Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Everything but the Girl, well, I can't write without being biased. The owner, Laura Gale, is my gal-pal and sells my stuff along with other AHB crafter's wares. Vintage and sweet items a'plenty in her boutique, Ms. Gale has been instrumental in getting the Rosemary District vibe a'growing. Read all about these two winners below or just pick up the latest issue of Creative Loafing.
BEST BOOTY-SHAKIN' NIGHT
Soap at Pastimes Pub
Local power couple John Lichtenstein (aka one-man band, Skiffle) and Orange Press Zine publisher Jen Nugent organize and promote this electrapsychocandy dance party, an ongoing sequel of sorts to the previous boogie nights known as Dirt. The monthly showcase features an ever-changing lineup of DJs, rock bands, rappers and electronic artists. Get out to Pastimes on the Tuesday they've selected, or risk having to sit tight for the next installment. myspace.com/soaptheparty or myspace.com/orangepress
EBTG was a rad enough little boutique before it introduced vintage duds. Now with new old clothing and accessories arriving weekly, the Rosemary District niche is one-stop oooh-and-ahhing, thanks to proprietress Laura Gale's keen eye for timeless pieces and her merchandising charms. Toss in jewelry, house wares, handbags, jewelry, even fine art – handcrafted by up-and-coming local artists – and Gale's got everything a girl could want and then some. 430 Central Ave., Sarasota, 954-8800 or shopebtg.com
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Per, Amanda, "this piece is a mix of my two favorite things vintage and sweetness!" Hand poured resin and sprinkles into 5 vintage brass hearts to create this sweet lil bracelet! Adjustable in length with the chain. "So sweet it reminds me of a vintage gumball machine!"
I'd have to agree, this bracelet is adorable!
(check out the link above so you can see the detail!)
My car had to go into the shop yesterday. I am working a few jobs at the moment just trying to make it and the above painting speaks volumes to me at the moment...
Leaving Las VegasI am a huge fan of Slushbox t-shirts. Comfy, entertaining and colorful. May I stress again, the hell with Targetti, Wal-farts, K-Merts and all the others who have decided to sell "cool t-shirts." Pul-leeze Lou-eeze, come to Atomic and pick up a true original t-shirt from Slushbox.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I used to live in Los Angeles for many years and I can tell you, I loved the Mexican influence on the City of Angels. I love cooking Mexican food, anything sprinkled with jalepenos, I dig hot sauces, mole, and I'm not talking Tex-Mex -- which has its place. I am talkin' real, authentic Mexican cookin' (droppin' the N's like Ms. Sarah Palin, now ain't that down home?)...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Pin Up Girls Hand Embroidered Napkins
I am a sucker for vintage napkins and linens. I love the old aprons, I dig putting them on when I am cooking. It's just fun for me. I rarely buy something new but Julie's pin up napkins put me over the moon. Bright fun colors with shapely gals to wipe our mouths on and place properly in our laps. Risque' Dining for sure and I love a good dinner that leads to something else...!!!???
Mom Tattoo Embroidered Baby Sling This sling earned Elle Belle a spot in the finals of the Etsy Handmade Kid Contest! That's a huge deal, I mean there are thousands of us on Etsy so kudos to Stacey! If you want to read more about this sling and its merits, click here. Elle Belle was in AHB II and is sharing a booth with Sew It's For You for a grand slam of embroidery overload, yee haw!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Skyclad, as described by Jamie, is any ritual performed in the nude (I'm there!), to be free to reclaim your energy, to celebrate yourself, while bringing balance to the mind and spirit. What's not to love about that?? And all wrapped up in the delightful aromatherapy of lemongrass and mint, or lavender vanilla. Oh my...
Monday, October 6, 2008
From affordable prints:
"wrap her up in a package of lies"
to mixed media collage:
Thursday, October 2, 2008
with Etsy's fabulous geolocator. Felt and Paper's adorable wares
are affordable, well made and terrific holiday stuffers!
Painted with acrylics and covered in a uv gloss spray.