Just a note to let everyone know that this blog is officially closed. I’ve started a new blog that encompasses all of my creative endeavors. I will be keeping this up for those who want to browse through the pictures and posts. But for those who will to follow what I’m up to now you can find me here:
Once Upon A Time In Killian
I hope to see you there!
Made a cute set today that made for some fantastic pictures. Check it out!
I’m also looking for a creative, clever, and portable way to display my hairstick and prong kanzashi pieces. They don’t exactly fit neatly into a small box without crushing the petals. Not good. The best way is to stand them up somehow, but the question of the day is how?
I don’t want anything heavy or clunky that would take up much needed space in the car when I’m traveling to shows. I’ve seen a wonderful shoji screen display but I’m not quite sure how to accomplish it (and for cheap!). The kanzashi looked to be tucked into strips that ran across the rice paper areas. It gave it a nice authentic feel. ^_^ Like they came straight from Japan.
Looks like I’m just going to take off the artist’s hat and put on the “carpenter’s” one. This’ll be fun. It means I get to play around in salvage yards and Lowes until I find what works. Creativity ho!!
It’s amazing how such a simple work can be a delicate, fanciful work of art. This beautiful wrap shirt made my night. I found it on Etsy (of course) and boy, do I wish I had the money for it.
I’m always looking to improve my skills, as all artists should, and learn how to make new styles of flowers. Surprisingly, the simple six pointed petal flower was the hardest for me to manage. But now, I have it! And I think I rather like making them. ^_^
so that I can make things like this!
Both items can be found on Etsy, by the way.
Hey there all you Randomcatgirl fans!
I’d love to say that the website is up, but due to compatability issues between my program and my hosting site, it’s delayed… again. I’ll have to upgrade my software if I want to do this the easy way or wade through tech service if I want to do this like I’ve been doing for years. *sigh* Technology.
On a happier note, I’ve finally gotten some new kanzashi online. It’s been ages, right? ^_^ So here they are!
I’m really happy because I’ve finally found a yellow fabric dye that I actually like. The others I tried all had a sort of school bus yellow tint to them, or worse yet, straight up orange. I started experimenting with mixing some of the dyes and have learned that they don’t neccessarily work like paint. I’ve managed to create some pretty funky colors! I think I’d call one, greenish mud.
I’ll have to show you all my sewing projects next time. There’s a LOT of photos to be taken!
Until then, later!
Filed under kanzashi, life
To all my buyers, please be aware that my old web address, randomcatgirl.com, has been taken by a domain squatter. They scooped it up as soon as it expired. Now, instead of my store all you will find is a rambling blog. I will have a new domain and website very soon. Random CatGirl will be even bigger and better!
Thanks for being so loyal!