Galactus finds a gumball machine!

I am a big fan of silly, geeky humor.  A lot of the t-shirts I’m designing are based on comic book or anime characters in silly situations.  Today I made a new design with Galactus.

I had never heard of Galactus until my son became a big fan of Silver Surfer last summer and I heard lots and lots and lots about them both! The big takeaway with Galactus is that he is a devourer of planets. So….. I started to imagine him in different scenarios involving planets to eat. That’s how this idea of a young Galactus encountering a planet-filled gumball machine came about! I made a few sketches on paper, but it really came together when I messed around with it on Krita.

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I am so tickled by this idea of a child Galactus encountering a gumball machine filled with planets!  I just hope he has a quarter!

Making the planets was the best part of this process!  I used all sorts of different tools in Krita to make them unique, and I think they turned out great.  My mom didn’t know what this design meant, so clearly you have to know a bit about Galactus to get it.  And that’s ok.

If you haven’t heard, for the past few months I’ve been designing t-shirts to sell on threadless!  Here’s the listing for Galactus Finds a Gumball Machine.  https://henryx4.threadless.com/designs/galactus-finds-a-gumball-machine?fbclid=IwAR2xD4NENw6betFiLFqkHzUWAiuYd5SonV62RE2uapnrN5SImWBpth3ahBE

Happy drawing!

Marvel Comics project bags!

Today I had time to finish up the three large-ish project bags I’d been working on!  These fit a good-sized knitting or crochet project  (bigger than a sock or hat project, a good size for sweater pieces or a cowl, etc.)  I’m pleased with the results and they’ll be in my Etsy shop soon!

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Marvel pants!

The Marvel comics pants have been a big hit!  They are super roomy, comfy, colorful, and the kids are happy with them.  Please disregard the fact that the boy is mixing DC with Marvel in this photo.  😉

Marvel pants!

Marvel pants!

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Marvel pants mid-twirl

Batman pants may be coming soon!

Under control and in the shop

Yesterday I spent about an hour on the phone with Apple support, recovering my hidden iPhoto library.  I was pretty nervous about it– losing 6 years of photos would have been really sad.  Anyway, they were great and my photos are back where they belong, I’m back to using iwatermark, and I’ve finally been able to publish a few new items on Etsy that have been ready for some time now!  

I have 7 project bags made in Marvel Comics or Star Trek fabric.  They’re great for smallish knitting or crochet projects like hats, socks, amigurumi, etc!  

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Here’s my shop: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarissaMadeIt

 

Getting things up on Etsy is a bit time consuming!  There are quite a few steps involved; making, photographing, uploading the photos to the computer, watermarking them (I might be a bit nutty about this one, but I really want to keep credit for my creations), and finally listing the products on Etsy, which also takes time, if one wants to do a thorough job of it.  Not to mention that I can only do all of this when the kids aren’t around, which is…. almost never!  :0  

Sapped

You know those days when you’re completely sapped of energy by 9pm?  I always have these high hopes of getting A and B and, oh! C done after getting the kids to bed.  I generally end up with some Facebook, some Ravelry, and a bit of knitting while watching Dr. Who.

Tonight is one of those nights.  I fell asleep while getting the wee boy to bed, and can’t bounce back.  So it’s just a bit of bear knitting for me tonight.

However, I was able to get some things done during the day today.  My husband took the boy to swim today, and they were gone for several hours and I was able to finish sewing 5 Marvel Comics and Star Trek knitting/crochet/etc. project bags!  I hope to take good photos tomorrow and get them posted in my Etsy shop ASAP.  I’m really happy with how they turned out, and I even ironed some just-washed fabric for some Star Wars bags.    Here’s my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarissaMadeIt

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I’m looking forward to turning these into cute, useful items!

Sewing, and stalled startitis

I managed to get a good deal of sewing in after getting the kids to bed tonight.  I’m nearly done with 5 new Marvel and Star Trek project bags.  I hope to get photos and get them up on Etsy within a few days!

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I cut the sewing short in order to squeeze in some knitting as well, but it’s been frustrating.  I have these two lovely balls of Berroco Alpaca, one a light brown, the other a friend overdyed with short repeats of yellow, green, and very light brown.  I’m having trouble fitting them with a project.  I tried a “Noro Striped Scarf,” but there isn’t enough contrast between the two balls, and it ended up looking muddled.  I do want to use them together, though….  Maybe something involving blocks of color instead of stripes.  I’m almost tempted to make a Go-Go Garter scarf:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/go-go-garter-stitch-scarf 

I’ve been feeling drawn to garter stitch since seeing a lovely, simple garter stitch cowl on a passerby yesterday….  Ohhh, we’ll see.