Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sparkly Pants

For the past week, Hollie and I had been spending our evenings sewing 3 sets of silver lame hammer pants, sequined muscle-tees with lightening bolt appliques, and stretchy wristbands. It was really frustrating at times: these fabrics are incredibly hard to work with, the glue securing the faux sequins to the fabric kept on gumming up our sewing machines. We had draft the muscle tee patterns ourselves, because apparently nobody else in the world has any interest in making them, so there are no patterns available commercially. We finished these glorious costumes just in time...

But, it was all worth it. Last weekend we had the pleasure of seeing Discs of Fury and We Wrote The Book on Connectors play the BEST SHOW EVER. The sparkly costumes (which were worn by WE, as they were playing the Captains of the Future) were incredible on stage.

If you have never seen Discs of Fury, then part of your life has not been fulfilled. It is the most epic, most exciting, most geeky, most incredibly show I have ever seen in my life. I have seen them twice, and they have completely BLOWN MY MIND both times. I was super excited that I got to participate (in some small way...) this time.

Here is a video of them from last year, doing the awesome song "Blades in the Night" :

Also, I have a huge crush on Marvin Lazer. But really, who doesn't?

We Wrote The Book on Connectors and Discs of Fury

Monday, January 18, 2010

au natural

grass, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

Ben and I went on a very long walk today, and it was very lovely. Thats all!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Featured on Etsy!

Yay! My Red Fancy Bird was featured on The Storque (the Etsy blog) today!

Super awesome!

Oh my gosh, EVERYTHING featured in the article is AMAZING. Check out these knitted earmuffs, this awesome apple ukelele, and MAKE YOUR OWN CHEESE!

This is why I love "the handmade life." Everyone in the world is so darn creative. It is amazingly inspiring.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


cat owl guy, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

Please meet cat-owl guy! I made him to add to the secret santa present that I made for Hollie. He is good luck! As soon as I made him, I started having all kinds of good luck. He is filled with good luck pennies to keep him standing upright, and its rubbing off for me, I hope it works for Hollie too!

I have had a sudden burst of creativity the past few days. I have wanted to paint and draw and print and sew and knit and everything! Its nice after the creativity drought I was having during December.
I am using this creative streak wisely, however. I am putting a lot of energy towards my friends Kim and Jayme's website, which is already shaping up to look awesome. I can't wait to show it to ya'll! I'm hoping to have it done by the end of the month, possibly with some fancy flash stuff to follow.

Also, I have completed task #1 on my to do list, and will be starting my awesome new job in 2 weeks! Hooray! The best thing about it is that I can walk there from my house! So hopefully that will help with task #5 (losing weight).

Yeah January! You are very good so far!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New stuff in the etsy shop...

brownbearonyellow, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

I FINALLY updated my etsy shop with new pictures and items. I had the brilliant idea of scanning the contents of the kits with pretty paper behind them. Is it too distracting? I love it and think its more interesting then a white scanner background!

I got a mention on Apartment Therapy the other day! Check it out here. I am pretty amused by the title of the article though - "DIY Embroidery Kits and Patterns Without the Kitsch." Considering I am GOING for the kitsch factor here, I thought it was funny that I was grouped under that heading! Oh well, its fine and I am happy to be next to so many other amazing artists featured!

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

i got some creativity back

dinosaur love, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

i like these guys! i think my goal for the next week is to whip out a Valentines day embroidery kit of these guys.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

new years to do list

pumpkin feets, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

I have a lofty list of goals for the year. If I write them down, they become real, and maybe I will actually get a few of them done.

1. Get a new job that actually pays me well!

2. Develop as many embroidery kits as I can, and sell as many as I can too!

3. Sell crewel supplies on Etsy (specifically crewel yarn and hoops)

4. Say "i love you!" to my husband every single day.

5. Lose enough weight to get rid of my stupid back fat. yuck!

6. Knit 2 sweaters. I CAN DO IT!

7. Eat mostly vegan food.

8. Purchase a new computer that actually works

9. Be creative every day

10. Sing on some of Ben's songs

11. Enter a karaoke contest

12. Make my garden lovely!

13. Try to keep our room and studio clean, perhaps clean it once a week? eh? will that ever happen?

14. See my friends more often.

15. Get rid of this stupid social anxiety that I seem to have developed!

Wish me luck. What are you going to do this year?