Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flying Purple People Eater

No idea why I'm titling the post this.
It's a purple shawl. For me. Very purple. Did I mention, it's purple? It's kinda purple.

Anyway, finished it last weekend, but only got around to getting pictures this weekend. The pattern is by the ever fabulous Doris Chan. She rocks. does my best friend, Cara. She modeled it for me since I haven't mastered the art of taking pictures of myself with my camera phone. I know, I know...I have a nicer camera. Why don't I use it?! Because that requires forethought. And planning. And better lighting. Because let's face it, most of my posts would benefit from some proper lighting. And I could benefit from a winning lotto ticket, but we can't always get what we want...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Need. Want. Make?

Oh. My. God.

I just spotted this rug/installation on Apartment Therapy and WOW. Me thinks I need it! ... except I sure as sin don't have the almost $3K it would require to "purchase" said rug by Patricia Urquiola at Unica Home.

I do, however, have some mad crochet skills. Maybe something similar can be ... fashioned. I see a long-term project in my future ...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Black Hole of Despair

Okay, it's not really the Black Hole of Despair. It's just the shelf above my kitchen sink. Let me first say this: I actually really like my kitchen. Old school, cast iron farmhouse sink. Neat cabinets. However, they DO need painting. Properly. Landlord did crappy job ... every brush stroke shows. Repainting them is something I wouldn't mind tackling if I stay here more than a couple of years.

Anyway, back to the Black Hole of Despair. It's really depressing to look at while washing dishes. So what to do ... what to do. ..

I KNOW!!! I have a solution. (Phase one is already complete, but I'm going to wait until it's fully done before I post the DIY easy fix.) In the meantime, here is the actual Black Hole of Despair for you to fully appreciate:

Black, isn't it? Despair-inducing, no? Big, black, light-absorbing vortex of despair, right? That will soon change ...

Stay tuned!