So I posted a cryptic looking Yeti last week and mentioned there would be more on the way soon. That day’s arrived now they’re at their final home.
Inspired by Mexican Wrestling aka Lucha Libre these two yetis named Princessa Chikita and La Malveda are a special one off set complete with Lucha Libre costumes including one winners wrestling belt (obviously both of them have to duke it out to be crowned the winner first) and a gringo moustache inspired by Perdo from Napoleon Dynamite. They took a lot of time and effort to make but in the end it was worth it—researching Lucha Libre costumes and designs was a lot of fun as is making anything out of felt. The super bright colours, easy to work with and stitching details always reminds of working with vector graphics—probably why I find it so rewarding and enjoyable.
You can see more of them in detail on the Lucha Libre Flickr set along with images of a lot of the other yetis I’ve made over the years. I’ll be uploading more shots of these Lucha Libre inspired ones over the coming days so keep checking back. Finally if you’re wanting to get your hands on a Yeti yourself or commissions a special creation email me directly at made [at] sansgil.com or pop in to SMUG in Angel where they’re available to buy as well.
I feel like I’ve been drowning in yetis over the last couple of weeks. One of the most exciting and challenging creations though has been this Mexican inspired Yeti for a commission. I’m not going to say too much now but here’s a sneak peek and there’ll be more details about La Malvada soon.
I made this giant yeti as part of Helen Frik’s Difficult exhibition on at Chapter in Cardiff earlier in the year. Unfortunately didn’t get the time to make the trip to see it in situ but it he was a hell of a lot of fun to make. At roughly 75cm standing tall and easily that again for his arm span, he dwarfed the regular sized. Although he’s not officially available to buy I’d be interested in making this sort of size to commission.
As it was my brothers birthday last Saturday, I made him a couple of new covers for his HTC Hero which he recently upgraded to.
I’m as pleased with the result as he is with his presents and they fit pretty well considering I didn’t have the exact phone to work with and only a couple of photos. They’re made of felt with black felt inside to protect the phone as well as some soft silk lining along the inside top and a button closure.
As much as I’d love to take full credit for the design they’re actually based on some cases by Chocolate Mint Crafts which I had seen on Etsy so she deserves full credit even though mine as for the HTC Hero rather than the iPhone. As well the Elmo and Cookie monster creations by Chocolate Mint Crafts, she has also produced a very cute Oscar one which this time I didn’t have chance to make. Maybe for later in the year around Christmas?
I just had a very nice email through from Lizzie over at SMUG about the store and a couple of my yetis have been mentioned on the WeHeart design blog. Though they don’t talk directly about my yetis in any detail, clearly they were a deciding factor on making the editorial cut and can be seen dotted around the shop.
I love the idea behind this collection of screen printed stockings. Lots of really interesting patterns and witty interpretations to make any pair of long, luscious and alluring legs into a work of art.