Topsy Turvy!

Man oh man. So many things to say in one post, I like to try to keep them focused on one or two topics, but not this time! This will be my circus/variety show-type post.


First of all, remember a long time ago when I wrote about Burda Style? And how awesome I thought they were because they provided open source patterns? Well, yesterday I received an email from them, as I usually do since I am on their mailing list, and I see this lovely pattern:


Unfortunately, you have to purchase it. Now, I’m all for paying for patterns. That’s fine. But when you advertise your company as “Open Source Sewing,” I feel that it is misleading to do so and charge for a pattern. The term “Open Source” derives from the free software movement, so the implications of this term are “FREE.” I mean, $3.50 is a bargain compared to some of the patterns out there for $18.95, but that is besides the point. I just feel a bit disappointed.

In other news, for all of you embroiderers out there, this fine lady (who’s blog is AMAZING, by the way) has uploaded a free embroidery pattern. And it’s super cute! I might actually try it myself… we’ll see what happens.


Moving on. Last night I got home and while going through my junkmail I found an advertisement for THIS. I think god loves me this month. Either that or Elvis Crespo was reading my mind and knew that I have ALWAYS wanted to see him live. SUAVE!

This is seriously the cheesiest music video, probably of all time. You gotta love the costume changes. I like to call it “The many faces of Crespo.”

Lastly, I recently joined Indiepublic. So far I’m digging it. It’s a nice way to network with other independent crafters, artists and designers all over the world. And everyone is super friendly! I spent about an hour on their site the other day and became really inspired and excited about adding more items to my etsy shop. Good stuff.

Alright kiddies! That concludes my Topsy Turvy post. Don’t forget to check out KUCI Nights at the Yost Theater this Thursday! Only $8! It’s a bargain to experience some new music. I’ll also be HERE on Friday. Yay Lykke Li! I’ve never seen her live, nor have I been to the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Should be fun. I’ll try to take blog-worthy pics for you beauties!

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  1. cat
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    this entry rocks! i love lykke li… she’s a mix of bjork and gwen stefani.


  2. cat
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    is richard going to see Elvis with you/


  3. Posted May 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    hahaha. YES. He is. I think my parents are going as well. It’s gonna be ridiculously fun.


  4. Posted May 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Hehee… I’m glad you liked everything!!! I can’t wait to start some sewing projects on my new machine! I’m working on some upcycles to get me going… I’ll have to pilfer around burda style to see what I can handle! And I can’t wait to see additions to your shop!!

    P.S. other commenters… I’m lucky enough to have a Babushka Designs original sprucing up my kitchen! :)


  5. Posted May 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Burda Style is actually a great site. I made a tie using one of their patterns, and it came out quite nice!


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