Feb 1, 2008

crafty weekend!

Even though I am absolutely dumbfounded by the fact that it is Friday, I am SO glad that the weekend is here! Tonight I am headed over to Fresh Pressed, an DIY silk screening shop in LA. I have heard great things about this place, and will be sure to take lots of pictures! I am kind of worried that I will become obsessed with silk screening, but that is the way of a nutso artist like myself! I have wanted to put together t-shirts for a while now, and so I am hoping that I will be able to get excited about this! (Because really, on top of all of the projects I have in line on my desk and in my head, I need another project! Oi!) I took an awesome silk screening class in college, and I did love it. So we shall see. . . .

Sunday I will be joining my Tyn (thats right, she's mine!) for a pre-superbowl flea market jaunt! The PCC is a HUGE antique fair that I recently discovered, and am so very excited by! Last time I found lots of cool vintage items to photograph for an upcoming project, plus lots of ephemera and fabrics! Then it will be off to my sis's for a little Emma time and hot wings! Oh, and I think there is a football game on or something. LOL

Hope your weekend is as fun as mine will be!

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LOVE my new pendant!

As I mentioned earlier this week my dear friend Hannah and I have a tradition of making our holiday and birthday gifts for each other, and because our birthdays are only 4 days apart, it works out pretty well! We take a day and exchange gifts and then do something fun in our own geeky kind of way. (Monday it was sushi and then we went to see Juno, followed by an afternoon of craft plotting.;)

This year, Miss. Hannah has taken on a whole new skill! She is now working with PMC. I havent' really learned much about the process yet, but she sure has peaked my interest! I just about died when I opened my gift to find this pendant in the box! Can you believe how freakin' cool this is!??! I am so honored by the amount of thought and planning that went into this piece!

She chose one of my favorite Collage Lab pieces, the one that I did on my birthday (!), and topped the whole piece off with gorgeous turquoise beads, so that the length of the piece is adjustable! My my my! I am smitten and love everything about this!!!

I have been wearing it with the tassel to the front because I am loving the color and how it all looks together! I know it belongs in the back, but I cant help it! I keep finding myself playing with the beads in traffic, almost absentmindedly.

**No need to be jealous! After may stops on the street, and email inquiries, Hannah has added the Art Pendant to her Esty shop! Any photo or image can be placed in the pendant, or you can have one like mine! They will be made to order, and can be engraved on the back! Mine has a secret message, just for me! ;) We may also do some in the future with my portraits in them! What do you think??

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Jan 30, 2008


Have you hear the new Sia CD Some People Have Real Problems? I just got it and and LOVING IT!!!! Sia has made an album that is great to get lost in and glue to. You will love Playground, Little Black Sandals, and who could resist Death by Chocolate? She does a cover of the Pretenders I Go To Sleep that has such hopeful strings, I just smile every time I hear the little plucks! (make sense?) Academia is just simply brilliant. Love it! Go. Now! Listen!!!

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Jan 29, 2008

Creature Comforts!

Holy Moly! I was just reading an awesome valentine tutorial on Creature Comforts when I noticed a familiar picture in the sidebar!

Thank you so much EZ for making Collage Lab your blog of the week! I am tinkled pink!

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Jan 28, 2008

Birthday Bear!

I realize that she isnt a toddler, but I couldn't resist knitting this awesome bear for Hannah for her birthday! I was a little freaked out at first. When I finished the first portion, of the body and head, it looked awful! I was SO sad, but kept on going hoping that appendages and a good stuffing would make it all better! The snazzy scarf doesn't hurt! In the end, it all came together, and I am very excited to have finished him in time! Hannah named the bear Mitch, (not sure why, but who's to argue??).

The pattern for this one was out of one of Zoe Mellors nursery knitting books that I got for my birthday from the hubs. I learned a great deal about shaping from this project. I am determined to be more adept with the needles. I am working up the nerve to knit myself a fab sweater. I am just not ready yet for that much time investment, with little experience.

Hannah and I have a tradition of making gifts for each other, and she has plenty of art! Mitch the bear will be happy to keep her company on her adventures. Hannah is planning on moving to Portland later this year. :(

More later on her gift to me. You wont believe your eyes!!