Sunday, December 30, 2012

Little Boy Blue

The cats outta the bag.
Our first up is the round bag, an ivory and sky blue quilted fleece fur head coupled with white vinyl eyes, acrylic eye and whisker detail. A round red polyester nose squeezes in between. Ruby satin rolls down the mouth, dark black polyester drapes into the throat. A bun of orange polyester rests at the bottom complete with an acrylic dangling uvula. Red polyester secures a luminous gold bell. A dark blue cotton strap swings out and a light blue polyester dives into the lining.
Next is the tote bag, a cyan dimpled fleece body with an ivory quilted fleece fur body and belly pouch. White vinyl bubbles out the top with a pair of black acrylic pupils and whiskers to match. Red polyester dot his nose and flick his tongue. Collaring his neck runs a red polyester ribbon hoisting a bright golden bell. Baby-blue polyester lines his gut. Deep blue cotton straps extend from the top.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

How To Use The Four Seashells

I kicked it with my bros the other day.
Three-tier tree shaped turtle bodies, one side a short furry green polyester and the other a vibrant lemon design laid across lime cotton. Sporting a black yarn belt, secured by a silver medallion. The belt carries a turtle shell button. An assortment of polyester wraps around the peak. Two acrylic eyes and a ninja is born.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scarlet Handbagson

Animalistic fur creeps onto alien gloss and blood red eyes. It almost tends to condensate, gentle and ferocious with a belly that opens up to soft gushy insides...wait, let me start from the beginning. The skin is smooth black vinyl with ruffled red stretch polyester lining. An invisible red zipper runs along the belly, meeting a pair of glossy black bamboo handles. The head is made of black vinyl, with a dash of polyester fur growing at the edges. Eight ruby colored jewel eyes line the front of the head, as well as eight dangling tentacle legs which protrude from the sides. A ring lies at the front and back of the head for an adjustable white vinyl strap. Like a web that shoots out from the end of the belly, it links to the rings via a lockable clip. There are six pockets, one large main pocket hidden between two medium and three smaller pockets. Plastic grating reinforces the inside of the bag and head. You can almost see it breathe and it's keen to smelling fear.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's Time For A Black Widow Handbag

A Black Widow inspired handbag with an adjustable strap for backpack wear. "Shiny, sexy and soft on the inside."

-Black vinyl
-White vinyl
-Red stretch polyester
-Black polyester fur

-6 pockets
-2 bamboo wood handles
-3-way adjustable strap
-8 red jewel eyes
-8 vinyl legs

Thanks for stopping by.

Gru is a pair, Three is a crowd

This guy started out as a little yellow bean of fleece, then gradually adding some polyester overalls and a pair of goggle-eyes, it sprouted to life. The eyes are felt cups filled with an eyeball and a quite elastic pleather strap. Arms of fleece hang off to the sides, while a felt mouth complete with a set of teeth is slapped on the face. Lastly, a pair of pleather gloves and boots made for a squeaky clean lab assistant. I ended up making a pair of  these Minions. His clone had only one large eye and a scared mouth though.

Luffy Vuitton

Yellow, red, and blue cotton make the hat, vest, and shorts. The hat is a zipper pocket, flipped over reveals the three-button vest complete with two vest pockets. The backside of the vest is made of red silky smooth satin. Between the two lies the detachable pleather clutch purse. The clutch is lined with soft yellow fleece and it's zippered. Two small silver-plated wreathes conceal the magnets that attach the clutch to its body. Three pleather straps secure all layers together with a pair of gold clips and one black. For the base, I used tan polyester for the skeleton. Blue tie-dye cotton for the shorts and a red bandanna cotton filled the inside. The tie-dye blue shorts hide a pair of pockets reinforced it with some pleather. A zipper at the top secures the body closed. The back of the bag is wrapped with red satin, and lined at the edges with a white denim strap. A  cushion of yellow fleece rides along the strap. Red polyester ribbon, some glue and iron work touched up the hat. The Luffy handbag is born.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

All I Want Is A One Piece Handbag

One Piece character Luffy inspired hipsling-bag. I just made that up right now. But I'd say that pretty much said it. "Hand-crafted, multifeature, character themed handbag; including an attachable clutch purse and lockable hardware clips." Now that, is saying it with some style.

-Red, blue and yellow cotton.
-Black pleather
-Tan denim
-Yellow fleece
-Tan polyester
-Red satin

-6 pockets
-detachable clutch purse
-3 lockable clips
-sling strap

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Welcome to CSMelon!

Why melons?
- "I'm paraphrasing here but, 'I just thought it would be some cold blooded stuff to say to someone before I blew their mind.'."

What should we expect to see from CSMelon?
- "Something you haven't seen before, at least, not done like this anyway."

How do you go about designing?
- "I don't go by any straight pattern or design exactly. I envision what I want and then work from there with many mixed mediums. Inspiration follows and finally I turn an idea/element into something else. It's like magic."

About how long does it take to complete a project?
- "The time depends on readily available materials and complexity of the piece."

Is your work for sale? If so, how much?
- "When I'm not working on personal projects, I work by commission and charge by the piece. I believe each project merits it's own worth once completed."

I have an idea for a project I want to commission you for.
- "Send an email my way with your ideas."

Who produces your videos?
- "I produce the Melon bags as well as all the Melon promo videos. Music is chosen from my favorite artists and groups."

Who are the models you feature in your videos?
- "Many are friends, family, or even people I randomly meet."

I'd like to promote a Melon bag for a video.
- "I'm always looking to add talent to the team. Shoot me an email with some info about yourself."

Can I Follow you or Like you?
- "You can follow us on Facebook. I currently do not have a Twitter, but soon."

A personal message to viewers?
- "I'll apologize in advance, sorry for the wait."