Archive | February, 2011

i need a haircut

25 Feb

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I need a haircut badly. It’s gotten to the point where it’s creeping past the middle of my back. More importantly, it’s getting harder to control the chaos that is my wavy hair.

Better call the salon.

comic book geek

25 Feb

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Another new fabric collection on Spoonflower: Comic Book Geek.

It’s inspired by vintage comics and consists of three patterns available in two colorways: Villain and Hero. The first pattern is a scattering of sound effects. The second pattern is stars of varying sizes. The third is a collection of speech bubbles.

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boots

24 Feb

My new boots are coming in today and I’m pretty psyched.

I have a serious love of boots. They’re pretty much my shoe of choice. There’s something about leather that’s stretched to fit your foot like a glove that I just can’t argue with. And the fact that Cole Haan put Nike Air insoles in their boots is an added facet of awesomeness. They’re insanely comfy.

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improvisation

24 Feb

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I am using anorak snaps to act as rivets on the bag I’m making my sister, as I did the last time around. Since for supplies I mostly operate out of a chain fabric store, I had to improvise when looking for something to look like a rivet/stud (I don’t know what they’re actually called) and the snaps worked quite well.

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adornments

23 Feb

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I’ve been thinking about my jewelry a bit lately. There’s a site called Shapeways that lets you upload 3D models and have them produced in a variety of materials. Luckily for me, I don’t know how to use any 3D modeling software effectively yet or else I’d be buried alive in prototype jewelry. I do say yet though, because I’d love to learn 3D modeling and make a few pieces once I’ve got some time. Nothing super fancy or anything.

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building collapse

17 Feb

S&S Candy

I grabbed lunch yesterday with a couple of coworkers. Afterward we decided to walk another two blocks away from the office to have a look at the partially collapsed S&S Candy building where I snapped the above picture. As three engineers, we couldn’t resist having a look to see what they were doing to reinforce structurally after the partial collapse.

Impressively, no one was injured when the exterior wall from the second floor came down.

keyka lou

16 Feb

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I’ve learned a great deal from making things using patterns. I’m pretty good at seeing the rough pattern shapes that go into making something, but I sometimes fail to think logically about the order in which I should be sewing them together.

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