. It's not that hard, but it's taking me awhile to figure out. I'm also not super familiar with my (newish) sewing machine yet.

It's not that great, but it's a nice first go.

This is based off of a continuous line drawing that I did a few years ago while I was taking life drawing classes. Who knew that stuff would come in useful. The 'drawing' is made with off-white thread on chocolate brown canvas. I plan on turning it into a pillow, but I may add some more lines first. We'll see - I don't want to lose the image.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Some things I love and am DYING to make

I've really been scouring the internet for cool stuff lately (what else is a girl to do, right?). I've stumbled upon several really beautiful things that I would love to make myself. (I didn't actually stumbleupon them though...that's a different beast altogether folks). Check them out:

The corsage tee - cute, very J. Crew
Corsage - really cute, but I'm not sure that they're me...but I do like them
Ruffle collar - I don't have the right shirt for this, but if I did...bam!
Felt Flowers - OK. I love these; they're stunning. I've been trying to figure them out for like 2 hours now...
Sweet Headboard - oh Martha...I love it.

We'll see how much of that I get around to! But aren't they pretty??


So, I'm moving...don't ask. I've never really had my own furniture before, so now I'm gathering things (lamps, chairs, dressers, throws, tables, anyone wanna give me a couch?). When you're doing this on the cheap, it's hard to find stuff that you like as-is. Take these lamps for example:

They've both got this cool art deco architectural thing (maybe?) going on. I like the shapes, but I hate the gold and green paint jobs. So, I decided to change the colors. I'm not sure what color I'm going to paint them yet; I think I'll wait until I get into the new place and check the wall color. Until then, I'll be satisfied with just a coat of primer.

They look better already!

Swiffer update

I made it! I made 2 actually. I was going to give one of them to my friend, but turns out he has an older Swiffer that doesn't have those pads on it. Oh well - the more for me.