(BTW, this was supposed to be my party skirt-- before things went terribly wrong. Oh well, it was just an old skirt from high school that I hacked up for fun. C'est la vie.)
29 November 2008
21 November 2008
Anyway, we threw these in some dirt and to our amazement a healthy-looking plant actually sprung up. Like I said, we didn't start the seeds until way too late. And we didn't do much except make sure they never got too thirsty.
Then the chilly weather came, as it tends to do in NY, and we brought our little garden inside. Some have survived, others sadly did not. Our tomato plant had unleashed a few small green bulbous things that we assumed would shortly drop dead.
Imagine our surprise in NOVEMBER when we took a look at our plant and found actual TOMATOES on it!
20 November 2008
Who Even Wants to Go on a Tropical Vacation, anyway?
- your landlord finally turned your heat to a consistent, reliable temperature and schedule
- is there anything better in the world than when the afghan your making is finally big enough to keep you both warm and contentedly entertained on the couch?
- spending lotsa time in your tiny kitchen because you can't play outside anymore, resulting in an oven-warmed apartment and continuous feasting
- early nights
- knowing that there is a silver lining to the economic hullabaloo
- sam adams winter ale
- martha stewart's holiday issue
- giftmaking, cardmaking and pie-eating
- trying to forget what is next on your netflix queue so every delivery feels like a surprise
- i'll say it again, tights + scarves
14 November 2008
Regardless, this neck cozy (it's just a scarf I guess) is on sale in The Market and it is also the last product of the Floral Retrograde collection. Bright flowers just weren't enough to trick my psyche into pretending it's not dreary November.
Neat thing about these are the buttons... much debate and thought and drawing and a bit of math went into their placement. I didn't want the scarf to actually be just a big tube around your neck, but actually wanted it to be COZY (get it? like the name) with no room for icy air to invade and rush into your coat. I haven't seen a button placement quite like this one-- you'll have to check it out for yourself.
More "neck cozies" (gross) coming real soon.
10 November 2008
Have snacks, will travel.
05 November 2008
Who decided that we should use Tupperware as furniture?
This one is supposed to hold miscellaneous hair, makeup and accessories and it's fugly. Tried to paint it this past summer. Fail. Paint just chips and peels right off, duh.
Four months later...
I measured and cut up some leftover fabric scraps from a floor pillow project, slapped a layer of Mod Podge on the drawers, stuck fabric on and put 3 or 4 more layers of Mod Podge on each drawer as a finish, waiting about 10-15 minutes between each coat. Sanded quickly with super fine grain sandpaper and that was that. Still a little ugly, but at least it's been crafted upon.
04 November 2008
(And fine, vote if you must.)
Starbucks is also handing out some free coffee, but I think we can all agree that Starbucks' coffee tastes like battery acid. So I'll be skipping that.
(I tried to make delicious Election Day Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Brownies that I was pretty sure would turn out awesome. Alas, they did not. So you normally bake brownies for like 30 minutes. These shits were in the oven for well over an hour and they are all gooey and gross-looking and completely undercooked. I mean, I'll still scrape the pan clean and get sick off them, but they really aren't presentable as any sort of legitimate treat. Frick.)