Thursday, July 30, 2009

happy feet

I spent the last several days stitching these felt slippers for Lillian, Tim and Ella. It's Ella's 100th day picnic-party in Golden Gate Park this weekend, coinciding perfectly with Tim's birthday.

All the fluffies of the felt kept getting in my mouth and throat - eugh. Thank goodness for nostril hairs.

The template is from that DAB Martha. I added three layers of fleece in the soles for added comfywomfyness :)

Waiting for them to come home!

The instructions called for interfacing, but this would only work with the sort of interfacing that is already adhesive one side and then ironed. I opted for the cheapest one (of course) and this didn't work well. I don't think the heat could transfer well with a fabric so thick as felt. So no need for interfacing - glue gun all the way.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Watched HBP with Jo and Sean today. I love the fonts in this trailer. Leafy little furry growling biting letters SO CUTE! Version of a sweet hs song.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

To SNODD or not to SNODD?

For black chest of drawers? The Anthro knobs are all mismatched in a way that I don't quite like. I'm afraid the red looks too severe and I've only just gotten accustomed to how scary they are.

SNODD, Ikea 3.99/2 pack

White and red? I'm thinking that on a black chest, it's snodd going to be too cute. Hehhh

So do I change it up? I still think brass would be best..

Monday, July 13, 2009

What a craft-filled weekend! I repurposed a panel of cotton curtains that Lillian had given me into pillowcases with side ties.

As the curtains a year ago in a room that looks and feels very different from what it is now:

Double parlor doors

Plan was to strip off the paint and clean this knob and hardware to original 1896 charm, but it's been painted onto the door in the other room. Tried to take an x-acto knife to it, but too tiresome/I'm too sleepy at the moment...

Monday, July 6, 2009

block party

I wanted to combine mason jars + tea lights interspersed with the dark dark red/purple dahlias I already had. But alas, I got lazy/woke up too late on July 4th to do it. So I just had about five jars of different sizes tied with a white bow and Glimma tea lights with long-stemmed dahlias and violet mini calla lilies.

Also realized that candles during the daytime...not so romantic.

So now that they're beginning to wilt...on my old refurbished dresser:

Top image: Chelle Paperie

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Can't sleep again - too much tea! I finished Kafka on the Shore earlier tonight, borrowed from the Young-Mock Library :) I don't fully know what to make of it yet besides the fact that it made me really want to eat eel for several days.
I was too unmotivated to immerse self in a new book, so I went downstairs (very cold) to look through the bookcase. Found a book that I'd bought a long time ago but haven't opened - The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis. So naturally, I start with Eros. Here's a bit of what he has to say on sensory pleasure and the role of the woman's body: "one does not keep the carton after one has smoked the cigarettes." Oh-ho! Mm ah whoa heh heh oy okay.
Mm but just thinking concretely about cigarette cartons - I definitely know people who keep their empty cartons and others who will hold off for a very long time before lighting up the "lucky," flipped one... There's even a piece at the MoMA that's just a stack of flattened Marlboros dangled on a horizontal string.
By the way, do smokers usually crush underfoot/flatten an empty carton "five minutes after fruition" before disposing of her? Oops - I mean... It's very important to be environmentally conscious and flatten your milk and cigarette containers, you know :)
Bah - will you translate concrete into abstract for me? Brain mellowing out and I'd like to go have a Nakata-like slumber session.

I wrote an ORIGINAL song inspired by Kafka on the Shore:

Oshima Battles the Two Middle-Aged Women
Her name is Oshima
She drives a forest green Miata
Working in the city
She has to discipline her body