Sunday, January 29, 2012

#50 Silly pop-up card

So this is a silly little card I made for my 15 year old son. I was made from scraps of junk mail. I heart re-use.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

#51 Kindle Cover Prototype

So this is a little kindle cover I made out of felt scraps. I have been using it for the past several months and the design has held up... not so much the felt thought. This piece was hand sew and total work time was about 2 hours. If folks like the design I will post a tutorial and a pattern (PDF).

#52 A cool little database

Have you ever need to know the yardage of that pattern? While you were out shopping without the pattern? Me too.
I created little microsite for just these types of occasions. It is a database of resources I currently own. At the moment it is sewing patterns but in the future it may expand to fabric, art supplies, and collections of digital tools. While I created it basically as a mobile resource for my exclusive use, I am finding it helpful to share the information. Especially when it comes to renewable resources trading within my local community.

I used the Skaken Grid theme and Wordpress multisite to create the database site.

52 Pick-up: Reduex


For the year of 2011, I had intend to complete 52 significant, worth a week projects and blog them. I succeeded in making the project but not so much with the documenting them. This year will be different. I am on it. For 2012 it is ON!

The criteria has not changed. Projects may be crafty. They may be arty. They may be just crazy-ass ideas all drawn out with plans. I will do my best to chronicle the process not only for entertainment purposes but also an effort to improve the quality of my endeavors. Many aspects from the 365 project still hold true.

*Ha! Fooled you. You thought of course I would include a image of cards from the old card trick. The main image for this post and this project is a 1952 pick up truck. I was tempted to use this image... for the sheer creepy factor. But the source material just squicked me pretty out though I dig the blog that posted it.