Saturday, October 18, 2008

I was born under a sign. A "cupcakes for sale" sign.

bing cherry cupcakes
Originally uploaded by distopiandreamgirl
Today is national chocolate cupcake day, no I'm not kidding.
Do your duty on this fine day and eat a cupcake in honor of this blessed occasion! Raise one for my 27th (omg!) birthday while you're at it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Originally uploaded by I Will Fly design
There is absolutely no question in my mind about where my love of fashion, art, and handcrafting came from. My mother, an amazing artist in many mediums, is directly responsible for exposing me to fashion, sewing, textiles, and many other forms of artistic expression.
Momma draws, paints, sculpts, writes poetry, and sews. Her latest love is hand-dying. She's playing with turning some of her dye projects into wearable art, and here's the prototype that she made for me! I call it Punk or Punky, because that is what my mom called me when I was a kid (short for Pun'kin, though most people didn't realize that to say the least).
I'm going to help her sell some of her work in my destash store, check out the first listing here.

Now I'm trying to figure out how I can incorporate this collar into a Halloween costume made out of things in my closet. It has a very punk-rock Elizabethan fairy kind of vibe, could be a place to start!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Welcome to Autumn!

I know it's been Fall for a while now, but around here it hasn't felt like it until very recently. This entire weekend has been chilly and windy. I'm trying to resist my primal urge to settle in with a good book and just hibernate until Spring!

This gingham chemise top was a custom order for a repeat customer I have worked with in the past. I took her idea for a chemise in gingham and designed this top, to which she added the extra buttons to pull some extra life into it. I think it turned out very cute, and I'm glad she loves it, too!

In preparation for the holidays I'm continuing my adventures in advertising. This Monday 10/13, look for my banner ad at Punch and Pie. If you miss it, don't worry, it will be back again next Monday 10/20!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

oooo! ooooo! <---ghost noises

Well, it's October, let the Autumn begin!
In honor of the month, and my particularly morbid mood at the moment, I wanted to share one of my new favorites on Etsy Loved To Death. They create jewelry with little bits of reclaimed taxidermy work. My favorites are probably the squirrel paws.
I encourage anyone who's feeling woozy about the idea to read their profile.