A little girl and her family came into Treefort today, did a little browsing, chatting, etc. As they were about to leave, the girl whispers to her father then proceeds to scurry up and hand me a rock from one pocket "this is for you" and pulled a smaller rock from the other pocket "this is for him" (Sailor). She had collected those rocks from the Oregon coast, and gave them to us! I was touched. Here they are: Little kids can be so thoughtful.
I made this tipi for Sailor for x-mas. I took the idea/measurements from one that a woman makes in Bend and made it a little different: a bit bigger, reversible, two doors instead of one. It's not perfect, but decent for being made in a couple of hours. And Sailor loves it!
was fun. Not too busy, but fun, nonetheless. Here are a few photos from the night: I had buttons, kitties, pants and slings for sale. 'the combover' logo on the pant tags. kitties! Sailor with Teafly, who was selling her prints and one-of-a-kind paintings/illustrations/etc. Also available on her Etsy shop here. I was so grateful that Sailor occupied himself with new toys and other kiddos for about 40 minutes - I needed a break from being the entertainer/snack bar.
Erica and I dressed up as Salt N Pepa for Halloween this year. I made the jackets (turned out so fly!) and we choreographed dance moves. It was hot... we didn't perform any choreographed moves due to no DJs had ANY S-N-P... (um, can you really call yrself a DJ if you don't at least have 'Push It'?) We'll be back as S-N-P sometime in the future. Black unitards, boots and oversized satin jackets is the most comfy costume ever. I pretty much want to wear my unitard all the time; my jacket too, but out of context, it's kind of much. and here is Chris... the hamster. I made his fuzzy-wuzzy suit, but not the hood. He wanted to find an extra-large rodent water bottle to carry around, but couldn't find one. Actually, what he REALLY wanted was a big clear ball to roll around in. That didn't happen either. shucks. All photos taken by Teafly. (I am just now posting photos, because I just snagged them from Teafly's Picasa album. Check her blog Support an Artist )
This is my friend Sheareen with Sailor, modeling the baby sweater I made for Sheareen's baby who is due at the end of January. The hood is a bit small (well, on Sailor it's small; hopefully on a newborn it will be just right), but I like the overall fit of the hoodie. I made it from a knit top I had - thought this was a better use of the fabric. Sheareen and I had a chat about zippered sweaters, and how they bug us because the little tab pokes the baby's neck - so I came up with an alternative. Buttons are a bit taboo with baby clothing, but I figure since it's for a little peanut, she won't be yanking or chewing on the buttons for a few months, and by then it won't fit. Plus I kind of hate velcro. Gotta get more snaps.
I am no longer a Roller Derby virgin. Tonight there was a Renegade Rollergirls bout between the Radar Lovers and the Skull Rollers. Radar Lovers kicked ASS and won their first bout ever! and I would like to think it had something to do with the uniform skirts I made for them: The girls looked so good! Neon green blurs around the rink. Sally ScumF*ck ... aka Lisa, wife of Sailor's Godfather, Spencer. Sailor had fun too - he was entranced by all the rollers. I was in awe of the fights! So crazy how many fights broke out. Ladies just pushing, tripping, smacking each other. bOnkers. Anyway, we had a fantastic time. Chances are we will be at the next bout.
This is the window at Treefort which I made the stockings for. Astacia and I decided on the yellow and white theme, and I threw in blue for good measure. We both love the way it turned out - in fact, I think it's the coolest window in downtown Bend.
Bend's 2nd Underground Art Festival just happened this past Saturday, 8/2. Ashley and I shared a booth - she sold her amazing feather earrings and I sold reversible tank dresses and plaid scarves. The festival was ripe with creative talent in both the handicraft and musical realms! Here is one of the dresses I made, which my friend Brianna bought.
I have a rack full of custom projects and alterations that need to get done within the week, as Sailor and I are going to visit the grandmamas, but of course, what do I do? Come up with a brilliant (albeit done before) and distracting idea - dog scarves! They are reversible, with one snap, available in a few sizes and will hopefully be in a store soon! This is the culprit whose cuteness started today's side project: Her name is Nanu.