The 4 O’clock train is a regular occurrence, sometimes annoyance, in my commute to and from the office. If I am positioned at just the right angle on the hill, I can look through the underpass and see if it is occupying the tracks, then plan my route accordingly. Usually, the times I get stuck waiting happen to coincide with the days I’m not equip with my camera. Finally, the cosmos aliened!
Monthly Archives: January 2010
With winter in full swing much of my creating tends to gravitate towards the warmth of woolly fibers. There’s something to be said about spending a lazy weekend afternoon nestled amongst blankets watching a movie while my fingers frantically twist and loop yarn.
I’m not big on holidays, especially those of the Hallmark persuasion. With that being said I also don’t write them off entirely, at least not on the business end of the spectrum. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I thought I would create a few crocheted butterflies for my etsy shop. If they don’t sell it’s no biggie, especially since I normally include one, along with a hand written note, as a way to saying thank you to my customers.
Here are a few pictures of the love inspired cuties I whipped up last weekend.
This trio from Durham, NC has quickly catapulted to the top of my favorite banjo-ing fiddlers list! Steeped in traditional Peidmont style the Carolina Chocolate Drops are one of the few remaining African American String Bands. Their rendition of Blu Cantrell’s Hit em Up Style is receiving lots of attention, as it should be! Their third album, Genuine Negro Jig, is due for release Feb 23 in the states. If you preorder the album from CCD’s official website you will also receive 7 mp3 bonus tracks. I. Can’t. Wait.
At least according to the Web Sheriff that is. I received a comment on yesterday’s music post thanking me for not sharing any pirated videos or music downloads with my readers regarding Spoon’s new album, Transference. This also leads me to believe maybe people actually read my externalized written rambles and I’m not just talking to myself…even though, I’m pretty sure most of the time I’m just talking to myself! 🙂
Creatively speaking this is precisely the reason why I don’t recreate licensed images, dead bears, 13 point lightning bolts and the like. Remember kiddies, Big Brother is always watching!
Spoon’s new album, Transference, is being released tomorrow. I think I started listening to them about mid to late 90’s. While I’m not a huge fan, Written in Reverse is pretty awesome, as well as a few other songs. Melodically it kind of reminds me of Phish…and I love me some Phish!
Staples ink recycling that is. On my way home yesterday I stopped into the big box store to recycle my old hp printer cartridges. In return for my green efforts I receive $3 per container to then redeem in the store on a later purchase. I give the clerk my empty cartridges she then proceeds to toss them directly into the regular trash can and then hands me back my ink recycling bag. She then thanked me for recycling. What?? Annoyed and confused I stood there and just looked at her. Seriously, why continue the program if all you’re really going to do is throw them out? Next time save me the hassle of bringing my inky cartridges in and just give me 6$ off my labels. How about that?
2009 was an excellent year for music. Whether it was up and coming indi groups or seasoned and heritage artists, the melodic vibes were most pleasing. Music is a constant in my little bubble and I always want more. I’ve decided to play host to Music Mondays, for a while anyway. Who knows, I may even slip one in on a Thursday, cause that’s just how I roll! I figure maybe I can expose a random reader to something new and they can do the same.
Grizzly Bear is an American indi rock band from Brooklyn who released their 3rd studio album, Veckatimest, in May of 09. Two Weeks is the second track on the album.
On another musical note, I am very excited for Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album, Contra. It is slated for release tomorrow, but thanks to XPN, my local NPR station, I’ve been listening to it in it’s entirety for days! Go HERE to check it out!
I always recycle my packaging at Pixy Patch, and I am glad to see how many other businesses are doing the same! I even save the envelopes we get at work from our vendors. They are the perfect size for mailing lip balms and body oils! 🙂
The pocket is corduroy and features a mushroom applique as well. All seams are hidden so the bag can be used with either side facing out.
I was really pleased with how the bag turned out, especially the pairing of the vintage and solid fabrics.