Sunday, June 08, 2008

Made by Monday - City Life.

I made another cityscape:

Why? I don't know. I'm addicted to them. This one's the biggest one yet. I have yet to sell any, so instead I'm just covering the walls in McKenna's room with them, along with the Lonely Trees. Poor girl, trapped in a patchwork world.

Here are those pillows I blogged about last week:

(Sorry for the weird lighting.) I think that vintage spice shelf fabric is my all-time favorite fabric. And now it's all gone. Side view:

Actually, those were just the covers, here are the pillow inserts:

It's two for the price of one! There was just a small amount of fabric left, so I made this:

It's composed of the vintage shelf fabric, vintage velvet upholstery on the sides, a naugahyde bottom, mod vintage lining with a pocket and magnetic snap enclosure. I'm really happy with how it came out. I wish I would have made a pattern along the way so I can make one like it again. On second thought, nahhh, I like one-of-a-kinds.

On Sunday I went to the CRAFT: issue launch party at an awesome gallery/shop called Reform School on Santa Monica Blvd. in Silverlake. Halfway there I realized I forgot my camera so I borrowed my friend Lauren's when I dropped Sage off at her house for a playdate. I haven't gotten the pictures yet, so I'll show you this one Jenny Ryan posted on Flickr:

I managed to sew a couple buttons on that vintage yo-yo at the craft table, but that was it. McKenna wasn't in the best of moods (teeth). Also, she pooped in her diaper as soon as I got there. Hi everyone! We're here! Can you smell us? Consequently, we didn't stay very long. I did get to chat with Jek and Christine and Jenny a bit. I would have loved to sit and chat and make the funky flower shoe clips everyone was sporting. There were some adorably accessorized older little girls (ages 4-8?) making all sorts of awesome craftiness. I can't wait until McKenna's that age and I can let her craft to her heart's desire and not have to worry about her tipping over or eating the sequins. Still, I'm glad I went. I won a raffle I didn't even know I entered. It was a Sublime Stitching Craft pad full of embroidery patterns. Sweet! Now, I don't really like to follow someone else's pattern but I do like iron-ons, so that night I ironed all the images onto a shirt for myself:

Very tattoo-esque.

Lastly, here's something Sage and I collaborated on this weekend. He drew this picture of a monster he wanted to make with me:

And here's the monster in progress:

And here's the monster made:


sugarcreekstuff said...

Wow! Visual feast for the eyes the whole post through. Those pillows with the spice shelf fabric, that adorable bag (I don't follow patterns either). How did you get the button flower to stay on McKennas head? You win most clever award for the iron on patterns for your t-shirt, its beautiful! Sage is quite the monster designer and you for making it look exactly like his idea. I love it all!

KB said...

Awww, thanks! The button flower was just sitting on her head there. It kept falling off. When I came home I sewed a barrette to it. I've been wearing it but I'll give it back to McKenna when she has enough hair to hold it.

Rah said...

Love the cityscape!

Anonymous said...

HI, I have been lurking on your blog. I like the things you make. This latest bag you made--wondering what kind of interfacing you used to give it that sturdy-ness?


KB said...

Thanks rah and mmsmith! I only used interfacing (medium weight fusable Pellon, I think) on the spice shelf fabric. The other fabrics are pretty thick and help it to keep its shape. Hope this helps!

Lyndsey said...

Wow! I can't even say how cool I think it is that Sage's monster idea can just get made like that. I think it's something he'll remember forever. Very, very cool.

Are the other city skylines up on kokoleo? My nephew has a city skyline obsession.

KB said...

Not yet. I'm going to try to do that this week, though. I also have pillows and skirts in the works.

Or Lyndsey, you could just drive down the coast 6 hours and pick one off McKenna's wall. Do that!

Anonymous said...

Wow, how ridiculously cute is that monster! Such a lucky kid!

lisa {milkshake} said...

KB, I LOVE that you and Sage collaborated on that monster. Very cool.


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