Rengade was SO fun! Check out this awesome write up about Dreamboat Dresses1 http://www.7×7.com/style-design/street-style-report-four-looks-vendors-renegade-craft-fair
Hello Friends! It’s been a while. I have two very exciting pieces of news:
My new website dreamboatdresses.com is up! Go check it out. There isn’t much content, but you can see the photo shoot I did with my super cute friend Hannah.
Also, I got into Renegade Craft Fair! Here is a link to the event website. It will be July 21 and 22 from 11-7 each day. I am so so excited and will be working furiously on my collection every waking hour until then.
I am super pleased with this lovely little jumper I made for my latest collection! It has long straps that you can wrap in different ways just like my infinity dress. I love rompers, but they are hard to fit lengthwise in the torso. The adjustable straps on Infinity Jumper make it so much easier to get a flattering fit. (That’s my adorable friend Hannah Modeling it) You can get your hands on an Infinity Jumper in my Etsy shop or try sewing one yourself, I had a lot of fun making this.
I am so excited to announce that some of my designs are now being sold at Wallflower Boutique in Downtown Santa Cruz! Its an adorable little place on Locust Street and I am super proud/excited that my stuff is there.
That is my Infinity Jumper in the window!!!
If you’re in Santa Cruz, go check it out… if you’re not in town, they are available on my Etsy as well.
My BFF Megan (here is her blog) recently developed a passion for stamp-making. She went nuts going around making adorable, custom stamps for everyone with their favorite thing, she made me an AVOCADO! Anyway she offered to teach me her ways and we spent a rainy Sunday stamp-making and documentary watching for 8 HOURS! I love making stamps!!! I made a unicorn, a koala playing a ukulele and finally, my masterpiece, Snooki thinking about a pickle. The other day while dreaming about stamps I had an awesome idea! I thought wouldn’t it be cool if I could just stamp a page every time I wanted to make a fashion drawing. Anyway, that’s what this post is about.
Firstly, you’re going to need supplies. I bought this kit at my local art store for about $14. It has a carving tool with two different heads and a sheet of rubber.
Then you’re going to need a pencil drawing. If you don’t feel comfortable freehand drawing one, that’s totally ok, you can trace one!
Cool! Now you need to transfer your drawing onto the rubber stamp material. You can do this by laying your drawing face down on the rubber and then rubbing the back with the side of your pencil like this:
Mine came out a little fuzzy, so I went through with a pencil and sharpened up the lines.
Now you’re ready to start carving! You need to leave a small ridge where all the pencil lines are. I started by doing the small detail work. After you get the outline you can start carving out the meat of it! Careful in small places! And then that’s it! You’re ready to start stampin’! You can mount your stamp on a piece of wood for more accurate and even stamping.