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Whsimc Alley Craft Faire - May 2013 - Day 2

IMG_0205 It's Professor Trelawney! Day two at the fair was just as fun as day one. I did not film a walk through like I did last year, but I am planning on making a 'Craft Faire Haul' video in a few weeks. Overall we did well. The best part was just being there and experiencing the magic all weekend.

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Whsimc Alley Craft Faire - May 2013 - Day 1

Last weekend I participated in another Whimsic Alley Craft Faire. I sold mostly the same things as last year; Nerdy Monsters, Pygmy Puffs, and buttons. This time Whitney was able to get work off to sell her paintings, so the two of us were there both days. We made buttons with Whitney's baby house animals and those sold pretty well. By far, the Pygmy Puffs were the most popular! Pretty soon I'll make some more and sell them online.

If you're here because you picked up my card at the fair; hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my table! I have two online stores which are explained in the shop section of this blog. (Or you can head directly to my Etsy or Storenvy)
This year we only had half a table but it was enough. I also had some of my mom's crafts with me; handmade jewelry and her knitted purses. She used to sell at craft fairs as well, but I'm sure they weren't quite as 'themed' as this one.

IMG_0198  The first day was pretty good. We tried not to spend as much as we made. (It was hard!) Stay tuned tomorrow for day two!


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Video Demeter

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We are nearing the end of the makeup photos from '07. Here is the second to last, Video Demeter. This was done pretty fast but I enjoyed the simplicity of it. It was inspired by the CATS video so it is not too detailed or exciting. It was done in June of 2007 with Halloween cream tubes and eyeliner. Again, simple and purely for fun.
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There's so much more Cats makeup coming soon! I sure hope you are all enjoying them. ;)

Coworker Craft Night

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A few months ago some girls from work decided to have a little crafts and drinks night. I didn't know them very well but I got invited and I jumped at the chance to make new friends and mess around with craft supplies.  There was nail painting, pink wine, pizza, and tons of silly crafts. I just thought I'd share some pictures from our night. (I didn't take pictures of the girls since most of us had just met. If we do it again I'll try and capture more of the evening!)

Some thread (flossing) beyond a sea of glue, yarn, and more!
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Seems I'm not the only YouTube/crafter girl with a Nyan Cat rainbow lurking in their apartment...
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Puff Ball Friend! We all made these since there was tons of yarn and a decent stash of googly eyes.  He now sits on my desk at work.
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The other thing I made was a Peter Pan Collar.  They are really popular these days so made one out of felt, brass fasteners, and ribbon to tie it around my neck.
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If we have another craft night soon, I'll be sure to let you know! Any easy craft ideas for us? (I should really start a Pintrest board...)


It's So Easy Bein' Me - Artichoke

So I normally try and only post videos once a week here, however today is an exception. I am happy to finally get to share with you the music video I made for my friend Timothy Sellers of the band Artichoke. The video stars Tim, 31 different women and girls, and two cats. It took a long time to edit but I had so much fun doing it. It would make my day if you watched it! (The song's super catchy as well!) Thanks so much!


Google + Variety Show - This Friday!

I'm so excited to tell you all that this Friday I am going to be a part of the longest running Google + Hangout Variety Show! It's put on every week by Google + expert Billy Wilson and this week he asked me to be apart! I would love if my blog readers would attend and ask questions in the chat.
It starts at 7pm PST (10pm EST) and lasts for about an hour. There's a musical guest at the end and then some viewers could be selected to join the hangout once it's gone off air.

Here's where you can RSVP to the event.
Here's the YouTube channel it will be broadcast on.

See you there!


Videos: Summers with You

This video was shot in the summer of 2011 & 2012. I can't wait to spend yet another summer with my sweetheart.

I hope you have someone to spend your summer with.


Tour V Tumblebrutus

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Tour V Tumble done in March 2007. Except for the fact you can still see my eyebrows, I think it's one of my best make-up applications with only Halloween quality make-up. Tumble is a rather rambunctious cat. He's one of the characters often found doing handstands and back-flips. If I had a full costume of him, I'd need a photo of myself upside down!

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Currently // 1

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Listening // Jim got this Joanna Newsom record, Have One On Me, from a local record shop we visited recently. We've been playing it all week, it's great.

Editing // I'm just about finished with a big project I've been working on for the past three months. It's a music video for my friend Tim and his band Artichoke. The video will premiere on my channel next Thursday (May 16th.) Don't miss it! There about 30 women in the video and I'm very proud of it.

Reading // Snail mail! I just got my second letter from my IGGPPC pen pal. She is lovely and has two small children who send me drawings. So cute!

Loving // LUSH! I recently tried their Comforter bubble bar and I am in love. I cut it up into 9 pieces and used the smallest piece, and that bath was bubble insane!  I'm big on scents (I love candles and incense) and everything at LUSH smells so good. Also, it's just nice to just relax in the tub after a long work week.

I think I might start posting these 'currently' posts twice a month. It's a nice way to reflect and appreciate.


Photo an hour >> April 20th

April was a busy month for me. It was Vlog Every Day in April (which I don't think I'll be doing for a forth time next year). It's also my birthday month. I did manage to take a photo every hour one day and the day I chose was my birthday 'party'.  I got together with my friends, went shopping, and The Long Holidays preformed in my honor.  It was a perfect day.

Past Photo an Hour:

10am >> To start my day in a good mood I took a relaxing bath with a wonderful LUSH bath bomb. I'm a new LUSH customer and I love everything I've tried so far.
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11am >> Doing my nails with Sally Hansen Salon Styles stick on polish. I love those things, they last longer than any manicure I've ever gotten.
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12pm >> Arriving at The Grove, the first of 3 shopping locations for the day. I don't go shopping for fun too often, so on my birthday I like to splurge a bit.
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1pm >> Still at The Grove, enjoying the fountain. (It was a hot day!)
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2pm >> Kirsten and I heading to the next location. She was nice enough to drive my crazy butt all over the place all day. I love you Kirsten!
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3pm >> The second stop of they day was 3rd Street in Santa Monica. Just to go to LUSH.
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4pm >> Last mall of the day was the West Side Pavilion.
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5pm >> Done with shopping! Time to go home.
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6pm >> Where my money went. Only those two stores. We wanted to get something at Top Shop where we started the day but the prices really turned us off. I will go back one day.
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7pm >> Birthday cocktail! Thanks to A Beautiful Mess for the recipe and thanks to Vince for making if for me.  It was a but too sugary for my taste but I enjoyed it.
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8pm >> Kirsten relaxing before we headed out. I don't think any of us finished our cocktails.
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9pm >> I took a quick selfie on our way to Genghis Cohen!
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10pm >> Genghis Cohen is part restaurant, part bar, and part concert venue. My friends and I hung out in the bar area before the show. (You can see a bit of another band performing in the window.) It's a strange venue but nice because it is all ages so Jim's sisters got to come.
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11pm >> The Long Holidays! This is during their Viking Funeral song where the audience gets to be vikings on a rowing ship. Lots of yelling and playing percussion instruments, it's a crowd favorite!Photo an hour >> April 20th

I had such a great day, thanks to all my friends who spent it with me!