Sunday, April 27, 2008

Next Show:1 week away!

Crafters in formal wear. It's what everyone's dying to see, I know. I may even break out one of the tiaras......

Thursday, April 17, 2008


(wumpkitten, $20)
got a nice note on etsy from ashley, and we've been communicating back and forth about a possible swap of animals. check out her awesome work!

spent the earlier part of the AM at barnes and noble with a stack of magazines. i love selvedge. i wish it wasn't $20 per issue. one of the articles was on dolls and other playthings. i'm gonna start making more art dolls, and making more display pieces rather than playable animals. i think that's a good direction to focus, as the really detailed uglings take a lot of time to make and i worry that they will get destroyed as playthings......

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

bit the bullet

i just went ahead and filed my taxes. i couldn't figure out deductions.
i'm gonna have to hire an accountant from now on. i just don't have a brain for biznass.

the show at the skool opens tomorrow, i will be so glad when it's open and i can focus on making my own art for a while. the play is HILARIOUS but i'm excited for a real audience. i'm sure they're getting sick of me being the only one laughing.

i've got a handmaidens show on may 4th, and another outdoor craft fair on the 31st of may and 1st of june. i'm going to make some concrete mosaic stepping stones and bug picks to go in the garden, along with the duckies to go in the house.

Monday, April 14, 2008


OY! just got done filling out my turbotax (without business deductions) and it was shocking, sobering, and scar-i-fying.


gotta buckle down and get a *real* job so i don't have to keep picking up all the independent contractor jobs that suck the taxes out in april. eeee!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

early start

i woke up about 5, 5:30 this AM. after trying to get back to sleep, i gave up around 6 and started making a new robin. i got a lovely box of new sweater bits from a fellow crafter here in MN named julia, aka HAPPIFY
it's so nice to have new materials to work with-new colors and textures of sweaters. i've been thrifting for the latest show at school and i'm noticing that stores are putting away the winter gear. might have to explore using other materials in the duckies!

while sewing, i started watching the director's commentary on the illusionist, and quickly found out that while someone might be an interesting director or writer, it doesn't guarantee they'll be a good commentator on their own work. i had to stop watching it, he was just very dry and more like a narrator. now i own the prestige, and it's a movie i like much better, but i didn't spring for the special edition so i don't have chris nolan's commentary.

i guess you can't always get what you want.

so now i'm at the coffee shop, waiting for my friend to pick me up to go to the OTHER coffee shop, where my mosaic is located, so he can see it before he takes off for his family's farm.

work at 1. should be a fun day.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

all in the timing

my younger self
would be shocked to see
the bouncing ball
that's become of me

wrapped in a blanket
dressing the same
introducing myself
with my middle name

friends at my locker
now living with toys
scattered at their feet
by their own girls and boys

dishes in the sink
clothes on the floor
i live on my own
but now have a door

the boys that i loved
are men now who move
away from here
with something to prove

i've befriended the ones
i thought i would marry
and the ones who were friends
hold a torch i'll never carry

alone in the same crowd
reaching out for a hold
coming up short
coming up cold

what would she tell me
this younger self
storing up memories
on a crumbling shelf

keep your eyes on the horizon
keep the shoes on your feet
i'll try to recognize you
if we ever do meet

it's time to get serious
and set down roots in this world
to start all over
grow up, little girl

you're getting too old
to be all alone
don't disappoint me
reflect the love that you're shown

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

hello CU!

Curious Oddities linked to Renata the Raven-hello to new readers!

Kat is also a fan of Steampunk! Whoo hoo!

In other news, I'm picking up a box of striped sweaters from a fan tomorrow, so look for new lovelies next week.

And mark your calendars for May 4th, the next Handmaidens show at the VFW in Uptown. Sweet!