Wednesday, December 31, 2008


My boy...

Bottle of Advil: $4
Bag of chocolate: $6
3 Emergency visits to vet in 2008: $2500+
Not being reported to the ASPCA: priceless

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sketch, flip image, repeat

Love this tutorial from Design*Sponge. I was just playing around with her instructions and design for my own and came up with this similar design. Not sure what I'd do with it, but it's so much fun to construct!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Self-serving final project

I took a digital art class this semester and just finished up today-hurray! For my final project I wanted to do something that I could use once the class was over, as I have far too many old projects just lying around the apartment collecting dust. So I did a series of zombie t-shirts (a la my 28 Weeks Later shirt). The last two shirts I used the pic I posted below, and the top one is an image from a 2 Halloweens ago. As you can see, I'm not so keen on ironing.

The transfers I used are crap for sure, very plasticky and cracked as soon as I folded the shirt. If I do this again I will use my original method or find a better brand of transfer. But at least I have the images ready to go.

Friday, December 12, 2008

When at Work on What Should Be a Snow-Day, One Should Avoid Doing Any Actual Work, No?

I love Jessica's style over on What I Wore! Via WIW, I sometimes read her other blog, Love Puppy, on which she made a great point yesterday about designers borrowing (sometimes heavily) from vintage pieces. As I mentioned in a post earlier this week I can't and won't spend huge $$$ for something that is fairly trendy which I can find thrifting for potentially similar quality, in my humble opinion.

So, inspired by Jessica, I scoured eBay and etsy for products to make an outfit similar to this outfit Lindsay Price wore on Lipstick Jungle which is presumably new, pricey clothing:

image via celebutopia

Not identical, of course, but similar without the huge price tag, or sacrificing quality. Also, because these are vintage or handmade items one will not run the risk of seeing the exact piece on someone else. Ah well, if nothing else it was fun searching for the clothing and playing around in Paint on a day I should be home with the Husband who did not have to go to work!

Necklace made by wiyomu
Via eBay: jeans via kittens_treasure, shoes via lulamaybeholly, shirt via jtandcompany, jacket via leatherbarn

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

3 Things I Know For Sure:

1. Getting dental work done SUCKS!
2. Paying for dental work SUCKS!
3. Paying for dental work would suck a lot more without insurance, I'm lucky I have it! (Being positive about sucky things is a new thing I'm trying.)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Belated Happy Halloween!

Nothin' like a Halloween post less than 3 weeks before Christmas, but I just got this pic of my husband and me back from a friend, and couldn't resist a little picnik. We were 1980s Zombie Prom King & Queen, in case it wasn't obvious.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thrifting for silk shirts <-- lame title

I really love all the ruffly blouses this season, they're festive, stylish, and oh so girly. I can't (won't) pay the price for one of these shirts in a silk fabric, I do not want to buy a cheaper polyester-that-looks-like-silk shirt. I could just search high and low for a moderately priced one, or I could use this as an opportunity to practice my sewing skills. I found three nicer silk shirts at Goodwill the other day (one is Max Studio, which made me very happy) for under $10 total. I'm not sure what I'll do to them, maybe remove the arms and create a ruffly collar with them, or a little ruffly yoke.