Friday, 20 November 2009

Catbus bag
Today I sketched and carved Catbus. He's one of the characters from the famous and popular Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli.
... I mixed up colours ...
... and printed on a really nicely-textured linen that I brought back from California in my stash.
I'd bought a twist-clip-frame on line from U-handbag, and used Lisa's amazingly detailed and accurate instructions to make this make-up bag.
It's a 20th birthday present for my best friend Dace's gorgeous daughter, Halina, who is Ghibli-mad.
It's lined in creamy leatherette PVC (which was ever so slightly a teensy bit tricky ... and involved just a teensy bit of swearing).

I reckon I need a room of my own ... just look at the mess I have to clean up — and it's mine, all mine!


Natalie said...

We have Ghibli-madness here!
Are you taking orders?

Frogdancer said...

You are so clever... that looks incredible. She'll love it.

Laura Jane said...

So cute!!! She'll LOVE it! - and the answer to Natalie's question is YES!

Anonymous said...

You are so clever! I know I keep saying it - but you are!

Anonymous said...

Just love the purse and catbus as well, very impressive. Shelley

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that is amazing! I've been meaning to buy some bits and bobs from U handbag for absolutely ages now, I would love to be able to make things just like that, although I am most definitely not up to the printing malarkey, that is just wonderful! I think she will absolutely love it - and you *definitely* deserve a craft room all of your very own.

Jennifer said...

How's your ear situation?

Meanwhile, this bag is so utterly fabulous I can't even believe it -- and your carving is perfect! Hope you're planning to do a lot more catbus printing. And hey, if a teensy bit of swearing resulted in such a perfectly fit lining, then it was allowable!