Aug 29, 2008

80's prom night

So, my dear friend Slayomi is helping to host an 80's Prom-themed fundraiser for their roller-derby team, the Riot City Rollers. So I need a prom dress! I never even went to my real prom so I don't even have anything to slash and do alterations.
I did go looking online to help give me some ideas....
Which didn't really help because I guess the 80's are back! (please don't bring back big hair and shoulder pads, please don't bring those two things back)

I spent most of the 80's as a small child wearing bloomers and cute little dresses and not quite Flashdance.

Aug 28, 2008

Junk World Buddy

Oooohh! How beautiful is this new bag?
Okay, beautiful is probably the wrong adjective, but it IS pretty awesome.
Meet my new JUNK WORLD Buddy Bag!
He's roomy and durable! Striped and orange! Yellow and snuggly!
All right, now that you've met I've got to go find an 80's prom dress for this weekend's shindig!

Aug 27, 2008


I am working on a new Buddy Bag!
Through the magic of acetone, dye, and stencils - it will soon be awesome.
And I have a new cuff bracelet listed!
Sweet peach colored fish under black basket weave:And - in case you were wondering - I put my curtain up!

Aug 26, 2008

secret sales

Oh my!

Today and today only I will be having a super sale for no reason what-so-ever.
This MEATY cuff is on sale from $20 to $10.
50% off!

And this fruity leather cuff is also 50% off!
NOW $10!


Aug 25, 2008

Curtain woes

I need to hang the curtain in my window. I've been needing to for quite some time but I always forget to bring the drill home and than I put it off until the morning when the sun shines brightly in my eyes and I think to myself "If only I had a %#&* curtain" and then the procrastination starts all over.
But today, TODAY will be the day it gets hung!


Aug 18, 2008


Yesterday I went into the shop to finish up the amazing bag from my last post. I picked out my liner leather, got out my ruler and exacto and..... proceeded to slice a chunk of my fingertip off. YYEEOOUUCCH!

So..... that's the way you want to play, huh, bag?

You just wait.

Aug 16, 2008

Patchwork as promised

I'm finally done piecing it together! Hooray!
Now I just need to finish out the lining and handles...

The whole thing is made out of little scraps I had scattered about - I've labeled some of the more interesting ones in this photo:

Aug 13, 2008

New Treasury!

Featuring members of A.W.L.

And I'm working on a new leather bag made almost entirely out of small scrap leathers!
After vast cleaning and organizing efforts we've become overwhelmed by all those little bits of leather that "might come in handy" some day.
I have most of the triangles cut out for this giant patchwork project and as it stands now, it's either going to be incredibly hideous or incredibly beautiful. I'll try to get some pictures up as soon as I sew them together.

Aug 11, 2008

Pier Fun

As I was walking along the side of the Juno pier the other day I looked down and was excited to see several large spotted (leopard) rays diving to and fro. It was a beautiful sight! Unfortunately I had left my camera at home and my cell phone camera couldn't capture a nice shot through the water.

When I walked by later I saw the rays again, in the very clear water swimming just a few feet away from swimmers close to shore. It was like a ballet the way everyone swam circles around each other, without ever touching.

And it did remind me to go walking on the pier to check out what's in the water before I go swimming next time.

Aug 8, 2008

Treasury Fantastic!

I was in several treasuries this week, which was a nice surprise. I couldn't catch them all, but I got managed to get a screenshot of this beautiful Black & White Treasury by peskycatdesigns:
And this one by scarfitup!Sorry my pictures aren't better. I'm not so good at the whole screen shot thing.

Aug 5, 2008

Meat Necklace

Hooray for Meat!

I made myself a meaty necklace yesterday! Basically I laminated some old cookbook images and strung them together. What's your opinion? Should I make more? I could use other food, if the meatiness is too overwhelming for you.
Well? Is it meaty and great? Should I list them?
What do you think?

Aug 4, 2008


Since I don't have much on my mind to blog about, I'll show you some fancy new beads I made for sale in my Blenderbach Etsy shop.
I love making beads, but I haven't had much extra time to spare until recently. Even now, I'm slowly getting them listed .

But they are beautiful!

Aug 2, 2008

oh wow

Here's a Shark treasury I found on Etsy.
It was created by bijoutery.
I bring you sharks because of the good news that my little sister is going to China! For free!
She is such an impressive little entrepreneur, (she's a fishing instructor) that someone has invited her and my father to some kind of fishing seminar in China. (sounds boring, I know)
They'll only be there for two or three days but I'm jealous and proud at the same time.
Congratulations Peck!