Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
So Saturday, I went to Farmer's Market in Dartmouth. Despite running on no sleep, and being up at 5.30 on a Saturday (durr) it was FUN. The people were really nice. It was fairly busy, but not crazy. I sold a bag, and a coffee cozee, and I have to say, it was really exciting and gratifying. I got a lot of really good feedback on my work, which was awesome! I love people telling me I do great work, and my things are just gorgeous (no lie!! That was from CTV's weather lady). And you know me, people telling me I'm great is just about my favorite thing in the world.
Here's the table. Lovely view, I know. If you look on the right hand side, you'll see my card holder, which is just a kid magnet (most of them were under control though. He was only molested once).
(I really should have ironed that table cloth. Ma would be unimpressed). Turns out my sister is a natural salesperson, which means she has to come with me all the time now. That enamel tin was full of gumdrops. Marcia suggested maybe people didn't want to eat them because they weren't individually wrapped. She's probably right, and next time I'll bring werther's or something that people won't be afraid of ohmygodgermsgermsifIeatthatI'llgettheplaggggueee. There was an old guy who ran by twice, all ninja like, and nabbed some. God love him. He kept me from just eating them all myself.
My messy messy sewing room. (The plant isn't dying, it just likes to be dramatic).I seem to be in the middle of many projects. In good news, I won't be cutting anything new out for a while. (Even thought that makes me a little sad, because I have some pretty fabulous ideas, but that's okay. I'll get this done first and then doughnuts!!).
This will soon be something very very awesome with the addition of some 6" zippers. Pattern courtesy of Lia's Space (http://www.liaspace.com/2010/02/tutorial-ms-lipsie-pocket-girl.html) with a little of my own tweaking. Wait and see; all I'm saying is I'm excited :D.ec. Weird, yes? Next up: pants. And then: sock monkey Hallowe'en costume. Oh yes, it will be mine.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
which is $7 worth of wonder from the dollarama, and made it into this:
I'm happy with it. And I found the perfect business card holder. But you'll have to wait to see him... :D
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
(Have you ever looked closely at glasshead pins in sunlight? It's things like this that keep me from accomplishing as much as I aim for in the morning).
More interestingly: I am a thrift store junkie. Yesterday I nabbed The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 25th Anniversary Edition, for $9.99. A little expensive for Value Village, but it is in perfect condition and I couldn't find the movie anywhere for less than $30.00. And honestly, I miss it!! I miss doing the time warp! Dammit, Janet!
But I also found these.
The illustrations are so well done. Awesome. Incredible. The books themselves are in perfect shape. Courtesy of my sister, these came home with me for $0.99. For both. That's exciting to me. (And that's a scarecrow on the front of Goodnight Stories, not a klansman like my dear sister suggested). Some favorite images:
From Goodnight Stories. That jaunty young man on his bicycle seems so happy to be driving through the water. And I quite impressed with McTavish's moustache, even if his wife doesn't like it.
The title page of Time for a Rhyme. The detail!
This one is just for you, Lori. I wouldn't trust him though. Looks like he'll take your money and sell you a bag of polyfill.
These three are so odd, and so morbid. I think they need to blown up and framed. A moment of silence for Cock Robin, please.
I loves it!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Also, picked up a card for the Atlantic Sewing Guild (http://asg.chebucto.org/) which I'm feeling a little excited about.