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Fox Purse by pahein
Fox Purse
Another thing I made recently! This is a grad gift for the pictured COLLEGE GRADUATE and I'm really excited I was able to get it done on time. It's a little fox purse! And she looks so cute with it. c:

Also, I'm probably going to be taking commissions this summer, since I just learned that neither of the job offers that were lined up for me worked out. :/ 

Such is life! Now I have time for art and programming things, though, so that's nice.
Bulbasaur Backpack by pahein
Bulbasaur Backpack

After over eighty hours of work all told— from design to pattern drafting to cutting out the pieces to sewing it all together— this behemoth of a project is finally DONE! My baby, my pet, my Bulbasaur Backpack: Aster, I’ve named them. 

Some of you may remember my Hylian Shield Backpack. That got eaten by chipmunks a couple years ago. I got a cool side-bag in the meantime, but it was kinda on the small side, and also letterbags put WAY too much stress on one shoulder. Not for me. So this idea was born— the Bulbabackpack. I’d been collecting materials for years, and wasn’t planning on doing it anytime soon— but then one of my art classes had a DIY project, and, well… Some twenty to-do lists later, and Bulbabackpack is presentable!

I must thank a few very special people who helped me finish this project, ‘fore I forget. 

 Star! Becca, my friend, for driving me to stores when I ran out of findings and other materials, and without whom this project would not have been turned in on time. 
 Star! Merlot, my roommate and friend, for allowing me to steal the coffee table for about a week to work on fabric cutting.
 Star! Rae, my longtime friend, for listening to me whine and in general be way too excited about this. 

Also, shout-out to any of my friends who have had to put up with me shouting “BULBA” excitedly at them. I’m sorry. (But not really.) Thank you for sticking around and putting up with my obsession. 

I might post the pattern online if there’s any interest; my patterns are far from… clear, however; and I did some (many) alterations after I got the patterns onto a computerized format. So I’d have to go through and label and clean up the file, alter stuff, add things… And, honestly, having done the project myself… it’s a loooottta work. At least, with the materials I used, anyway. 

I don't think I'd be interested in making one... QUITE this big... ever again. However, I could be talked into making a smaller, purse-sized one! If you're interested and want a quote, send me a note. 

Some notes on its construction:

 Green Square Bullet Nearly all of the parts are supported by at least one layer of 1000 denier Cordura and high-density 1/2 inch foam. Many parts, such as the body, have two layers of cordura as well as craft facing for reinforcement and form. This backpack is made to last. And— I don’t know if you’re aware, but Cordura is some of the most durable fabric I’ve encountered. I can’t rip it. I can barely stretch it. I’m not that strong, mind, but… it’s pretty darn impressive. 

 Green Square Bullet Fully lined with cotton.

 Green Square Bullet The main compartment, the body, contains 3 pockets on the side— one zippered, two free. Large enough for any number of doodads and books and whatever my little artist heart desires.

 Green Square Bullet The bulb has a total of three pockets. One pocket, between the bulb and the body, contains the vines and attachments when not in use for the backpack straps.

 Green Square Bullet The vines have a clip at the end, so that they can become the backpack’s straps, or else  be unattached. Or, I dunno, hang from the ceiling. Whatever works. 

 Green Square Bullet The pattern was designed from scratch by me. I am inordinately proud of how it came out. I’ve not drafted something this complex before; it was a great challenge. 

 Green Square Bullet All told, between hours worked and materials, I value this backpack at nearly fifteen-hundred dollars. Most of that is in the hours I put in to be able to make it. I could make cheaper/smaller/etc versions if people were really interested. (Single-layer canvas, for example, would take much less time. Especially since I already have the patterns. Mind, canvas won’t fall the same way…) 

 Green Square Bullet The vast majority of the work was completed between May 5th and May 18th of 2015. It’s a birthday gift to myself, kinda~


Having been in use for about a month now, I am glad to say that Aster is still holding up strong. In fact, these photos were only taken just a few days ago! Aster spends most of their time staring at the ceiling as they wait for me, but the grin on their face tells me they're happy to see every new ceiling they get to see. 

A lot of you haven't seen me around lately. That's mainly because it's hard to art while I'm doing school. But, now that I'm free of classes for at least a summer, y'all might see me around a bit more. At least for now. 

In the meanwhile... look at Aster! Aren't they just lovely? :heart:


Pokemon & Bulbasaur © Nintendo

Yeah so I haven't been active lately because of school and stuff. BUT I wanna be more active! So come join me in this stream! Watch me draw a bird-cat-thing!…

it'll be tons of fun, i promise.

Nikkie - PKMNSkies Application by pahein
Nikkie - PKMNSkies Application
For :iconpkmnskies:! I only learned about the group a couple of days ago, and I've been so busy I haven't been able to work on it until just now. ;u; Speed application, GO!

I know I haven't been too active on DA lately; and that's been because of some personal issues I'm working through. I've finally begun making a bulbabackpack, though, so y'all have that to look forward to! I'm gonna be more active soon, once I have stuff to put up. 

Nikkie is a babe and I love her so. I am RP-reachable over comments/notes, in chatrooms, over Facebook, and over Skype! Hit me up!

EDIT: I didn't get in. ;n; I'm trying again soon!


Blue Pixel Orb Name: Nikkie Claymore
Her actual name is Nickel, because her sword is made of that metal. Don't mention it to her-- she's pretty sensitive about it! 

Blue Pixel Orb Age: 23

Blue Pixel Orb Gender:  Female

Blue Pixel Orb Species:  Honedge
        Honedge Icon   The Sword Pokemon. Apparently this Pokémon is born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. It attaches itself to people and drinks their life force.

Blue Pixel Orb Types: :iconsteeltypeplz: / :iconghosttypeplz:

Blue Pixel Orb Hometown: Atlittle
Atlittle is a small rural town in The Middle of Nowhere. A really small town. Nikkie's moving out because she'd like to see more of the world, but she's too afraid of the city to move there. She heard some good things about towns like this from relatives, and decided she'd give it a go.

Blue Pixel Orb Birthdate: July Fifth!
Cancer II, Cardinal Water. Day of the Showman.
leetcrab smirk 
Bullet Blue  Water  Bullet Blue  Free To Use Teeny Tiny Bicycle Pixel 

Blue Pixel Orb Nature: Adamant
( + ) Attack
( – ) Special Defense

Blue Pixel Orb Personality: Nikkie is a headstrong, controlling, and whimsical individual. She's charismatic, quick to anger, and distractible.

:bulletgreen: She's at her best when she's channeling her abundant energy into a project: whether it be "fix up the house", "find that super rare flower", "get the bullies to back away from her friends", "orchestrate the best prank ever for April Fool's", or whatever else has struck her fancy this week. Especially if the project is for helping someone else. At these times, she is gracious, more level-headed, and industrial. She becomes the ideal leader: willing to listen to input, capable of making decisions quickly and decisively, and inspires her followers and friends to better heights.

Bullet; Yellow At average temprament, Nikkie is quick to think of projects and quicker to abandon them in favor of "the next thing". As a result, her fixer-upper house is a mish-mash of half-painted walls, up-cycled furniture that was never quite finished, etc. etc. Is easily put on the defensive (and therefore aggressive), but is flexible enough to calm down quickly-- especially if something interesting catches her eye. 

:bulletred:She's at her worst when she feels threatened: she withdraws from friends and becomes more like a 'lone wolf', prone to trying to fix everything with sheer force-- be it physical or emotional. Extremely prone to starting fights and being generally combative about everything. When she's like this, she becomes rude, pushy, and demanding: sometimes even resorting to threats to get her way. 

Blue Pixel Orb Moveset: 
 Blue Square Bullet  :iconfightingtypeplz:Bullet Blue Brick Break 
 Blue Square Bullet  :iconflyingtypeplz: Bullet Blue Aerial Ace 
 Blue Square Bullet  :iconnormaltypeplz: Bullet Blue Sword's Dance 
 Blue Square Bullet  :icondarktypeplz: Bullet Blue Pursuit

Blue Pixel Orb History:
Nikkie was born Nickel Woodsworth Claymore. Even as a youngster, she was a leader-- if not tactically, in the sense that people stood behind her, and that she could command attention. That, and also, she was always ready to prove her worth in a tussle. She formed the "glue" of her social group growing up. And that was just one social group, by the by-- her town was a farming town, and her youth was full of helping her parents on the farm; large, open skies; and a ridiculously small community.

But Nikkie always loved socializing, and she yearned for a place where she wouldn't be so lonely (and where that creep Jerry wasn't at every party she'd ever been to). She packed up and went to visit some relatives in a big city, and soon found herself overwhelmed with the speed of the rat race. After miserably working at a service desk for a few months, she decided to call it quits and find her place elsewhere.

When one of her ghostly relatives told of a small little town by the ocean, with tales of adventure and friendship and more, Nikkie was charmed, and decided to move in to a town that was similar. The house she could afford had been neglected for quite a while, but if anyone has the energy to patch it all up, it'd be Nikkie! She's excited to get down to work patching the place up and decorating-- even if her design sense is a little cluttered. 

Blue Pixel Orb Extras: 
Blue Square Bullet Height: 3'8 (not including sash)
Blue Square Bullet Weight: 3.1 pounds
Blue Square Bullet Tastes: Likes Spicy Flavors, dislikes Bitter Flavors
Blue Square Bullet Favorite Berry: Liechi Berry
Blue Square Bullet Favorite Color: Sky Blue
Blue Square Bullet Characteristic: Quick Tempered
Blue Square Bullet Hobbies: Upcycling used/old clothes, Collages, Thrift Shopping, Carpentry, Sparring, Aerial Acrobatics, Hackey Sack
Blue Square Bullet Skills: Farming (specifically hay), Exploring, Brewing Drinks, DIY and Makeshift Fixes
Blue Square Bullet Quirks and Habits: Sleeping in Odd Places, Whistling, Flipping Coins

Blue Square Bullet Other:
 Bullet Blue Nikkie is an Enneagram Type Eight with a Nine Wing.
 Bullet Blue She has a tendency to collect trinkets-- she assures you that they'll be used in some grand art project. Which art project, exactly, changes every time you ask her. 
 Bullet Blue Nikkie's main goal in life is to make stuff. Useful stuff, pretty stuff, not useful stuff, stuff. Good ol' stuff. Secondarily, she wants to prove herself.
 Bullet Blue Nikkie is pansexual, with a slight preference for women. 
 Bullet Blue Nikkie is a trans woman! Don't ask me how that works with ghosts. I don't know. 
 Bullet Blue She began socially transitioning when she went to live with her relatives; they were much more supportive than the restrictive environment back home. She has not yet told her parents. 
 Bullet Blue This is a brand-new halter dress she bought for the occasion of moving and making a nice impression. Most of her other dresses are... full of accidental slits, patched up almost more than the original fabric itself, grass-stained, well-worn, etc.
 Bullet Blue As with any Honedge, DO NOT touch her hilt or sash. Nikkie herself is very good about not touching other people, but if you have a soul and want to keep it, it's probably best not to hold her hand. 
 Bullet Blue Nikkie is ambidexterous, but she prefers to have her hand on her right. She'll switch to whichever side is further away from people she's close to, though. 
 Bullet Blue Nikkie is a devout follower of Arceus, just as her family is. Due to her family's very orthodox beliefs, this has caused her no end of personal doubts. 
 Bullet Blue Yes, the relative is Clarisse, for those of you that remember that lil' ghostie. :meow:

Blue Pixel Orb Relationships:

Blue Square Bullet None yet! Sad dummy 

Blue Square Bullet Guide:
 Bullet Blue Degrees of Care
    - :star: revamp ------------- They seem like a nice person!
    - :star: revamp:star: revamp ---------- Hey, you wanna hang out? 
    - :star: revamp:star: revamp:star: revamp ------- Come over, loser, we're going treasure-hunting. 
    - :star: revamp:star: revamp:star: revamp:star: revamp ---- You're my best friend. If anyone hurts you, they've got hell to pay.
    - :star: revamp:star: revamp:star: revamp:star: revamp:star: revamp - If I ever needed an accomplice, I'd trust you person to be mine. 

 Bullet Blue Degrees of Romance
    - Little Pixel Heart ------------- What a cutie! Is that person available...?
    - Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart ---------- Do you wanna go on a date with me? 
    - Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart ------- I like-like you. 
    - Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart ---- I like-like you, like, a lot
    - Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart - I can't imagine life without you.

 Bullet Blue Degrees of Rivalry
    - :-fav: ------------- This person gives me a bad vibe. 
    - :-fav::-fav: ---------- I can stand you, but you annoy me.
    - :-fav::-fav::-fav: ------- Not you again
    - :-fav::-fav::-fav::-fav: ---- I actively don't wanna be around you.
    - :-fav::-fav::-fav::-fav::-fav: - GIVE ME A REASON TO FIGHT YOU. DO IT. I DARE YOU.

Blue Pixel Orb Current Goals:

Blue Square Bullet - House - Fix up house! Remodel, paint, make furniture, decorate! 
Blue Square Bullet - :doublehug: revamp - Make friends! Turn over a new leaf!
Blue Square Bullet - :pottydance: - Feel more confident!
Blue Square Bullet - MONEH  - Get a job! Make money!


Pokemon, Animal Crossing © Nintendo
App © PKMNSkies 


Artist | Student | Varied
United States
"Love is the reason for it all." -- Dorothy Fields

:bulletblue: Horoscope: Wood Dog :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Neglected Tumblr :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Pokemon: Natu :bulletblue:
Yeah so I haven't been active lately because of school and stuff. BUT I wanna be more active! So come join me in this stream! Watch me draw a bird-cat-thing!…

it'll be tons of fun, i promise.

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ZimtBeadwork Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I'm just checking if dA swallows my notes or it swallows all the incoming ones. Did you get my note from Jun 13, 2015, 3:46:56 PM ?
If it's just that you didn't have the time to answer, that's perfectly fine :D 
I'm just really worried about technical errors.

pahein Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Ah! Yes, I did. Sorry I didn't reply, I was waiting until I had some more progress to show you. ;)
ZimtBeadwork Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Phew okay!
That's fine - can't wait to see it ;)
superayaa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav!
starkt2k Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the +fav!
32692010 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks a bunch for the fave ^^
Juddlesart Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday :)
RetardedDogProductns Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!! :D
Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Thanks for the fave!
akisjib Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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