These beautiful moths and butterflies look like they’re ready to flutter up and away, but they won’t be doing so because they’re wonderful textile sculptures painstakingly created by North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita. She sews, embroiders and stitches all sorts of multi-colored fabrics to create these oversized insects, which measure nearly a foot wide. She also adds painted details along with feathers and artificial fur. With great care Okita has achieved an awesome balance between astonishing realism and fanciful invention.
Click here to view more of Yumi Okita’s gorgeous textile insect sculptures.
[via Colossal and Demilked]
Working on a commission of a H2O Ghost from Ghostbusters. Requested by one of my favorite customers.
This beautiful piece of Calvin and Hobbes embroidery, based on the back cover illustration of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip collection Scientific Progress Goes “Boink”, is the work of Oak Park, IL-based artist Laura Hartrich, created for her son’s birthday. Hartrich is a self-taught embroiderer and commented on Reddit, saying this piece is her most detailed work to date. She also described the process of making it:
"-Buy Scientific Progress Goes Boink -Hide it from son for over a year so I can use it as a reference -Go to library, make an enlarged copy of the back cover -Use carbon paper to transfer the main lines of the illustration onto fabric -Fill in all the color -Go back and add black details
I tried to match the DMC floss I was using to the back cover as closely as I could. The colors aren’t always perfect. Some of those watercolors are just so delicate. There wasn’t always floss pale enough to match. I did my best.”
As this particularly piece was a gift for Laura’s lucky son, it’s not for sale. But you can find others available via her Etsy shop, Tiny Scissor Times, where she also accepts custom commissions.
[via Nerd Approved]
I’ve officially been accepted to GeekGirlCon as a vendor. See you there in October!
"GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events."
This is what happens when you give me permission to decorate your office and don’t give me any restrictions. I take a break from sewing and make something terrifying.
Apparently I can only hand sew right to left. I hope future me can remember this lesson.
Don’t mind me. Just going to leave this headless pony lying around while I work on a commission…
There needs to be a name for when you stare at an image and try to figure out if it’s a regular picture or if it’s a gif that hasn’t started moving yet.
Working on a Twilight Sparkle plush. Got a different pattern from somebody that stopped making pony plush. We’ll see how it goes. It will be bigger than my last. My guess is around 12”.
Rainbow Dash blanket, Rainbow Dash plush Science bear and Get Out Frog are currently for sale in my Etsy shop along with a few vintage patterns
I’m waiting to hear back about a commission but have finished my most recent project.
Should I entertain some random ideas, finish old projects, make something I think would sell at Geek Girl Con?
For example I had an idea for a Rainbow Dash Mutalisk mash-up. I don’t think I could find somebody to buy it though…