Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scattered thoughts and ennui

This will be a short post. I have to work soon.

I have lots of stray thoughts with no time to gather them, sort them, arrange them in an artful manner.

So here are my thoughts, with no curation (or very little anyway):

The sky was pink and overcast this morning when I awoke. It looked like there might be a hurricane of candy looming over us.

If you try and feed a four year old fettuccine you may find out that it's just not the same as spaghetti.

Laundry stops for no one.

Black fur shines silver and burnt umber in the morning light.

Whenever I drink rose-flavored tea I feel guilty. Like a cannibal or something.

It's lonely in the house when your significant is out of town.

But puppies are a good solace.

Wednesday is new comic book day. Don't book dinner plans on Wednesdays.

Quitting smoking doesn't kill the urge to smoke (and it's been over two years).

Staring at beautiful things online doesn't make life any better.

This ennui just won't go away.

-moo

Friday, October 15, 2010

Make your own crazy quilt! Or at least pretend you're gonna.



I'm cleaning out my fabric stash.

I decided it's time to turn over a bunch of my fabric stash. I love it to pieces (hah!) but I'm finding I'm working solely from my scraps and I am getting bored with my color palette. (I have lots of fabric in big piles just waiting to be cut into, but I feel this urge, nay NEED, to use all the scraps).

I thought of a way to make cleaning house benefit people though. I've gathered many of my really great scraps into piles of color.

There are 11 color piles as you can see in this less-than-stellar-picture.



Off-white
Yellow
Red
Orange

Blue
Black
Dark Red
Pink
Purple
Green
Brown



These are perfect for crazy quilting!

The quilt I'm working on now has 12 panels, not exactly these colors but made from the same stash. You could definitely make more than one panel per bunch. (Except for the smaller pink and purple ones, which are adjusted price wise accordingly).

I've put them in my etsy shop for purchase, and considering that each one has some pretty nice fabric in it, I think they're pretty reasonably priced.



If you buy any of them with a creature (Creature! Not the coloring book or a paper item) from my shop I will ship the fabric for free. Just convo me after purchase and I'll send you an adjusted invoice for you to pay.

Here's the link to my shop.

Help me clean out my stash and get some great scraps in the process! Details on each bundle in my store.



Oh and if you buy 3 or more of these I'll send you something extra special secret funtimes! Just mention this blog post in your notes to seller when you go to pay.

PS: If you are actually going to buy these to use to make a crazy quilt, you will also need embroidery thread and some backing fabric. I used cheap orange linen to back all my squares/to give me something to attach to.

End of Line.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Creatively mucking about

So I feel as though I've been wearing wading shoes, mucking about in my creative space lately. There has been a lot of muck mucked. And a lot of work cast out into the world. A veritable glut of work really. Which on a side note, Esther Friesner totally cheebled me about last night.

Of course, most of my work does not feel 'up to snuff' as these things go. So you don't get to see it.
I will however, share some of my recent muckity mucks.

I found this post because of the lovely Jude Hill and decided to try my hand at it.




The crazy quilt continues to grow.



I made a coaster for my honey. I might make some more shaped ones like this. Pretty fun.



Feeling a doodle urge. Made this Octopus.


Zoom!


Finger puppet!






I will do a whole post just about my new white hat for this year. Some sneak peaks...




And there is a secret writing project in the works. I will share when I feel as though I have something to say about it.