Besides the 4 new armwarmers and gloves I blogged about last night, I’ve just listed 4 MORE new items in the DuhBe Etsy shop. Yesterday was a big photography day. These were all taken with natural sunlight from a large west window around 1-2 pm. Let me know what you think of the photos. The … [Read more…]
I’ve been playing around with armwarmers and fingerless gloves lately. They are all going up for sale on Etsy as well as my Artistry Arts shop.
The Outsa Pop blog wrote about the shredded T-shirt technique of Raquel Allegra so I headed over to see the tutorial. It’s not shredded like you would expect – it’s shredded into threads so portions of the shirt have a gauzy look. Cool idea. Check it out.
[singlepic id=109 w=400 h=400 float=center] I love the late mythologist Joseph Campbell. We watched his “Power of Myth” series in my college Western Civ class and I’ve been a fan ever since. (Thanks Dr. Cobb!) Here is what Joseph Campbell had to say when Bill Moyers asked if he ever felt helped by Hidden Hands: … [Read more…]
I’m very please with how my skirt turned out. This was for the Mad Scientists of Etsy team challenge on Mycology – also known as the study of fungus. In my brain, fungus -> mushrooms -> fairies. [singlepic id=111 w=300 h=300 float=center] I found this silk Ann Taylor skirt that had a beautiful embroidery of … [Read more…]
My latest works in progress have been very wordy. I’ve been playing around with my embroidery software, which is able to digitize any true-type font. And there are hundreds of free fonts available online, including dingbat pictures. So I’ve spent more time playing on the computer than actually sewing, it seems. Anyhoo, I’ve been embroidering … [Read more…]
An Etsy forum led me to the FoundHandmade site where they show traffic rankings for sites selling handmade goods. If you’re wondering which sites get the most traffic according to Alexa, the top 10 sites with the most traffic are: Etsy Cafe Press Zazzle Dawanda Big Cartel Red Bubble Ruby Lane Image Kind (digital images … [Read more…]
I’m re-blogging this video from Etsy’s blog about Black-eyed Suzie‘s dollmaking because I love these dolls and wanted to share this.
I was playing around with more serger crochet last night. I cut off the sleeves from a used cashmere sweater and crocheted the upper edge. I learned some lessons about serger tension with thick bamboo theads and my armwarmers don’t have the same edging on both arms. Since they’re rejects I decided to play around … [Read more…]
This is my latest Teddy listed on Etsy. Please see the Etsy listing here for full description. I’m posting lots of extra photos to compliment the Etsy listing. Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions or comments. (edited 10/15/2015 to put photo back into blog post)