Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Two friends...

Oh, hello!

Two pink friends on a cloudy, impending snow day. The left is the result of a night's needlefelting, and the right is a pink daruma I bought while visiting Miyajima a few years back.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet my newest needle felted friend and first attempted Cephalopod! This nervous little octopus decided he's going to go to school and become an art teacher, and who am I to stand in his way? Good luck, octo-friend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wheels and Plastic

Another belated illustrated outfit post! I've pretty much worn the texture off of those cords but they're so comfy and great for shopping or relaxing days. On 2/3 I went out and ended up buying a bigger cage and wheel for the hedgie. Ira wasn't thrilled at first, but since the first night he's become a wheel-running maniac! I'll go to bed to the sound of him running, and then wake up in the middle of the night and hear him still running like mad. Is there something inside little critters that helps them know how to use a wheel? Will he eventually become the buffest hedgehog ever known?

I've been thinking more about putting some items up in my neglected etsy shop, and experimenting with shrink plastic again with varying amounts of success. The results are so wildly different each time that it drives the perfectionist in me crazy trying to keep the shapes consistent. On the other hand, it's always fun to anticipate what's going to come out of the oven next ^^

Just a few cute ideas for now! Next up, a hamster for iamchubbybunny!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another clothing doodle today! Since starting the project of making the occasional WIWT drawing I've developed a bit of a backlog of them. The pin makes this one appropriate for celebrating Hedgehog Day, I think!

So a happy hedgehog day everyone -- that naughty groundhog might have promised a longer winter, but Ira didn't even bother waking up until the sun went down anyway. Quite sensible, hedgehogs.