Thursday, January 29, 2009

belt buckle!

keep your pants from sagging!
switcheroo produced this totally neato belt buckle I designed, and it will be released on friday feb. 13th at the switcheroo workshop.  the belt buckle was made by the amazing fully visual.
  you are invited to come join in the festivities, and special releases!! 
more info about the party at  switcheroo workshop coming soon. 
mark your calendars for friday feb 13th. pasadena CA.

Monday, January 26, 2009

hobo doggie sweater #2

this is the continuation of the first hobo sweater. this one is super simple too, just requires a bit of sewing. I used the same sweatshirt from before.   this is not an exact pattern, but pretty close.   first I measured the length of the dog from neck to tail. and measured around his neck as well.  and then cut the sweatshirt material accordingly.  I used the ribbed sweatshirt waistband as what will become the collar of the dog sweater.
then I folded it in half, right sides together. marked the area for his arm holes and where I need to sew, from the bottom of his neck to the chest area of the sweater.  as you can see peanut is very excited to help!
below is the sweatshirt sewn, and with the arm holes cut.  I did a zig-zag stitch all the way around the outer side, and also stitched around the arm holes as well to prevent fraying.
and here is the final result:

Monday, January 19, 2009

an apple a day....

my plush apples are coming back soon! this is a juicy red.  stay tuned for more info!  they will be ripe and ready just in time for spring.

Monday, January 12, 2009

hobo doggie sweater

last year this time we got a little doggie, named peanut. because it was so cold, I decided he needed a sweater.  so I took an old sweatshirt and cut a piece from the arm.
I cut off the cuff, but sure to leave a bit of the wristband edge so it won't fray.  then I cut the sweatshirt at the forearm, at an angle.
lastly cut 2 holes for  his arms.  he was so small then, he could fit in the wrist of a sweatshirt! 
this was a year ago. next week I'll post a much larger hobo sweater I made for him using the rest of the blue sweatshirt.