Saturday, December 29, 2007

Illustration Friday-Soar

Just poppin in to post this last piece of the year for IF- a nice, cute-sy sugary illo :-) Hope you all had a nice holiday, see you in 2008!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Have a good holiday, folks

I participated in a secret santa Christmas swap, I can't wait to show some of the stuff I made here but I don't want to spoil it for the recipients. So I will wait till after Christmas. But above is a sneak peek of some Christmas tree plushies work-in-progress.

Anyways, its time for me to take a break from the blog and enjoy the holiday goodness, but also really to catch up on some work. Have a good holiday, everyone! Chickeny wishes to all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Illustration Friday-Little things

Its been a while since I've participated in IF! Put a face on a vegetable or fruit on anything and I'll buy it in a heartbeat. If only this was a piece of fabric made into an apron....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Chickens are coming

Some chickeny gifts I got so far:
A chicken chucker! Just what I wanted for Christmas!
And a cute little brown chicken timer from a thoughtful friend. Cluck cluck!
This concludes the chickengirl's chicken update.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Think Jot Draw

This is a piece I did for a cover contest over at Think.Jot.Draw. I've had this in progress for sometime now. Initially the deadline was in October and that came and went, I never finished it. But I found out the deadline was extended till the end of the year. So head over and see what its all about and enter!

Front and back cover:
(On the left there is room for text and the UPC code.)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

5 things

Mike r Baker, Marci Senders, and TokyoBunnie (a super talented bunch, yikes!) had tagged me with the 5 (and 7!) things about me meme. They are are alot of fun and have done similar tags here and here. Mike also tagged me with a 20 all time favorite movies meme a while back. I don't know if I can list 20, but how about some movie/show related things?

1. I usually like watching foreign/Asian films- just saw Lust, Caution. Oh la la!

2. I will also watch any film with Takeshi Kaneshiro in it. For very OBVIOUS reasons. :-) (If you are curious, he was in House of Flying Daggers.)

3. I follow two anime shows on a weekly basis, Naruto and Bleach. Always the subbed version, never the dubbed. And here is a plush character from Bleach that I have by my bed side:

4. More anime I recommend: Elfen Lied and Death Note. I even saw the live-action version of Death Note at the Japan Society this summer. (Please note, these series are not for kids. There is excellent story-telling but with nudity and violence.)

5. I'm a Hayao Miyazaki fan-My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away are my favorite of his. I have to admit I wasn't so crazy about Howl's Moving Castle though.

Now that you know a little bit about my tastes, any movie recommendations are welcomed!

crafty distractions

I finally got a chance to touch my sewing machine again! Inspired by Shim and Sons' pencil cups, I decided to sew up fabric sleeves to go over empty coffee cans. My first attempt- circle appliques over dotted fabric over a round can- hmm, not sure if its a bit over board. But these were very easy to make and very fast, just the little fix I needed.