Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Crocomonster hat

Crocomonster Hat

For the Timmies that don't want to commit to a whole Crocomonster outfit. I will be adding this hat to the shop shortly.

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...

with 25 linen thread teeth for ripping through ...umm...ah... BAGELS (with vegetable cream cheese) like nobody's business.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some more experimenting with glasses

I played around with some more ideas.

Top left - tortoise shell style
Bottom left - vinyl rim
Right- blue tint, which reminded me of Dexter's glasses (from Dexter's Laboratory).

I *might* put some of the imperfect ones (all of the glasses above) in the shop for cheap.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Timmie gear prototypes

Malcolm X inspired glasses and a messenger bag. I am working on some new Timmie accessories for the Art Star Craft Bazaar.

Some of the many Timmie glasses atempts Here are some of the unsuccessful attempts at making the glasses.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Timmie night school

mca, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This Timmie is off to his night school classes. He is working on his MCA (Master of Cuteness Administration) degree.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Free offer for blog perusers!

shop special, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

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!

(illustration by the talented Julie West)

I will be participating in this year's Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philly! It takes place May 30th and 31st rain or shine on Penn's Landing Great Plaza. I'm excited because this will be my first show in Philly! weeeee...

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?


ice skate

ice skate
Originally uploaded by m patrizio
I made this mini skate as a b-day gift for a friend who teaches ice skating. She took me on the ice recently for my first time ever! I only fell once, hurrah!

Monday, April 13, 2009

View from my window

...a police bust

Monday, April 06, 2009

Playing around with textures


The sun peeked out for a moment after a gloomy and depressing morning and afternoon. I am grateful.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Bunnies ♥

Is it wrong to pose grown men like bunnies you adore from the internets? Yes, probably.

Look at that bunny's little tongue sticking out. Irresistible!

bunny pic by craftybeaver

office wall 4.09

office wall 4.09, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

screen printed envelope

screenprinted envelope, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I made this print last year but made the envelope last night.

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 -

tapeaddict, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I've relapsed into my tape addiction this week. Empty fridge -> full tape dispenser. I've been doing all-nighters on some web projects this past week so I rewarded myself with some adhesive goodness.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

!!!!WANT!!!! NEEED!!!

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.