Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

I never made any clothing before but I wanted to make a costume for Halloween and make it so I could wear it at other times too so it was practical.
I've also wanted to make a Totoro hoodie for ages.
I bought a hoodie pattern off Fitz patterns but had to redesign the hood to make it easier to do the ears. I also redesigned the sleeves to include mittens which I then added claws to. The sleeves have a hole at the back so you can get your hands out to do things.
The ears turned out a bit too floppy, and I would have done the teeth slightly differently if I did it again, but for my first costume and first clothing I love how it turned out.
It was a lot of hand sewing tho so I won't be doing a remake! XD"

My dad got me a massive pumpkin this year. It made 8 portions of soup, me and Tao and Zen ate the seeds and I also carved it into this:


It's Daruma-san. Maybe not the most traditional Daruma but, I like how it turned out.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Project 52 - October

Not the best month but not a complete disaster either.
This was the best of the 4 tho:


You can see the rest and the other Project 52 paintings at Flickr

You can buy the best of them at RedBubble.
And, you can now buy a 2010 calendar with my selection of the very best 13 Project 52 paintings in it so you can enjoy them all through the year.