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Friday Inspiration: Choward’s Old Timey Candy

What kind of name is Choward’s? Why does this look like a package of cough drops? Stop asking questions and just eat them.

I picked these up at the hardware store earlier and was a little too excited about my find. The packaging is really beautiful. It was an impulse purchase (as candy most often is) and I devoured them all. It’s basically a pack of sweet tarts, except you only have the lemon kind. These are a little less sweet than Sweet Tarts, which is nice, because if you eat them quickly (like I did) you won’t get a tummy ache.

Current Obsession: Old Timey Phones

vintagephone

Photo Credit: (http://www.johnnycupcakes.com/)

This current obsession occurred a mere 30 seconds ago. Seriously. I think it would be a hilarious and awesome addition to my apartment. An old timey phone just for decoration. Really, would anything be cooler?

Jack Haley in all his handsome glory

Ok, I can think of one thing that might be cooler. If Jack Haley rose from the grave and showed up at my apartment to serenade me. Ahhhhh. (swoons)

My 4-Spooled Dreams

I seem to have misinformed myself. I hate it when that happens. For over a year I’ve been putting off getting a serger (also known as an overlock machine) because of my misconception that the average machine would put me out about a thousand big ones. Turns out, this was a pretty inaccurate estimate.

This is a serger.

I found this little guy on sale for $269.99 on the Joanns website. And hey! Is that Martha Stewart I see smiling there on the page endorsing this machine? I think it is. Am I sold? Not quite yet. I currently have a Singer sewing machine, and my mom has my Babunia’s ancient Singer sewing machine from the old days. I still think we should take that thing to Antiques Roadshow. That would be so much fun. But anyway, that was a little beside my point. I’m a pretty loyal Singer customer, as my machine has done me well for the past 3 years. (Knocks on wood). The crazy old ladies in my sewing class last year seemed to have issues about my machine, saying that their Husqvarna and Bernina machines were superior. But my stance is this: the tools you use don’t matter as much as what you are able to create with them. And frankly, their crap was not any better than my crap. So there you go.

I’m going to be moving soon, so I think I will get a little more serious about this purchase in a month or so.

In other news, and in anticipation of moving, I have been giving more thought to the current decoration scheme in my apartment. Which is totally a joke because there is none. (Enter pre-recorded studio audience laughter here). In efforts to make my apartment a place I love to be (more than I already do), I think I’m going to fill my share of the space with photography by my two favorite Etsy photographers:

sixhours Photography
sixhours Photography
she hit pause studios
she hit pause studios

Check em out. Support independent artists. Support etsy sellers in general.

From Chaos Comes Clarity

So, after seeing 311 this past Saturday night, I can pretty much die a very very happy lady. I rocked out to the songs that got me through high school, and totally remembered why I loved them so much. I, sadly, had slightly forgotten. In anticipation of the sounds of 311 taking me back to my high school state of mind, I wore my bright red Converse sneakers just as an inside joke to myself.

In other news, my roommate and I went to the Long Beach Antique Market on Sunday and boy oh boy was it hot!
Fra-gee-lee… that must be Italian
I don’t know why… but I assumed it would be indoors so I didn’t wear any sunblock. Needless to say my skin is pretty mad at me today. BUT I found a lot of great deals. I was surprised by the wide variety of goodies the Antique Market vendors had to offer. From vintage clothing to old comic books and action figures. There was something for everyone. My favorite find of the day was a Paul de Longpre framed print for only $5. Yeow Yeow. All in all good times were had.

Anyhoo, it’s been a while since I’ve last updated, so here’s a little visual update:

Otis College of Art and Design Senior Exhibit, Chandra Mallaroy, Harajuku Charm Doll Otis College of Art and Design Senior Exhibit, Disney Costume ReDesign
Otis College of Art and Design Senior Exhibit

Otis College of Art and Design Senior Exhibit Rocking out to Nephilim.

Helping the sister re-vamp an old thrift store shirt Experimenting with screenprinting

Being a good Bridal Shower co-host These sandwiches were my fave.