Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Anticraft Project One

Amazon.com is already shipping the Anticraft book!!!  I don't have my free copy yet.  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!

Deep breath.

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.
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Shannon said ...
I love your owls! I'm obsessed with owls right now, but who isn't? I hate fads, but I honestly have a genuine obsession with owls, fad or not.
11/20/2007 2:17 PM

Elizabeth said ...
I can't wait to get mine! I pre-ordered one from Amazon and I got the notice recently that it was going to ship early. For the longest time I thought it wasn't coming till December sometime. Yay! Soon! Before the end of the month!
11/20/2007 2:21 PM

greetingarts said ...
Okay, why does the middle owl remind me of Cartman (South Park)? :0)
11/20/2007 2:35 PM

liz elayne said ...
these are fantastic!! i love that they have so much character.
11/20/2007 3:20 PM

Sara said ...
Holy Carp! I was about the same age when they featured the Amityville story on "In Search Of"
They showed a baby doll with the red glowing eyes! It scared the crap out of me, I still can't sleep in a room with dolls.

The owls though, I could sleep in a room FULL of them.
11/20/2007 4:46 PM

Bitterbetty said ...
I am so proud to know ya! The owls are as great as ever!
11/20/2007 5:42 PM

Kate said ...
Love the owls! That book looks excellent. Congratulations.
11/20/2007 5:52 PM

Diane said ...
I got notice from Amazon today that my book had shipped. I am very excited!! Thanks for letting me in on the book
11/20/2007 6:58 PM

SisterDG said ...
Super-cute! And the little one reminds me of Cartman, too. I can't wait to see your other contributions....
11/20/2007 8:22 PM

Laura Bucci said ...
I like the colour contrast and the details / design with the embroidery floss. Congrats for getting published. How did that happen? Did you respond to a call for submissions or did the author/editor approach you? (Maybe you already said this in another post.)
11/20/2007 8:36 PM

Alex said ...
Not that it needed any proof, but now you're officially cool, girl!
Scary yet adorable owls! Great design.
11/20/2007 10:01 PM

jessica said ...
what elegant looking owls.
are they from felt? wool?
11/20/2007 10:22 PM

Javajem said ...
That is too cool! I love your owls - I can't wait to get the book!

That totally sucks that you didn't get your copy yet! I don't think I could wait either - overnight express baby! (You can always return it later!)
11/21/2007 12:00 AM

Green Kitchen said ...
There's really cool. Now I'm off to order the book. :)
11/21/2007 12:23 AM

I read the amityville horror way too young as well. I was scared for years but in a good way!
11/21/2007 12:44 AM

Kuky said ...
11/21/2007 3:10 AM

Jessica said ...
I've always admired those owls of yours, and now I can get the instructions to make my own?! I'm off to add that book to my Amazon wishlist!
11/21/2007 5:16 AM

macati said ...
I'm sorry to disappoint you but they are soooo cuuuuuute for me!:D
11/21/2007 5:21 AM

beruta said ...
They are all so beautiful, but I love the grey one! His eyes are so funny, well, the three have lovely expresions because the small one, with that big eyes...
11/21/2007 8:43 AM

stacy said ...
I LOVE the little one in front! So cute - red eyes and all!
11/21/2007 8:56 AM

E to the M said ...
I love the owls! As an added bonus they match my tattoo. ;)
11/21/2007 9:47 AM

meg said ...
these are so great. congratulations!!
11/21/2007 9:33 PM

AmberCake said ...

Love 'em.
11/26/2007 5:38 PM
Summer said ...
Love, love, love the owls. Ammityville Horror traumatized me too in the same grade. To make matters worse my bedroom was built over a house sized indian healing rock! Not good for the imagination. Must make owls with red eyes as part of my recovery therapy! I just found your site and am stoked. Mental note: Buy Anticraft book
4/7/2009 12:10 PM