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Nov. 6th, 2010

08:34 pm - Ch ch ch ch ch changes..

I've been talking about it for months. I couldn't wait any longer. I'm moving my blog to typepad.

I will probably still pop in to read about friends I've made here, but I will be posting from typepad from now on.

In honor of my move I'm holding a Grand opening giveaway!

http://kalidarling.typepad.com

I hope you are able to enter, the giveaway is for a coffee cozy, button set and sticker set!

Fall = Pumpkin Spice Lattés!

Oct. 22nd, 2010

05:37 pm - The Destroyers

I'm sooo excited for the weekend! I have a million things that need taken care of, a wedding and practice but I'm hoping to still be uber productive. I picked out our Halloween costumes today and am starting them tonight. Cleaning the apartment, hot apple cider, costumes and puppy baths tonight.

Tomorrow is starting off with a tech meeting about my new blog. It's upgrade time!!!!! Then I will work on my latest sewing projects and hopefully get a few pictures in so I can make another shop update before the wedding. xFINGERSxCROSSEDx

This is what I came home to yesterday and the reason I sweep as frequently as I do:
Guilty Parties

Oct. 14th, 2010

07:46 am - Bento #5

Lunch from yesterday:

Bento #5

Morningstar Avocado Turkey Burger
Wild Rice with Sauteed Mushrooms
Steamed Green Beans

Sep. 30th, 2010

07:02 am - FREE Project!

Remember all the buzz earlier in the summer about a secret project? The secret's out, and sadly has been out for a while, Sorry I fell so far behind on updates this summer! Anyway, my first free sewing project is up and available for download at Babylock's blog: "TotallyStitchin.net"

It's for an eco-friendly dog toy using up abandoned left socks!

Maxin" & Relaxin"

Download the project here: http://www.totallystitchin.net/index.php/2010/08/old-socks-new-toys/

Then let me know what you think!!!

Sep. 29th, 2010

06:35 pm - Issues...

Is anyone else having issues with live journal? My last post was followed by miles of html puke. I can't edit it out and then it just reposted it again when I tried starting this post. I'm a little irritated.

I also haven't been able to update my etsy shop yet. Everynight this week including tonight, I've rushed home to try and get some decent photos of my work. Last night I spent hours trying to edit some photos I'd taken into something I could use and just ended up frustrated. Without enough light, a better camera, or a lightbox I just can't get photos during the week. I leave too early in the morning and get home too late in the evening.

I WILL update this weekend promise promise!

Last night Jeff brought Halo Reach home and I made him promise not to play it until I did. He fell asleep while I was still deep in photoshop.

Pony Boy

Tonight he started waiting for me as I burst through the door and frantically grabbed my camera and items and leaped outside. He's still waiting now. Sweet boy. I think I'll sign out and let him off the hook. ;)

Sep. 27th, 2010

08:12 pm - Catch Up

I'm back! It's been a long couple of months but I'm finally back on track. This past weekend I was a vendor at Strange Folk Festival in O' Fallon, IL. It was my first show where I didn't share a space with other artists. Val stepped in as my personal hero and sat with me the whole weekend in addition to countless hours spent prepping before hand. I couldn't have done it without her!

I was so sleep deprived during the show that I forgot my camera both days. Luckily my friend Virginia stopped by on Sunday and snapped a few with her iphone.



Scarf, Button & Sticker Display

Dos & Kali

Saturday the weather was beautiful but Sunday was rainy and freezing, hence the blankets and scrap fabric wraps.

This was also the first show I've done where kids were present. Not a lot of people pay $50 to bring their kids to pitchfork. It was awesome. So many kids ran in, hugged the pillows and told them they loved them. Sooooo cute! I'm excited to start building a stock of plush again and preparing for my next show! Tonight I'm updating my etsy site. I'll tweet when it's up.

In case you don't already have them:

Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kalidarling

Twitter:

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Jul. 14th, 2010

09:02 pm - New Features!

I've been thinking a lot about my blog lately and I've decided to get organized. To do so I've joined two new flickr groups that will become regular features in the blog.

The first is 365 Days. I figure if I can be motivated enough to upload one photo a day then naturally blogging will follow. Here is the first days photo:
1/365

Taken at the skatium while gearing up for practice.

The second group is WIP Wednesdays. It doesn't look like this gets updated religiously, but maybe I can start a trend. This is such a great idea. Today is my first post to this group and here is what I'm working on tonight:

Taco Salad

Taco salad for dinner, check.

New Paintings for Shop Update

Painting supplies gathered, check.

2/365

Create new pieces for shop update, in progress...

Jul. 13th, 2010

06:02 pm - Early Birthday!


Early Birthday!, originally uploaded by busybeastie.

I have the best friends ever!!!

Jeff called me at work today to tell me I'd received a package in the mail from Amazon. I didn't remember ordering anything so I spent the rest of the afternoon wondering what it was I had accidentally ordered and how much it was going to cost me. [I have accidentally subscribed to magazines in the past. :( ]

When I got home it was addressed to Kalidarling so I opened it and it was an early birthday gift from my friend Val. I mentioned earlier in the week how much I wanted this new book and now it's mine! Squeee!! Plus a bonus bento book. Our house is about to reek of cute!!!

I can't wait to get started and I know one pretty girl who will be receiving a squirrel on wheels...b/c for the love of God who doesn't need a squirrel on wheels?!?

Jul. 11th, 2010

10:53 pm - WIP

I've been sewing like mad. This weekend I spent oodles of time in front of my machine. I completed 7 coffee cozies for raffle and gift baskets, one secret project and made significant progress on another secret project. All secrets revealed in August.

Today I joined 365days. Tomorrow is my starting day, it's also newbie tryout night so I will most likely be on skates. Yeah!!!

Secret project Teaser:
Toe!

Jul. 6th, 2010

07:36 am - Bento #3

Bento # 3

We ate this for dinner last night, but had so much table salad left over I decided to pack it into a bento. It was super good so I'm actually looking forward to it as leftovers.

Udon Soup:
- Udon with spice packet

Table Salad:
- Bean sprouts
- Hard boiled quail eggs
- Cilantro
- Enoki Mushrooms
- Sliced green onions
- Jalapeno wheels
- Fried tofu

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