Amazon.com is already shipping the Anticraft
book!!! I don't have my free copy yet (and no one can tell me if it's even on its way). I'm freaking out because I can't see the book and the pictures of my projects. Is it professional looking? Is it a nice book? Are the instructions for my projects accurate? Ack!
The rude helper-monkey at Borders informed me that it they don't get copies until the 22nd, so I won't be able to go sneak a visit until then. I'm "this close" to ordering one on Amazon, but I'm pretending that I have patience.
Without further ado, here is project one of the three projects I have in the book:
You probably recognize the Three Owls
, the first original stuffies I designed. For Anticraft I made them a little scarier. Thank goodness for the felt and floss stash. Look at all those greys!
This project might seem a little anticlimactic, which is why I started with it. I love my sweet little owls, though, and I think their goth/industrial incarnation is cute in a menacing kind of way.
The red beady eyes on the little one make me think of Amityville Horror, which I read in one night when I was in the third or forth grade. I wasn't quite old enough to realize "based on a true story" didn't mean it was true. It scared the hell out of me. In that book, the demon, which appears as a pig sometimes, also appears as a set of red glowing eyes. I swear, the red dots on my alarm clock still creep me out a little because of that book.