Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toy animal rack

I saw this over at Craft: and thought it was too cool not to share:
I'm gonna pillage my husband's Dungeons and Dragons stuff and find some extra dragons.  I want a dragon coat rack for my son's room. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jewelry Class update

Went to jewelry class last night and I have a few goodies in progress to show off.  First up, a simple little copper stamped disc:
I'm gonna dangle a leaf bead on the front and put it on a brass chain.
I have been working on this piece for weeks.  Finally, it's mostly done!!
You would not believe how many attempts I made at soldering this motherfucker before I finally got it right.  You can still see some bits of solder on the front, but at this point I don't care.  I'm going to attach chains to the two rings at the top.  I think I'll call it the MF necklace, because I certainly said that a lot during it's creation.

And a cuff:

Sorry about the blurry middle pic.  I've drank like a pitcher of iced tea today.  Maybe I should get a tripod.  The bracelet is copper and I fried it with the torch to make some funky oxidized colors.  Maybe I should make another one and send it to Charlie Sheen.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Exploding Watermelons

Yes, this is a real thing.  This article makes me want to take a closer look at the sources of my family's food.  I'd rather not have any exploding fruit in my kitchen. 

Friday, May 13, 2011


 *EDIT* Angry cat must have gotten the point across.  All hail angry cat!

Blogger ate my Fat Girl Flea Market part 2 post!  D'oh!  I'm gonna wait a day or two for all the blogger bugs to iron themselves out, then I'll repost it.  FIX UR STUFF, BLOGGER!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fat Girl Flea Market part 2 (with pics)

Finally!  Kid's at the babysitter's house, so here are some pics of my goodies from the Fat Girl Flea Market:
Baby Phat Capris                

Super comfy and cute pajama pants

I don't normally do florals, but I like this

light, breathable shirt for exercising
The picture doesn't really show, but there's some shirring on the bust of this top.  It's more form fitting than what I'm used to.
Oh, and this one is the most ass-kicking find of them all:
Object in the photo is way more awesome than it appears.
This evening dress is straight up bad ass.  A fellow fatshionista I was chatting with in line on the way in decided to throw this back and asked if I might want to try it.  Holy fuck am I glad I did!  It appears black in the photos, but it's really a super chocolate brown net over a shimmery copper satin under layer with copper beading with an asymmetrical fluttery hem
BEWBS! Oh, and check out the beading.
My attempt to show the hem and skirt
I think I'm going to wear this to my brother's wedding in October.  It's a Saturday night reception, with an afterparty after the reception, and a babysitter for the kids.  It's gonna be a great time.  I think I'm going to sew a little copper silk shrug or jacket to put over my shoulders for the ceremony.
Not pictured-a neat turquoise peasant top that's in the wash, and a blazer my husband took a picture of that I'm making a really weird face in.

Total for all these goodies was $29.  That's right, twenty nine dollars.  Long live the Fat Girl Flea Market!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Awesome Cooking Video

I'm still hanging in here.  Husband returns friday, TGIF!  Kid's in bed and I found this nugget of awesome:
Heavy metal vegan cookery!  WINNING!

Monday, May 9, 2011


I haven't forgotten about my blog, I promise!  Things just got kind of busy in meatspace, then my husband's job sent him away for a week.  It's just me and my two year old here, gods help me.  I'm going to try to grab a couple pics of my flea market finds while the kid naps.  Here's hoping for a relatively tantrum free week!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fat Girl Flea Market Wrapup (part 1)

Allrighty, I promised a wrapup and I shall deliver!  So was it worth the trip?  Abso-fuckin-lutely!!!  Part 2 will have pics of my finds, but I wanted to get a few thoughts out first. 

After rolling into Penn Station, I decided to take a brief side trip to 37th between 7th and 6th.  I had heard from a little birdie there were some wholesale bead shops over there.  Most were only open monday thru friday, but I did find one that was open and got an awesome haul of glittery treasures including some rockin' skull beads!

Magpie like urges fulfilled, I caught the subway downtown for the flea market.  The place was so packed, I had to wait in line for a bit to get in.  However, it was totally worth it.  Piles of clothes(and ladies) everywhere!!  Elbow room was at a premium, and in a less hospitable crowd I would have been nervous, but the self-love was everywhere.  It was such an amazing pool of size positive energy.  Everyone was chatting, swapping finds, and generally being awesome.

Oh, and a mariachi band hopped on the train down.  How cool is that??  Part 2 to come once I locate and fire up the camera.