Apr 22, 2018

Franken-Bat-Sweater ~ DIY Hoodie Recycling

I've been meaning to make a sweater for myself with the tutorial I got from the Partywoods Sweater Workshop and a couple of months ago I finally found a fabric that was awesome enough for me. Bats! I love bats! Even got a tattoo of a bat on my back.
To make the sweater I recycled a merch hoodie that I got for free at my work. I took it apart and was able to use the arms as a whole and I pieced together some of the reast for the top and bottom hem.
Now to the technical stuff:

Since the hoodie that I recycled had normal arms and the sweater tutorial I had was for a raglan sweater I had to figure out how to alter the pattern to make a functional sweater.

I decided to make the neckline a lot more wide than the original sweater which I used as a template to make my new design. Also the sleeves were much more baggy than the original ones, so I turned them into a slight bat wing sleeves. I thought that was fitting for the fabric.
Since the sleeves were more wide I made the body a little wider as well and also longer, just cause I like to cover my butt.
After I cut out all of the right pieces I put it together with sewing pins and tried it on before sewing to see if it would fit. Sewing pins are so much easier to handle, I've poked myself a bunch when putting it together with needles. Luckily it fit great, so I sewed it all up and added the hems top and bottom.

And this is how it turned out:

Thankfully Anne from Partywoods helped me with these fantastic photos. We met on Tempelhofer Feld and had so much fun together doing this silly photoshoot.
<3 <3 <3 This lady is so creative. Everything she's wearing is handmade!

I've always admired her fantastic outdoor photography. Especially whe she's climbing on basically everything she comes across. So I tried my luck and climbed this birch tree.


It was scary as shit! I don't know how she does it :P

Here's some more pictures from the urban gardening part of Tempelhofer Feld.



Haha, that was it. We had loads of fun doing this shoot and I think the results are fairly awesome when you consider I could barely keep a straight face and not laugh the entire time.

So that's why there were a ton of outtakes, here are some of my favorite ones:

Dec 25, 2017

Bazooka Arts ~ Spooky & Geeky Art by Dolores

A couple of months ago the dear Dolores asked me if I would be interested in any sort of collaboration with her art and after checking out her portfolio I was definitely impressed. Her art reminds me of the spooky and kooky designs of Tim Burton and also Salad Fingers (anyone remember those weird videos?). Definitely my kind of art! So I was more than delighted to receive a package from her with a shirt for the husband, a couple of pin buttons for me and a bunch of awesome postcards with various designs. In return for those goodies I took pictures of everything I got to present it to you in this post.

These are the postcards I got:

'Tis the Season! I sent out all of these postcards as christmas cards this year. I was particularly fond of the "Happy Shrunken Head Christmas"card.

<3 For all of you lovely veggies out there!

"happy non-birthday"
"for EVER"
"Outburst of courage" (Or as I would like to translate it: You can't spell courage without rage!)

"No braaaaain, No pain"
"expression dance out of line"
"my condolences"
"Tears will eventually return to the people that caused them"

"he stumbled"

And now for the T-Shirt! I really had a lot of fun with this photo shoot. The husband didn't :P
At least he really liked the T-Shirt he got out of it, otherwise I don't know if I would have gotten him to be my model.
We took these pictures in the shed in the back of our garden. Those spider webs must be at least 15 years old and the garden gnome even older! Definitely a fitting location for this shoot.
What a handsome model, right? And the T-Shirt is also great ;)

The same design also made it onto a button pin which I really liked.

Like I said, I really enjoyed this photo shoot, especially because I was really excited to support this artist. If you want to see more of Dolores' work you should check out her Website: https://bodenseekuenstler.de/kuenstler/dolores/
And if you also want to own any of her art just write her a mail at <runde_bewegung@yahoo.de> and mention this blog post to get a special deal!

And because it was so much fun, here are some outtakes from the photo shoot:


*I took quite a few photos before I noticed that the garden gnome looked like a penis...

Are you an artist? Do you want to get featured on Bazooka Arts? Just write me a message if you think I might like your stuff! I'm hoping to make this into a new blog series.
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