Sunday, April 8, 2012

all good things

 This week was my friend Jenny's birthday so for a present I made a little portrait of her, screenprinted onto a cute tote bag. It's sort of comic-bookesque because she loves comics. In fact, I included a bunch of things she likes! Just look at all things floating around her and you will see: turn tables and music notes, cooking things (including a piece of kale), a bike, a heart, mountains with hiking trails, comic books, regular books, snow board, plants, spool of thread, sewing machine, a softie (she makes awesome teddy bears and plush animals she calls softies!), and the sun. All good things.

The tote is 100% organic cotton and fairtrade certified. This is a limited edition design, but I'm going to be making more bags as well as tea towels with other interesting and cool designs on them, so stay tuned!

Jenny Smith! biking...

...snowboarding, books, comic books..

...plants...making softies...sewing...
The making of. This is the screen I used to print the design onto the bag. 

Bear with coffee card meets bear with coffee wool felt doll.

Besides making traditional teddy bears and softies, Jenny is getting into needle felting and here is what she made me for my birthday (which is a few days after hers). I LOVE IT! She took my 'bear with coffee' drawing and sculpted a version of it with wool felt. It came out awesome and I will cherish this little guy. Above is a photo of her creation next to my drawing. I am selling these 'bear with coffee' cards as well as others in my etsy shop. 

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