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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.