Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mad Hatter

I also have some new fun appliqued hats for fall. For some reason my pictures didn't come out very well, so I'll have to be retaking them sometime soon. I sold one at the Alberta Street Fair to a "tween"-aged girl & looked so adorable on her!

I love all the different patterns of blank hats I ordered!

The hats are supposedly one size fits all, but each one is a slightly different size. The only complaint I have with the company I get all my blank apparel from, is their inconsistent sizing. Frustrating! But, the quality & price are awesome, so I deal.

As you can see, I just couldn't quite get the hats in focus. Doh! Time for a re-shoot ;-)

I've been busy job hunting & interviewing, so I haven't been able to focus on my etsy shop as much as I'd like. I need to get my butt in gear before the holiday season is over!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Newly Felt Up

As promised, I finally took some pictures of the latest Felt Up Tees items. I have some autumn-y stuff, baseball tees & sweatshirts, and some larger sizes -yay! Now I just have to get them listed on etsy!

Here's a size large sweatshirt with an atom design -

And a baseball tee with my little fawn. This one is a XL & my model is not, but it fits me really well - relaxed, but not overly baggy.

Last but not least, another sweatshirt. This one is hand stitched with red flannel diamond appliques. It's a XXL, so I have a much better variety of sizes now.

I have lots more, so I'll have additional show & tell pictures soon! I'm going to try to get everything up on etsy this week :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Swear This Isn't Turning Into a Biking Only Blog ;-)

I went for another bike ride today. I was back on the Springwater Trail again, but further west nearer to my 'hood in outer SE Portland. I biked down 92nd & connected to the trail there, rode east to 174th & looped around back home - about 14 miles in all. The trail is interesting in this section because it skirts along industrial, suburban & rural areas. One of my first views wasn't so pretty.

I couldn't tell if this was a garbage dump or a recycling center. It kind of looks like stuff was bailed together according to material.

The view quickly improved! From garbage to greenhouses in only a few blocks!

I ran across one of my favorite little creatures - fuzzy wuzzy caterpillars! I had totally forgotten about these guys while I was living in LA, but they are thick in Portland this time of year. They really are as soft as they look & have the honor of being one of very few types of bugs I like. This little guy was bookin along! I had a hard time getting a clear picture of him.

A little further east, it's easy to forget you are only about 10 miles from downtown Portland! I love the little pockets of rural life that manage to survive suburbanization.

Hard to believe this area is well within the Portland city limits & look at that sky!

I'm having a great time rediscovering my hometown. I have a job interview tomorrow (& the rain is supposed to be coming down pretty hard), so probably no biking for me.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Little List To the Right

Have you noticed my recommended reading list over there on the right? It's a list of my favorite blogs. I don't always have time to look through them everyday, but I usually browse them all two or three times a week. Most are crafty related, but there are a few other random ones in there as well. One thing they all have in common are great pictures. I'll admit, I like the eye candy! The lovely images always inspire me & I end up reading so many great creative tips. It's always fun to get a little sneak peak into someone else's life, so if you have a few extra web surfing minutes give them a looksie :-)

I've managed to go biking the last three days straight! Today it was along the Marine Drive bike path past the airport & a bit up the 205 path & back. I am stiff & sore, you hit 30 & it's all downhill! I'm sure the fact that I haven't been on my bike regularly in a few months doesn't have a thing to do with it ;-)

Heading east on the Marine Drive bike bath. The Columbia River & Vancover, Washington on the other side.


Heading west on the bike path.