Saturday, September 27, 2014

Janis Joplin forever stamps

 My brother in law was sworn in as postmaster last Friday.  My sweet husband picked me up these Janis Joplin forever stamps and other goodies while out.  He knows what I like.

After sorting through every scrap of fabric that I feel I must hoard, I was right.  Those long tubes of cotton I had leftover from altering my yoga pants made for perfect dog toys.  I found a little girl on you tube for the instructions.  She is great!  Riki really likes them.

I used fabric markers and a glue resist on this day of the dead t shirt.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

art room chaos

 Riki had a heyday with the feather boa this morning!

It is very disturbing to see all my art supplies EVERY where.  My sweet husband finally got the closet painted so I can now sort some things and try to organize the hoard again.  The only good thing about all this painting and moving my crap is seeing what I have.  It is embarrassing and inspiring all in the same moment.  

another inktense t shirt

The inktense fades out a lot in the wash but I like the look.  Reminds me of water color.  The design is a "mic".

Monday, September 22, 2014

flannel pj's

Tried some shibori techniques on this set of pj's.  Thought I was going to add to the shirts but the pants are so busy I think I'm done.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

table top ironing board

 Stopped my pj project to make this table top ironing board.  So easy, don't know why I did not do it before.
Used two layers of cotton batting and some muslin for the top. The base is a sink cutout from a counter top.  A little heavy but that is probably a good thing.

I think this will work out great.  My aunt Nita Lou taught me that your iron is your best friend when sewing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

peace pj's

I used a homemade mask and a peace stencil for this shirt.  After a lot of practice I found if I put the large mask down first then the small stencil on top, for some reason, knocked the little peace signs back.  I'm not sure how that works but I'm glad I did some experimenting on another surface.  Sprayed with tumble dye.  Cut a freezer paper mask and rubber stamped the peace sign with a text stamp.  Three layers.  Maybe more coming.  I actually was trying to work on a completely different shirt but had this idea in my mind so here ya go.  Now maybe I can go back to my shibori shirt without throwing peace signs at it.  Ha.
Little Riki had to spend the day at the vet to be neutered.  He is home safe but still in pain.  My poor baby.  I tried to keep my mind busy working on my next set of pj's.  Good thing I bought an extra yard of each fabric because I cut the first side out UPSIDE down. Dang!  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Belly bands

Picked up more flannel at JoAnn's.  Three bucks a yard.

Made Riki some new belly bands out of some nice french jersey.  I lined this batch with cotton batting and he must of thought that was pretty cool because he peed all three in the first hour.  What a brat.  I need to find a smaller bell.  He is not getting the potty outside thing.  I had a bell but it scared him because it was too big.
The green are the new batch.  I'm getting much better.  The first batch look like a 4th grader made them.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

art clothes

I finally got the nerve to make a pair of pj pants.  So easy thanks to  They fit and turned out so well I can't wait to go to walmart and buy some more flannel!  I have three shirts and only one new pair of pants.

I've been wearing white tshirts to art in for years and have recently become allergic to bleach!  So...I'm slowly but surely making me some art clothes.  I am so tired of black and white...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Inktense tshirt

Riki and i finished the t shirt.  I decided to spray the whole thing with white vinager before I washed it, hoping it would not fade as much as my last two.  It helped.  I learned what not to do on this shirt.  I really wish I would have painted this elephant on a canvas and planned something else to wear.  I'm not sure a women of my size should go around wearing an elephant.  Ha.  I can't wait to try it on!  I'm sure the eye is misplaced.  I had plans of making sure it was in the right place but sometimes when I finally start working on a project that has been in my head for years, spills out frantically and one eyed elephants are created!  So excited to have gel pen for t shirts!  Worked great.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

first haircut

 Riki and I watched this storm pass by after his first haircut.  He was such a good dog I'm hoping he looks okay.  Much cuter long but he had some puppy fuzz that had to be cut off.  I'll post a few more photos after his bath.  I can't get enough pictures of him.  I hold him on my lap and look at pictures of him.  Ha.  Can't wait to see what color his adult coat is going to be.  The brown around his face only shows in pictures.  His white patch on his chest is almost gone.  I've read that their coat can change dramatically.

painted t shirt

 Riki has been helping me with my latest project.  By helping, I mean laying on the spot I'm trying to work on.  He is so cute!