Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Anticraft Project Two

I originally designed the Bad Eggs around Easter of 2006.  I did a set of four in black with embroidered designs.  At the time, I thought subversive Easter eggs (traditionally-colored eggs with non-traditional imagery) would be hilarious, and I got my chance to make some when they were accepted  for the Anticraft  book.

Look at that squirting arterial blood!  I can't tell you how much I love that decapitated bunny.  It warms my heart.  I couldn't be happier about how it turned out.  The white-on-white embroidery outlining his leg doesn't photograph well, but it looks good in person.  His tail is a bunch of floss loops making a 3-D puff.

Ahhhh ... a cute chick with a taste for eyes.  Chirp!  The eyes filling the basket are made with a tiny sequin and a black seed bead ... and embroidered eyelashes.  I do realize that if a chick was digging the eyeballs out of peoples' heads and collecting them in a basket that they wouldn't still have eyelashes, but I think that makes it all the more creepy. :)  It totally oogs me out that the chick is holding an eye by the optic nerve.

The other two eggs in the Bad Eggs set are based on the original designs.  One is embroidered with 360° flames and the other has evil eyes on each side in alternating warm and cool colors.

Certainly, you could make non-snarky Easter eggs with the pattern ... but why would you? ;)
17 Comments (comments are disabled)

Goiuri said ...
I love them!!
11/21/2007 10:51 AM

plaidshoes said ...
These are great. I really like the beheaded bunny. Mostly because he still manages to look so cute, despite the squirty blood.
11/21/2007 11:16 AM

Green Kitchen said ...
Tee hee. I still love them, and the bunny, THE BUNNY!
11/21/2007 11:44 AM

SisterDG said ...
You know how, when you're laughing so hard, you can't breathe?

. . . Yeah, it was like that, reading this post. I've said it before and I'll say it again: you are a freakin' genius!
11/21/2007 12:23 PM

ambika said ...
You are a rock star. These are insanely cool and I love the level of detail in all of them.
11/21/2007 12:58 PM

Hilde C. said ...
Wow! Easter will never be the same again :-D
11/21/2007 2:34 PM

Kuky said ...
Bwa ha ha! The bunny? Ha ha ha! and the eye pecking chick? Hee hee! Love them all!
11/21/2007 3:17 PM

Shannon said ...
ah!! they are so great!! the chick is so innocent looking like it has no idea that it's holding a huge eyeball in it's beak.
11/21/2007 3:50 PM

dorie said ...
love the chick one. She'll poke your eyes out!
11/21/2007 8:08 PM

est said ...
oh my!! the bunny really scary!! i like the little chick better! and those eyeballs real funny!! :)
you always make the 'alternative-best' of everything!!
11/21/2007 11:28 PM

Sherpa said ...
Between the bunny and the "underworld" owls...I'm pretty much in love. Very cool!
11/22/2007 9:28 AM

joana said ...
This is insane! What a great idea for a book!
11/22/2007 8:57 PM

Bethany Oakes said ...
Alice, YUCK!!!

I so love all you projects but that poor poor be headed bunny!!!

Maybe it's the pastel lilac that says it's gona be cute & so it hits even harder when you realise what has happened!

You are so funny. I do love your blog & will be adding the book to my christmas wish list.

Thanks for sharing.
11/23/2007 9:40 AM

Angelina said ...
Decapitated bunny is amazing! I'll bet Max would love that one for an Easter decoration.

I have to put this book on my Christmas list.
11/23/2007 1:11 PM

Once again, futuregirl, you delight and amaze! Deliciously subversive . . . and who doesn't always eat the head on their [chocolate] bunny first? Decapitation is very in keeping with the spirit of the holiday . . .
11/23/2007 5:46 PM

Spudhead said ...
Oh, I loves the blood squirty chick!! It's more cute to me than a normal chick, haha :)

And the spine on the bunny is just too much, I have to stop looking at it or I will laugh myself to death.
11/24/2007 11:47 AM
I love when cute things are terrible! I giggled pretty hard when I saw these...I have been taking time to go through your archive posts and I am glad I did, super fun.
3/25/2009 1:24 PM