Cat Ladies Unite: a New Embroidery Pattern from Scarlet Tentacle

What have I done? Cat Ladies Unite, the embroidery pattern collection inspired by the madness of this coloring book greet card! This embroidery pattern collection for cat lovers is the first deluxe embroidery pattern kit I have published, with several more in the works; this deluxe pattern collection will also be available soon as part […]

Things I’ve been up to recently: a photographic essay.

Above: a custom piece from the end of 2013 I’d forgotten to post about here. You can order your own custom-made embroidered vagina from the Scarlet Tentacle shop. Things I’ve been up to recently: a photographic essay. 1. Working on this piece for an auction benefiting CCWP and the Oakland production of the Vagina Monologues. […]

Scarlet Tentacle +’s Armory Workshops

My naughty ornament class at’s Armory was last week and it was so much fun! I couldn’t have asked for a better, more enthusiastic group of students than the 30+ folks who showed up for class & trusted me to teach them how to make naughty ornaments. Here’s some photos from the gorgeous classroom […]

Scarlet Tentacle Winter Craft Show announcements

Big news, everybody! I’ve mostly finished moving into my new place, whose bathroom has now been fixed in such a way that the toilet is no longer in danger of falling through the floor into the basement. The place I now live still lacks functional hot water, but toilet-related bodily functions can now be performed […]

Reminder: Shop the Scarlet Tentacle sale before it’s too late!

A quick reminder: get some awesome Scarlet Tentacle merchandise like coloring books for adults & greeting cards at super-discount prices! I almost never do sales, but I need to make room for a bunch of new amazing products from Scarlet Tentacle AND I’m moving soon — I want to schlep less stuff across the city […]

Renegade SF & Scarlet Tentacle on Sale!

Did I mention that Scarlet Tentacle would be at Renegade Handmade last weekend? As always, the show was great — the atmosphere is lots of fun, and it’s really inspiring to be among so many other incredible creative folks. Also: thanks to all the lovely people who came out to say hi — it’s so […]

SF Rengade Handmade is this weekend!

Last reminder, I swear! This Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 7pm Scarlet Tentacle will be at booth 25 in Fort Mason Center at San Francisco’s Renegade Handmade. I’ll have new, not-yet-released-on-the-internet coloring books for adults, greeting cards, posters, art prints and more. In addition to my coloring books for adults & other naughty sundries, […]

Scarlet Tentacle at Renegade Handmade

I know, I know, I’ve beaten you over the head with reminders about this. But just in case you’ve forgotten, I’m going to be vending at Renegade Handmade this weekend at Fort Mason in San Francisco. I’ll be at booth 25 with a huge selection of new & fan-favorite coloring books, greeting cards and other […]

Renegade Handmade sneak peek!

I’m in the middle of preparing to vend at Renegade Handmade on July 27th & 28th — here are a few shots of my preparation! This is the stack of coloring book pages I need to fold and assemble. This stack iss somewhere between 700 and 800 pages of paper and is not the end […]

Tentacle Uterus

Hello, random visitor, I made you a thing: OK, so really it’s a fallopian tube tentacle monster, but you get the point. Is this what the GOP is picturing when they attempt to legislate women’s bodies? Also: do I really want to know what else comes up when one searches for tentacle uterus on the […]

Pontification on Wooden Pin-Up Work in Progress

Hello and welcome to this edition of Scarlet Tentacle’s Ye Olde Pin-Upe Woodshoppe, in which I will share in exhaustive detail how to construct a nearly 6 foot tall wooden automaton constructed out of plywood, ink, sweat, tears, acetone and unicorn hairs. I know! It’s everything you never knew you wanted! Step one, not pictured: […]

Work in Progress Wednesday: Fun with Vexel Art

Here’s a quick peek at what I’m currently working on this fine Wednesday afternoon: this is a smallish part of a rather overdue poster for a local singer who did a itty-bitty concert at a friend’s house during the Hot Tub Fundraiser! I still need to do some rather significant work on the entire thing […]

Sexy Zombies Attack! An undead coloring book for adults from Scarlet Tentacle

Oh hey, it’s a new coloring book full of sexy zombies, now available in the Scarlet Tentacle shop! Here’s the Official Description: Sexy Zombies Attack! is an adult coloring book that features cover to cover bloodthirsty brain-crazy pin-up zombies, all dangerously ravenous, curvy and delightful. This bevy of brainy ladies comes ready for you to […]

Free Embroidery Pattern: Pole Dancing

In honor of it being June, I decided that it was far past time to offer another free embroidery pattern! Click past the jump for the entire pole-dancing embroidery pattern! 

WIP Wednesday, Oh No edition

Blog posts, file under: things I forgot to do before I went out of town for a week. Here’s a quick portion of a larger piece I’m currently working on, which involves zombies, pin-up girls, pulp magazines and the new-to-me Monoprice tablet, which is amazing.

Work in Progress Wednesday: a new project!

Here’s a quick peek at the as-yet-unannounced project I’m currently working on this lovely Wednesday evening. Logos are simultaneously so much fun and so complicated, especially when you are your own client. I’m having a lot of fun messing around with non-digital textures for this project — for example, this image has drafts done in […]

Workday Sounds: a little bit country, a little bit slide guitar

Why hello, it’s Friday night and I am neck-deep in all kinds of work. Here’s the playlist that’s currently on an endless loop in my office: it’s a little bit country, a little bit slide guitar and a little bit illustrated with the Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa & lyrics from their bad-ass song Don’t Give Up. Ready […]

Work in Progress Wednesday: Congratulations Delaware!

As of May 7th, 2013, the state of Delaware became the 11th state in the USA to legalize same-se marriages!  This work-in-progress shot from last week of one of my redwork embroidered pieces seems particularly appropriate to share today. Also, Delaware, we need to talk about what the hell is going on with your state […]

May the Fourth Be With You, always, even if it’s late.

Whoops! Things got a bit hectic in my life this weekend and I was literally kept from posting this until now because I was rescuing plastic babies from burning buildings all weekend & learning how to move 6,000lbs of concrete with a couple of sticks of wood and physics. Also, for the record: lifting & […]

Things I’m Reading: Butch, Please

Over on, Kate wrote a thought-provoking article about the shape that misogyny often takes within queer communities. As someone who has spent the last several months becoming more involved in the queer social scene in the Bay Area while swinging wildly through multiple facets of the gender presentation spectrum, from high femme to androgynous queer […]