Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Recycled, Useful Art

Circuit board book ends. Beer can belt buckles. Coasters made of vinyl records. Cufflinks made from Lego pieces. It seems like everyone on etsy is doing their part to be green, and it's got me thinking... what can I make? I definitely have enough crap laying around, not to mention the neglected piles of goodies from my deceased landlord in the basement. I am particularly fond of these bags made out of old suits, and plan on purchasing one. Time to get the creative gears a'turnin.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Print Gocco ship has sailed.

I'm totally bummed I didn't know about the Print Gocco until it was too late. A small do-it-yourself screen printing system with endless possibilities. An estimated 1/3 of Japanese households have them, mainly to design New Year's cards. I want to start using stencils/decals on my pottery, and of course would want to make t-shirts, totes, cards etc. Unfortunately it's not being produced any longer, and the only place to find them is on ebay for a couple hundred dollars. Gah. I guess I'll have to settle for the less-cool, squeegee kits that you can find at Urban Outfitters.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

You've probably already heard about this book a million times, but I just wanted to make a post on the slim chance that you hadn't. I am ridiculously excited about it (release date April 15) and can't wait for the BBC movie adaptation.

From the Publisher:
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nickel Quilt Love

Amazing Nickel Quilts has been a constant best-seller for the largest quilting distributor, Checker, for the past couple months, but has recently taken over spot number one. This makes me happy. Way to go, Momma Speth. Round two of printing, here we come.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

crafty chic

Recycled ties as a dress? Brilliant. It's crafty, sexy, and green. Available on etsy, at a shop named Glamarita.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Everybody loves robots. Affirmative. So why not draw some? I sketched this guy doing various human-like activities, gave him a smirk and named him Charlie. Voila. Adorable, forlorn robot.

Suggestions of things you'd like to see Charlie doing?