I decided it would be fun to try my hand at making one for my son. The only thing is, I've never sewn ANYTHING before. But, I'm craftsy when I want to be. So I gave it a go.
So, here is my first attempt at making a Totoro.
I think I did fairly well. He loves it. It is actually made out of T-shirt material. It took a reallly long time because T-shirt material is very floppy, and because I had no sewing machine!
Well, then I had several people say they loved it, and that they wanted one. But I really wasn't looking to make and sell them! I kept turning it down, saying, no I really just did this for my son. But then Kristen, a lovely young woman I work with, came to me and asked a second time. She wanted it as a gift for a friend. Well, how can I say no to that?
I made some modifications to the pattern, and used felt instead. And this was the final product.
A worthy topic for my first post on this site. Ha ha.
This week I learned about the most famous designer there's ever been. His name is David Carson. I've actually known about his work for sometime. He was the designer for Nine Inch Nails' numerous CD covers for many years. He is also known as the designer who killed typography. He pretty much broke all the rules that typographers are supposed to follow, and the populace loved him for it. Typographers seethed.
If you'd like to learn more about his work, he's published numerous books. Most of them are titled after his own name. Ha ha.
If you're looking for a designer, he's good. But I'm cheaper and still good. Please hire me. No, really. I need the money.
You're friendly neighborhood ninja
...who also happens to be a designer
I never really grew up.