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March 9th, 2010

06:41 pm - Shawk Stitches Fashion Show Steamy pieces
Hay I just wanted to give a little preview of what I have been working on. I just did a 12 look fashion show and not *all* was steampunk here is a little taste of what was. There are so more coming too.
The suspenders have lace, keys and buttons sewn on them. They also attach with buttons on the outside of the skirt. The skirt is wool stretch and silk ruffle. A dream to work with!
All pieces will be or are on etsy already
Bloomers made with vintage lace and a silk skirt.
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November 7th, 2009

05:29 pm
Awhile ago I bought a large box of antique/vintage laces and trims. I have only scratched the surface of what was in there, I found a fun use: adorning velvet blazers. I get velvet blazers at the thrift stores and reline, trim and give them a new life. I posted one a while ago with keys as buttons, but I just wanted to show you more cause you asked for it. And some other goodies I have been working on
Without further ado: (and available on my etsy)
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February 21st, 2009

04:33 pm
I am so excited to list this. I have been working on it all week (lots of hand sewing!)
My Victorian Lace Military Jacket:
Please check it out on etsy (along with my other goodies!)

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January 21st, 2009

04:19 pm - Cherry blossom waist chincher for direct sale- 23" waist
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October 30th, 2008

02:18 pm
Does anyone know if we are faced with an electronic voting machine can we still ask for a paper ballot???

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01:51 pm - Composting
I now have my very own can-o-worms composting bin! I just put 1000 red wigglers into it and can't wait to start feeding it kitchen scraps! This is sooo friggen cool.
It was a little strange opening a package of worms and I admit I was a bit freaked out, but actually they are kinda cute! :)

Must get the book: worms eat my garbage.

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01:42 pm - Can-o-worms
Just started my can-o-worms worm bin. I am soo excited! :) Its is kinda weird opening a package of worms from the mail though, I was a bit freaked out at first but they are kinda cute. heh.
I know it will take them awhile to be able to eat lots from my kitchen but I just wanted to ask, what kinds of things do you compost? Its a vegan household so its mostly vegi scraps. Is there anything that you compost that one might not think to compost? I know newspaper you can wet and stick in there, any other types of paper?

I was also thinking last nite about the article someone posted on worms that have evolved to eat heavy metals, do you think that worms could ever evolve to eat one of our worst problems: plastic? Or do you think there might be any scientists that are working to develop that? Just curious is all.

I am finally able to say I have a compost bin! :)

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October 29th, 2008

02:45 pm - Mashed tatters
Soooo have a craving for mashed tatters. Got potatoes and green onions and vegan butter. Nom Nom Nom. Now I have to find the strength to mash them...
But I am hungry, for the first time in a week! :)

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10:16 am - Yesterday was a hellaofa day
I hate insurance. Hate Hate Hate. I drove to downtown LA yesterday mid afternoon, down the clogged 10 freeway. Its 3 o'clock, all lanes moving at a swift 15 mph. My head is about to explode. I can't even begin to go into the place I received medical treatment. I was positive the parking lot was going to lock me in and tow me away. The place was half church have prompt care. I am not sure why I couldn't come till 3pm, there was NOBODY there. I don't think I have ever been the only one at a prompt care service, in the Middle of downtown LA, in the middle of flu season. The only thing you could hear was the screaming baby in the pediatrics service....

She told me I have a ear infection, viral infection, and skin infection. Fun! And a swollen gland that is so big that if it doesn't go down she wants me to get a biopsy on it.
All and all I walked out with 6 prescriptions. Including one for codine cough syrup, with one refill, for the cough in her words " that I am going to have" Got to the pharmacy to find out I would have to wait an hour. got them filled except the pain killer.

Started taking the antibiotic, ear stuff and hoped to get better. Last nite it got worse. Fever shot up and just generally miserable. Today, a bit better. Thank god, cause if I don't get back to sewing, I am going to get worried!!!!


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October 27th, 2008

05:02 pm - sleeping...
I slept 11 hours last night. Bits a on a off, mostly on though. I just took a 2.5 hour nap. Hummm...how the hell am I still tired! The flu. Damn you!!!! Tomorrow if I am still dizzy and weak I will go to urgent care. I have had yet to find a doctor in Southern Cal, so urgent care it is. Hopefully everything is ok. The fever and chills are driving me nuts and the sore throat is terribly painful, really I should be sewing quite a bit right now.

Hope everyone is well. Take care of yourselves!

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