Monday, July 26, 2010
One-Yard Wonders, and only takes about 30 minutes to make. But be advised: the listed sizing is off, so if you make the toddler version, you will need to add ribbon "extenders" to the back of the halter. The book also features the same pattern in an adult version – and if this heat wave continues, I will probably make myself one, too!
Posted by urban vegan at 8:02 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tote bag I designed for Art for Pitties
Are you a sucker for handmade/hand-adorned accessories? Here's your chance indulge and own a one-of-a-kind tote bag, knowing that the proceeds will be used to help animals in need.
Thirty artists, including moi, are creating and/or decorating tote bags to a super project called Art for Pitties. We range from animators and tattoo artists to architects and cookbook authors (!) – and we all share a love for pit bulls. Twenty additional artists are donating one-of-a-kind works ranging from sculptures to handmade jewelry. All work will be auctioned off via the Internet, and 100% of the proceeds will go to SanDiego-based EvenChance: Advocacy, Resources and Rescue. The bags may be displayed at a one-night event in New York City before the auction, so check back on the web site and Facebook fan page for more info.
Close up of lining
I used some of the cheery Ikea fabric I wrote about in my last post to create my tote. My bag is lined, and features a long shoulder strap and a decorative brown retro button. It's perfect for carrying books, craft projects and other small items. I also added a snap closure (not pictured, since I just added it). You can machine-wash it in the gentle cycle.
Carrying this bag--or any Art for Pitties bag-- is an instant mood lifter!
In closing, I'd just like to state for the record that, my cat, Bossa Nova, is more vicious than any pit bull I've ever met. [And I've met plenty as a volunteer for Philly PAWS.]
Posted by urban vegan at 11:17 AM