Tuesday, March 30, 2010


today, i am 30.

(*as I'm typing this blog post, the song "More Than Words" by Extreme just came on my shuffled iTunes.) Let's Have an Extreme moment, shall we?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

estate sale

dingy handmade work aprons. washer collection. jump rope. metal/wood boxes full of nuts, bolts, randoms and handmade tools.
we pretty much just raided the tool shed.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


occasionally my iTunes will throw out these genius little pairings when i throw it on shuffle. i can't recall them all, but the one that just now occured at work, causing me to document the moment was when it went from DJ Shadow's "Mutual Slump" to Pugh Rogefeldt's "Love, Love, Love"...which if you're not familiar, Mutual Slump samples Love Love Love.
2 totally different artists...one shared song. not noted on any iTunes info...
is the iTune a smart guy?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


i have a healthy obsession with vintage, sturdy, worn canvas duffel bags, particularly the old L.L. Bean leather/canvas ones.
(all images from ebay.)

Monday, March 1, 2010

not on the leather...

i found a really awesome simple, old, soft, worn out leather coin pouch at the flea market this weekend and it reminded me that I had gotten a really old travel wardrobe carrier thingy made of old worn leather at the goodwill to use for it's supple leather. oh yeh, i said supple.
i thought I would experiment on my machine since I hadn't tried my had at leather yet...it wasn't so bad, but had it been any thicker, it might have caused problems.
here's the result. a simple little pouch. (will post the flea mkt find later)
i'm thinking hip pouches out of this will be nice.