Embroidered Postcards

January 17, 2014 - Leave a Response

I’m starting to bring my embroidered postcards to Etsy, starting with this one!

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I promise to make some things that don’t feature cats.

See that and other listings at Andrea Mildred. xo

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The Outdoor Detective

January 8, 2014 - Leave a Response

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The Outdoor Detective

This is a tiny custom pet portrait of a friend’s cat. Contact me through my Etsy store if you’d like a custom pet portrait of your own.

Phyllis

December 26, 2013 - One Response

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Phyllis is a Polish chicken. She has a delightful nature.

My new Etsy store

December 10, 2013 - Leave a Response

Well, I’ve opened an Etsy store. Currently selling tiny framed cat embroideries, and custom comic book kiss portraits! Check it out!

AndreaMildred Etsy Store

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Portraits with creatures

October 31, 2013 - One Response

A portrait

 

R portrait

 

Me & lover boy. Click for closeups.

Portrait with gnomes

April 29, 2013 - One Response

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This is a cartoon I drew of Lauren, embroidered with a border of tiger lilies, gnomes, grapes, and bunnies, all of which bring to mind different memories of her. 

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Because I love her.

Rock Candy, hot off the press!

March 5, 2013 - Leave a Response

The Kyle zine is here! Get your copy of Rock Candy*: Kyle MacLachlan Special today.

Rock CandyIncludes:
-Kyle trivia
-Hott pics of Kyle
-Maze
-Quiz: Which Kyle character is your soul mate?
-4 slash fic pin-ups – Who will the lucky bachelors be??
-& much more!

Send me a message with your mailing address if you want a copy of the zine.

*Keep an eye out for future Rock Candy specials featuring Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeff Bridges, and more!

An interdisciplinary exercise in cuteness

January 25, 2013 - Leave a Response

Jamie and I are embarking on a year of art-making culminating in a series of vendor tables next holiday season. While I’ll focus on embroidered postcards and tiny framed embroideries, Jamie is mostly carving stamps and embossing prints right now.

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A collaboration for our enjoyment: this stamp of The Doctor, in fabric paint, appliqued on a onesie for baby Beans

Magnus, Robot Fighter

September 25, 2012 - Leave a Response

 

A pencil case for comic drawing supplies! Featuring painstakingly hand embroidered panels from Magnus, Robot Fighter, 4000 A.D. #1.  This comic book cost $0.12 when it came out in 1963.

 

This sizzlin thing girl, I can’t explain

September 7, 2012 - Leave a Response


Happy bday, KB.

Look at that creepy photobomb.

Birch’s book

August 28, 2012 - 5 Responses

I made this quiet book for the toddler in my life, Birch, whose mother is the Mama behind Mama Philosopher.  Ideas for some pages came from my head and some came from the talented women of the internet.

There’s an egg hiding in the feathers! It might be ready to hatch.

My favorite page!

The bumble bees slide down the stamens to pollinate the flowers.

just keeps comin

August 1, 2012 - Leave a Response

lonely giraffe

April 20, 2012 - 3 Responses

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le sigh…

kiwi slice bags

March 19, 2012 - Leave a Response

for our wet swim wear.

they look different from each other because I am inconsistent.

oil cloth on the inside, for waterproofing.

and a wrist strap.

summer here we come!!

The Doctor action figure!

February 23, 2012 - 2 Responses

The Doctor has inspired myriad artistic endeavors in his short lifetime, from photography to painted portraits to sewing blogs, and now an action figure!

My friend Dan made this Doctor for me to play with so now I don’t have to pay any attention to my real cat.

it even has a completely accurate origin story!

and looks exactly like the freakin Doctor.

Here’s the Doc on one of his first adventures, exploring the inner workings of the female reproductive system!

Plz retract yr claws while stepping on those Fallopian tubes, Doctor.

self portrait

February 15, 2012 - 2 Responses

i’m trying a different style & it’s still in development…

i made a sweet hoodie!

January 24, 2012 - 2 Responses


 

I was on kind of a hiatus from embroidery for a while and in the meantime I made this sweet cowl neck sweatshirt, among other things.  I uncharacteristically took the time to draft a whole pattern on paper first, with some tips from a pattern-making book Tatiana gave me. It was so worth the time and effort!

Anyway I’m back on the wagon, so expect a thousand more embroidered portraits of myself and my sister, soon.

xo, love you

Pistachio Frenzy is here!

December 5, 2011 - Leave a Response

I haven’t been sewing much lately because I got distracted by my comic zine Pistachio Frenzy. Send me yr mailing address if you would like a copy!

baby human centipede, and other works

October 31, 2011 - 2 Responses

Happy Halloween!

another bunny for the road

October 18, 2011 - Leave a Response

Things are getting awfully precious around here. Some disturbing shit might be coming on.

get your punk ass back to the dog show

October 17, 2011 - Leave a Response

hissss. a postcard from The Doctor to Jamie and Christopher.

capitalist robot

September 27, 2011 - Leave a Response

The risks have been determined to be within acceptable margins.

bunny presents

September 6, 2011 - Leave a Response

the postcard series continues, with bunny presents.

will you receive the next postcard!? i don’t know. do i have your address?

omg dream guy!

August 1, 2011 - Leave a Response


the postcard series begins. expect mail.

the boy king

July 7, 2011 - Leave a Response

just some teeth.

June 29, 2011 - Leave a Response

Blueprint for innovation.

May 13, 2011 - Leave a Response

This is from a doodle somebody did on a napkin during a meeting at MIT:

Chris & Danielle in rockstar

May 9, 2011 - Leave a Response

my fav sis and my fav chris.  each is 2.5 inches wide.

we’re not gonna prove nothing sittin around watching each other starve

April 27, 2011 - Leave a Response

I saw this cross-stitch and was reminded Oh right, I love Bikini Kill! So I packed Kris’s iPod with riot grrrl and drifted back to the 90s.

The slightly misquoted Bikini Kill is a ten-year friendiversary gift for ray ray. The Le Tigre is for me to look at every morning when i wake up.

Tatiana in psychedelic

March 31, 2011 - One Response

and all the Sight was but dreams and delusions

March 29, 2011 - Leave a Response

Just some nerd stuff.   My favorite (or the most traumatizing?) moment of Mists of Avalon, where what’s her name reaches the point of utter despair as her religion & culture just blow away in the wind.

Too bad the grey thread of the sword is too shiny for photographing..

monstrosities

March 24, 2011 - 4 Responses

This is a cyclops monster.

Each tooth can be snapped off to reveal a tag with a secret message.

Yup.

totes.

March 24, 2011 - 4 Responses

Some departures from the usual as of late. I’m excited about this new embroidery travel bag I made!

Besides functioning as a bag, it unzips into like a utility placemat with pockets and places for all of my favorite sewing notions.

With felt flaps for storing pins and needles!

And of course, a measuring tape on the bottom.

magical flying kitty cats

March 6, 2011 - 4 Responses

magical flying kitty cats! in honor of the winged cats of Sichuan, China.

some of these components began as drawings from Google images search, and some of them I drew myself.

sharkgoriliger, starring debbie gibson

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

This is a bookmark I made with some scary animals on it. Photos of gorillas screaming are hard to find, so the gorilla was based on images of Ken Hale from Agents of Atlas, and other comics. He’s so tough. I think I’ll be making a gorilla-man series in the future.

Lesson: Fabric usually makes for terrible bookmarks because they’re too thick and the book can’t close properly! So it makes the book clunkier to carry around, and you ruin the spine.

fun with tools

February 26, 2011 - One Response

Sometimes I feel like this.

aging with grace

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

Do you like how my hair is placed delicately in front of my horn? I try to look presentable.

hunk alert!

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

This is a portrait of the most handsome man in the world, and my bestest friend.

Oh, and if anybody knows where I can get fabric that looks like loose leaf paper, please email me! This graph paper stuff was the closest I could find.

truly outrageous

February 26, 2011 - One Response

The world does not produce frames meeting my hideosity criteria so I sometimes have to make my own with a hot glue gun and some plastic gems.

be afraid. be very afraid.

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

this is the blue period. we’re spanning time.

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

 

This is my favorite sister in three of her most charming phases. She sews clothing and other stuff and has a beautiful blog for her projects called Love Made Visible.

kitty cat crowd

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

meow.

matryoshka

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

Just a portrait of me and Coco as Russian nesting dolls.

empty hearts

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

Again, I made these early on and they looked nothing like I wanted them to. But I do love the combination lock!

til death or dismemberment

February 26, 2011 - Leave a Response

This was the first thing I made in this style, I think. It was a wedding gift of my two friends sewing themselves together. It didn’t come out looking anything like the idea in my head, so I was disappointed, but still pleased enough to keep trying.


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