Many thanks to my friends Bryan and Andrea of Amuck Designs http://www.amuckdesign.com/ for the lesson on rivets. Made hollow copper rivets and silver solid rivets to connect bicycle chain links.
Bike chain link with silver rivet
Bike chain links with copper rivets
This idea has been percolating for a while. Purchased 3 nearly identical large, XL, XXL men’s sweaters, 100% wool (with holes, I don’t want to cut up something wearable). Deconstruct, re-assemble–*poof*–new skirt.
100% merino wool
Sweater skirt from sweater sleeves
Applying for the Zeleny Show in Parkville, MO on March 30, 2013. Here’s a sample of my wares:
Up-cycled t-shirt skirts
Black hoodie with patches
Silkscreened Carp Onesie
Switch plate cover
Old clock gets new face
Vintage vinyl record clock
I have slowed down my creative efforts since the fall. This does not mean I haven’t been trying new things. I have turned my attention to the kitchen (uncharted territory for me). Last winter, I researched recipes for mixing up my own hot cocoa powder. This winter, I decided to ramp it up and try my hand at making my own marshmallows. And just to add a little extra crazy, dip my over-sized marshmallows into chocolate. I’m plying friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and fellow yoga practitioners to be my taste testers. Still working on flavors and technique. I’m going to try to have these ready for Valentine’s Day gifts. We’ll see where this goes.
Chocolate dipped marshmallow duck
New calendar for 2013–”Tales of Low Pressure”. A rubber ducky plumber themed calendar full of whacky water adventures. Would make a great gift for anyone who uses indoor plumbing (or would like to).
Tales of Low Pressure-duck calendar 2013