Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Frida Almost Done

but not quite.

This Frida Kahlo doll was made from spun cotton over wire. She has a muslin face, a mohair wig, antique milliners flowers in her hair, and hand sewn clothes.

She still needs her spun cotton heart attached to the outside of her body so she can hold it.

She still needs some work to clean up loose threads and to tidy up/finish her shawl.

She still needs some refining of her basic features.

I just posted her now because I was afraid that, if I didn't, I would not post her at all.

She was a bit outside of my normal comfort zone.

A little anxiety can be a good thing, right? RIGHT??

Until next time, here's to trying new things and being brave enough to post them!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yudu? I don't!

I bought the Yudu as a birthday gift for myself last year because I love to make silly/quirky things and I always have these great ideas for t-shirt logos...usually while driving.
I digress.

At any rate, I watched the informercials, double checked the early reviews and thought I had a winner on my hands. When the $50 off coupon at Michaels came up, I pounced.

Well....the Yudu isn't as easy to use (in my humble opinion) as they would have you believe. In fact, tenacious though I may be, I am about ready to quit. I broke down today and took a peek at non brand products that may be easier to use.

The main problem I have had is with the emulsion sheets. They don't cover well or easily and they take forever to dry. They aren't cheap, either! If you goof them up, which apparently I am not alone at doing as this is the major complaint I see on the sites, you can put yourself into the poor house.

I broke down and purchased a hack kit with a different kind of emulsifier for the screen that is supposed to be compatible. The reviews from real crafters seem to suggest that this is an easier way to go.

I sure hope so! I am tired of all of my wicked-cool t-shirt ideas just bouncing around inside my head.

Until next time, here's wishing you good products!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Angel Guinea Pigs?

The answer to the age old question: Do Guinea Pigs go to heaven?

Well, of course they do!
Until next time, enjoy those pets!