Sunday, November 20, 2011

We've Come a Long Way, Baby

So this whole, 'I'm going to take a year hiatus from my blog' thing was totally not intentional...and in no way means I was not crafting up a storm. I have so much to show you! I'll work my way up to the most recent! 

First, I made a fantastic cowl out of this incredible RED, varied thickness yarn. I used an interesting pattern that looks like hearts in my opinion;

(almost done)


(close-up on the button! love!)

Next, I worked on  a hand-made frame for my Lady Sovereign poster that I stole from her show at the Doug Fir; and I'll throw in some pictures of another one I've made since for yet another stolen poster of my favorite band, 'Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos'!

(Materials: Thin cardboard, awesomely patterned tissue box, 
electrical tape, and stick glue, super simple, right??)

(finished product! Excuse the part that is falling off, it's been awhile since I made it)

(Margot! Materials: thin cardboard, electrical tape, and wood-grain printed ribbon!)

Oooh! Bonus! Here's another picture that I custom-framed! Yaaay!
(Note: I saved this copy of The Stranger for 2 1/2 years. That is how much I love this picture.)

(Materials: Flat canvas, picture, electrical tape, saran wrap 
(due to the lack of shine on the newsprint), and stick glue)

As a part of being exceedingly busy, I picked up a new hobby, Burlesque. Now, I had no idea how much crafting was involved in this form of entertainment. It's A LOT. Costuming is incredible, especially when there is so much glitter/sequins involved. Here's my first costume; 

(Materials: Bra from H&M, pink string of sequins, black-beaded fringe, elastic pink sequin, black frilly unders, hot glue, aaand an entire season of Jersey Shore)

Aaand here is a little look at my second costume, which is not complete, but getting there!

(Hope it's not vulgar that I'm wearing it in the's the best picture I got of the product of my hard work! (that didn't sound conceited at all, I'm sure) 
Materials: Houndstooth silky fabric, green sequins, silver ribbons, 
hot glue, and silver band for the middle.)

Well I think I've rattled on for long enough, so I will leave you with the picture of the first Mykal-Made Pie ever! 

(turned out great, but I didn't have enough crust to make a top one, thus, the heart!)

That's all I got for today, but I will try and do this weekly from now on! As you've probably noticed, I've changed the look a little bit, and I want to give a nod to the inspirational woman who designed the print on the background, Melinda Josie, there is a link to her website on here, there, you can order awesome fabrics and prints of her art. So great. 

Hope you've enjoyed catching up with me! Because I sure loved telling you about all of my creative endeavors!