Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Emily of Precious Meshes and business partner, Sean, are opening VIX Emporium in West Philadelphia. The VIX is not like "Vicks Vapo Rub" but like vee-eye-ex as in the Latin numeral 5009 (with a line over the V), which is their street address. To start, I'm sending them eight wire-wrapped pendant necklaces and four of my signature pottery shard pieces. Their Grand Opening is November 17th. Stop in if you're in the area!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Ever since Lily Allen cancelled her visit to Dallas several months ago due to "over-exhaustion and partying" (eye roll), I've been eager to see The Bird and the Bee, who was supposed to open for Ms. Lily. They have a new EP out and I haven't heard it yet, but their self-titled album is a staple in my CD player. Their hit "Again & Again" is a must-listen! Check it out here and turn on your speakers.
Greg & Inara get crafty
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
I got these in an effort to expand my rather limited D.I.Y. knowledge of stitching:
These will teach and inspire me to make felted beads and such with an awesome lot of merino wool that I recently purchased off Etsy from Mary Jane's Attic:
I hope this will help me improve and further my crafty ventures and addictions:
And these are some books I bought with a birthday git card (yeah, I know it was in May) from Timmy Teabag. The illustrations are beautiful and great for inspirations and use in all sorts of design:
Lastly, I want to add this to my collection once the sale price drops a wee bit:
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I also started crocheting a scarf, which was inspired by this (more on this later once I finish it - over halfway there!):
Tonite I'm trying to wind down and couldn't sleep so I decided to fill up my Wish List at Anthropologie. Makes me feel like I'm buying myself whatever I want, only sadly that package will never arrive...That is, unless you - my dear reader and hopefully secret admirer (?) - feels like indulging me. You can go online and view my Wish List. Let's pretend it's my birthday! Here are a few things from mine, in case you want to spoil me:
Friday, October 12, 2007
The weather was great, and we had fried anything on our minds. Among the winners this year of fried goodness were fried guacamole bites and fried banana pudding. We looked for both and had no luck. Rather, we noshed on potato swirls with cheez, an Austrian broccoli puff pastry, beer, nutty bars, and cotton candy. Considering how contientious we both are about health and staying fit, we allowed ourselves the luxury of letting go and eating JUNK. (Things are sweeter when you stay away from them and then give yourself a chance every now and then to indulge.) Other State Fair highlights:
* paying $1 + 3 canned goods to get in (thanks Jen!)
* the pig races starring Brittany Squeals and Rush Limphog
* the petting zoo (Altho we have strong reservations about animals in captivity, we agreed that public exposure is a priority in order to give people a chance to empathize, learn, and appreciate the animal kingdom.)
* the swings (wheeeeeeeee - ohmygodletmeoff!!)
* Big Tex with his ginormous chest and flat, flat butt
* riding the DART rail, then the DART bus (and getting help along the way)
* not having to see Billy Ray Cyrus
* giving the cutest little girl in the world my extra tickets
* post-State Fair drinks at The Meridian Room!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This season, I'll be selling more than just my jewelry. As most of you know, I've got an Etsy shop devoted to all the supplies that have my studio busting at the seams. So I painted, papered, and assembled a little bulletin board chock full of beads, pendants, charms, and findings. Look for these goodies and my handcrafted jewelry at these upcoming shows:
Oak Cliff Artisans fall show - November 17-18
more info HERE
Etsy Dallas trunk show - December 8
And did you notice these adorable alphabet thumbtacks by Paper Farrago? (Psst! Guess where I bought them...)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
So last night I returned a top I bought online. I found out that I could return it at a store - who knew? Man, that's dangerous, and the angel demons at Anthropologie know it. They know that if I go in to return a $40 top I bought on sale that I will leave with $100 of more sale merchandise - a brown top with poofed up sleeves, an embroidered floral skirt, a chartreuse sweater with flower applique, and ohmuhgod.....I'm blanking out on the last item! I've got Anthro overload right now.
My dream job: To live at home and make beautiful little nothings Anthro-style. One day.
In the meantime, I've ordered some beads in an attempt to emulate this design:
Monday, October 8, 2007
You're gonna get cold this season. Here's how to cozy up:
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The show is a complete delight. It watches like a fairy tale - a sort of mix of Edward Scissorhands and Willie Wonka. The two main actors are just adorable and the dialogue is quick and witty like Gilmore Girls. (Dangit, I miss GG.) The main guy, Ned, is a piemaker who owns a shop called The Pie Hole. He has a strange gift where he can raise the dead with a touch, and return them to death with a second touch. His lady friend, Chuck, was murdered and so he brought her back to life only this time there was no second touch so now she's alive but they can't touch. One of her two crazy aunts is Ellen Greene as in "Suddenly Seymour" Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors. So Ned and Chuck spend the season trying to find out who murdered her and why. Too cute. Not at all morbid.
I don't normally promote watching TV - I mean, we all do plenty of it as it is - but here goes: watch Pushing Daisies on Tuesday nights at 7 (Gilmore Girls old spot!). And the recurring pie theme reminds me so much of an old whacky and unique favorite, Twin Peaks. But alas, there's no Agent Cooper here.