Saturday, November 28, 2009

darn proud of myself

finished red fancy bird!, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

After tons of hard work, I am finally getting to the point that my kits are getting DONE and look GREAT! I am feeling super confident about the Urban Craft Uprising this weekend.
Thats right, MARK YOUR CALENDERS and come to the Seattle Center expo hall on December 5th and 6th. I will be selling many little kits with many little designs!
The guy pictured above is now officially on my new Etsy. Exciting! Here is a link if you want to check it out.

I have also been silkscreening more felt for more pin/brooch kits:
Yay! More felts about to be awesome!

and only have about 3 more designs to go. then DONE. done done done!

yay! happy! yay!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is what 257$ of tapestry wool looks like.

Just in case you were wondering.
I did the not so smart thing of picking out all my colors and then having them thrown into a basket. And then forgetting my notebook that TELLS me which colors go with which kits at work, duuuur.

Just 2 weeks until Urban Craft Uprising! So much to do eee!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Yeah swag bags!

Yeah swag bags!, originally uploaded by maybeemily.


At Urban Craft Uprising, all vendors donate a few small items to go into their "swag bags." What are these amazing things you ask? Well, the first 500 people to go to the UCU actually GET one of these amazing bags full of handmade goodness for FREE! yes! When I went 2 years ago, there were people lined up for hours WAITING for the goodness.
Vendors only need to donate a small amount, but I donated a bit more - 7 little bags with everything one needs to make my "little cloud" embroidery pattern.

I was up late doing last minute touches, but I think they look GREAT! The shape of the bag made it impractical to silkscreen them, so they are rubber stamped with stamps I carved. I think it looks as good - or better - than a silkscreen, so I'm pleased. I also learned just how much work its going to take to get these all together. Just these 7 little ones took my helper (my momma :) ) and I about 2 hours to get finished. The next too weeks are ASSEMBLY TIME!

In other news, there is no other news. Oh, except my Intermediate Flash class is going really well. I am really enjoying it. I have been working on a little interactive animation where you dress a lady. Very exciting.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Working Working Working.....

Yay! Here are 4 little designs for my embroidery kits. You get a SNEAK PREVIEW!!! I've been cutting and silkscreening and writing and ordering and doing so many things to get them ready. This is a just a little small peek at lots more to come.

I really take on too much. Besides this, I am participating in a print trade, printing all my own business cards, designing the website, taking classes in Flash... and I've been working a full time job too? geez louise!