Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stitch Therapy: the hiyoku bird

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This is an amazing and inspiring blog.  I am definitely going to make a few of these projects.  The first one will be the jar votive candle.  I absolutely love it!


Check out the Stitch Therapy blog below for more details and beautiful projects and creations!

Stitch Therapy: the hiyoku bird: "The Hiyoku is a bird with one body and two heads. Both of its mouths nourish the same body. Himoku are fish with only one eye each, so th...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Accordion Belt Buckle

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So my fellow busking band member of The Amazing Maelstrom had a birthday on 11/11/11, pretty sweet.  I knew just the perfect gift to make.
You see The Amazing Maelstrom consists of myself on musical saw and Evan Stuckless on the accordion.  It's a pretty winning combination, you could say just like peanut butter and jelly.  We usually busk for art walks.  First Thursday in the Pearl on a hot summer evening is our favorite.  It's really fun.
We have played a few paying gigs and a couple of weddings.  Those are fun, too.
So I knew that for Evan's birthday I would make him a very glittery accordion belt buckle.  I think it turned out pretty great, except the glitter was originally red, but when I sprayed the fixative it changed to pink.  I told Evan that I would make him another one with whatever color he preferred, but he totally loved it and here's the proof:
Hooray!!!
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