Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Post Valentines Comforter and New Fabric!


This was a super fast and super rewarding project for Xen. I was just going through my fabrics and wanted to use a bunch up to free space. Soo I came up with this idea to use this Pucca fabric i bought back when i worked on the show. ( plus it was on sale!) and i was going to actually use batting inside but instead i used this ultra soft minky that i had lying around that i had no use for anyway! Yeah two birds with one stone! Xen loves it to bits and it actually helps her at bed time..or i at least hope it does!


Lilies from Valentines Day :D


So what did i do with this new found space in my linen drawer? 
Why fill it up with cute fabrics of course!
This all came from an order from the Etsy Shop Unique Shiny.




I am planning on sewing up some pillow covers with this stash based on these ones.



I am currently sewing up some special toys for a Con that Shmancy is doing based on a comic character.
Maybe next post will have a Sneak Peek!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

A friend in deed



I just had to post today's My little pony episode here!
It is my FAV episode of the season!!
There is a ultra cute song that i have had in my head forever!
( i didn't storyboard this one..but i wish i had! )
However around the 7:35 mark you will see a spot where Pinkie Pie goes inside her head into her thoughts.  Originally it was just written to be animated like the rest of the show.
Jay suggested it be different for fun, we talked about doing it in paper , but we ended with felt.
I have lots of experience with felt from my toys and cut out all the pieces. That took like a week,
because i only could work on it after i put the kid to bed. Then when it was all done, Jay built a makeshift table using our kitchen chairs and my Canon Camera.

I just have to say here that we are not professionals at this stuff, but we have had a chance to do stop motion in the past on my bunny short for Chuck Gammage. ( If you click the "chuck gammage animation inc home button over and over you will see an image of the bunny in her garden, it's also on their demo reel.)

Originally it was just suppose to be still frames , but when i came down to check in, Jay was animating it! Of course it worked out great but we were not even sure it would get approved..but they loved and it was worth the risk!

As for other things..i have been BUSY! I have tons of pics to upload but first i have to finish sewing up a bunch of toys for a upcoming convention that Shmancy is in.
More info to come!