True up always has really good fabrics and links to fabric-y stuff.
The bloggers visited the Houston Quilt Market and are now posting regular photos.
I love this entry - ever wonder where some of those cutesy Japanese Fabrics come from? Try Lecien!
A week from now we, in the US, will have a new president. That day cannot get here any faster. I just want this race to be over and done.
I'm tired and this election will decide where I live for the next 4 years. Do I stay here or get out because America is a lost cause? I don'
what not to crochet
I was laughing through my lunch hour looking at this site.
for your hilarity - visit "What not to crochet"
found via Extreme Craft.
Fall Out 3
My hubby is officially sucked into Fall Out 3 for the next few weeks. I will definitely be doing more crafting.
Little Big Planet - crafty, nerdy and FUN!
We got a call late last week from the game store that Little Big Planet would be ready to pick up for us on Saturday.
So here's the low down...
It's so much fun that I managed to stay up until almost 3 this morning playing. It's simple to pl
REALLY not liking this blog software - I need to upgrade my hosting plan so I can get word press at least. This posting method is making me nuts.
Tokyo Bicycle Ticket
We took our bikes on the last trip to Tokyo. Husband got a ticket at one point because he couldn't read the signs :(
Oh well - it's still interesting to look at and I have the ticket hanging above my craft table.
I rediscovered the picture this morning
I really really like these boots from Rocket Dog but they are out of my size. I fear going to the show store, in case they are actually available in my size. I should not spend any money on shoes!
Almost out of time for lunch, but I had to pop back in to post this.
check out this dress made of wood that someone created:
It's amazing - I'm hoping she posts some more detailed photos later.
random stuff - tech, fabric
Husband got his G1 on Monday - a few days earlier than the official release because we pre-ordered it. He loves it EXCEPT it has a really short battery life. Like, it only last about 5 hours with 3G and light email and chat. Not acceptable for either of us since it was purchased not just as a PDA bu
Design sponge has an awesome guide for shops in Tokyo - not my normal type of store, but there were some really interesting shops in the list.
Tokyo Shopping Guide - Design Sponge
I also really like this site - Japan Craft Journal - tons of shopping tips for the crafty.
Illustrator - a few more steps to becoming friends
So this morning I sat down with Illustrator again - and this time I didn't have too many problems!! I'm so excited! Check out what I traced from my sketch book in 30 minutes:
So Illustrator and I are STILL not friends. Everytime I want to try something new, it's a no go. I'm in a never ending cycle of tutorial searching and found these guys a few weeks ago.
Good-Tutorials - Illustrator Tutorials
from vectips which I discovered with the mag
Magdalena Bors - or my second favorite photographer (after Husband). I love the scenes she's set up in some of these photos
found via craftzine
Kyoko Hashimoto Jewellery
I am drooling over these gorgeous pieces from Kyoko Hashimoto Jewellery. Not sure where to find her stuff for purchase on the web, but I LOVE IT!
Again - I have no idea where I found these lovelies on the web....
=): Yellena’s Blog
I'm getting bad about this, but I cannot for the life of me remember how I found this blog.
But Yellena's art is just gorgeous! I love the sea life feel of some of her paintings.
A wonderful collection of old stuff that is auctioned off on Ebay (some were won by the author, other not). I found several old fabric samples and just cool images from the past on this blog.
Including the one pictures below:
Original production sample of "Sea
Rick Cohan on Making Fabric, Part I
the Fat Quarter Shop's Blog, The Jolly Jabber, posted this great article on how the fabric printing process starts:
Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber: Rick Cohan on Making Fabric, Part I
I'm hoping that Part 2 is posted soon!
ARGH! tech ignorance is so frustrating sometimes!
The method of production Apple appears to be using on their new MacBooks is not a new process or technique - computer controlled milling machines and laser cutters have been around for decades. I have a milling machine in my spare room tha
I got my cards from her blog giveaway last night in the mail! Aren't they pretty?
This was Husband's grandmother's engagement ring. WAL and JHC are William (Bill) Lee and Johnsie Cunningham. A lot of history in those names and a lot of love in that ring.
It has tiny tiny diamonds around the outside. It such a beautiful and simple design I had to s
Lizzy House interview
Lizzy's done an interview about her color choices for Lizzy Dish here. Once you read her inspiration about for the color palette, you immediately see where she was coming from.
Interview from the lovely peeps at Quilts and Creativity.
A Painting a Day
I'm not sure where I found this one in my web wandering, but I really ike the paitings of every day objects and food this guy does.
Please check him out!
The Etsy Seller Handbook
The Storque has put together all their online selling how to's in one location!
The Etsy Seller Handbook: All Our How-Tos about Selling
I don't have an etsy shop - but this would be my first stop if I was going to set one up. I'm not sure how the current ec
Mielie - interesting accessories and handbag
is a South African company that makes some really cool and funky accessories. The rugs and handbags are really cool.
found via Orange You Lucky!
12 Bikes for Girls - Cool Hunting
12 Bikes for Girls
I found this article in the archives of Coolhunting and while I don't agree with all of it, it's kind of interesting. I personally think the more gears you have on a bike the better, but they seem to lean more towards the fixie's than I.
Frilly Scarf! Free Pattern
Anyone who has been reading awhile knows I made this frilly scarf for Sewing Lori in the “I Love Buttons” swap on craftster.org. I wrote down the pattern as I made another one in the Ongoing Wish List Swap. I’ve finally gotten around to actually typing it up. YEAH!!
moyou - fabric and pattern designer
I have no idea where I found moyou, but her patterns are really pretty.
check out the jewelry she makes as well.
Marimekko Winter 2008-2009
Marimekko Winter 2008-2009, Holiday Fabrics
From the Marimekko blog comes a preview of their new fabrics - I love love love the ginko leaf print.
timeline rewind, fast forward
About 17 years ago I was in college, my first year to be exact. I was taking classes at Austin Community College to get some easy credit before I headed over to the University of Texas.
Every day I would trudge in at 7 AM with my Dad who worked near the college. He would drop me off at Ca
Obama at voila!
I just got back in from a leisurely bike ride with the Husband.
We were tootling along La Brea when we saw this:
That's me and my bike in the back ground. The letters and logo are from a real retired Bank of America sign, we found out when we talked to the sale
water bottle holder - Free Pattern
I'm FINALLY getting around to posting the pattern for a water bottle holder I made for the Ongoing Wish List swap on Craftster.org.
* hook of your choice - what ever is recommended for your yarn.
* cotton yarn with
paper paper paper
As a self proclaimed paper and fabric whore - I love this site. The papercraft isn't what makes it great to me - it's the tips and tricks as well as the paper engineering and sculptural aspects of paper that they go over.
found via craft gossip and coriandr...