Friday, December 28, 2007

Crippy Crafts and Holiday Greetings

Sorry for the extended holiday silence. I've been working on Crippy Craft gifties, with which I'm a good two weeks behind. I'll show more of these when they're all done:
 
and just enjoying the views of the holidays.:
 
I love the warm glow of the tree. It's so blasted hard to get a good photo of it, though.

I hope you're all having a lovely holiday season!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Photos of the Week

I forget that people subscribe to the RSS feed are unaware of the new "Photo Selection of the Week". I shall remedy that today. Hey, you, it's posted! Click here for this week's retro inspired fat chick selection.

Heavy Rain

  I've been a fan of Barry Kite's Aberrant Art (http://www.aberrantart.com) for years...probably at least 10. I came across his booth at Minneapolis's Uptown Art fair at least that many years ago.

His work combines two of my sincerest loves -- classic art and humor. Juxtaposed together into some witty or social commentaries, the pieces will either offend you or make you quietly giggle. I choose the latter.

Each time I look at his site's catalog, I see something new. This piece, "Unexpected Downpour", caught my eye during my most recent visit. He has several works which have fat chicks in 'em, so check it out!

Some of my all-time favorites are based upon Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte". One of my first purchases was "Sunday Afternoon, Wrong Island". I still love it.

Funny, fun stuff.
Just found another of Kite's works that is fat friendly and...new to me! "The Spring Line" with the Venus of Willendorf figures on the catwalk. Good stuff, Maynard! :-)Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

It's that time of year again...

 
...The time when eating outdoors becomes a bit chillier. ;-)

It was sooo, sooo pretty to see the blanket upon the yard and the clumps in the trees. Thick, heavy new fallen snow has such a beautiful glow.

If you've gotten some snow in the past week, I hope you're enjoying it! I know I am!
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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ohhhh, the memories...

I was wandering through the Fatshionista Flickr photo pool (link)and came across this skirt. It's made by Revamped Fashion (link). I looove the idea of reusing / repurposing old textiles, and Revamped Fashion does some fun plus size looks (Etsy link) -- gotta love the TMNT skirt. :-)

But, to get back to the memory at hand -- the skirt above brought back a floooood of childhood bedroom memories for me. Picture the print on the flounce as wallpaper. Yup, that's what I lived in for 13+ years. It was also the sheets on my bed. The patchwork portion of the skirt was my comforter. I lived a Holly Hobbie life! There, I admitted it.

I have grown to expect to see crud at antique stores from my childhood. After my most recent trip to Minnie, I even think that with two years and an unlimited budget, I could recreate my entire childhood home just by shopping at antique stores up there. That actually would be a hoot, wouldn't it?

It's just funny seeing things from the past pop-up in unexpected places. Who knew that my old bedsheets could turn up as hipster fashion?