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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Birthdays and Last Minute Holiday Gifts

For a birthday present a lucky boy in Ohio was transformed into a DINOSAUR!!!

Another satisfied customer:
And some other lucky little person in Massachusetts is going to be surprised Christmas morning with a talented headstand robot:

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Recap!!

A success!!! Here's some pics from the show:

The Booth!!!

Ground Floor



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Renegade Holiday Craft Fair: Chicago!!

This weekend!! Come visit Mokuyobi Threads at booth #115 on the second floor along with over 150 of today's finest indie-craft talents setting up shop. Come with your holiday shopping list in mind (and don't forget to pick up a few things for yourself too!) Don't miss out on this FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design + DIY spectacular! Hope to see you there at Pulaski Park Fieldhouse: 1419 W. Blackhawk 11am-7pm December 4th and 5th!!

Renegade Holiday Chicago here I come!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Custom Kids Hoodies!!

I was commissioned by my aunt and uncle to make sweatshirts for my cousins, Rachael and Daniel. Conveniently I was finished right before Thanksgiving when I see them, so they got new sweatshirts!!! Here's some pics:

Real life:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MF Gallery Toy Show 2010!!

Horray Horray!!!! The 2010 MF Gallery Toys Show and I'm in it!!!! The Gallery is located at 213 Bond St in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The Gallery opening is this Saturday, Nov 20th from 7-10pm. There will be many other artists showcased at this event and all of the toys are available for purchase and to take home on the spot!! If you're in the area you should stop in and check it out!! There will be refreshments!!! (Even more reason to come!!)

Here are the plush toys I've been working on for the show:
The whole gang

Classic Robot action

The familiar Diamond Pants

NEW!!! Big Calc!!!!

Also NEW!!!! Kiko!!

I'm very excited for the show I hope to see you there!!!
So is the accountant:

Beep boop. (hehe).

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Mother of All Backpacks!!

Not really... but this backpack is pretty ginormous. I made it all this morning, it took a whopping 7 hours. Which isn't actually that long especially considering there were a lot of details and I didn't run into any problems. Just a casual morning exercise? haha. I went super detailed on this one to show my process...

This was a custom order for a backpack with given dimensions (17" x 14" x 7.5") and specific pockets like the front pocket on the LLBean bag below and a small inside pocket. How well did I do?? You be the judge:

First I made the smaller front zipper compartment (with logo), sewed the larger front zipper compartment to it, and then sewed it to the front.

Next I worked on the sides. I cut out the pieces for the top with the zipper and then the sides, and then the bottom. Then I sewed all of the pieces together and sewed it to the front.

Thirdly I assembled the back; I sewed foam into the back piece, made the straps with foam inserts, and attached a tag. Then I pinned the webbing and straps to the back where they would be sewn on.

Afterwards I made the smaller inside pocket for the inside of the front and sewed it on (before the side piece was sewn on).

And finally I sewed the back piece on and VOILA!!! Finished. Front, side and back view:

For scale I took a picture of it on me. It is QUITE large!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rainbow Brite for Halloween!!!

So this year I was Rainbow Brite for Halloween. And of course I had to make my costume. Here's an image of the original Rainbow Brite:

I wanted to do something that was a little bit of an update on her outfit and make it in parts so that I could wear separately when it wasn't Halloween... even though I would totally wear the whole thing together when it's not Halloween (let's be honest). I decided to make a 3 piece outfit consisting of a dress, a belt and a jacket. So..... Here it is!!!!!


Belt front and back

TA-DA!!!!! Love it.

Friday, October 29, 2010

6 Word Memoir Blurb Book Cover Illustration!

The entirety of the senior class in Illustration at Parsons the New School for Design was asked by Smith Magazine's Larry Smith to submit illustrated 6 work memoirs: (your life story told in 6 words) as a fun project/assignment. Larry loved our stuff and wanted to make a book out of our submissions. I spent the afternoon at Blurb's pop up shop in Soho with Larry and Lisa, the associate editor at Smith Mag to do an illustration for the cover.

We talked about what the plan was, to have a prominent 6 large on the cover and an illustration underneath, and then I drew a sketch:
Here's what came out:
Then I scanned, formatted, and colored it in illustrator with the finishing touches:
They loved it!! Can't wait to see the printed book with this baby on the cover.
Victory picture (In my part-done Halloween costume, see next post!!)!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mokuyobi Totes!!

New style: not your average tote bag!!! Lined with coated nylon for awesomeness (and dryness) and stability!!! Airplane safety, mailer print, and notebook paper, for now...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Custom "Girl" Dino Hoodie

I made 3 custom dinosaur hoodies, an adult small and a children's 4 and 5. I'm not much for pink, but I think they came out so cute, especially the little ones. So adorable.



Monday, September 13, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago!!!!

The Renegade Craft Fair Chicago was AWESOME and a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came out, and of course everyone who is now sporting their brand new Mokuyobi Threads swag.

If you were at the fair and wanted to buy online, visit my etsy shop.
I'll be updating it in the next few days with the new items so stay posted!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Prints

New Prints!! Since I apparently don't have enough backpacks to make as it is...

3D Glasses!!

Mokuyobi Mail!!!

Back to School!!!

Can't wait to make some awesome gear with this new print action!!