Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bunny Pouch arrives in Ireland

Bunny Pouch has safely landed in Ireland! Check out Max's photos. They are really cute!

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Max. This is my first time!

Four Things:

Four jobs I've had:
Children’s Party Attendant (some parties I was forced to dress up as Barney and inevitably get beat up by children!!)
Photo Assistant
Graphic Designer

Four movies I can watch over and over:
I don’t really watch many movies, so here are just movies that I remember watching that I liked:
Pippi Longstocking (my role model)
King Kong

Four places I've liked:
My bed

Four TV shows I love :
Note: I just got my own TV last week, so these are shows that I catch now and then

Anything on the Fine Living channel
The Montel Williams show (when he has the psychic Sylvia Browne on)
Any take nothing and make it in to something show
Shows that take abandoned/or unusual buildings and make it into amazing living spaces

Four places I've vacationed:

Four of my favorite dishes:
Brick oven pizza
Brick oven pizza with penne vodka on the side
Brick oven pizza with vodka sauce on top
gnocchi with alfredo sauce

Four sites I visit daily:
This one
Flickr (damn you flickr!)
Wooster Collective

Four places I would rather be right now:
In a sun filled loft
In my bed sleeping a wonderful dream
In a gravity free chamber
On my couch making softies

Four bloggers I am tagging:
Les,Sarah,Amy and Ana R.!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Tommy Messengerbag!

Meet Tommy Messengerbag!

tommymeslayout, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I made this dude at the same time as Jimmy Backpack but haven't had the time to photograph him. He comes with his very own notebook. He dabbles in comic book writing and so he likes to keep his notebook ready in case of sudden inspiration.

Available at www.mpatrizio.etsy.com

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Shrine to shiny red stuff.

Shrine to shiny red stuff., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I am slowly becoming an apple-o-holic!

Available at Area Yoga + Baby in Brooklyn

Go squeeze them in person! :)

Area Yoga + Baby
on Smith St.

They are called So Softies.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jimmy arrives in Portland! The photodocumentary by Les!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"You're starin' at me like there's a chick sticking out of my forehead"


mandarins, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I bought these today in hopes of painting a still-life with them. I rarely come in contact with oranges that still have some leaves on them. So i'm excited! Hopefully I will be able to paint them and also eat them before they go bad.
Wish me luck :)

thoughts of a softie

thoughts of a softie, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Jimmy Backback is moving to Portland, Oregon!

Winona Wintercoat helping me with my packages

She is such a good helper! You can see pillow shirt dude just chilling in the back while the girls do all the work!

Les and Max your packages are on the way :)

Introducing Winona Wintercoat!

winona wintercoat, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

A Crochet Chair!!

Creative use of crochet action! Chair designed by Ben Wilson. They have a little video on the making of it on his website... go take a peek. I'm also lovin' the camoflauge table!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Check it out...

Look at this zakka site that I stumbled upon. I love this



and I wouldnt mind having this

cram cream packing tape

cram cream packing tape, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I love the houses.


orange, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

new dish acquisition from Crate and Barrel

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Bird Clips!

bird clips, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

from the Japanese store.

Strawberry detail

Strawberry Pouch

Strawberry Pouch, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I used one of the strawberryish shaped buttons that Cimba sent me to make this fuzzy turquoise pouch. I am trying to practice my hand stitching/applique abilities. I still have a long way to go.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bunny pouches for sale !

I am happy to announce that I finally photographed and added my bunny pouches to my shop- www.mpatrizio.etsy.com!

These are perfect for keeping Ipods safe and cozy! Also great for rubbing your nosey on them and making believe they are your real pet bunnies

Monday, January 16, 2006

Twin Bunny pouches in the morning light

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Fuzzy Yarn Test

I was itching to try this pink fuzzy yarn that I bought. It is much harder to crochet with this type of yarn. Not fun.

Teppy cupcake in her new home

Teppy cupcake in her new home, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Teppy cupcake in her new home

Teppy cupcake in her new home, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Teppy (chrissy cupcake's twin sister) in her new home! she fits in perfectly!

Thanks Shara for sending me these pictures!

Another etsy purchase...

This week I decided to support the handmade pouch arts. I bought this credit/business card pouch from splityarn.etsy.com Now my business cards are going to travel around in style!

Thursday, January 12, 2006


"tyrone", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Oil painting from a 3 hr. sitting.

Alternate title "Profile of a man with flash light eyes" :)

Malisonian bag

malisonian bag, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This was in the finely wrapped package from the other day. A cute little pouchie from malisonian.etsy.com. I have been using it to keep my camera cozy. I think this would actually make a great gift for a guy. But I am going to keep it for myself, mine all mine!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I've got press!

I've got press!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My first press piece in the current issue of The Fader magazine!!!

It is on page 40 of Jan/Feb Issue.


first painting of '06

first painting of '06, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

A lil' Penguino. I made this last week and have been waiting for the paint to dry before I scanned it. I would like to find a nice white wooden frame for it. Does anyone know any good inexpensive wood frame sellers online or in the nyc area?

Nick's Pizzeria- Brick oven Pizza!

Nick's Pizzeria, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

On Ascan Ave. and Austin Street in
Queens, NY

Highly recommended!

Etsy Purchase

Etsy Purchase, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

A++ packaging effort by Malisonian. When the lighting gets better in my apt. I will take a picture of what's inside.

Monday, January 09, 2006

hop hop till you don't stop...

I've been working on these bunny pouches for my shop. They will hop hop to my shop after I line them with fabric. Yes, I know I'm cheesy with my hip hop references... (what,what)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sunday Softie Staredown!

This staredown was brought to you by Mod Octopod's new mom Amanda (craftmonkey) and the ravenous guard dogs of Coney Island!

My first zakka book/magazine!

My first zakka book/magazine!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I am going wacka for zakka right now. It is kind of like cuckoo for cocoa puffs but slightly different...I haven't figured out exactly what zakka means but it has something to do with 1. Handmade 2. Vintage-looking 3. Stuff for your house that you really don't need but have an uncontrollable urge to possess.

Oh how I love it so.

In this particular magazine (in Japanese) they've added a form where you can actually purchase the stuff from the magazine in it. Thank the lord that I do not understand Japanese or I would be in the poor house right now.

Friday, January 06, 2006

New Friends

New Friends, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Jimmy meets Buttercream Bear!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Inside Jimmy's sketchbook

Jimmy's sketchbook, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

on the left is side is Jimmy's date of birth and on the right was an early self-portrait, at that time of the sketch he was called "Jimmy Mezengrebagh" he later changed his name to Jimmy Backpack when he went through Ellis island.

Side note: I just realized that my cousin's last name translated from Italian means backpack! Ha! (no relation though)

apple and strawberry silverware!

I am so addicted to apple and strawberry designs lately and I don't know why. I found these at a 99 centish japanese store!

I am addicted to cherry designs too!

fukusuke-pon 福助ぽん- Heaven@Air's bunny

fukusuke-pon 福助ぽん, originally uploaded by heaven@air.

This is heaven@air's bunny (from flickr). How damn cute is this bunny? She made that sweater for him/her out of one of her own socks! I just want to rub my nosey on this bunny's nosey. I know you want to too! :)

Introducing Jimmy Backpack!

jimmy backpack, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Happy New Year everyone!

Thanks everyone for making 2005 a great year. I really appreciate your comments and kind words!

Here is my first completed softie of 2006. His name is Jimmy Backpack. I made him a polka dot mini sketchbook to carry in his backback so he will never be bored.


jimmy backpack, originally uploaded by m patrizio.