I've been working on block printing for a while and decided to go for something a little bigger than I had before, and with multiple blocks and colors. I also wanted to do something where I could vary the main print a bit by having different add-ons. In this case, I have the rabbit as the main image, and the walkman can easily be exchanged for a cookie or a cross or a flower or whatever, and the text can be changed as well, making a totally different type of image. I started out by carving a large (10") bunny in a different style than I am used to (usually, I do outlines, but this was filled). I carved some alphabet blocks too, in a typewriter font, and then decided to add to it by making a walkman-style image to stick in the bunny's hand, and some earphones for his rabbity ears. Here's the result: So I made a giant patch with it and put it on sale in my etsy shop, figuring people could stick it on the back of their hoodies or jackets, or on a tote bag or somethi
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Sooooo..... here's my latest hoodie, a pink, kawaii-style upcycled Old Navy hoodie, with cupcakes and hearts and everything. It's in my etsy DaisyDreams shop. It took me several hours to make, but it was worth it. It's extra-super soft and awesome. I keep thinking I should keep these for myself, but again, my hoodie collection is far too large as it is. Tomorrow is my 34th birthday! My students are all up to something. I think they just want an excuse to bring food and not do class. I told them we could eat cake and do class at the same time. :0P More to come... two days till the weekend!
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I've come to the realization that I have an unfortunate hoodie addiction. I have roughly 57391138362520.3 of them in my closet. At least 3/4 of them are in various shades of gray. Many of them come from thrift stores, and they still look awesome. I wear them whenever possible. Anyway, I stopped by a new Salvation Army the other day, and I found a lovely NIU Huskies hoodie for $2, which was awesome since I went to NIU and my last hoodie from there died a year ago, and the ones at the bookstores cost $50. This one is a dark gray, with red satin words and white embroidery. It's awesome quality, and the only defect was that one of the metal rivets for the hoodie string had fallen out, so I used my magical hoodie-fixing skills and removed the other one. Now both side are equal, and I have a great hoodie. Then, I had a magical moment of truth in which I realized that the thrift store is full of awesome, once-but-no-longer-loved hoodies, often with only a few small stains being