Friday, August 25, 2006

a little update on the crafty front

a little vinyl elephant pouch

a messenger bag i made for a craftster swap

a messenger style denim purse that i free-motion machine embroidered. it's lined in turquoise and has a zippered pocket.

Monday, July 17, 2006

folk fest success!

just wanted to update with a few of my most recent designs. quite a few bags and purses sold at the folk fest this year-- not bad for a lazy sunday!

i've been experimenting with machine embroidery which i do believe will be my new addiction. it's like drawing with a needle and thread, so fun.

Friday, July 07, 2006


soooo, about 2 weeks ago i packed up my trusty cherry-red-vehicle and drove down to issaquah washington for the first art retreat i've ever attended called artFIBERfest. it's a super rad event organized by the super rad teesha moore ( and it consisted of 3 full-day workshops all with a fiber theme.

i took traci bautista's 'big sac' workshop which was all about freestyle fabric painting and random sewing machine construction.

here it is in progress before being sewn up and a shot of traci talking about different fabric painting techniques

traci bautista

the next class was kristin steiner's 'tiny triptych of self-knowing' which is a work-in-progress still...

then i took dj pettitt's 'travelling chic' purse class. she taught the coolest technique using tar gel acrylic medium and iron heat to create a sealed collage.

sweetie pie dj, the kindest, most helpful teacher.
dj pettitt

here's me and one part of the finished product from dj's class. i'm looking a little worn out at the end of day 3
me & the results of dj's class

all in all, it was an awesome, magical, & inspiring time; something i am glad i took the chance to try on my own. i'm defnitely planning to return next year...

more photos can be found on my flickr site

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

printed shirts

there's something about birds and branches that i can't seem to get away from...swallow and tree shirt

Tineke's b-day shirt

bird branch t-shirt
these were all for craftster swaps or presents. fortunately i still have all the screens so printing on anything is pretty easy. i haven't quite figured out the right way to print on paper yet though...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

here is a short history of my vinyl creations

the first bird and branch wristlet

the second bird and branch wristlet

branches and leaves pouchvinyl pouch for animegirlie

one little whalewhale pouch

a tree with blossoms purse
vinyl tree blossom purse

and the latest bird and branch wristlet (these seem to be popular!)vinyl wristlet for batgirl

i'm hoping to do more custom stuff and orders from the public, but i don't really have the resources to set up any type of online business at this point. email me at if you're interested in ordering something.