stuart (in the yellow and pink) won the contest, but if i'm being honest, i was hoping josh won. he's mexican, so he really played up the accent and even did the finger snap in the air. it was perfect! also, sarah, i know we just finished talking about cell phone pictures, but don't be mad. i had to, otherwise i couldn't document this beauty!
unfortunately, they won't have the brain goldfish until next week, but i didn't let it stop me in my quest for an aquatic friend. so i just decided on the little goldfish like i used to win at carnivals. i told the girl i wanted two of the white ones with orange spots, but when she came back, she gave one orange fish, and one white fish, but not even white, like a dirty white. they're not pretty, so i guess i have to love them even more because of it. of course the dirty white one swam behind the orange one right as i went to take the picture (thanks, fish). so here's where you come in... i don't know what to name them, and unless you can help me think of something, the white one will be called cal and the orange one will be called mars, and i'm pretty sure they don't want to shares a name with a fish! so HELP ME!
P.S. i've decided to try out what many other bloggers are doing to pass on some items from their closet. i've started another blog where i'll part with a few clothes and bags from my closet (i can be such a hoarder when it comes to clothes, because i always feel like if i get rid of something, i'll want to wear it and realize i no longer have it). you can see it HERE.
one little note about my camera, i first found out about them from a post kjrsten did with some of her amazing photography, and i instantly knew i HAD to have one, there was no way to keep living without it. i found mine on ebay and i've been taking pictures with it nonstop since i got it!
one thing i've been anxiously awaiting is this pretty amethyst core sample from sarah's etsy shop, sadie. because of chris' crazy mixed up employment ordeal, i've been really good about not shopping with the exception of necessary supplies (and it's sucked, i won't lie, because i have so many talented and creative friends i want to support). this necklace, however, had to be mine no matter what. sarah had a valentine's sale in her shop, and that pretty much sealed the deal! sarah has a blog as well as her shop, and i think you'll really like her!
the other thing i've been excited about for the last few days is this amazing, earth-shattering, heart-stopping pair of boots! i don't think boots can get much better than this, and i'm happy to say that they're now mine! one of my absolute favorites, maria, and i did a trade and this is what i got! i'm thinking she got jipped because there's no way she can be as happy as i am! i'd been eyeing them in her vintage shop, little tree vintage, for a while, and i kept hoping that somehow i'd make some extra money so i could buy these! not that her prices are high, i'm just pretty much broke. when she agreed to do a trade with me, i almost roundhouse kicked through a wall i was so excited! if you're looking for vintage or handmade jewelry, check out her shop, or if you're looking for some new reading, be sure to check out her blog!
and how awesome is it that she drew a picture of flojo for me?!? i was amazed and i was smiling so big it almost ripped my face. also, i love the nickname she gave me, "toes." and speaking of nicknames, another one of my favorites is, "beans" courtesy of my soul sister, carla.
blooper: when i first started to take pictures, my big kona bear was pretty curious about the camera flashing on the tripod...or maybe he just wanted to be on my blog, i'm not sure. he's a cutie, so i figured i'd include his picture, too!
1. tell us your name, where you're from and where you currently live.
My name is Sadie Rose - I'm originally from the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, and then I spent college and the 5 years after that in Oregon. Now I'm back in Northern California, surrounded by fruit trees and flowers and endless sunny skies.
2. what are some of your favorite hobbies?
Clothes times a billion. I love to find, fix, and sell vintage, and I also reconstruct anything and everything. Textile art is what I love spending my time on. I also make jewelry and accessories - another hobby that I love. Other than that, I don't have time for too many hobbies...I'm also a mom, so I spend much of my time raising my sweet little boy, too.
3. because we all love a good laugh, tell us an embarrassing story about yourself.
Oh jeez. I try to avoid these things as much as possible. I suppose what first comes to mind is this: a while ago, I sent an ex-lover a sort of dark and steamy email. The next morning, I had a reply to the email - but it was from the female web developer that had been hired by the company I worked for (I had been corresponding with her, and somehow her email address popped up in the auto function, and I didn't notice). She simply said "Sadie - I don't think this was intended for me."
I COULD HAVE DIED!!!
You never realize how ridiculous your sexy emails are until you realize they've been read by the wrong eyes.
4. what are some of your favorite blogs and daily reads?
My absolute favorites are by people who I know, or who I've come to know through the Etsy community. My latest daily reads are Urban Revisions, Scout & Catalogue, Gather, and The Girl Who Married a Bear.
5. where do you find fashion inspiration?
Everywhere - especially the internet. I'm constantly taking notes when I'm out in the world, too. Watching who wears what, and how. In Chico, I'm surrounded by lots of reconstructers-of-clothing, so that's cool. Online, my tastes vary. I love the vintage bohemian Northern California look, and my favorite of these is Nicole of Flaming Hag Folkwear. She puts together the most amazingly killer outfits ever. But sometimes I do get a little nostalgic for the classic hipster-ness that I was immersed in up in Portland, and then I'll usually browse through the archives of Urban Weeds.
6. please tell us five things you think we should know about you.
five whole things!? well - i love cleaning (it makes me feel good), and i rarely brush my hair. i don't really like to drive and i longingly dream of owning a clawfoot bathtub (or two - one for outside). and finally, i lost a spelling bee in high school because i spelled "rhinoceros" wrong. I'm still a little bummed about it.
i called chris on my way home this afternoon and told him to be waiting for me when i got home so he could take pictures. there were lots more, but you wouldn't imagine the way body parts shift whilst suspended in air. it's a little scary, so i can't share all of the pictures! also, i meant to do a flip for a picture, but i forgot.
i hope you've had a good week! has the weather been nice in your part of the country, too?
last saturday i spent a lot of the morning working on designing, redesigning, redesigning again, printing and cutting business cards. i still haven't taken the plunge and ordered any like a real professional, but until i do, and who knows when that will be, this will be my current business cards design. i'm pleased, and i'm really liking the white background as opposed to the brown kraft paper color of my old cards.
okay, i feel like i should always give you some sort of a warning or disclaimer before i show a picture of myself. something like, "1. i do not claim to be a model, nor do i take myself seriously. 2. i feel like a dummy. if you laugh, i might cry." self confidence issues? sure. i really need to find someone to model for me. like one day a week for about an hour or two would be perfect (hint, hint anyone who lives in the lynchburg, va area). so yeah, i've made some turban headbands and i think i like them. just be sure to look at the headband and not the wearer!
next, and maybe most exciting of all, i'm bringing back dinosaur toes totes! you can thank the people who voted yes for totes yesterday on the dinosaur toes facebook page. i'm not really sure why i quit making them, but i see sewing in my weekend plans! i've got some pyramid studs and leather, and that's all i'm saying for now. i'll show you more once i get a few made!
i hope you've had a good week so far. what have you been working on lately? and, have you entered the giveaway yet? you should! you could win a $40 gift certificate!
i hope you've had a good hump day!
i found these beauties here (from top): santoki vintage, mammal and lamb, lesaispas, scottie in a canoe.
you know how sometimes your brain doesn't really go in order? well, that's how mine is today. okay, most every day. anyway, rather than trying to write the next few thoughts in some sort of rational order, i decided to make you a list: i'm excited today because:
-i got a closet in the exercise/shipping/whatever room organized and cleaned up so that i could hang my coats, jackets, dresses and sweaters in it. it was too packed having chris's things and my things in the same small closet. whenever i get a closet cleaned out, i feel such a sense of accomplishment!
-tomorrow afternoon chris and i are going up to the blue ridge parkway to watch gwen, or favorite wildlife rehabilitator, release a golden hawk! it was injured in a foot trap and had to have toes amputated, but now it's ready to get back out into the wild! yes, i am taking three cameras.
-i got my first roll of film from my olympus pen ee half frame camera developed! i'm going to scan in some pictures to show you very soon!
also, before i go, be sure to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate! okay, over and out.
the last bullet necklace has an amethyst AND a quartz stone, and i'm thinking i kind of like a necklace with two different stones! the only bad thing about making lots of new things is that i start wanting more stones, and i'm not kidding, i can barely hold back from just going crazy and buying every stone i see! speaking of jewelry, i'm going to choose a winner tomorrow for the turquoise necklace giveaway, so be sure to enter if you haven't yet!
aside from jewelry making, i also plan to design and print new business cards this weekend which i'm pretty excited about! i pretty much just like having a reason to play with photoshop. i've also been wanting to make a certain hair accessory, but since it requires a lot of sewing, i may get lazy. i hope to have pictures to show you, though!
what have you been working on lately? do have a link to pictures? i love seeing your projects!
i hope you've been having a good week!
this morning i moved the changes into my pink room/jewelry room/guest bedroom/flojo's room/dumping ground for all of my things. i used to have a few of my polaroids hanging on that line, but recently i've been feeling like i needed to change it up and give other pictures some display time. rather than sticking to one theme, i decided to add the things i thought were pretty. i have photos taken by me, photos taken by other people, original drawings, prints from etsy, and even a pretty postcard! i think i like the combination; it's more interesting.
have you been doing any redecorating in your house?
so here's where your help is needed. i'm not in sweden (or another country that sells them, maybe?) so as far as i know, i can't go to the store and buy a bag or two hundred of these delicious treats. if you're in a country where these are sold, do you want to swap those for some american treat? i'm like a woman obsessed, but i can't help it! these are just SO delicious! please help me!
UPDATE: thanks to some friendly bloggers, i've discovered that this candy is sold in the u.s. at ikea. the only problem is: the nearest ikea is several hours away! AAAAHHHHHHH!
i've never been to sweden and bought these candies for myself, but i received a bag of them from a swedish blogger during a blog swap, and she helped to form a serious addiction.
in completely unrelated news, for a few days (and i recently saw that it wouldn't last), we've been having some almost spring-like weather. it's still been a little chilly, but nice enough to want to go outside. chris, kona and i did a little hiking yesterday and playing by the creek, and today kona and i took a walk. while we were out, i noticed that my irises were starting to come up, so i figured i'd clean up all te dead iris foliage from last year so i could see the sprouts a little better. in doing so, i grabbed on to some week with serious thorns, and one of them found a home under my pinky fingernail! man did it ever hurt, and then when i came in and washed my hands with hot water and soap, it hurt even worse! the thorn has been removed and my finger feels better, but just a warning, wear gloves around spiky things!
the fine print:
-to enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite stone.
-for an extra entry, become a follower of this blog, or let me know if you are already.
-for an extra entry, tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave me a link.
good luck! i'll email the winner once the giveaway has ended.