14 November 2008
05 November 2008
yay! barack! yaaaaaaay!
i had little faith. i really didn't. after the last election, i didn't think that the people had any real power. i am still not sure. but i hope we do. i am scared of what some of the yahoos mind do. i can only hope that the country will realize that obama will do his best to do good things for this country. to give us hope again. to show everyone that if you are a good, honest, hardworking person, you can achieve anything. i think that the founding fathers...most of them, anyway, would be really proud of their country. i am. sniff.
i got another treasury!
i have been updating www.luxe.etsy.com daily, and i have some really pretty new knits to show ya. i need to take some photos. here is a bit of something...
25 October 2008
only in pittsburgh...
|this happens. sigh. |
i have been a busy bee, so i am super behind on blogging and blog reading, but i am okay. i swear it.
how about a really cool free obama poster to download? how about...right here? i think i am going to print it on a tshirt with those iron on thingies. and i am making one for jake, too, i think.
some amazing scarves to benefit obama's campaign are being auctioned off here and here so go. and bid! now! and...
i have been updating www.luxe.etsy.com often, so make sure you pop by every day!
24 October 2008
i got a poppy treasury!
|here she blows! yay!|
05 October 2008
how gorgeous is...
|this necklace from alishalouise.com?|
so. i have been getting a bit more done. i am trying push myself at least for a bit each day. i had a hard time getting up today, i spent the day yesterday packing orders and then opened an birthday present from barbe that was....way too much awesome stuff. really really good. here is some of it...
i got a book i wanted from shanshan, sweet girly. and then pavel claimed the box...and then this amazing swap from france...i have a few other swaps that are WAAAAY overdue and i haven't packed up yet. i suck at that.
she has the most amazing novelty yarns and the yarn she sent me i am grappling with what to do with. she is maybe the most talented artyarn spinner ever. not that i have seen everyone's stuff in person, really, but her stuff is just amazing in person. it qualifies as art. gorgeous.
i dyed a custom order of sock yarn, one skein that is for the yarn harlot, i am told and then some loose fiber in the rest of the dye liquor from the pot. purdy.
more thorough post to-morrow. i promise.
my birfday to-morrow?
well, jakie is feeling better, for those that well-wished. we had a low-key weekend and i think the last bit of rest today did him good.
to-morrow is my birfday. jakie got me a dremel that i asked for in advance. i have yet to crack it out, although i did read the manual. seriously. i have stuff that i needed to do with it, but don't remember what at the moment. hm. buttons was one thing.
in other news, after getting orders packed and a dyeing order done, i think i need to attempt to get the house organized and my studio organized. it is making me feel bad about myself, and i have all kinds of interesting old stuff and swaps, etc, that i don't even remember having and haven't given it the respect it deserves (i.e. getting displayed and/or used). it isn't right. i have a ton of it all over. stacked up. i have an expensive and gorgeous diana fayt vase from jakie from a little while ago that was on my window sill in the studio with sticky squares on the base to keep it from falling over and it blew over from the wind somehow (it is a bit of a tippy vase, skinny and top heavy and no lip on the bottom) and it busted in half. it is a clean break, i just need to epoxy it back together, but i keep putting it off, along with everything else i need to do and everytime i look at it, sad and broken on my desk, it makes me feel bad about myself. where my exhaustion/illness/etc and my laziness/disorganization split i don't know. i really don't. it probably sounds stupid to not know, but i don't. i rarely feel energetic, and i always wonder how other people feel on an average day. especially the people like ms. christine that has kids and a house and cranks out so much gorgeous stuff and still runs her business. and the slew of you that do that, too. i haven't forgotten the rest of you...yeah. why can't i be more like that? if i were organized, i would be dangerous. if i had more energy, seriously...the things i would do. i am afraid to commit to new projects or to push for new things because i am never sure what will happen closer to that date and i can't just ditch out of everything. okay, i am going to stop bitching.
on an off-note, we watched the vice presidential "debate" and man...i hate that woman. it isn't nice to say that...but i do. a world leader that doesn't read any newspapers? not good.
04 October 2008
|hey all, i am alive. behind on emails and disorganized as ever, but here. i have been selling fall stuff pretty well, and i am trying to make sure it goes out in a reasonable amount of time, plus some custom orders...one to go to a new shop called knitwitz that has the yarn harlot coming and wants some yarn for her giftbag (giggle) so lots to do. lots to do. if anyone has suggestions for where to advertise my knitted bridal wraps and shrugs, do leave a comment. |
jakie got sick this week and he is one of those people that rarely get sick at all, and when they do, they are literally barely able to walk or do anything else for that matter. he doesn't know what to do with himself, poor boy. he had the chills and a fever and the heebie jeebies and in my infinite wisdom, i thought i would warm him up in a hot bath...you know, a regular sized plastic bathtub that isn't very deep and then stick a shivering 6'3 dude inside. yeah. not so smart. anyway, he slept for a day solid and was much better this afternoon, wanted to get out of the house and get dinner etc, and now he feels crummy, so he is sleeping. he had a gig at an oktoberfest party that clearly he was not well enough to go to. poor boy.
oh, and i got a treasury! yay!
off to finish catching up on emails. wanna see some of the new stuff i have been knitting up for ya? here we are...a new loopy button neckwarmer, i have em in a few different colors. cute, no?
15 September 2008
paper tape mannequin tutorial!
|i overdid it today. way overdid. i had dyeing to do for some custom things, got kind of lost doing what i was doing and had to run out to the farmer's market to pick something up and had to go without cleaning up, so i looked gross and was covered in dye. it is kind of funny to see people acting like they don't notice, though. the people that knew me found it hilarious, however. i am attempting to type while pavel is putting his weight on me in order to groom himself and i keep trying to scoot him off of my arm and he just readjusts. i am his headboard, i guess. so here is some of what i did, which is outside drying still, so don't come over tonite and steal it. i will be pissed...|
look at this and
i got in an awesome treasury! everything is so gorgeous, i am so flattered to be included. sniff.
here is the almost finished tutorial for making a paper tape (like you use on packages, you have to wet it) mannequin or dressform. you have to put a tshirt underneath it because after the tape is dry, you will cut the form up the back and pop it off and then put it back together. all that you need is the tshirt, some tape to strap down the shirt well (i used clear packing tape) some water, a rag and a big roll of packaging tape. i want to build up the layers more and then once i cut it off, i will add a bit of upper arm and maybe a head. not sure yet. it is fun though. it takes quite a while to do. here are the pics...
i have a whopper of a headache, so off i go. i have been listing new warm fuzzies and yarns on luxe.etsy daily, so make sure to pop by.