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DESIGN AT DWELL

Last weekend, Appelina, her boyfriend J, and I went to the Dwell Design show at the LA Convention Center. It is full of artisans showing off their crafts, vendors showing off their new toilets and fridges, hipsters, and chickens. Here are a few of the miscellaneous interesting things we saw there.

The entrance to the Dwell Show.

Some kids stuff - a table topped with layers of colored paper for coloring. That would be neat to have if you're a kid.

This deer ink drawing was part of a room display. I just liked it.

A cute little sink. I wonder if water splashes out of it easily.

A cute hanging mirror made out of a repurposed bag or possibly an old hat box. Without trying to, I got a really nice reflection it in. I want it.

A cute little wall projection. It would be neat if you could switch the images whenever you wanted to.

 

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in crafts, fun, outings, shopping

 

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I’M CRAFTY

My sister-in-law is pregnant and is going to have a boy around Christmas. So I decided to make a quilt since I’m going to be an Auntie! This is my first quilt. It’s not perfect, but it’s only going to get puked and pooped on anyway. It’s about 3×3 feet. I hope she likes it.

I also made a pillow out of the fabric that I printed a green leaf on during my printmaking class a few weeks ago. The gray print is the original fabric pattern. I bought a pillow form from the fabric store. I’m going to give it to Appelina since she loves prints.

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2010 in crafts

 

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ANIMAL SCARVES

So my friend M, who actually needs a pseudonym, I think I shall call her Madame, because she has french heritage and I don’t feel like typing out Mademoiselle all the time since I don’t even know how to spell it. Anyway, Madame is knitting me an alligator scarf, which looks something like this:

And while looking at the site where she got the pattern, I found this, which I think Appelina will like:

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2010 in animals, crafts, knitting

 

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CRAFTASTIC!

Yesterday Appelina and I went to the Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica for an introductory class on printmaking. We did two kinds of printing. One was silkscreening and the other was with a rolling thing normally used for etched prints. We sucked at the rolling thing. Here is a picture of one of my hands after washing it a million times. I was using green ink.

We were both much better at the screening prints. Here are to prints that I made. The first is on muslin, and the second is on some IKEA fabric. The gray flowers are part of the fabric.

Now we can make our own prints at home and get ink all over our apartments.

Afterward we went to Shoop’s Delicatessen. It’s a cute little German deli. I had the German salami on a baguette, and Appelina had a southwestern omelet. It was very continental of her. Here is a picture of the remains of my sandwich.

It was very good. If you are in the area I suggest stopping by, the service was great and they had a mini store too where I bought a chocolate sampler. They also had German sausage made in California. I like the little man on the sausage.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2010 in adventure, crafts

 

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MY CEREAL BOWL

I’m eating my cereal today for the first time from the bowl that I made in pottery. Hurray for me! Here is a picture of my work of art that is CEREAL BOWL.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2010 in crafts, food and drink, me

 

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SPIRAL OF STAIRS

On Sunday I was with my husband in Pasadena and we were walking around City Hall. It has really beautiful architecture, and I took a picture of the stairs.

I want to throw a pot and then add stairs on the inside of it so it looks like this. I really like the colors too. Somehow I don’t think my pot would turn out this nice though.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2010 in crafts, travel

 

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RENEGADE SHOPPING FAIR

So today my friend A and her man J and I went to the Renegade Craft Fair in downtown Los Angeles at the Cornfields park. It was a lot of fun and I spent too much money. I bought a lovely wide buckle bracelet from Leighelenda. Mine was black/silver with a silver buckle. They look like this:

Buckle Bracelets

I got an adorable evil bunny mug from Skeletal Dropkick that looks like this:

Front of Mug

Back of Mug

And finally I bought my husband S a cool numbered limited edition print by the artist Jesse Kuhn at Raw Toast Design:

Full Moon Tonight

He has lots of great prints. I might buy some more from his website.  I particularly like Poor Little Calamari and Three Blind Mice.

There were also lots of hipsters around, naturally. I tried to take pictures of some but A’s elbow kept getting in the way.

Shirtless Hot Hipsters

A's Elbow in the Way

A's Elbow in the Way Again

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2010 in crafts, fun, shopping

 

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