Sunday, June 17, 2007

(cool) grandma goes to market

Right after working on the the yoga mat bag (see previous post), I proceeded to work on this bag. The experience of making it was the complete opposite of what I talked about in the post below. Everything just clicked in my head and I was going at it, stitch after stitch. It was a very fulfilling experience.

I actually thought up the concept of this bag in my head on my bus ride to work last week. The idea came out of nowhere, sometimes the best ideas are the spontaneous ones. I decided to call it grandma's bag because the fabric makes me think of a shawl that a very cool grandma would wrap around her shoulders. This bag is now available in my shop.

modish yoga

I spent some quality time with my sewing machine this weekend after not having touched or even barely looked at it for a few weeks. This is one of the finished products.

For some reason, I had some trouble making this yoga mat bag which is bizarre because I've made quite a few of these. I had to do and redo almost every stitch 2-3 times. In the end, it worked out and I'm pretty happy with the finished product. This one is not going to the shop since it is an order from a friend. She picked the mod fabric herself and I actually really like it. I only bought enough fabric to make her bag and I'm kinda wishing that I bought some extra to make other things.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

things that excite me

Oh-my-word. I think I just found the perfect little shop! Everything about Frecklewonder is cute from the merchandise, to the name, to the model (and proprietress, too I think). This is just the kind of shop that I myself would want to open one day and the kind of shop that I want to shop in today! Gosh, I wish, wish, wish that those kiddie dresses were for gown-ups! I want all of them. Via Lena Corwin's blog.

I'm seriously thinking about getting this blouse, what do you think?

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

my favorite things (of the moment)

Because I don't have any new creations to post (I know, I know I'll get back on the sewing mood soon, I can feel it coming). I figured it's a good time to post my next set of favorite things. You will begin to notice that I have a fascination for (and a growing collection of) ceramics. You can always click on the image to see a larger version.

My own moleskine sketch book. I mentioned earlier that I bought one, as you can kinda see, I've been drawing on it but I'm not quite ready to show you a close up of the drawings yet. Perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of it about a post or three from now.

8 oz cup by Diana Fayt. I actually met her when I picked up this cup. We talked about blogging, her art, and about this post. I was a little bit star struck. It's always so cool to meet and have one on one time with someone you admire.

Another addition to my tea cup collection. This one is from Anthro, of course. Edit: Look, this cup made an appearance here!

The lamp shade is from the fave store, vintage lamp base is from eBay. I'm still trying to decide if I love it. I posted it here more just to show it off :).

A very awesome bowl that I bought from a flower store/vintage shop at the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. This bowl is so lovely and was very inexpensive. What a great find!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

gigi chair #4

Well, I think it's about time to add another gigi to the group. This one looks more like an office chair. I wouldn't mind this red one at my desk at work. Oooohh, and maybe the mango color at my sewing table.