Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Run, don't walk, (oops, sorry, crank up your riding cart) to purchase this soon-to-be-sold-out pattern (#1181) and be sure to find some shiny flammable fabric. Match it to your most problematic bodily function for easy concealment. Cancel your newspaper subscription, purchase and open a 50 pound bag of cat food, duct tape that remote control to your armrest and wait for a peaceful end.
Sweet dreams, lady.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Love the Kia Sorrento commercial with the child's backseat toys coming to life and taking a joyride to Vegas. The sock monkey getting an embroidered tattoo is quite clever and I find it curious the tattoo scene isn't included in every airing. Is it too edgy for some demographics?
When my grandmother made sock monkeys for the younger grandchildren, I was too old to want one but they've always amused me. Thinking the sock monkey is an American phenomenon. Okay, just checked, it is. The history is interesting and you can check it out HERE.
This sock monkey fabric cracks me up because of the creative layout but even more so for the name: Sock Monkey Yearbook.
And that's what I like the most about the sock monkey icon and its many treatments. It is an interesting American story, not trademarked and ripe for many interpretations.
Check out this custom $1500 sock monkey dress by artist Rebecca Yaker at Hazel and Melvin's Room site.
But wait, how funny is this sock monkey dress with the red monkey butt?
Sock monkeys in a blender? Yep. Got that.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
(I place cotton shirts in the dryer for a couple minutes, remove and give the shirt a hard snap shake and then hang to dry
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Because men's neckties are cut on the bias and thus, not very stable, I zigzagged the crap out of the necktie strap. The quilting effect feels fabu.
One side of the strap was long enough to double on itself to form a pocket with the broad tip plus a cell phone pocket.
That's 100 yards of ribbon goodness, people!
Would you like to indulge your inner ribbon whore? Check out this link to The Ribbon Factory close-outs but look at the other pages for more temptation. This is my first order and I will definitely add them to the good ribbon source bookmark list. Quick shipping and good quality.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Y'know how your family or friends have their own special language and shorthand? They do, I tell ya! Well, amongst my and sister's female friends, we used to call each other "home squirrels" instead of "home girls" so when baby sister Rikki Tikki Tavi's friend had a baby last week, I opted for a home squirrel embroidered onesie.
The orange knit fabric is cut from an old t-shirt of mine. Sulky transfer pen used for tracing image and ironed on to fabric.