Thursday, December 31, 2009

From footloose

Haven't had much time to look for cute things online these days.
I'm way behind on my sketches for Footloose..... Starting though.... I have a bit of time. It is hard to stay focused on them when I am working full-time and everyone else still seems to be on vacation.

I think my New Years Resolution (aside from all the usual ones) should be to take more time for myself, my sweetie and my puppies. I always feel like I am doing 14 things at once and I need a BREAK. I'm pooped. This will be a hard one for me to do. I already have a long list of things I need to accomplish in 2010 and I'm starting it out doing three things at once....

Oh well. I'm starting to think I am just wired this way.

Happy New Years Everyone. I think I am going to start this New Year by sleeping. Bed time will be 10:00pm tonight!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I need one that says "Yacht Rock" for all my Kenny Loggins.... OHHHH Baby

I have to show these adorable dog collars to everyone. I ordered some for Minou and Birdie. Unfortunately the hardware is to big for their scrawny necks (it would be like me wearing a stack of post its around my neck, not impossible but uncomfortable) but I had some smaller buckles I replaced them with last night.
But they are really well made and really cute! So I want to reccommend Cody's Creations to other puppy people. It is hard to find reasonably priced collars that are cute and different.
(Maddy and Dorian you should check them out!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

ok couldn't resist another one. Aren't these cute?

Thought I would post a few of my favourite things on etsy....
Love this print. It is sold out already but it still makes me smile to look at it
I just love these...
Runnybunny also has some (I eve own one which I LOVE)

I have one of the smaller ones but I LOVE the bird heads on the women's period dresses - love love love!!!

Better get back to my homework now. Maybe I'll do a few more tomorrow.

Never made baked brie before but I love it. I'm going to a christmas party tomorrow and I thought I would try it. They make it sound so easy with the premade dough. I don't think it is unreasonable to cheat a little bit.
I'll give it a go tomorrow wish me luck!

**Did a test one tonight - DELICIOUS and worked like a charm** With two people there is still alot left but I am sure we will manage to finish it off in no time tomorrow. Baked Brie for breakfast anyone?

Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm almost done so I'll show you a photo.... You can give me feedback - but only if you love it cause I ain't changing it now!
From Wearable Art

still some lights to add and more bling - got some swarovskis I can still thread into fringe...
Next I need a photo shoot of some sort. Hmmm...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Had a friend ask for the recipe to put in the jar so she could pass it along. I thought I would make a .pdf people can print out and use....
I don't know if it lets me upload it full size... but here goes nothing!


I think flickr will let you download it under the "all sizes" button if you get the original size print it out on legal paper....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

From Little Red Riding Hood

Working on something new.... this is JUST the start... It's for my typography class believe it or not!

Friday, November 27, 2009

From Christmas 2009

Today was supposed to be my last day on this show... Alas it wasn't to be. However it was still the last day for many other people so it was time to bring on the presents. There is 30+ people in the wardrobe on this show and giving them all something cheap that they won't throw out as soon as they are home is difficult. I saw the cowboy cookies on Bakerella's site and thought I could do something similar! And it was a huge hit!
I tried Bakerella's cowboy cookies recipe but it didn't work out for me. I think it might just be me. But I adapted another chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe I found online. I bought christmas colored M&m's, 2 dozen jars, and went for it.... One evening was spent making the label (the instructions are on the back - it is just a legal sized paper cut ad taped on - nothing fancy) and two evenings spent filling the jars. It could go faster but I found a canning funnel essential so that meant doing them one at a time....
Everyone loved them. I knew I didn't have enough for everybody but there is always someone with an allergy and someone on a diet so when I left today there was still 2 left. Perfect. Whew....
I'm so glad.... I highly recommend it! It still probably cost $100 for all the ingredients and the jars but for $24 people that is a $4 gift that I couldn't duplicate anywhere else.
Now I guess I better start my homework that is due tomorrow!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm trying to get going on a wearable art entry.... It's been a slow start. With sewing all day at work the last thing I want to do is sew some more when I get home... But it is starting to turn into something so I'm getting more and more interested in it.
As usual I'm making it up as I go along..... One of these days it isn't going to be such a good idea. So far so good though.

here is a little sneak peek.
Not going to as big as past years. Just don't have the energy or room these days!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

From Type 2 stuff

my evil homework. Don't think about trying this at home unless, well, unless you don't have a life. Or carpal tunnel.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

There will be NO photos. I do not have a talent for this... They will be going in the garbage. UGH!
A friend at work doesn't believe I bake.

I'm not much of a cook so this isn't surprising.

To prove her wrong I am attempting Bakerella's red velvet cake pops today.
(I snuck the photo from Bakerella! don't they look amazing!!!)
I've made red velvet cupcakes before but I never seem to find the same recipe so we are trying this one. So far it seems ok. I'm waiting for michaels to open so I can pick up the candy sticks (They are probably open now - I'm good at procrastinating)
I'll try and update with some photos later - if I don't eat them all!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!
From halloween 2009

From halloween 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A great song and a free download.....

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Some of you may know my recent news.... As a result I have a whole new appreciation for wedding ideas....
Came across this wedding on Once Wed, absolutely adore it.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We watched this in my type class this weekend. I've seen LED throwies before (at P and M's wedding!!! we put them all over the light ship frying pan) I didn't know they had a name at the time.. I had also kind of forgotten about them. I'm trying to figure out how I can use them for a wearable art project...... I'll figure something out...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

really I shouldn't bother with my own blog as it looks like I just want to keep copying entries from zippercuts.. Love these photos!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Apparently this is a Mexican Tiger? Whatever it is I like it. Found here.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just saw these pictures on zippercut of victor and rolfs 2010 line. AMAZING!!!! Why don't I ever think of these things?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

From Graphic Design

in class assignment for my typography class 2 weeks ago. My shoelaces haven't been the same since...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Found this great jewelry in New Zealand. Karen Walker. I bought myself a tiny skull necklace. I think next year when I go back for WOW ( I hope) I will save my pennies and buy more. Or I will just order online....

Handmade Pet Costumes Under $25

Handmade Pet Costumes Under $25

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back from New Zealand.
Lots of catching up to do and back to work already tomorrow morning.
Found some photos from the show which I am just putting on picasa - also the link to vote for People's Choice Award - I can still win a prize!
From Photos from Dominion Post Newspaper of WOW 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I want these.
But I guess I'd have to actually make them in order for that to happen.
Seen and lusted after on

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love these tights from etsy seller 'post'

Monday, September 14, 2009

Love this dress that Drew Barrymore wore to the TIFFs. Infuriated Squirrel just informed me it is Alexander McQueen. No wonder I love it.....
I am headed to New Zealand on Sunday to take part in the World of Wearable Art show/performance. I can't give away any details yet, that has to wait until at least the awards show on Friday the 25th. But if there is any good news I will have a hard time keeping it a secret for very long.
Please check out the link to their site and take a peek at previous winners - there are some AMAZING outfits there. I'm quite honored to have been chosen and getting very nervous!
I'm starting new with minoupitou..... The old blog still exists, it is just at a new address - every entry is still there.... Lost some links in my rush to delete this one but hopefully I'll slowly get them back up and running....
Hoping to use this as a more professional blog that I can link to on etsy and not give away every boring detail of my private life.