Sunday, November 25, 2007

holiday + birthday wishlist

My birthday falls right smack during the holidays. As a kid, it always sucked cuz I never received separate presents for christmas and my birthday. As an adult, it still kinda sucks cuz a lot of my friends are out of town and for some reason it always rains on my birthday, or at least it has for the last few years. But I'm not here to complain. I'm here to list things that I am currently coveting 'cuz as you may know I do fall in love with objects.

Paint By Numbers Clock by Umbra. I love, love, love it! I first saw it in a store in Sonoma, CA. Then I spotted it again at the SFMOMA store.

Good Night Wishes print from Ashley G. Looks like me and our dog, Momo.

I need a new machine! Janome Sewist 521

Borrowed Spoons tea towel from skinnylaminx.

I'm sure I'll add more as the days go by!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I finally got off my bum and decided that I'm going to sew today. Alas, Murphy's law kicked in and my Singer decided to break. I think it's time for a new one. I don't know if I've written about this before but a friend of mine actually gave me this machine. It's her mom's old one and has been sitting in her basement for years. I gladly took if off her hands and brought it to the shop to get tuned and repaired. It has worked well for me for the past 2 years and it will last for many more years to come. However, I think that instead of spending more moolah to get it repaired again, it'll be more cost efficient to buy a new one. It'll make for a great combined Christmas/Birthday present for me, hint hint ;).

Luckily my sis in-law actually bought a machine from a garage sale a few months back and decided to leave it in our house. I can use that for now until I get a brand new spanking one. Ok back to sewing.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

a new venture

I've been vintage shopping a lot lately, be it for clothes, shoes, purses, furniture and other knick knacks. I pick up a lot of stuff because they are hard to pass up, I fall in love with objects and can't let them go. Yes I have that problem. However, I've filled my closet with so much stuff that it's getting ridiculous so I've decided to sell some of my finds in my shop. These are the first 3 things that I've let go. Hope you fall in love with them too.