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I'm Teaching on Skillshare!

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I'm Teaching on Skillshare!

Learn to use InDesign with my new course on Skillshare!

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Make Mine a Mini, Workflow

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Previously, I posted this animated short featuring my illustrations.  In this post, I wanted to share my workflow in After Effects so that I could easily reference what I did, what I learned, and what I think could improve in my workflow moving forward.  This post is also to help my illustration friends who might want to try it, too! Workflow #1 for the first half of the short the "overwhelm" sequence 1. Complete final sketch for placement of all items 2. I used a light table to illustrate various elements of the final image in pen & ink individually...

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3 Hours Past's Blank Canvas Tee: Maternity Hack

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During Me-Made-May 2014 I'd like to share some of the me-mades I've made in more detail.  In order to see if I could replicate a maternity/breastfeeding top that I love, I tried my hand at drafting and here are the results! If you're just starting out sewing with knits, a great place to start is a simple dolman sleeved t-shirt like the Blank Canvas Tee from 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World's Blog.  If you're past that, are ready to try some drafting, and would like to make yourself a breastfeeding or maternity top, then this is the mod...

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Tutorial: Zig-Zag Quilt

DIY free how to quilt tutorial

You can make your own Zig-Zag Quilt top from stash scraps, and it's not too difficult! Main requirement for piecing this quilt top: 72 white pieces of fabric, 4.5" square 72 print pieces of fabric, 4.5" square You'll also need: - additional yardage for sashing, backing, and binding - batting for the center of the quilt sandwich Side Note: Someone asked me how I get the fabric for my stash and how I chose the colors for this quilt.  My stash was built up from fat-quarters and yardage for garment sewing.  I am a bit compulsive after sewing projects.  I can't...

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MK Tutorial: Mitered Detail with Short Rows

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This tutorial is a machine knitting tutorial that leads up to the publishing of my pattern, "Mitered Detail Cardigan."  The mitered detail in the pattern can be accomplished in two ways.  The first way described in the pattern, is with short rows (also known as partial knitting) and by wrapping each stitch as they are put on hold.  In order to best show what I mean, I made a video tutorial for this one... Just in case it's too blurry in the video, here are detailed photos of what it looks like to "reactivate" a stitch into working position. Wrap...

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