bonnie knits a pumpkin patch … life-sized … wow … on display at vogue live in Chicago October 24th & 25th, 2014 & then after October 29th in the window display at Colorful Stitches in Lennox, Massachusetts … true art !
~read the blog post here with more details & full gallery:
When Collen Kelton moved to Japan, where he was stationed with the US Military, he bought a silver 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R with the intention of turning it into a souped-up speed machine. While he got to work on the insides of the car, Allison, Kelton’s then-girlfriend (now wife), started doodling intricate patterns on a scratched bumper with a black Sharpie marker. Kelton originally planned to eventually have the car repainted, so at first these doodles were simply an amusing way to pass the time.
But then, as hours and hours worth of drawing time accumulated, it became clear that Allison was turning the car into an awesome work of art. The couple decided to forgo the professional paint job in favor of Allison’s creative skills. After roughly 100 hours of painstaking work she’d covered every inch of the car’s exterior in a dazzlingly complex field of swirling patterns and lines. All that was left to do after that was cover the car with a few layers of protective clearcoat.
Collen Kelton documented the car’s transformation (inside and out) at the Skyline Owners Club forum. Head over there for additional images.
Exciting news! I’ve finished my new pattern, Peeking Kittens! And I’m thinking about getting 16” x 72” inch silk scarves printed with them. Would that interest anyone? I’m also thinking about doing the same with the Prancing Pink Deer pattern, and possibly even the Blue Birds.
While I love the thigh highs, I feel like silks scarves are an accessory that anyone can wear! No matter their size, which I found was a problem with the thigh highs only coming in one size. I’m going to order test swatches now, but more details will follow!
I’m also thinking of doing a new pencil case run with the kittens, as well as a re-run of the Deer and Birds!
Let me know if theres any interested, either by note, tag, comment, etc!! I’d like to gauge interest!
And while I’m here, and update on other projects. I’m working on the Savanna Stars designs to make sticker sets, and maybe even charms!