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.
Because I love her.
The Kyle zine is here! Get your copy of Rock Candy*: Kyle MacLachlan Special today.
-Hott pics of Kyle
-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!
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.
A collaboration for our enjoyment: this stamp of The Doctor, in fabric paint, appliqued on a onesie for baby Beans
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.
Happy bday, KB.
Look at that creepy photobomb.
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.
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 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.
i’m trying a different style & it’s still in development…
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
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!
Things are getting awfully precious around here. Some disturbing shit might be coming on.
hissss. a postcard from The Doctor to Jamie and Christopher.
The risks have been determined to be within acceptable margins.
the postcard series continues, with bunny presents.
will you receive the next postcard!? i don’t know. do i have your address?
the postcard series begins. expect mail.
This is from a doodle somebody did on a napkin during a meeting at MIT:
my fav sis and my fav chris. each is 2.5 inches wide.
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.
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..
This is a cyclops monster.
Each tooth can be snapped off to reveal a tag with a secret message.
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! 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.
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.
Sometimes I feel like this.
Do you like how my hair is placed delicately in front of my horn? I try to look presentable.
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.
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.
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.
Just a portrait of me and Coco as Russian nesting dolls.
Again, I made these early on and they looked nothing like I wanted them to. But I do love the combination lock!
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.