Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ten Tie-Free Etsy Gifts for a San Diego Dad

One of the beefs I've always had about Father's day is that it is always centered around gifts for the professional dad. Back in elementary school we decorated ties, all the advertising is about golf, fancy briefcases and so on...
What if your dad doesn't even know how to tie a tie?
What if he thinks golf is for sissies?
What if he would use a fancy briefcase to store his sandy fishing supplies?

My dad is a mechanic, an ocean-lover and a native San Diegan.

And I'm sure there are plenty of people out there with a dad like mine, so I made my very own gift list with the things I would get MY dad.

Punny Fish Card

Fish + Puns? Gold! You don't know how many Halibut jokes my dad has cracked over the years...
$3.75 from paperanniversary

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Introducing Mel C: My Vintage Peugeot Mixte Bicycle

I admit to being somewhat of an impulse shopper.
I've been working on controlling the urges, but when I saw this vintage bike on craigslist, I couldn't help myself.

At least this time my impulse shopping ended up with a form of transportation!

Galaxy Dresses: Fashion that's Out of this World!

Here one trend I am dying to DIY:

Clockwise from left to right: Leather Fern Necklace Natalie Brown, Turquoise Dip-Dyed Hair via Tumblr, Christopher Kane Dresses, Katy Perry for Opi nail polish, Irregular Choice suede pumps via, a hunk of turquoise, McQueen leggings, C. Kane tank top (net-a-porter), and Lime Crime Eyedust.

Maybe my obsession stems from the fact that I have been on a huge Dr. Who kick recently, and as such, have constellations perpetually revolving around my subconscious...
But regardless, I think I just really want the privilege of wearing the universe on my bum (it's big enough!).
I love the look of printed stars and galaxies along with leather, velvet, and of course plenty of glitter. Yet at 200 bucks a pop (just for the tank top!), I don't think I'll get my hands on Christopher Kane's designer duds anytime soon.
After scouring the web, I found some awesome cheaper alternatives to satisfy that cosmic craving:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blog Reborn!

Imagine my blog bursting through the surface of the sea, gasping for air and spewing salt water.
Floating towards an island, clinging to some driftwood, my blog thinks of all the possibilities of the future, a life renewed, released from it's watery prison of neglect.
It launches itself upon the pristine sands of the island's shore and, rolling over to face the radiant sunlight, embraces it's second birth.

10 points for being overly dramatic

Well here it is! I've decided to start blogging again. I'm not sure why I stopped in the first place. Last time I posted, I had pink hair and was on wordpress. Now I have dark hair again (with blueish undertones!) and I have migrated to blogger. (All of my old posts are here too)

I hope to be blogging a lot more regularly because I have decided that:
1. I have too much clutter
2. That clutter is mostly crafting supplies
3. I must therefore use up all of those crafting supplies
4. And document the craftyness upon the interwebs.

I hope to open an etsy shop eventually too! (Sell things I make with my old crafting supplies to afford to indulge myself in new craft supplies. It's a cycle.)

Here's a sneek peek of the projects I'm working on:

My disastrous workspace

Pyrite, studs and feathers!

Extraneous Mexican Sweet Bread Photo

So onward, into blogging success I march! Join me, gentle reader, on a blogventure for the ages!

<3 Sam

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Katy Perry + OPI = Love (and diabetes?)

I love Katy Perry.

I mean, her music is catchy and fun and everything, but the REAL reason I love Katy Perry?

Let the following images demonstrate:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tentacles on my Living Room Walls?

I. Must. Have. This.

I came across this amazing piece of embroidery by jemimah over at while looking through the Hoopla Swap for inspiration. I have had 3 empty embroidery hoops hanging on my wall for like 13 months now, with no idea what to do with them. Nooooot annnyyy moooore!
I have no idea how I'll attempt to make my own version of this yet, but I'm excited for the challenge...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I can haz business casual?

So this is my random attempt at doing "business casual".

Backstory: After many hours staring off into oblivion, contemplating the "WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIIIIIFFEEE??" question, I decided that I needed to start looking into big-girl jobs for after I graduate (I have 1 year left at my university).