Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last But Not Least

And the final TOP 5 favorite? It all comes down to LOVE. I want to thank my family and friends as part of my top 5 favorites for all of the support and love they have given me through the year. 2009 was a big year of growth for myself and I was thankful to have you all in support of that. I love you all and especially want to thank Pooper, Marley and Maiden. Thanks for putting up with all of my " all over the place madness"! I love coming home to you every night.

Toodles. Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 5's FOOD

This one was easy. Rooster Cafe is where it is at! Thank you Thank you for all the countless weekend morning breakfasts, coffees and great service! We love you!!!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Top 5's CRAFT

Now, I could go many directions with choosing my favorite in craft, but I must say that this person has had the biggest influence in my love of handmade this last year, and that is Faythe Levine. It all started when I read her epic book, Handmade Nation and had the thrill of meeting her at her Los Angeles Premiere of Handmade Nation the documentry this last summer. Thank you for introducing me to the indie craft world!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 5's ART

Wow, this one was tough. I have to say that of all the amazing art I have been exposed to in the last year, UK's Abigail Brown has given me the most inspiration from her pieces. As myself, she is a crafter as well as an artist, and with that makes it such a pleasure to see her two gifts combined. Her fabric creatures are my favorite!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top 5 of 2009

With only five days left in 2009, I will share one pick for the next five days each being a favorite I discovered this last year. First up is a shout out to my most loved album of the year, by The Presets, Apocalypso! Fabulous from start to finish. Electro pop loveliness that makes those hips sway! Enjoy!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Black Keys and Hip Hop! What?!

So ridiculous! You have got to hear this amazing album! Black Keys throw down amazing beats with amazing Hip Hop artists called Blakroc! Seriously, just Buy it.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

This Saturday!

Check out Hibbleton Gallery in downtown Fullerton for a last minute holiday shopping indie craft fair! Fair from 4-8pm.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gumdrop Goodies!

I can't wait to make these gumdrop inspired holiday decorations! So yummy and creative! Super easy too, check out the tutorial and get crafty!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Yummy Ornaments!

What an adorable idea!!! I would love to have my tree covered in these! Make one for one of your sweet tooth loving friends this holiday! Check out the cupcake ornament tutorial HERE!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Perfect Holiday Gift!

I recently bought one of the slim wallets from Quiet Doing's ETSY shop.
I REALLY recommend them! They are handmade, vegan friendly and amazingly
durable! Need the perfect gift? Check them out!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lemon Bars

Found this easy enough recipe via Sunset's website. I have always wanted to make lemon bars and am hoping this will be the winner for the holidays!
Do you have any favorite recipes for Lemon Bars? Post a link in a comment!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Artist Saelee Oh!

Check out these lovely works of art by So Cal artist Saelee Oh!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Handmade Holiday Garland

What an easy, adorable and oh so crafty way to dress up our homes
for the holidays!!! Love this paper garland!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Recycle Those Old T's!

Omg. I so heart this EASY tutorial on transforming your old t-shirts
into fabulous scarves!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Artist Yuki Miyazaki

I recently attended a gallery opening, Animal Instinct, at the Lab's Artery in
Costa Mesa. I was able to buy a wonderful piece of art at a decent price by Yuki called Penguin Boy. I hear she does many live paintings! hopefully at this Saturdays Santa Ana Art Walk!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Freakin Hilarious!

As always, the Muppets deliver another hit. Courtesy of Frankie Magazine.......



Sunday, November 29, 2009

Easy Peppermint Bark

I will be making a variety of cookies, candies and cupcakes this Holiday for handmade goodies as presents. Here is a sample of an easy recipe i will be making, Delicious peppermint bark! Thank you Kathy, for the recipe!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Terrific Tunes

Love this DJ, YUKSEK!!! Introduced to myself by friend Megan
while getting us in the hula hooping groove! So fun! Thanks Bacon!


Friday, November 27, 2009

This Sunday In Long Beach!

Another round of fabulous shopping brought to you by organizer
Random Nicole, who now teaches AMAZING classes at Seed Peoples Market
at the camp! Check out Patchwork Indie Craft Fair in Long Beach this Sunday!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Awesome Book!

I just ordered this awesome book off amazon for only $13, originally $28!
I discovered "S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop" while browsing at Urban Outfitters. Great easy how to for beginners with projects inside! Check it out!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Handmade Holiday

Another adorable project to whip up this handmade holiday!!!
I heart ornaments!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Out Now!!!

Yipppeeee!!! Pick up a copy of the documentary, Handmade Nation, today!!! I loved this so much and am excited to support maker
Faythe Levine!!! Pick it up craft lovers!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Snowflake Fun

I love this tutorial for a snowflake pendant on Resurrection Fern! I
think I will make it into a brooch instead!
Make your holiday handmade and find someone to create this for!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tomorrow in Santa Ana!

Another FANTASTIC Indie Craft Fair for your holiday shopping pleasures! Skip the mall and support handmade! Check out Patchwork tomorrow! Next weekend in Long Beach too!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Give Back This Holiday!

Help out this holiday at Handmade Brigades Stocking Stuffer Party in
Irvine! Get crafty and make some homeless Mercy House children's holiday
merry! Please make the time!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mod Fabric Wreaths

I so heart this fabric wreath! Here is a tutorial on how to make one on Mod Bake Shop's blog. Looks easy enough, adding it to list of to do's for the holidays!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Album!

I am way siked on Cavin Harris's new album, Ready For The Weekend! It is so much fun! Download it and get ready to par-tay!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Art Must See!

Tomorrow night, in Santa Monica, will be artist Amy Sol's solo show at Copro Gallery! I am so excited to see her work live! 3 new print will be available as well! Yay!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Holiday Shopping Begins!

Yet another awesome craft show hosted by the Handmade Brigade of Orange
county this Sunday at The Camp in Costa Mesa! See you there!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tastiest Taco Truck!

Holy Korean BBQ in a "you find it" taco truck! I am impressed with the quality Kogi's grub truck has to offer. You can follow them on Twitter to know their where-a-bouts in case you get a craving! Try the Tofu Tacos with rooster sauce! Yum!


Friday, October 23, 2009


This artist is unbelievable! Check out this crafty girl's HUGE creations!
Janet Echelman's patience has helped her to craft these wonderful large
scale fiber works!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Eat Your Yums On This!

Check out the awesome dinner ware you can buy (and maybe WIN!) on My Sparrow!
You can also find their items at the green store SEED at The Camp! Grand Opening at SEED
this weekend!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Show Tomorrow Night!

Check out the amazing group, Wax Tailor, tomorrow night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
Show is only $15!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hooray For The Arts!

Check out this amazing non-profit Therapeutic ART Center in Santa Ana! They need help with
all the budget cuts, donate money or drop off much needed supplies!


Monday, October 12, 2009

HBOC Holiday Show!

Mark your calendars for November 1st! Handmade Brigade of Orange County
will be hosting a holiday show at The Camp in Costa Mesa! If you got some crafts/art then
you should apply!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin Soap

Check out these beautiful pumpkin soap via Craft Gossip!
They look so yummy! Type in pumpkin soap in and find MANY more
great fall soaps as well!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Honor MJ this Halloween!

Here is a cool DIY video for transforming yourself into Michael Jackson
this Halloween. Check it out here on Craftzine!


Friday, October 9, 2009


Need something to do tonight? Check out this event that happens each Friday at
Laguna Culinary Arts! Grab some friends for Friday night wine tasting and delicious fare!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Handmade Halloween!

Check out ETSY for amazing finds in handmade costumes!!! Get everyone talking
about your get up this year!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Artist Yoshitomo Nara

Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara was featured on last months issue of
Juxtapoz for all the right reasons, cause he rocks! I just love his playful and
yet slightly perturbed character's he comes up with.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PUTS in Concert

Mark your calendars for Thursday Oct. 8th! People Under The Stairs will be
putting on a local show at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. This rap group puts on one hell of a show so don't miss out!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Win This!!!

Just Something I Made's blog is giving away a custom monogram!! Check out
her awesome blog and get inspired.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Artist Abigail Brown

I just LOVE the creations found here by Abigail Brown! Wonderful creations
inspired by animals and the outdoors! So Lovely.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wearable Stories

This adorable jewelry line by UK's Joanna Ruttel is fantastic and one of a kind! Tell a story with each piece! Hurry and order before the 16th cause she's moving!!!


Saturday, September 12, 2009


I am o excited for the next event being put on by Handmade Brigade of Orange County!!!
This event will be an Indie Craft Fair at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on Sunday September 20th!
Come enjoy the fun of buying handmade with DJ's and drinks! See you there!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Mew siiiiccck.

Litsen to the sick sounds of Mew! Stumbled upon them on Detroit Bars site seeing that their show was sold out last Monday. Wish I would have known about them


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to her World!

Sydney based Illustrator and designer Nikki Catalano, has a wonderful collection
sold on ETSY and at the new store SEED Peoples market at the camp in Costa Mesa that I just adore! Check out her stuff!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Star Wars In Concert

My hubby and I are attending this AWESOME event in October in Anaheim,
Star Wars In Concert!!! I can't wait! Check out this site for tickets!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

For the Love of Orchids!

I adore Orchids, but not the moment when I realize my flowers have disappeared! Here is
a free opportunity to learn more about these beautiful plants at South Coast Plaza's
Orchid Show on Sept. 26th and 27th!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Lobster Feast!!!

This Friday through Sunday is Long Beach's Lobster Festival! Yum! Eat a
feast for $13-$25!! Hope you enjoyed your labor day!!!