Sunday, January 20, 2013

Artsy Secret Santa 2012

In today's news: I make things. Other than art. Yes, I know. It's like magic.

Last year some friends and I started doing Arsty Secret Santa, which is basically exactly what it sounds like - making crafty things to give to people for Christmas. It's an activity that's cheap and utilizes my creative skills. So of course, I love it.

The last time I participated, it took me forever to post the resulting gift and tutorial on my blog. This year, it's only taken me a month! I'm getting better.

For this year, I made a pair of winter gloves (along with a matching reusable tote bag) and an illustrated card for friend and fellow illustrator Jenn Liv. I actually posted the results of her card last week.

I didn't have time to document the gift process, so there's no tutorial. I did document the end result. The gloves and bag are made from screen printed fabric, a sweater (for the lining), and scraps of ribbon.

I'm pleased with how they turned out.

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