Thursday, November 30, 2006

wristband w/ handmade button

wristband w/ handmade button, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

here is one of the buttons I made in action. I am nearly poo pooing my pantalones with the concept of making custom buttons now!

white shrink

white shrink, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here are my results with the white shrink paper. Unfortunately the red paint spread and turned the white orange, I tried to clean it up a bit but it still looks yucky. I decided to punch 2 holes in these so I can use them as buttons and with the scraps I made owl pull tabs for my future owl pouches.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

shrink plastic after baking

polyshrink after baking, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I think it came out pretty good for my first attempt. I had to retouch some of the paint after it was baked and then I shined them up with some acrylic varnish. I made some mini mushrooms with the left over pieces.

drawings on poly shrink

drawings on poly shrink, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

as you can tell from my sophisticated drawing style all those years of art school really paid off ;)

I will post the results shortly.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

knick knack heart attack

Online shop Colorful Cute is now carrying a fiiiiine selection of the Knick Knack line by Decole! How can anyone resist these cuteey patootee stacking mugs?? Also check out the Knick Knack pouches and totes!
photo by: site linked

Monday, November 27, 2006

house shaped pouch finished

house shaped pouch finished, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here's how it turned out with the "chimney".

gino keychain

gino keychain, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

came out giant, I am working on a smaller version w/ plastic eyes

mischievous lookin' pear keychains

pear keychains, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Timmie and his bling

timmie and his bling, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Strawberry Heaven

I think it would look like THIS. Unfortunately most of the good stuff is backordered but have a looksie anyway!

I designed some strawberry stationery that should be arriving shortly from the exciting.

photo by: the site linked

Saturday, November 25, 2006

pear stationery

pear stationery, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


silk screened enveloped, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Making use of my pear screen, I made these envelopes with matching stationery. I added 1 set to my shop

Limited Edition Timmie charms!

Limited Edition Timmie charms!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

now available in my shop!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

R.I.P. (Rubber In Pieces)

Polka D. Boots (2004-2006)
Protector, Rainy Day Companion, Friend

You were a good boot. You made people smile and laugh (with you, not at you of course). When I saw you in a shop window in London I knew we were meant to be together. You were alone, I held you in my arms, a size 10, perfect. My heart grew fonder. Something glimmered in my eyeballs, it was your £5 super sale price tag. I knew then it was TRUE love. I hope the large puddles in shoe heaven find you well. You will be missed.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Etsy Video!!!!!

I can't believe how great this is. I'm soo inspired now to work on my animation skills! Make sure your audio is on, the music makes it even better.

(link via rachael)

Pear Keychain

pear keychain, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I just added this pear keychain/ornament to the shop!

Also in shop news- lower shipping costs for my Canadian cousins! I know how the Etsy shoppin' Canadians hate to pay the "everywhere else" shipping fee on etsy! So I've added a separate shipping cost especially for them :) And also another new feature on etsy is combined shipping cost and a shopping cart! Go check it out if you haven't already!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

bunny scarf

commissioned bunny scarf, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

A commission from a few months ago. This took me a month to make!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tip of the day:

Tip of the day:, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Don't leave an innocent stuffed bunny alone around a (straight) man. 'Cause this will happen.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The most perfectly stacked shirts I've ever seen

I was about to compliment the workers on their artfully stacked shirts but before I could they yelled at me for taking a photo. jerks.

I guess I looked like a terrorist that wanted to explode their on sale t-shirt selection.

beautiful letterpressed cards

beautiful letterpressed cards, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

at Paper Presentation in Manhattan. The trees are my favorite!

Don't cry over spilt sparkles

Don't cry over spilt sparkles, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Friday, November 10, 2006

♥ and ★ and ©

For Erandi (my favorite guadalajara chica)

How to make the heart: type these together- & hearts ;
How to make the star (i just found out yesterday): type these together- & #9733;
How to make the copyright symbol (for my future reference): type these together- & #169;

moo cards

moo cards, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

From my Flickr pictures. You can print your own HERE.

M.P. on!

Si was kind enough to post about my work on! Cuteable is described as a Mon-Fri dose of cute stuff for you and your home! Now that's my kind o'people!

graphic shoes ♥

left by: Rocketdog
right by: Draven
★ click to enlarge ★

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

MP on FF!!

MP on FF!!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I am veeeeeeeeery happy to announce that my pear pouch and I'm lovely pear notepad are now available on!! I've been a big fan of Fred Flare for a long time now and it is a complete pleasure to have my work mingling amongst their cuteness!

In other FF news... You can save 25% off till November 15 when you use discount code preview.1106 !! So go buy some pear goods for all your loved ones! :)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Works in progress

It think it is always fun to see how people's work/ideas develop. So here are some pouch prototypes that I've been working on.

love is in the air

love is in the air, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I found this porcelain toothpick holder at a Japanese supermarket last night. I love it so much. kiss. kiss.

After some research this morning I found out that it was designed by Masahiro Mori and that it is for sale online HERE. Check out those chopstick rests!

Also on the subject of birds, have you seen the Flights of Fancy group on Flickr? It is a group set up for images of crafted birds!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ready for the circus (or for Boston)!

Eleanor the unintentionally grumpy elephant and fuzzy bunny's love child (names subject to change)are practicing their routine for Bazaar Bizarre Boston!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

halloween candy after

halloween candy after, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I ran out of the candy that I had purchased so I had to use the reserve Japanese candy that I had around.

A. Japanese milk candy
B. Japanese Watermelon candy
C. second rate American candy

You should have seen all the disappointed faces! It was actually pretty funny. That is what they deserved anyway when they showed up to my door with no costume and just a grocery bag! I know I am turning into one of those mean old ladies! I remember when I was a kid some old man gave me an unripe banana when I rang his bell. Next year fruits for everyone!

Friday, November 03, 2006

For the ornamentally inclined

The precursor to Decole, Steinbach handmade wooden ornaments from Germany. I have my eye on "the mushroom collector". The top image is a hedgehog with an apple on his head!

photos from HERE

Mark your calendar!

On Saturday December 16, 2006 I will be exhibiting at Bazaar Bizarre in Boston!
The fair will take place at The Cyclorama (Boston Center for the Arts) in the South End.

I will have some stationery,pouches,softies,maybe limited edition jewelry, and some small paintings with me. I will post some samples soon of what I will bring.