This is a tea towel I embroidered for myself fairly recently. It features a fox design I drafted by hand and transferred on. I did it in two shades of pink and I like the dark pink foxes with light accents a little better than the light pink ones. I think it came out nicely and I’m glad I finally did a tea towel for myself. :)
Recently I did a custom order for the brown Centaur costume for Monster High Dolls. The red one was my practice piece because I had not made one for over a year. I do love the way the Clawdeen doll looks as a Centaur. She has amazing hair and she just looks cool! You can order your own custom centaur costume from my etsy store.
My Mom recently made these two beautiful centaur outfits for our shop. I love how heavy metal and awesome our girls look in them.
I made this little velvet dress recently from a pattern my Mom drafted, which is a really cute pattern. The velvet here is an edge cut of the material I will eventually use to make a wedding dress, but certainly not before I practice more and learn how to overlock. I made this doll dress as a trial of the material and it sews pretty smoothly with the nap facing up.
I think the dress came out really cute. It’s not finished nicely enough to sell or be custom made, but it is exactly what I wanted. :)
Don’t get me wrong, I adore Nasty Gal; but recently, on their shop blog, they had guest contributor Alice Cavanagh’s piece “Why Pink is Punk” and I completely disagree with this on a fundamental level. Honestly, what the article made me think is that Cavanagh really doesn’t know very much about punk, because the one of the least punk things of all is to go out and try to tell people what is and is not punk. I have written about punk before (here and here) and while there are some traditional styles associated with it, you don’t have to wear them or anything else to be punk. That’s the whole point of punk! That’s why they say a barrier was broken by it in the 1970’s. In reality, pink is no more or less punk than any other color, because it’s not about what you wear, it’s about how you wear it.
The other thing about Cavanagh’s piece that bothered me was citing pink’s connection to feminist groups to credit it as being punk. I find this so totally wrong and contrary to the whole idea of punk. Connections to feminists or any other group can’t make something punk by proxy. No matter how radical any of these groups are, they are still like any other social movement or schism; they just want to impose their ideology on everyone else and make everyone believe that their particular brand of prejudice is the “right” one. That is probably the very least punk thing of all.
But, I’m not saying pink is or isn’t punk or that I dislike Alice Cavanagh or Nasty Gal. On the contrary, the respect both Alice and the whole team at Nasty Gal very much. I’m just saying that punk is about being who you want to be, not who anyone tells you to be. It’s about doing and wearing what you love, not what any of the blogs or magazines say to (unless, of course, that’s what you like).
This is an outfit from a while ago, where I wore my actual engagement ring and not the place holder. Since it’s a little loose on my ring finger, I’ve been wearing it on my index finger, so I won’t lose it. The other ring I have on is an emerald ring my aunt passed on to me and it’s one of my favorites too (but I’m also afraid of losing it). I think they look really nice together.
The look was meant to be kind of a toned down bohemian. I don’t wear that coat often enough, but I love it and it looks so good in these laundromat shoots.
Fashion Credits: Forever 21 Faux Fur Coat, Vintage Dress, Wal-Mart Tights, Merona Boots, Relic Bag, Vintage Emerald Ring, Michael Tatom Fox Ring, Stickman Necklace.
This is a recent custom fox I made for a customer. He is made out of cuddle fleece, which is so difficult to work with, but it does look really cute. I’m curious what other fabrics would get this effect, but I don’t know yet. I know he looks a bit different from my other foxes, but this is what happened when I stuffed him. I think he came out cute.
I also would like to show off our new labels! We finally got Krazy4Krafts labels for our items and in the future, our products will come standard with one on them. On the little fox, I decided to do the back of the leg.
Custom foxes are available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126223575/made-to-order-stuffed-fox-cuddle-floppy?ref=shop_home_feat_4
I have gotten back into doing design sketching recently and these are two of my recent ones. I do intend to actually make both of these garments; I have the fabric for the pants and I want to make them soon, but I don’t know when I’ll do the kilt. I am aware that the people (as always) are not totally anatomically correct, but that isn’t as important to me as it is to accurately draw the details for the clothes.
The very first photo is one of my most heavily referenced fashion inspirations. Many years ago, I tore it out of a “Cosmogirl”(the best magazine to ever be axed). Because I was obsessed with the dress, which is one of a kind, my Mom and I had to splice a million patterns together to recreate it. The wristband my love gave me for Valentine’s Day was based on the one in the picture, so I brought the rest of that now complete outfit and we reshot it. It definitely came out as punky and grungey as I had hoped.
Fashion Credits: Dress Custom Sewn by my Mom and I, Vintage Doc Martens and Tights, Mark Poulin necklace, Michael Tatom Ring, Wristband by my love.
These are some pictures from what my love and I did for Valentine’s Day recently. We didn’t really do anything special, but it was still fun. He made me the brown leather wristband I have on here (more on that later) and I made him that stuffed corgi above. it was a prototype, but it actually came out really nicely. He loves it too, so that’s the important part.
If you have to have a corgi too, he can be custom ordered here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180526677/made-to-order-stuffed-corgi-cuddle-throw?ref=shop_home_active_1
Fashion Credits: Dress sewn by me, Target Stockings, Vintage Doc Martens, Wristband made by my love.
This is an outfit I wore up to the university a while ago (note the ring) that definitely had a heavy punk vibe. Those boots I have on are some of my favorites. I bought them at a thrift store when I was sixteen and I’ve had a serious thing for them since then. I wore them pretty much everyday when I was a Junior in high school and they have a heel and a platform, but the feel flat to walk in.
Fashion Credits: Vintage Lesco’s Leather Jacket, Hot Topic Shirt, Merona Cardigan, Skirt from Ebay, Wal-Mart Tights, Vintage Boots, Stickman Necklace, Forever 21 Rings (Right Hand), Vintage Ring (Left Hand).