Saturday, January 31, 2009
Sorry folks I've been pretty horrible at this lately. I've been just so consumed with finishing my dress and reading non stop. I had my first visit to Powell's Books. ( I know I've lived here 7 months and I'm just now going. I'm so ashamed) Well needless to say if you've already been there it is AMAZING. You can just get so consumed there. I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns It was sooooooo good. A must read tear jerker. The characters really came to life.
Well I'll have pictures of the finished dress tommorow . More soon.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tonight we went out with our great friends Kevin and Whitney to the best little hole in the wall restaurant in Downtown Portland. It's been all the rage between my co-workers and I figured I needed to spread the yumminess. So we hopped on over to A.J. at the Rail. It's seriously the best food for a great price. Husband had a burger that he claimed was the best he'd had since his grandpas homemade ones. They even have what we decided was the best food idea ever TOTCHOS.... that's right tater tot nachos. HA! If your in the area you should try it.
Friday, January 23, 2009
We moved the bookshelf and husbands deck to the corner next to it.
Then moved our bed and our dresser/entertainment area next to that. It's great now we can watch movies from his computer from or bed.
We didn't do much with the kitchen just push the dinner table to the corner so that we can have more walking space. We'll just pull it out when we have guest over.
And lastly my work space again the final product. All and all I think I am loving this our apartments face lift. I don't ever want to leave :)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
This is one corner of my desk. Both pieces of work are done by me. I'm a big John Lennon fan fyi We share the same birthday... My dad loves that :) I'm also a really big fan of Jesus and obsessed with Catholic candles they just remind me of my mom.
These pretty things are hung right above that corner of my desk. Print from The Black Apple, character drawing of husband and I by me. The owl is a little gangster with his "g" bling that my friend Brian made me because I love really blingy ghetto jewelry. (the more shiny and the bigger the better right?)
This is the final look. Still some odds and ends to clean up. I feel so inspired with this new work space.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I haven't been to Guatemala in almost 8 years and I am missing it so much. I use to spend my summers there as a little girl I have so much family that I would never know half of them and I it always felt like a giant party. I remember watching these amazing women weaving fabrics on these big looms I loved it. Well last night I found a little of my past tucked away in the back of my fabric drawer.
I found this fabric that my mom bought me a few years back when she went to visit. I've been so scared to use it because it's just too pretty to take scissors to and possibly ruin it. I really think I would cry. But last night I felt confident I finally decided to make a simple little a line dress using a stretch cotton for the top and this lovely fabric as the bottom. I was super careful and only managed to mess up once. Luckily something easy to fix. I'll have pictures the finished product soon I just need some elastic for the waist band and I'll be done. I am so proud of myself and it makes me really happy that every time I wear it, it'll remind me of my family and a little bit of my history and traditions.
No one said that creativity was orderly. It looks like crafts and projects just through up on my desk. I usually can't have it look like this for too long. I think I'll clean it tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
So today is just on of those that I should have just stayed home. For my sake and for anyone that has to be within 100 ft. of me. LOL I don't know if it's me giving off a vibe but people are just so weird and rude. WHERE IS EVERYONES COMMON SENSE!!!!????
Maybe I'm just angry because I'm stuck indoor on this beautiful sunny day and well... honestly slightly (p.m.s.ing) Okay I fessed up. I can't wait to be off tomorrow and maybe a picnic at the park with husband. At least I still like him.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This book was re published in 1966 but the actual book as made in the 1950's which explains the adorable nostalgic illustrations it even has one of my favorite stories in it. Peter Rabbit. Oh so cute!!! <3
And this cutie is a 1970's sewing books. I don't think it gets better than that. The book itself is very informative and really can help you learn, but it's okay to just like it for the pictures.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I'm on a role with the posting and with the new shops. I've had a lonely little etsy shop for quite a while and I just finished the mom and daughter painting and got really excited to update the shop with a couple of my original pieces. To get more info just go here.
P.S. sorry for the bad lighting on these pictures I promise the colors of these paintings are a lot more vibrant.
I have loved vintage clothes and this style icon for much too long to not share my vintage finds with the world. Husband has finally convinced me to try my hand at the online vintage shopping market. So cute and peculiar just got a little more exciting I will be posting some of my finds soon and a link on where to get them. I've already got a few really great items to sell and so much more to come. Aside from having to hunt down great vintage pieces for others, I am also going to me making some reconstructed pieces from thing with great potential that just need a little help making the cut. I am so excited!!!!! Pictures of items coming soon.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Have I mentioned that this is the year of fitness. I know that everyone makes all these crazy resolutions at the beginning of the year but husband and I have been trying to eat better and exercise a little at home. Nothing too crazy we don't want to over do it or anything. We made flash card of exercises that we can do at home everyday. One of them even included a boxing match on the wii. (We have to have fun) So far we've been sticking to it.
Well.... sort of we did go here
and here today
Opps. Well this year of fitness is hard work sometimes you just have to treat yourself....Right? Well I've done my crunches, my walk this morning and some push ups I think I'll call it a day. I'll try to not stay up until 4 today. I think I might just paint for a little then bed time. Good night.
Well falling asleep so late didn't stop me this morning from noticing that the beautiful sunshine had payed us a visit. I bundled up and went out to soak it up. It was so needed. This is my first winter here in Portland and when people say it's gloomy they are not joking. Coming from SoCal is a really big change and anytime I get to spend out in the sun I'm gonna take. Even if I've only had just a few hours of sleep.
I also fell in love with my neighbor hood all over again. I had forgotten how pretty it is and how nice it is to walk around here. Thank you Sunshine!!!!!!!