September 9, 2008

Making things

Over the summer I decided to learn some sort of craft. First I figured I'd jump into pottery, then I considered painting. Money got in the way and I ended up learning how to sew. Not with bare hands and a single needle; with a sewing machine.

I bought some fabric, some beer, and spent the next six hours (straight) making a bag in which to store my newspapers. Here are some pictures:

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The original idea was to create a bag that's black, white, and re(a)d all over...hence the whole storing newspaper in it. Then I figured I should paint something sweet on the front that also represents the writing aspect. I chose my exploding typewriter.

Speaking of that riddle (what's black, white, and re(a)d all over?), it was only a couple of days ago that I realized that wasn't a joke from the right wingers calling newspapers super liberal...or communist. I was pleased to discover it's a little more innocent.

Also, I've been introduced to some pretty cool sites that delve into this stuff a little more, if anyone is interested. Check out Thread Banger, Design*Sponge, and BurdaStyle.

And just for kicks: McCain Winning Coveted "Stock Photos" Demographic?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

I bet I know how gave you those links. BurdaStyle has the coolest little bookmark toolbar icon.

Also, I gathered all of my nearly dead t-shirts from home and brought them to Virginia so we can refashion them. Including: juggling festival shirts, Death From Above 1979, triathalon shirt, phallic Hillsdale HS shirt, and more.

September 9, 2008 at 11:23 PM 
Blogger StewieChris said...

Chase:

I, too, sew.

September 10, 2008 at 5:52 PM 
Blogger Katie said...

cool newspaper bag, chase!

did you ever finish sewing your shirt?

September 24, 2008 at 11:07 AM 

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