Sunday, February 27, 2011

Watercolor Denim

While I mull over buying a new computer that can handle Photoshop and Illustrator, I will be exploring the GIMP freeware version. It's amazing how that kind of resource is even available for free! Like the library.

The button is a little off (I had to throw that in in Photoshop with my mouse), but these are supposed to be "designer" jeans. Check out that custom wash!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Doll Faces: Finished!

They're done! Can't wait to see them with bodies and hair.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Doll Face

Rag-doll face painting in progress for Turtle Monkey Bug.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hibiscus Tea

What a beautiful day! It makes me want to take a nap, though I think this might be the opposite reaction I'm supposed to have when San Francisco gets one of its rare summery days. I really love sleeping in the sun, though!

Another one of my favorite things to do on a hot day is make hibiscus tea: organic dried hibiscus flowers my friend W gave me from her husband's parents' tree, steeped in hot water and sweetened with some yuzu jam from the Korean market. I was going to add lemon, too, but the only lemon I have is all shriveled up (I don't know why I still have it! And even as I type this!). Of course, Martha Stewart has an amazing-sounding recipe for a Strawberry Hibiscus Lemonade that sounds right up my alley.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Briefs in Progress

I haven't really said anything about my lingerie project in the works, but here's a sneak peak of the pair I was working on today. (After I got out of bed at 1ish...)

Unfortunately, I ran out of elastic just as I thought I'd be able to finish before I went to bed—that would've been exciting—but who knew each of my thighs required 18 inches of elastic to go around? That was a bit of a shocker. I mean, it just SOUNDS like a lot; I guess I'd never thought about my body parts in terms of circumference, for things other than the usual bust, waist, and hips. Happy surprise of the day though: the elastic turned out to be entirely dyeable! Fancy that.