Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Good morning

The moody 14 year old in me says hello. And loves the following songs. :)

MixwitMixwit make a mixtapeMixwit mixtapes

P.S. What did you like as a moody 14 year old? Or, just a 14 year old (if you weren't moody, like me). :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Shoe love

I am in love with these shoes

Not much to say except I loved the rare burst of sun today and I love these shoes.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

oh, boo


I knew when I saw free Halloween patterns from Annie Oakleaves, I had to stitch them:
 free ghosties

I stitched them on a tea towel that Amy sent me - she was selling them in her shop and was sweet enough to ask my opinion on them. If she ever re-stocks them, I highly recommend them, by the way! They have a nice, open weave and are a cinch to stitch on. Are any of you doing any Halloween stitching?

Lastly, I can't believe Paul Newman is dead. He's always been one of my favorite actors - intense on film, and such a beautiful man in that rare way - both inside and out. I could watch Hud and Cool Hand Luke a million times and never tire of them. Just yesterday I was watching a film with him in it and thinking how fortunate we were that he was still alive and still so active in film and theatre. No longer.

More than that, I was inspired by the relationship he had with his wife, his generosity, and a sense of kindness and groundedness he had in all his roles. Goodbye, Paul.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

2 Photos that Love each other

I love trolling through Flickr and favoriting randomly. Then I love to look through those favorites and find so many unexpected relationships in color and texture that delight me.

These 2 photos most certainly love each other. Courtesy of drewzel and the snail and the cyclops.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Embroidery on denim

So, I was embroidering the other day... in public! Thanks to my good blogging friend, Cal, I embroidered at a "Denim After Dark" event at Madewell in SOHO. I was nervous about embroidering on demand, because I am such a perfectionist, so of course I practiced for 2 nights before on denim fabric my sister gave me ages ago:

itty bitty denim sampler

That "sampler" is very itty-bitty - I scored the tiny hoops at the Michael's in Queens last week, sitting patiently on the R train for 40 minutes to get to craft heaven. Usually I visit Pearl on Canal St., but I wanted hoops, thread, and an all-around better selection so I took a special trip there. I can't describe the thrill I feel when stepping into a craft store and smelling all it's cold, air-conditioned... craftiness. :)

While I waited at the Madewell event I stitched lots of denim scraps and put them in tiny plastic hoops for entertainment:

It was fun to keep my hands busy and much easier to stitch on denim than I thought. Everyone was so friendly, there was a DJ playing, and there's nothing like having someone watch what you're doing, smile and comment. People were so shocked that people "still embroider" and it was so nice to share this little piece of my life with other people...

It was so much fun... I would do it again in a second. Have any of you ever crafted in public?