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Toothless Backpack

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About a month prior to Halloween, I was contacted by the lovely Britny Gutierrez, who wanted to know if I could make a small light denim backpack for her 6 months old baby. She wanted to dress him up as Dustin from ‘Stranger Things’, which is pure genius in my opinion, since he doesn’t have his teeth out yet… Britny herself was (of course) going as Eleven.

We set up a price and I got to work. This is the outcome and Britny was gracious enough to send me some pictures of the complete costume. Her kid is adorable and the entire thing is so awesome! Well, you already know I’m a sucker for a good cosplay.

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And thanks to her, you can now also purchase The Light Denim Backpack on my Etsy page, for a costume or just for regular play. This backpack is specially made for toddlers who want big-children’s bag but are too small for it. It has no button, zipper or snap so it’s very easy for small hands to open, reach inside and fill up, and it has an overlap to help keep treasures secure inside.

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I Want to Go to There!

RedBubble added new tote bags for us to print on, so I’ve uploaded this new design to match:

I want to go to there! tote bag

This is my take on 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon’s famous catchphrase. As always, you can have this design printed on a shirt too, or phones and tablets’ cases. I’ve also updated all of my older designs to fit printing on tote bags and even throw pillows. Please, go and check it out! Smile

Ramona Flowers Star Bag

I originally wrote this post over a year ago, and then for some reason just let it accumulate dust until now… I’ve shown you this bag on day 9 of the Me-Made-May challenge and promised I’ll finish the post about it soon, and so, here it is:

March was Purim, and I went with my husband to a costumes party. I looked for something geeky enough to fit the expected crowd, and came up with Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers from “Scott Pilgrim VS the World“. For Scott, I wanted to make the Smashing Pumpkins heart print shirt, which I thought was the most iconic, as I remembered it being in both the comic and the movie.

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Wigging out

I also improvised wristbands from a pair of Idan’s old gym socks. Next, I bought two wigs, for the two of us, and then butchered them both to the shape I wanted.

Anyway, I made all sorts of shenanigans for this double costume, but the most important part, at least for myself, was the creation of the Ramona Flowers bag.  I spent a few hours sewing the star-subspace-bag, in which I made a few creative decisions, so I could use materials I already had in my house, and most importantly create something I would actually want to use. So, yes, a byproduct of this holiday is my (now not so) new star bag, that I use ALL THE TIME.

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I figured we probably won’t be the only Scott and Ramona couple, but I could not have imagined we would be one of 3 couples plus an extra Ramona, each with different outfit, hairstyle and accessories from different scenes of the movie! We couldn’t have planned it any better if we tried. I round everybody up for a group photo:

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Me-Made-May: Power Of Three

Hi all!
Today I wore this magenta t-shirt. It is pretty basic, except for the shoulder where the front and back of the shirt are overlapping and connecting to the sleeves. To decorate it a bit, I added this fun brooch I made (and already got an order for one of these from a co-worker today).
In addition, I thought it was about time to show you my Ramona Bag, which I sewed for last year’s Purim – I go with it practically every day anyway, you might as well see it too.
I wrote a separate post about this bag about a year ago, and for some reason never posted it, but I plan to redeem for it by finally posting it very soon.

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Sweatering Friday

Yesterday was sort of a crafting-gatherings day. I received invitations to no less then 3 different social crafting related events that may or may not include the word “Party” in their titles. It was a bit too much for one day, so I ended up going only to two of them.  And so, while my husband was lying at home with fever, I went out to report.

Silly old me forgot to bring my camera with me, and for that I should get reprimanded. But nonetheless I decided yesterday’s adventures were still worth writing – so anyway, not so many photos this time.

I received the first invitation about a month ago, which was a good thing as it needed some amount of preparation. This event was titled “An Exchange Party”, and held a genius basic concept: each participant cleans up her closet, refolds all the shirts and generally makes sure her closet is set for the none-existing winter we have. So far it sounds pretty familiar, but now I was supposed to take the insane pile of out-of-date, unneeded clothes I’ve created, and take them with me to the exchange party at Danielle’s house. The idea was that each participant would browse through her friend’s stuff for special findings, and thanks to the large amount of girls, the fun and findings  factors would rise. After the party ends, all the excess items are donated to charity.  I think the thing that really gets the whole thing rolling is the fact that unlike any other way of passing second hand items, this method relies on how much we care for how our friends sees us. we are not just throwing out clothes, nor giving it away: instead, people we know (more and less) are exposed to our junk, and so, we can’t help ourselves and try to fill our give-away pile with a lot of good-looking clothes,  and by that we are not only clearing our closets from stuff we haven’t worn since Dec’ 98, but also help out those in need, and giving something a bit more attractive than a worn out night-gown and sweatpants.

On the hour and a half I spent there there I met only 2 friends, and yet there were plenty of clothes to pick from the piles left by previous visitors. However, since my main target was to clear room in my tiny closet, I settled for adopting a cute all-over print shirt and a Light salmon pink sweater, and nothing more.

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I got the second suggestion from another friend, Shiri, that had heard about  this cool one day printing session, in which you can bring your own t-shirt or other clothing item, and customize it to your taste using different printing methods, such as screen printing and tie dye.

This was originally set for the previous Friday, and it attracted me mainly for the social aspect of it, the get-together and chat and laughter, as I already studied the printing part and own some printing equipment at home. Unfortunately the organizers of this workshop had to move it at the last minute to the following week, which made it rudely crash into the exchange party. So Shiri, Ofra and Keren went without me, and I hadn’t had the chance to check out their results.

The third invitation was sent to me only a couple of days ago, by Dora, to an “Artsy-Craftsy Day”, which included going to the fabric shops street in the morning, and later meeting up at her place to sew and create together with friends. I skipped the shopping part and instead got there in the early afternoon, equipped with my yarn and knitting needles and ready do some serious work.

Each girl worked on something different: cutting freshly bought  corduroy fabric for a hand bag, assembling  a sleek green pencil dress, sewing flowery couch cushion, creating tiny “Dollsis” from felt or constructing a jewelry rack out of cork board. I was working on my future sweater, real slowly, as I tend to get more chatty and less productive at these sort of events… also, I am not much of a knitter quite yet, and it certainly shows. But, I do keep optimistic, knowing that even if that sweater is just wishful thinking, at least it makes me practice the moves, so it increases the chance that my next knitting project will be completed.

Crocodile Rock

It’s weird how inspiration can come. Before College I thought inspiration would normally come after and according to a necessity, or a defined project. While at college itself they teach us that when you start a project, you first need to find your inspiration, through mainly pictures and such, and only when you know what is the definition of your project, you can attach to this vague idea the right materials.
but in real life, I usually find myself first of all with the material. The right material gives me a feeling of whats to come way before anything else. Through that fabric or plastic or whatnot I develop the product, as if (much like a marble sculpture) it was there all along, just waiting to be carved out of the raw material.
such is the case of the crocodile rock hand bag.
I found this hideous, bimbo-ish, glossy green, plastic padding material. this “fabric” would look utterly disgusting on anything: it was practically a plastic crocodile sold by the meter.
I had to have it.
So I did. And I made it into the only thing acceptable in crocodile: a crocodile itself. I made this bag as a joke, and so I must admit I didn’t pay too much attention to quality issues, and for that I do regret, for as soon as my sister and my cousin set foot in my apartment they fell in love with it, and each, in her turn, demanded it for her own. after a few weeks in which I was torn between them, my sister finally decided to take control of the new pet and simply stated a fact by handing me cash money and adding that she is waiting for the matching wallet as well…