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Well I just got back from Burning Man, where I was too busy partying to take great photos of my costumes. Guess I’ll be modeling those in the alley, but until then, here’s something a little less sparkly.

My friend John Preble made this shirt for the Louisiana Bicycle Festival, which he founded. I love the image, but a unisex white shirt from Hanes is a little touristy for me. I’m a traveler, and I don’t like to look like an idiot. John, this is how your shirts would look if you had style.

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the before photo

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See, the original shirt is just boring. Although what I great image. It’s got bicycles, a rocket, hearts and stars, and dancing bikini girls.

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I dyed the white around the image with some watered down acrylic paint and cut out the scallops after it was dry. I stitched it onto a yellow tank I made with Fabric Planet jersey using red embroidery thread.

Much better my way!

PS: John, please send me Bike Fest tees from past years so that I may make them awesome as well.




Back in March I got a new Kryptonite U-lock for my bicycle. It’s long enough that I can lock up two bikes without any problems and it’s great that I don’t have to worry about if my bike will still be where I left it. However, my ride is about combining form and function, and I knew I had to do something to spice up my lock.

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It’s covered in strips of foam I got at the craft store. They are hot glued on, which seems to be pretty secure. At the curve they are cut to conform to the metal without overlapping, which was the only part that really took any craftiness.

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I thought about covering the base of the lock in a blue foam, but there might be some benefit in having the Kryptonite logo to deter any bike thieves. I might still go for it, leaving an opening for “Kryptonite” to show through.

This project was super easy, took less than 30 minutes, and cost $2 for the two sheets of foam, of which I have lots leftover.It really helps to complete the look I have going for my bike, either when I have the lock strapped to my rack or locked up on a stand. I’d love to see photos if anyone else tries this!




I’m always so pleased at how my tee shirts come out! These shirts were all made for markets and Etsy, so pick one up for yourself!

Many thanks to Lorraine for modeling on our trip to Seattle.

yellow-blue bicycle shirt This is a “re-issued edition” of the original bicycle shirts. I really love this yellow fabric; in dimmer lighting it takes on a gorgeous warm tone that can’t be captured.

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And another bicycle tee. It’s got a design very similar to this earlier shirt, but of course since I drew it myself there are little differences.

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I’m very excited about these mushroomy shirts! I love mushrooms in so many ways. There’s the green shirt with the orange drawing as well as a light grey shirt with aqua fungi and I’m not sure which one I like more.

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As always, every drawing is done by hand, so they are always unique. I made my own tee shirt pattern that looks great on everyone. I use a fabulously soft and silky jersey from Fabric Planet that is a dream to wear. The shirts are free sized, meaning they will stretch and drape to accommodate and flatter your figure.

On another note, I can’t quite decide for myself between “tee shirt” and “T shirt.” I need to have a standard format for my website and Etsy shop. Any opinions?

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