Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy happy happy dance

Normally I struggle coming up with something to blog about, but tonight I actually had to choose between a few things (a video of my parrot waving my crochet hook around like a light saber, an image of a new design I've been working on, and the screenprinting related post that follows). Fortunately, my inherent laziness...err, efficiency won out (the first two would have required posting videos and images online that weren't already there, and this use of time was deemed inefficient by my late-night sleepy-head self) and ultimately made my decision process easier than anticipated.

Anyway, my happy happy happy dance (and yes, it is 3 happies--that's unsual for me, so take note, any would-be biographers of my ever-scintilating life) is about my having found the extremely wonderful local etsian Robin, who is a screenprinter (among other things). I've been wanting to screenprint my own apparel, pillow cases, etc. for a while now (I far prefer supporting another etsian to supporting cafepress and zazzle) and my crafty dreams have now been answered--yippee!

Keep an eye out for pictures soon of the screenprints we're collaborating on. In the meantime, I'm including an example of one of her current screenprinted items from her etsy shop, FacesAreFunny. I wish I was a small so I could fit into this bette davis skirt (she uses thrift store items to be more eco friendly, which I love--unfortunately it means cool items aren't always there in my size).

8 bits of commenty goodness:

Nothinglikeit said... 1/19/09, 8:55 AM

Oh my gosh! I'd love to see your kitties on a skirt like that - Lime green please, that would rock!

You are so so clever!

Robin

Bonhomie Jewelry said... 1/19/09, 10:54 AM

Congrats on your collaboration! Look forward to seeing the new work!

Mishkat said... 1/19/09, 5:15 PM

This sounds like a great idea - looking forward to seeing the collaboration.

I really like the FacesAreFunny shop - thanks for pointing it out. That Bette Davis image is great.

MySweetThree said... 1/19/09, 10:04 PM

That is such a great skirt and I love that you are collaborating with another etsian..that is so wonderful!

BeadedTail said... 1/19/09, 10:25 PM

I can't wait to see what you two come up with! Sounds like a purrfect match!

Kyfarmlife said... 1/20/09, 4:45 PM

YEA!!! i cant wait to see them in your shop!!!!! you'll be hearing from me when you do... I just LOVE your work!!!!

Auroras_Garden said... 1/20/09, 8:22 PM

Robin kicks butt! I want to use her for MY selfish screenprinting desires! I will arm wrestle you for her...(wink) I got some ideas too, and I think it would be awesome (hint, hint) if me and Robin could kinda collaborate on some hippie clothes...I make the clothes, she screeenprints em for me...I will pay I promise! I think my plus size customers would go nuts over this. Us big 'uns cant get NOTHING cool! But I am here to save us from the boredom of Lane Bryant! (dons superhero outfit and flies away)

Deb DiSalvo said... 1/25/09, 2:12 PM

OMG- LOVE this idea. I'd love to have one of your cats screenprinted on a shirt! Keep me updated - I will for sure buy one!
Cheers,
Deb