Monday, March 24, 2008

I crafted! I crafted! I crafted!

I actually crafted something today
just so you know I feel like such a traitor! I never thought I would abandon crafting art the way I have. Now I get so busy with photography that I even lose track of the crafting I want to do...unless it is photography related...which I had hoped this hat would a great prop hat.

It didn't turn out quite as I had hoped but I'm still in awe that I actually crafted and actually made it myself. I'm sure some of you are shocked to see a post and maybe even more shocked to learn I couldn't crochet a beanie!!!

If you are like me and need some beanie crochet love, here's a video tutorial on how to do it:

Part 2 and the brim.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Rockin' Relatives!


I was out of town for a couple days for my grandpa's funeral. It was very sad and very unexpected. He was a healthy active man until he suddenly fell ill. But there was one lovely upside to his passing, as there is to almost all passings. He has 65 descendants (one more arriving this month and another in June.) All but 18 were able to make it! So I got to spend a nice chunk of time visiting my extended family! LOVED IT!

The smashing fellow up above is my cousin Rob. He owns Rob's Vintique in Riverside, CA. If you can't get there, check out his ebay store for funky vintage clothing!

I also got to hang with my aunt Kathi who is a photog in the High Desert area (Hepseria, Victorville, CA etc.) We got a good thing going, she shared the frame I used in Rob's picture that makes it look like it came straight from an old film camera, I sent her the brush I used to make the apocolyptic clouds. Cool eh?

And my grandpa was a photog too! He even bought me my first camera bag and gave me my tripod. Love you grandpa Bob