Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Etsy Listings!

Hi friends!

I just listed some new(ish) items in my Etsy shop!


As for other new things. . . well. . . that's not been going all that well. . . I'm so super stuck you wouldn't believe it! Maybe it's the move (it's probably the move). . . maybe I'm just tapped. . . Whatever it is I'm more stuck than I've ever been before. I feel like a woolly mammoth at the La Brea tar pits!

It's tough here. Bakersfield isn't the most inspiring place unless you want to be inspired to make country music, race cars, or move but I am trying. It's tough though. . . living with mom. . . stuck working in a 10 by 10 room. . . with contractors on the way (oh yeah, mom's hired contractors to fix one of the bathrooms. sigh. . . construction is great for the creative spirit. . .). I know I moved here for a good reason yet I just can't seem to shake the whole moving home stigma. I just don't know what to do with myself. . .

I made a clutch purse today. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow to see what you all think.

Well, I guess that's it for now. . .

hearts and puppies,

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This one's for Joi

So my friend Joi tagged me in a little bloggy sharing game the only problem is that I don't have any bloggy friends to pass it along to but I'm still happy to answer. . .

so, 7 random facts about me. . .

1. I have a favorite episode of the show ChIPs. It's called "Rock Devil Rock" and stars Donny Most (TV's Ralph Malph) as an Alice Cooper-like rock star called Morlock.

2. In 1991 I was a California Arts Scholar and attended the California State Summer School for the Arts. I was in the music program. I still have the medal!

3. I'm somewhat obsessed with the numbers 3 and 7 and their multiples. I also like the number 5 but so much it's multiples. . . just the number 5. If you look at my work you'll see if there's a pattern chances are it's in 3's, 7's, or 5's.

4. I made Cakey! the cake from outerspace!

5. I only learned to sew a few years ago and I don't really like it very much (I much prefer the embroidery and applique part). I've never actually sewn an clothes. I started a very frustrating dress last year but stopped because I had to work on bags and pillows.

6. When I was little, between the ages of 6-9, I was such a troublemaker that my teachers kept trying to put me in special ed. just to get me out of their hair.

7. I had chicken pox at the age of 22. You know what they say about it being worse the older you get? That's not a lie.

Well, that's it! If you have a blog and want to be my bloggy friend, let me know and you can answer these too!

hearts and puppies,

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What on earth have I been up to?

Sorry it's been so long since last I posted but oh boy have things been crazy here! Getting settled is so unsettling!

Okay. . . to back track a bit. . . last leg of the trip. . . the following pictures pretty much explain it all. . .

pouring rain

rain's coming

metal wildlife

look Bakersfield!

Bakersfield, to the right

And just in case you were wondering. . . no, I never got to drive. . .

Arriving home, life was a blur of boxes and getting ready. As soon as we unpacked the van I started working on having a yard sale to sell off the my extra stuff and the stuff that was in my old, well. . . new, room . And as soon as that was over I had to get to sewing! Just typing it all makes me tired!

Here is what I was sewing:
Ring Pillows
and here is where they will be:
Frock in Reading, PA
Frock is a shop in West Reading, PA that has been carrying my bags for a few months now. They're having an alternative wedding showcase and asked me to send some gem pins and such along. I asked if they'd be interested in ring pillows too (because lord knows I don't have a lot on my plate already!) and they said "Sure! We'd love them!" So these are they. Ring pillows for other people's adorable weddings. I hope they like them. . .

Oh and I made another baby bag. . . there will be pictures soon. . .

Now I have to start building stuff for Crafty Bastards in Washington DC at the end of September. . . oh my. . . so much to do. . . better get back to it.

Talk to you all soon!

hearts and puppies,

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Home safe!

I got in Thursday night. . . can't say much because I'm swamped with the business of getting settled but I'll be back to tell you of my exciting final day and how I've realized that I'm more like both of my parents than I wish to admit. . .

hearts and puppies,

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Driving down highway 40 in my big ol' pick-up truck, Day 3

Have a lot to say but too tired to say it. We started late so drove late and now it's one am and we just got settled into tonight's hotel. 2 things sum up the day, though, rain and the fact that my invisible passenger side break is still broken. . . do any of you know of any shops that can fix that?

Pictures and more to follow. . .