Tuesday, August 30, 2005

hey y'all

Can you provide details of the next ICC meeting? Are we making duct tape wallets?

Monday, August 29, 2005

Recycled Fashion Show Tuesday Afternoon

If you're bored Tuesday afternoon (Aug 30th), stop by the National Recycling Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There is a recycled fashion show at 3:30. I've seen some of the dresses that will be featured there, and they look really great. My cousin Liz will be wearing my phone book dress down the catwalk while I sit in class like a good girl. Jo Lynn & Messica were also invited to be in the show, but I guess they're not going? ...Jo Lynn is out of town, but I don't know why The Mess isn't doing it....?

My first crafty t-shirt

I am just learning to sew, so I tried altering a giant Morrissey concert t-shirt I had. This is the result. If anyone has any helpful hints on how to do cute sleeves, or trim - let me know, I have about 10 million shirts that I want to work on.

Monday, August 22, 2005


So I was looking around on www.etsy.com, and I came across this hilarious hankie. Nothing like stating the obvious use for a hankie. Cute cute.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Crafty Website

Hi all! I thought I'd share a crafty web find. Etsy.com is a website to buy and sell anything handmade. If you open a store now, the site is free (i.e., no 3.5% commission or $0.20 listing fee) until November 1st. Looks like it has lots of cute things for sale (or for inspiration). [Link via Boing Boing].

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Here's a little shrine I made for the gallery show at Mosaic on a Stick this Saturday night. The lid comes off, so I can put things inside.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Henna Rocks!

The henna party was so fun! I want to do it all the time now!

Oh, did someone volunteer to host the next meeting?

before and after

I took this picture of my beautiful henna tatto before I went to bed. I posted an "after" picture (taken this morning) at Reuben Sandwich.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

garden on wheels

garden on wheels
Originally uploaded by reuben sandwich.
Mike and I went to Bayfield, WI for our anniversary a couple of weeks ago. While wandering through magical Bayfield, we saw this cute wagon container garden outside a gift shop. I thought of Julie and her collection of wagon wheels. Isn't it cute?


Originally uploaded by reuben sandwich.
I recently threw a surprise party for my mom. My mom is famous for her thrifting. It was like the meeting of the minds when she and Julie were talking about their finds. Originally, I was envisioning a sort of roast where the guests brought items that were given to them by my mom and told a story. I reconsidered the public speaking aspect and instead made this fancy handmade guest book where the guests could write the story about my mom along with a poloroid picture with the props.

Monday, August 01, 2005

I'm the lamest.

I think I'm the lamest, most non productive member of ICC. Not only have I not finished my quilt block, but I also haven't done one damn piece of craft in a whole month! But wait, I have excuses: I had to find the perfect apartment, then lose it (twice), then find another apartment v. quickly and then move even quicker. So now that all that crap is behind me, I'm going home soon to L.A. for a well deserved vacation from my summer vacation to eat my momma's yummy food, sleep, play with our kittens, read and craft :-) I promise that I will have pictures of my creations to share soon.

In the mean time, I hope you guys have been practicing your embroidery skillz. I dare you to make something as cool as this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37222.0. Heehee.