Saturday, December 31, 2005
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes
Nicole Richie's dramatic reinvention
my new neice, Frankie
Perez Hilton, Pink is the new blog and all the gossip gods and goddesses
American Idiot - Green Day
Heather Ross's Lightning Bugs fabric line
The online community: Hillary, Lyn, Amanda, Heidi, Beth and Krista and countless others.
and last but not least, finally starting my KiWi Cuties line.
Here's hoping that next year will have none of the sorrow of this year and 10 times the joy.
Monday, December 26, 2005
I decided to open an Etsy shop for some of my edgier designs that wouldn't really fit into the Custom Mom shop. these designs are for older humans.
So, check me out at KiWi Cuties.
This will probably become the primary home for my ninja based designs.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
I've also made some shirts that I'll post tomorrow based on some random pieces of a conversation that my husband's 13 and 9 yr old cousin were having in my kitchen.
in the meantime, Merry Christmas, ya'll.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Now that I'm officially on the map, I felt like I needed a healthy dose of self promotion.
If you haven't already, check out KiWi Cuties at Custom Mom.
Bibs, tees and onesies for girls, boys and baby. I think I'm going to incorporate some crystals into my next design....hmmm, maybe some fancy kitties or some little princesses.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
Carrying me through this recent bout of illness has been my growing obsession with The White Stripes and it's creepily attractive front man, Jack White. Nothing like blues flavored guitar licks to bring a body back from the dead.
I'd classify Jack as a guitar god at this point even though I know that's a term general reserved for some stale and crusty relic of the motohead generation.
I'd give mad props to Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz....got love for Vernon Reid....and Radiohead for producing that massive 'chunk' in the song 'Creep'. It's interesting because normally, I go all gooey for piano players...which Jack is also..hmm.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
I am someone who loves:
vintage clothing, books, knicknaks, hats, etc
pink (the color, not the singer)
socks of all colors, patterns and lengths
cardigans (the sweaters, not the band)
Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy
I am someone who does not like:
swooshy nylon track pants
sweatshirts with doilies and things hot-glued to them
holiday themed clothing on people over the age of 13
most network television
stale popcorn at the movies
I'm am someone who:
writes for a living
and occasionally bakes
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
I'd guess that's because great-grandmas are rare. This will be heading to that new neice of mine for Christmas. Gee, I hope they don't let her see my blog. (yeah, okay, she's a month old...)
Friday, December 02, 2005
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Inspired by Lyn's adorable panda purse I made this cute little guy who is soon to be listed on Custom Mom
There's just something so darned adorable about panda bears.
Additional: maybe I'm on to something here. My daughter flipped over the panda face. she wants a t-shirt of one. hmmm. Pandaphelia is contageous.
Since I've already got one homage, let's go for 2. After talking with the insanely talented Heidi Kenney yesterday, I started doodling this little guy. What do you think? Is he bib material?
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The first one is a green onesie with similar to the pink one I made but smaller and with different spacing. The second one is a characture of Dr. Who characters on the request of my brother. He's sending it to a friend in the UK. Hey, I'm international.
Now, on a non-crafty note, I got this beauty in Tiburon, CA at a lovely boutique. Now, is it a pashmina or a poncho? a ponchmina?
Monday, November 28, 2005
Okay, so I was seriously considering giving up on the idea that I could make money with KiWi Cuties (the bibs and tees) but I decided not to give up on myself...just yet. It's too soon to throw in the bib. I'm gonna make it after all. As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again! (was that too over the top? I can never tell.)
So go, leave this blog and check out CUSTOM MOM to make a young..ish gal's dreams come true.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Vintage Sister lipbalm
some P/Kaufman fabric
Body Shop liquid lip color (why yes, I am obsessed with my lips)
These candy ornaments from Pier One
These utterly cool greek take-out coffee mugs
CB2's glasses">Tall Tini glasses
and...whatever else I think of...:)
We just got back from a week in California where we check out the Monterey Aquarium, the Golden Gate bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, sailing on the bay, lots of sushi, cold stone creamery and too much shopping.
Baby Frankie had her first Thanksgiving and we discovered the yummy goodness that is Odwalla bars.
Pictured is my daughter at Ocean Beach. It was about 65 degrees...it's about 30 degrees here at home.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Meet Claire and Rowanne. Claire is from southeastern Indiana and her cousin, Rowanne, is visiting from Arizona. Rowanne is hoping to see some snow before she heads back home.
After seeing Hilary's snowbabies, maybe I should knit them some sweaters and hats.
additional: my daughter seems to think their names should be Jenna and Nikki.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I love phildar patterns. Especially their children's patterns. The new Tricotez Câlin is up on their french site to preview and drool over.
The only place I can get these is at at French Canadian knit shop called Knit N' Tyme. Unfortunately, most of these patterns don't come translated and there's only so much 'pidgeon french' I can muddle through.
Monday, November 14, 2005
I'm also working on silk screening. Very basic process, too. I'm nowhere near ready for photo emulsion but I hope to get there eventually. What better place to start than with ninjas?
I'm also working on some new designs for Custom Mom.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
I love love love Marimekko's bold graphic prints but cringe in horror at the price per yard. However, all is not lost as they are now offering tea towels. Hmmm, tea towel aprons....small pouches...ipod cozies...headbands...
I also love the coasters and mugs. I'm a sucker for mod flowers.
When my darling daughter was born, there weren't a plethora of stylish options for moms. Sure, if you wanted to look like a layer cake, K-mart could hook you up but otherwise, you were SOL. Now, check out these gorgeous bags available at Custom Mom
Seriously, you should have seen the blue nylon nightmare that I carried at the time. How things have changed.
My Paper Crane
My daughter and I stalk this site checking to see what Heidi will come up with next...like pb and j sandwiches.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
WOO! Over at Allsorts, the delightful and fabulous Jenny B. Harris hosted a 13 Days of Halloween costume and my daughter, Sydney, was first runner up!!! She absolutely loved dressing the adorable Zoe in all of the Halloween finery.
Click here to see the gallery of entries.
20% applied intelligence
20% natural intelligence
That the quiz
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I just signed up for my first Purple Pink and Orange swap! It's the December Thrift swap which sounds divine. I loooooooove thrifting. Ever since I was a child going to garage sales I've loved the thrill of the hunt. It's like digging for buried treasure. My best find would have to be my vintage 80's drawstring Louis Vuitton bag for $20.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
we had our official grand opening announcement on Custommom.com tonight. I've been working on some new designs but I'm waiting to see what, if anything, sells out of my current offerings before I embark on anything new. Lately, I've been focusing on 'mom oriented' items rather that baby items.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
WOO! We are live! Custommom.com is open for business. I'm so excited. I've never done anything like this before so I don't know what to expect. I just hope that it's wildly successful.
My stuff (KiWi Cuties) is listed under Girl/Tops, Boy/Tops and Baby/Tops, Baby/More Accessories.
Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Huzzah! Custom Mom goes online Tuesday the 1st and I can hardly wait. I've listed about 22 items (tees and bibs) to sell. I'm working on some Christmas bib designs. Check it out and be sure to check the KiWi Cuties items. Support your sister crafters.
To the left is my lovely niece modeling the 'Stick With Me, Kid' popsicle bib.