Saturday, February 23, 2008

cuttin' sewin' screenin'

A few
Bootleg land is busy. On top of the numerous hours watching mom and stroller after stroller, tween's groping each other, and Finding Nemo 20 times (it plays on the front of the kiosk at Polaris where I work part time) I have had time to sew some wristbands and make a trip to Kinko's to make lots of transparencies for my next set of graphic tees. Oh I am in a state of delight. Above are some wristbands in progress, my orange and green themed pieces. These are special because they are made from all recycled materials and each one uses parts of the same three pieces (also some additional fabrics may be added). A green skirt, an orange plaid scarf, and an orange toddler shirt. I like to think of the history each wristband has. Maybe the scarf I used was worn by a Russian immigrant who came to America seeking the American dream. The awesome green skirt could have been warn by some 16 year old who bought it at a thrift store (who knows where it could have been before?) because she wanted to be different. The orange toddler shirt that makes up the rest of the band was probably worn for a while and his mom decided "lil Georgie's just too big for this shirt" I say that because it was in very good condition when I bought it. So my new quest is to make all or atleast most of my wristbands out of recycled materials, I have been doing this a little bit but now I think I will do it 99% of the time. Oh, also the thread and sewing machine I have been using for everything belonged to my aunt who has passed away so I am recycling or continuing to use her stuff without it being thrown out somewhere or chucked into a closet somewhere never to be used. I think I am gonna make a screen today as well, busy busy busy..on top of all this my band is playing a ton. Saturday Feb 23rd at Oldfield's on High with Miss Molly and Stucco Jones. Sunday opening for NATIONAL TOURING ACT State Radio (the lead singer is of Dispatch fame) at the Basement which is right next to the LC under the House of Crave (gosh..all the venues are so corporate now) Hope everybody is well!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Tanks!

BRAND NEW tank tops printed! I only printed SIX of these and I am not sure if I will print any more. These are American Apparel girls tanks available in small, medium, and large. I printed these the other day in my living room and you can get them on my etsy shop now! :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Shout outs to Piperwell and her shop for including me in her treasury on Etsy.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

i did not make this

In case you were wondering, no this is not a new product of mine, I wish it was but it is not. I have been doing a lot a lot of online searching, blogging, posting, what notting, and have come across a ton of great stuff so I have decided to share some of my finds. This hoodie is by Pretty Raccoon Clothing and you can find their etsy shop HERE. On her etsy profile is says "It was started (with love) in January 2005 by Andrea Winkler as a part-time hobby, eventually growing into a full-time enterprise..." I don't know much about her but I just love the stuff she makes. Simple, graphic, clean, sweet!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Keep on Postin'

I have been playing a lot with my band and also doing a lot of design work for my upcoming t-shirt series as well as new wristbands, they are going to be sweet! Working on some Ohio Pride gear, you will see. I am playing at Claddagh Irish Pub on Front Street Wednesday night 7pm-10pm if you are bored!

Ok enough music plugs, I posted some watercolor cards I made on Etsy today so check those out. I think I will make a wristband or two today as well. Not much else going on today, I need to work on the sampler stuff soon so you will hear more about that shortly. Ok Peace!

Friday, February 1, 2008

New post on Etsy

Added this shirt to Etsy, it has been hanging around for a while and I decided I need to sell it. Eight bucks! Trying to get some press written so if anyone has any tips on that let me know. I am going to send some things into some magazines and what not. I also have decided to do about 10 to 15 wristbands for the Columbus Sampler, more about that soon. What else is going on? Constantly going at it really, making new stuff, about to order some cards from Columbus Hot Cards to promote, I will post that flyer on here too at some point, I gotta go practice with the band now. Every Monday at Ruby's (1978 Summit in Columbus Ohio..corner of 19th and Summit) 10pm I think they are letting 18 and up in now too but don't quote me on that.