52 Weeks of Creative: Week 30

I had to make a bag for a group I joined.  Basically, everybody in the group makes a bag for someone else.  So I made a Sherlock-themed bag for my person.

I thought it would be really easy and fast, since it was like a transfer.  So what I did was I found some pics on the Internet.  I printed them on photo transfer paper.  I ironed them to the bag.

Voila.

Then I had to re-iron Sherlock, because he was coming off.  Silly Sherlock.

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As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or creative projects of your own!

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52 Weeks of Creative: Week 29

This week….

I picked up pastels again.  Mostly because I saw something cool on Pinterest with pages cut out of a dictionary in a heart shape, emphasizing specific words.  I didn’t use a dictionary.  I used a book of children’s verses.

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These are the gnomes.  I draw them…sometimes.  These gnomes are patterned after my nieces and nephews, because my oldest nephew was born looking like a gnome.  I called him my little gnome for ages and ages.  If any child was a fairy baby….

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From left to right: Daisy, Jonathan, Calvin, Carrie Anne, Fern.  These are likely positions they would have in real life, too.

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As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or projects of your own!

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 27

My week was actually alright.  Hard, exhausting and a little different, but alright.

Until yesterday.

Yesterday my creative project was born out of a deep sadness, and ironically, it turned out great.

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Then I cut strips into the sides and tied them in knots.  See how I went inward at an angle?  That’s me trying to follow the contours of the body.  I mostly guessed, but you can measure this by putting the shirt on and putting pins along how tight you want the shirt to be.  Then just cut a strip that deep.

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See how the strips are different lengths?  That’s because they went deeper into the fabric at certain points.  If you want to trim yours down, that’s totally legit too.  I asked the opinions of a group of 4 people and they said to leave it.

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A long time ago I determined that nothing depressing or unnecessarily dramatic needed to be on the internet.  No one solves drama with mysterious or not-so-mysterious rants on social media.  If you feel the need to express it to the world instead of that person in particular…maybe that person deserves better.

But I also determined that I wasn’t going to live my life as a lie.  If someone asks how I am, and I am not doing well, I say so.  “I’m ok” is a totally fine response.  If they care/are close they will ask.  If not, then you didn’t lie but you also didn’t cause massive extra drama.

I only made this project because my day went severely south yesterday.  I actually had a much more intense project I was working on.  That’s okay.  There’s always next week.

As always feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or projects of your own!