Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lulu my new bird!!!


"Lulu the lovely pink bird flying to find her new sweet home "

Lulu loves to be near the window, looking at the sky and listening to you. She is really quiet and a special friend to talk to! You will love her!

Next to the window, looking at the sky!

I created Lulu some weeks ago using some Eco friendly, recycled craft felt!

I was sitting in front of my desk before I went to bed, thinking about what else could I create. So the idea came to me to make some birds. Cute little birdies to decorate your special space in your home, studio, etc, etc.

That night Lulu was born. A cute little bird in pink!

I drew the shape of the body in a piece of paper to make the pattern. It's tiny!

Making another Lulu in purple!

I cut the shape using my new pattern in a little piece of craft felt. I cut out a little circle in the head and at the back I put a piece of white felt to create the big eyes. I hand embroidered the little Lulu using different kind of embroidery threads. For the legs I used craft wire. It wasn't easy to make them. After trying bending the wire a couple of times I got it the way I wanted it.

So that way my new cute little bird could land!

Now I'm making more Lulu's in different colors, like the pictures above!

I hope you like my new design. She is ready to go to your home. Available in my cute store!

Taking a little fly and resting at a big stone outside my door!

Sitting next to me, hearing what I'm saying to her!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Together Forever!

Lolo Sinclair

"We can not split after dead so we have to continue staying "Together Forever" ha, ha, ha!"

Inspiration to create this piece came from the famous Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada and mexican sugar skulls. Posada had a special humor about skeletons and so do I... I think!

This piece was published in "Cloth Paper and Scissors Magazine" 2010, issue #32, September/October.

"Together Forever" was made using wood, Apoxie® Clay, paper, wire, fabric, felt and metal. The heads were created with recycled craft felt that I hand embroidered. The hat is a beer cap that was burned and stamped, and the veil was made with acrylic- painted tulle. The tree is a natural branch and the base is made of steel nails and Apoxie clay.

Published in a Magazine! September/October 2010!

I was so happy when the editor of the magazine sent me an email telling me that my piece was selected to be published for the next issue. I couldn't believe it! I was in Heaven again!!

I made this piece thinking about me and my husband. We are a crazy couple!! The inspiration to make this piece how I said before came from Posada and my husband as well. He is a Mexican artist and he has a special kind of humor about dead and skeletons.

So this unique piece are Me and Him together forever. You can't run away from me baby! Te jodiste, jajajaja!

I like to take pictures about my work and the whole process as well and I also love to share it with You. So lets get started!! No more words!

Enjoy the long journey and don't be scared!

Cutting the pattern!

Embroidered the eyes!

Almost done with the face!

The first idea that I got to make the body ( bones ) was using some wire and soldering the pieces together. I thought It was a piece of cake to do this. I was wrong!! I couldn't do it!! I'm not soldering ( stained glass ) any more so I lost my powers. I felt depressed!! I just wanted to cry! The only thing that I got that day was thousands of mosquito bites because I was working outside to avoid the fumes!


So after my depression my dear husband gave me a wise idea. He told me to use Apoxie clay to make the bones. And this is was I did!



Making the veil!

Adding some vintage color!

Finished Veil !

Te Amo cap hat!

Making and painting the flowers!

Sewing the veil to the head of the bride!

Gluing the bottle cap to the head of the groom!

Branches from outside my house!

Making the base of the tree!

Painting the base of the tree!

Close up of the couple!

Together Forever
Ha ha ha!
My Husband and Me!

Hope you enjoy the long journey just as I did. It was an excited process where I learned a lot of new things.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Recycled shoe bag!

Recycled bag using some old T-shirts

Last week I was busy making a new bag for my daughter. She needed a new one to put her tennis shoes inside to take to school for PE. So after thinking about what kind of fabric I had to use I looked at my stash of recycled cloth that I have in my new closet.

I selected some of my daughter's old T-shirts in white, pink and light blue.

Old T-shirts!

The T-shirt that I selected to be the main fabric was a pink solid color and a little bit boring so I decided to adorn it with some letters, butterflies that I cut it out from the same fabric. The bag needed to have something fun on it!

Sewing the letters to the fabric!

The result was pretty good. The letters and the butterflies looked beautiful and the most important think is that the customer ( my daughter ) was satisfied with the result.

My unique decoration for the front!

After I finished the bag she put her shoes inside and carried it the next day for PE. Her new friends loved her new and unique shoes bag.

It was really fun to make this bag using recycled T-shirts. It was my first project of that kind ever! Of course that I had some little problems when I started making it, like always. Next time I will make a really simple tutorial to show you how to make something like that.

Shoes inside the bag!

Another view of the bag!

Closing the bag with the shoes inside!

Rolling the bag to put it away !

Hope you like my new creation.