Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Back to his roots
A lily pad mat for displaying your Timmies! This lily pad comes with a removable water lily that can be used as a fashion accessory for yourself.
Now in the shop!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Run for safety!! It's...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Some more experimenting with glasses
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Timmie gear prototypes
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Timmie night school
Friday, April 17, 2009
Free offer for blog perusers!
I just reduced the price on my parachuting owl tee in my shop to $20 and I have a special offer for my internet buds. Just mention this free notepad offer and I will send a complimentary Tea Time notepad along with your order. WOW, what a deal :D!
This offer is valid till I sell out of the parachuting owl t-shirts.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Art Star Craft Bazaar!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What I learned this past week:
Craft-wise what I learned this week was not to put regular acetate into my ink jet printer because it will be a ink drippin' money wastin' blob when it comes out. Also, I learned that trying to ink designs by hand is messy (I'm trying to get crisp lines for this particular design) and tedious, especially if you are trying to use india ink from 10 years ago. I ordered some transparency sheets for ink jet printers, it should be arriving today. Let's see how that goes.
In other news... why is black printer ink so expensive? I don't understand. It would be awesome if Epson (my printer) came out with vegetable/soy based inks for home printing use. Does this exist already?
Labels: trial and error
Monday, April 13, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
recycled office chair cover case
Remember a while ago my office chair broke down from the pressure of my fat butt sitting on it all day long? Yes, that one. I made the storage ottoman (with my dad) and a pillow with some of the parts and I still had the leather (which I had thought was vinyl) left over. I started a new sketchbook the other day and I thought to myself," this delicate flower of a book needs a case!". I was going to make one out of linen but then I remembered the chair cover I had saved. I looked at it again this morning and realized it was not made out of vinyl but in fact it was leather (fancy schmancy) with the outside strip just being vinyl (see photo 1). I unstitched the center piece of the cover (photo 3) and made this handy dandy case.
P.S. I am hoping the discoloration on the inside of the cover is dye and not dirt.
Friday, April 03, 2009
why spend money on groceries when you can spend it on this -
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Oh. my. gourdation. Have you seen this? A self-contained screen printing machine!!!
After I took a screen printing class back in '07 (geez, time flies!) I had intentions of making a micro screen printing set-up in my apt. I bought most of the supplies and modified a light box with blacklights to be an exposure unit, but never got around to actually burning my own screens (it has been sitting there for a year and a half). Also, cleaning out screens in my bathtub is backbreaking & messy. Tonight I was looking over my mail and in a Michael's circular they mention this Yudu contraption. Does anyone have this?! It looks awesome!! I am thinking about bidding for one on ebay, but after the busted-scooba-after-one-month-of-usage fiasco of '07, I don't know if that is a good idea.