Thursday, September 27, 2007
Here is my new toy, the Weavette! I saw it last year at the Fabulous Fiber Fest and have dreamed of them all year. So this Fiberfest was my chance and I bought 2! One rectangle and one square. They are very easy to use, it takes just a bit of yarn and very little time to create a piece. I made the cell phone case on the rectangle and am making squares for a baby blanket with the (you guessed it) square one. Each piece is light and delicate, they feel so different in hand than knit or crochet. I am having much fun with my Weavettes and can say that they are a terrific addition to my fiber menu, oh so light and yummy!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Introducing....Tiffany! My new model. I needed some way to photograph the head scarves that I make and sell on etsy (www.blackgingham.etsy.com) and I was unable to talk any of my family members (all male) into modeling them for me. So... I went to ebay and found...tah dah! Tiffany. She is always happy and ready for a photo shoot, she does not eat much, she is a terrific listener and never complains. She even has pierced ears so we can share earrings! Tiffany and I have been having much fun taking photos, here you can see her in a pink toile triangle head scarf and also in a 1940's style tied head band. Both of which, and more are available in my 'etsy' shop....check it out!
Saturday, September 01, 2007
I went to Marukai today! The Japanese dollar store in Cerritos. I thought the top of my head was going to fly off at all of the wonderful cute-ness I found. I could have bought five hundred dollars worth of Japanese fun. I restrained myself on this trip and took many photos instead. Here are some of my favorites:
The adorable animal headed soy sauce bottles (these are quite tiny, like miniature anime canopic jars). Next is part of the 'little things to put in a child's bento box lunch' section. This takes almost an entire aisle! After that is the stationary section....and I
do so adore paper! The teddy bear family notebook, the round apple-y hamster notes and....mushroom letter paper! Gads! It was all just so yummy. I bought a few things, snacks, chopsticks with their own little carry case to keep at work, a few paper things, a notepad and some tea.
Delicious! Gotta go to Marukai!