Monday, October 3, 2011
After finishing about 20 more poms today, I decided to turn into an architect bridezilla and 3D model my venue with my ceremony and cocktail setup. I did this in 20 minutes, no judging Justin.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
It has been over a year since my last post. A lot has changed in my life during that year. I moved home, both of my parents became ill (but are now better), I was unemployed and waiting tables for 9 months, and I got ENGAGED!!!
I admittedly spent the first 6 months of my engagement freaking out about how to plan my wedding. Since I was unemployed, I kept looking for budget wedding ideas and basically decided to DIY everything. Bad idea. It has been overwhelming to say the least and not cheap either.
But I have blogworthy material now. I found great uses for my yarn stashes. I will start you off with my minions (poms) that I'm using for place cards. The orange paper flags will top it off. I used to love poms but after making about 80 of these, I would be happy to never be presented with a pom again. Finished product to be posted tomorrow.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I started making this when I found out my best friend was pregnant. She had a rough pregnancy and it was sort of prayer knitting for her. She was told very early on that her pregnancy was not viable and many many prayers later...there was a heartbeat! 9 months later Jordan entered the world and we can't get enough of her chubby cheeks and feet!
Right now its washing...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong in the machine. ;)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
IIT Campus Student Center and CTA rail
IIT's Crown Hall by Mies Van der Rohe
Crown Fountain designed by Jaume Plensa
My office, my desk is the one in the right hand corner of the photo
Lake Michigan and the city skyline
Alicia and Me in May wearing winter gear. Brrr.
Our Stupid apartment elevator. Damn thing rarely worked.
My neighborhood at night
Neighborhood patisserie. Miss it already.
Last visit to Millenium Park. Love the woman reading the paper :)
Justin under the theatre lights.
Transit! Oh how I miss thee. Train or bus? Wish I had that problem now.
Oak Park, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Can you believe this is from 1905?
A funny street sign.
Spin Beer Garden. A gay club which backs up to a church.
Wang's on Broadway. Best Lychee Martini in the U.S.
Wang's on Broadway. Watch out for the Penis photos all over the bathroom walls.
My neighborhood during the day.
Nettlehorst school playground. This school was the gem of our neighborhood. Love this school.
Nettlehorst School Public Art
Nettlehorst Grass Giraffe entry. What kid wouldn't love to be greeted by giant giraffes everyday?
Church that affirms same sex marriage. Awesomeness!
Spin nightclub a day before the pride parade. I'd say they are proud.
Our toes on the sidewalk!
Inside of the bus. I need Alicia to give me the photo of inside of train.
The Rookery. AKA batman's hangout.
See you later Chicago.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Something baby: I love this butterfly mobile by kismetsunday. So pretty.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Getting back to the movie... The main male character, Tom, is educated as an Architect and working at a greeting card company. It seems as if every 4th film I watch these days has a main character playing the role of an Architect. As my readers may already know, I am an Architect, so this movie particularly annoyed me in that aspect. They are always portrayed incorrectly and very very outdated. News flash, we don't draw by hand or build models anymore or if we do, then its like once a year. Computers replaced most of that nearly 30 years ago. And there are no drafting tables for crying out loud. But the thing that most got to me, was that Summer (Zooey Deshcanel) was pressuring Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to "follow his dreams." Summer seemed uninspired by his decision to work at a greeting card place. As much as I like to believe that my role as an Architect help makes the world a better place, it's unfortunately not true for the most part. In a lot of cases I help developers slowly destroy the world by cutting down trees and building ugly parking structures or McMansions. Ok Ok I do, on occasion, get to work on some interesting buildings/houses...but that's another blog.
What I'm saying is, What is so wrong with greeting cards? I agree with Maggie Gyllenhall's character in Stranger than Fiction where she admits to leaving law school to open a cookie shop because she felt by making people happy with cookies, she is making the world a better place.
There is something about a tiny little paper canvas that gets me. Here are some beautiful cards designed by my friend Kayla...
And here are some other beautiful cards that live in my house....
And here are works of art on a tiny paper canvas.... Cloudy Collection
At least the movie had a fantastic soundtrack and a choreographed dance scene that I totally wanted to participate in.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Although I do not shop there, I somehow receive Anthropologie's catalogs in the mail. I'm quite liking the fashion that is coming out for the summer. It's all very bohemian looking. Here are a couple of items from their catalog that I'm liking....
From left to right/top to bottom: 1)Love that flower necklace, 2) Yellow knit top on tank, 3) Loopy white top, 4) Love these chunky necklaces, 5) Orange beaded top, 6) Crochet/Knit Skirt. See all that knitwear? Probably not in my images, check out their catalog!
Speaking of chunky necklaces...here are some I fell in love with from the etsy featured seller, Spinthread, from a few weeks ago. I love her stuff! And the model's hair! I wish I could have hair like that! All of her necklaces are hand embroidered! These are my favorites, I might just have to buy one...
While things are slow, I might do an etsy feature Friday (or feature Sunday), like some of my fellow bloggers. I admit to having an etsy addiction, so I might as well share with my readers the treasures I come across in the etsy world.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I'm blog challenged, I just found that missing font!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
There is a charming accessory boutique called Sage at the corner of my street. I always pass their tiny store longing to enter. Their storefront is so bright, colorful and friendly. So I entered one day because I needed some hair flair to accompany me to the ballet. Quite lovely, isn't it? AND it was on sale. How lucky am I? AND, the girl working in the store lives in my building and recognized me. I really do love my neighborhood. Chicago and I have a love/hate relationship, but my neighborhood and neighbors are pretty fantastic.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Just finished a scarf for a friend and thought I would share. I love this shade of blue. I made it with Sensations bamboo and ewe yarn. It's a little, tiny bit on the itchy side, but incredibly warm for a lightweight scarf. I think it can go either way, warm for cold days, light enough for warm days...