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I’ve been busy gearing up for Animazment, where I’ll be selling goods memorial weekend in their artist alley. I want to bring smaller products because I don’t anticipate most people will be expecting to drop 100+ dollars on a quilt they didn’t know they needed UNTIL they see what I can do!
So I’ve been busy making Pokeroses and tote bags.
This was kind of my idea for AZ – Pokeball/pokemon themed and I would hand paint in the pokemon of their choice in the bottom right corner. This was kind of the mock up – so if you had a suggestion for which pokemon I should paint in the corner – let me know!
I also did a custom bag for a client of Winnie the Pooh. Here are some pictures of the middle of making it and finished product.
After I sketch out the design I use my rotary cutter to remove the parts I want to show quilt through. Then I pin the quilted parts into place. and stitch it all together. Then I paint the design on with fabric paint.
I had an offer to exhibit my Peach blanket in an art gallery that’s doing an exhibit on 8bit artwork. I would like to participate, but the quilt design they like is not one I have extra laying around. While I have the time to complete the project, I truly need to focus my time on paid gigs, as my financial state is pretty dire. I’ve been trying to think outside the box, and set up a Patreon account, but ultimately – if I don’t sell some quilts immediately, I need to immediately go back to the work force and quilt on the side. I have bleed my bank account dry and have bills piling up. So back to the main reason I’m blabing about my resources – I’m looking to see if anybody was willing to pay for the Peach quilt now, and receive the blanket in July after the exhibit wraps up. The quilt cost $220 plus shipping and you would receive it in July and my way of saying thank you was I would make two matching pillow shams now to hold over while you wait. You can purchase the quilt here, and in the customer comment section – just mention that its for the exhibit and what kind of icons you would want on your pillow cases. I could do anything as long as its 22×17 pixels in size. I’ve done many pillows already, but I’m very open to anything new!
So go on! BUY this blanket and tell me its for the exhibit and I’ll send you two pillows now and the blanket will arrive in July!
I have been a HORRIBLE blogger! You know its funny, I told myself, “At 5pm everyday you should pause to blog about what you’ve been working on. It’s as simple as that!” And everyday at 5p, I stop what I’m doing and think about that and then decide to move on. I’ll continue to try and blog, but no promises!
So on Friday I tried to knock out a bunch of future designs. Its funny – I let them build up but if I don’t seal the deal with future clients, how can I hope to keep a healthy todo list of commissions? So I want Fridays to be a normal day to end the work week of sewing and work on future projects. My waiting list is pretty small right now – which is fine, I wanted to finish it before May hit so I could work on building merchandise to sell at Animazement – but I also need commissions for May so I can pay the bills. See the conundrum?
So here are the designs I finished over the past few days! I am actively working on this Megaman baddie. His little sprite will appear in two corners of a megaman quilt I’m doing, but I’m making an extra one to turn into a pillow as well.
A repeat client wanted a Minecraft quilt for her son (I’ve already done a Bowser Quilt for her other son). He wasn’t really sure what he wanted (what 7 year old does?) so I made this one of a creeper with a sword imbedded in his head:
But the kid also wanted Steve so the design evolved to this:
She is happy with the revision, although I hope to make both quilts. I like the first one in its simplicity. Minecraft graphics are hard for me to enjoy as well because I’m not a player of the game so the awkward style feels thick and unattractive to me. To each their own!
For a quilt I’ll be making a bit later in the year, I made a Nightmare before Chirstmas Quilt which will be a romantic gift. Fufufu! I ove helping people make custom gifts for their significant other.
Because of the popularity of the franchise, I think this quilt could be a very popular design in the future!
Another client requested a Tetris quilt and wants an exact copy made of one she found on the internet. Although I feel a little bad making a duplicate of somebody else’s craft project, it won’t be a item I relist in my store and will only make once. Its a super simple design though so its not hassle to reproduce.
This should really read “Moving day” because I’m supposed to be packing the house, but we went and played in the snow. Pictures of my dog at high speeds and his silly face.
Yall stay warm and safe during these Polar Vortexes!
I’ve been trying to take pictures of projects to get people excited about what I’m doing. Hype people up to buy my stuff.
Here is my handsome pup posing with a Masterball pokerose ^.^ It took a few tries.
Anyway, check out my store!
So I just finished a queen sized comforter for a mom who is decorating her son’s bedroom in a Mario Theme. I am super pumped to see her final product with my blanket on the bed. Upgrading the size of my designs is still tricky for me, but I think I did it right after some trial and error. I accidentally put too many inches to extend the sides. When I ran out prematurely, I realized my mistake. I’ve cleaned up the instructions and it was very rewarding to see it complete. I just wanted to lay across it and bask in its size.
This is the blanket put on a full size bed and has a nice drape. The size difference between and full and queen are so minute that I’d rather just only make queens. Anyway, like what you see, check out my Etsy store! OR follow my craft progress on facebook!