All you need for this simple project is a few minutes, mad skills and a little dog named max..a dog named april lurking in the corners helps too..
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
My mom must of stuck knitting needles in my hands at a very young age because i don't ever remember her teaching me. I've just always known how. I learned everything i know from her for, she is the master pro and can knit a sweater, or anything else, out of a few scratched out measurements on a piece of paper and everything always fit! Amazing.
On our long Sahara desert trips one of us would always return with a new garment. We all fought for our place in line.
As a teen i knit myself a few sweaters but in the age of the eighties, ie: day glow everything and acid washed jeans, my hobby didn't go over so well.
So i let it go, until i became a mother and started knitting anything i could think of that my girls might use. Toys, sweaters, doll clothes, hats, scarfs, socks, you name it, i sat up at night making it.
With Luce Goods coming in i kinda put the knitting aside for a while...but as i entered the yarn store the other day i got really excited again...
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Eleven years ago i got hella lucky and scored the best little human being ever! It was particularly momentous cause i had managed to do it for a second time since i was sure her sister was the most amazing thing ever! Turns out good fortune can smile on you twice...Happy Birthday sweet gir! You make my world go 'round..
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
And yes France or bust sounds about right...next year..
1. Levi's Gran Fondo
2.Northern California Bike Expo
3. D&S wedding
4.Feendo(Pass and Stow) rack bag
5.Make own oil cloth (totally doing this i'm really excited about it!)
6.Yoga teacher Trainning (doing it!)
7. All the other events i'm forgetting about.
8.Back to bed with my book....
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Yes, that does say "dishes that men like", couldn't resist...nor could i resist the selection of Japanese fabrics by Kokka and Birch at the best little fabric store in Ashland called Fabric of Vision. We found the keys in a diner in the middle of nowhere in Oregon right outside of Bend. And the cool safe and snug cards, and recipe books were also in Ashland. The Lolo cups were in this funky diner that doubled as a bar, liquor store and deli, clearly the one stop shop for the whole town cause the shelves were empty everywhere else...not a bad haul...
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
When I was a kid in France, and I knew nothing of cycling except that it seemed to happen once a year and was a really big deal, Raymond Poulidor was the only guy that I remember. Even though he wasn't even racing in my lifetime the people had loved him enough that everytime you saw someone on a bike you would stick your head out the window and affectionately call out: "Allez poupou, allez poupou, allez poupou!". Never wearing the mayo jaune and always coming in second and third he was such a good guy that everybody loved him... this clip is kinda rad.
Also if you're into that sort of thing there's this amazing documentary on Jacques Anquetil and how he does the Macon-Avigno and Bordeaux - Paris back to back. Crazy. Love it...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Forrest at the top of Packer Saddle where those of us not racing handed out water bottles, camel backs and the such. Forrest was particularly stoked that day as that is indeed his brand spanking new Retrotec he is riding. Just assembled a mere couple of days before the race...
So I took his advice and took myself home to try some stuff out. I remembered getting some hand tanned buck skin from my friends Tammy and Steven a few years back and set out to find it. Tammy and Stephen are the ultimate recyclers/let nothing go to waste people. They find fresh road kill and dissguarded hunting trophies and use every last bit of the animal. This may sound gruesome to some but many beautiful things come out of this process, ie: the leather from this wallet, and nothing goes to waste. As would be expected they also utilize all local herbs and flowers for various foods, medicines and the like.
Anyway the last two pictures are how the wallet turned out....
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Happy fourth of debauchery to all! This is the last installment from Crizzle and maybe my favorite although that's a tough call. This was painted from a picture Crizzle took of his uncle Richard two years ago on the 4th july in Wauconda Illinois.
Richard is a dentist on an indian reservation over in Chinle Arizona. An interesting character for sure...
Friday, July 1, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Many truelly amazing and magical things happened this weekend. Thanks to all my friends and family for making this one the most memorable birthdays ever. Here's to the last year of my thirties! Its gonna be epic...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
So my interwebs have been down the last couple of days and i've only been able to use my phone. Normally no big deal but I really wanted to post this photo of "literally" the coolest dude on earth. The list is long but just to name off a few...explorer, grease monkey, freakin' lazers, motorcycles...hope it was a good day pops!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
"Another Big Stinkin' Handbuilt Whoop De Doo".
Lots of great people coming out to this event don't miss it!!!!
Okay, that is all...
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Nice to see Carlos(Bike Monkey) enjoying some time with this little monkey this morning at the goat. I should of taken a picture of the whole rig but she was so darn cute there was no room for a stupid bike. i want to leave the house in my socks more often...