08 April 2010

saturday stroll!

I just found out I'll be participating in the Saturday Stroll Craft Market on April 17.  It's from 11am-4pm in the small lot just next to Quirk.  Quirk!!  More details to follow soon, but I really hope you'll come!

16 March 2010

check me out on fire&icephoto!

One of my Chile Relief photos is a free giveaway featured on the Fire And Ice Photo blog- check out the article by clicking on the direct link here.  If you'd like to enter to win one of my prints, leave a comment on the post with your name and email, and follow the instructions to tweet, facebook-post, etsy-heart, and otherwise promote me in the digital sense :).  The contest is open until April 12, and then one lucky shmucky winner will get a photo print of mine for FREE!

I am also celebrating my first ever etsy sale to someone who is NOT one of my family members or friends- YAY!  Big day!  Thank you, anonymous customer!


03 March 2010

chile relief prints

I've just posted Chile Relief Prints on my etsy site.  Profits from the sale of these black-and-white film photos that I took while living in Chile will go towards the current earthquake relief efforts there.
Living in Chile for six months shaped who I am today in so many ways.  All the places I went and all the people I met there are so much a part of who I am now.  I only been able to list four prints so far, but will be making more soon.  Please consider supporting this initiative!

10 February 2010

etsy updates!

I've fiiinally put some more work into my new etsy shop.  So go check it out!

I've been having lots of fun with photo magnets lately, so if you have a birthday coming up or are one of my pen pals, you might be seeing something like that sometime soon.

I'll also be listing more cards on there, as I have leftovers from this past fall/winter.

08 December 2009

cranberry+white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

a holiday recipe.

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
3/4 cup dried cranberries
6 ounces white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer combine the sugar, brown sugar and butter; mix well to cream together.
Add in egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour and mix well.
Fold in the oatmeal, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, making sure that all ingredients are uniformly distributed.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 3 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges are lightly golden.
Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.

things you can do while the cookies are baking:
Eat some raw dough.
Wash the dishes.
Play with the cat.
Reorganize the pantry.
Pluck your eyebrows.

28 November 2009

fall in love

Happy belated Thanksgiving!  In honor of this festive autumn holiday, I have finally finished my Fall in Love mixtape.  According to Shannon, my haircutter, this fall has apparently been for many people the Fall to Fall in Love.  This is also known as the Fall of Love which is not to be confused with the downfall of love which hasn't happened just yet.  Anyway, judging by recent circumstance, I can only accept Shannon's theory as true.

I will happily snail mail out copies of my mixtape to any readers who want one: just ask!

Fall in Love tracklist:
01. Rodriguez - I Wonder
02. Belle & Sebastian - I'm Waking Up to Us
03. Harry Nilsson - Me and My Arrow
04. Serge Gainsbourg - Comic Strip
05. Little Joy - The Next Time Around
06. The White Stripes - We Are Going to Be Friends
07. The Kinks - Starstruck
08. New Order - Temptation
09. Yacht - I Believe in You
10. Flight of the Conchords - Carol Brown
11. Noah and the Whale - 5 Years Time
12. Kevin McGuinnes - Rain Song
13. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are in Heaven

Finishing a mixtape is one of the best feelings there is.  It's like those puzzle games they have in doctor's office waiting rooms, those 9-square-tile images with one of the tiles missing so that you can move all the others around, until the image is right.  They have one of those in the Student Health Center at my school.  It's a spider.

23 November 2009

mass production

The midnight oil burns bright here at girlandtypewriter studios (aka the righthand side of my bedroom.  Righthand side = right brain activity?  An interesting coincidence I had not yet thought of).

Here is a picture of me working:

Crafting is going well and I have been having lots of new design ideas lately thanks to friends, lovers and television shows.  Market dropoff is today, although I will continue to produce new designs as well as old favorites throughout December!

Bizarre Market Holiday info once again for you forgetful types:
Location: Chop Suey Tuey bookstore in Carytown
Begins: Friday, November 27 (Black Friday!)
Ends: Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve!)
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays, 10am - 6pm
               Fridays and Saturdays, 10am - 8pm
               Sundays, 12pm - 6pm