👹 Craft dabbler, yeti enthusiast. 💯 #100pockets 💼 Head Mod @ DIY.org (@diyorg) 🌎 San Francisco, CA ✉️ [email protected]
Yeti tee! Yetee! 👹👕 (ty for the 👌 pun, @maximecony) An awesome @diyorg member named lolleepop drew a picture of me wearing a killer yeti tee earlier this year. (see last picture in the project) I’ve been wishing I had a real version ever since, so I made one! I experimented with a material I’d never tried before: heat-transfer (aka iron-on) vinyl. It’s very cool. (heh) I used a Silhouette to cut out lots of yeti bodies, eyes, and noses in vinyl, then ironed them into place on the shirt one by one. Blank shirt is from the little boys’ section of Target. I was worried the texture would feel funky, but the yetis are smooth and flexible. No word yet on surviving the wash, but apparently it’ll do just fine flipped inside-out on low heat.
I started 2018 with a two-week cross-country train trip from San Francisco to Boston and back. To capture the scenery along the way, I made a cut-paper travel diary of some of my favorite abstracted moments. I don’t know if I’d necessarily recommend Xacto-based crafts on a moving train, but if you’ve never cut paper while hurtling 70mph through a Utah sunrise in a room made of panoramic windows, I can confidently say you’re missing out. The train is magnificent: natural beauty overload and introvert paradise. I took coach on Amtrak, which was ~$180 each way. (😱) I’d recommend it to anyone who feels enamored by the idea, especially if you’re cool with not showering for four days. I documented some parts of the trip in my IG stories—check the saved stories thingy-dingy on my profile to see the journey. If you want to know more about logistics or the experience, feel free to ask or DM. ☺️❤️🚊
Currently geeking out about something called waste canvas. It’s a starched mesh you can use to cross-stitch on basically anything. When you’re done, you spray with water to release the starch, then peel or pull out the strings one by one. It’s a delightfully satisfying and tedious process. Added some videos to the pinned story doohickey on my profile if you want to see it in action. Fancy! ✖️✖️✖️✖️✖️ #crossstitch
I got to participate in the 2017 @southernexposuresf #monsterdrawingrally* yesterday! Every artist gets a 1hr shift to create up to 4 pieces of artwork. Once a piece is done, it’s hung on the wall and is immediately available for purchase to support SoEx. I sold 3 pieces—2x yetis, 1 house plants! 🙌🔴 *The event is sadly not actually monster-themed. 👹