Wednesday, December 22, 2010


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I may have spent way too much time looking at books about hippie textile art. I own quite a few of them, including this one. Applique is easy and fun!

Plans for this thing involve a bunch of quilting and then binding and everything. I think it's ultimately destined to be a wall hanging of some sort.

Quilt beginnings

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Apologies for the crappy pictures. This is the beginnings of a wall hanging. More pictures to follow.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Another notebook page

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Something I drew in the bar last night

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 14

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I started some new wrist warmers. This newish yarn store, which is mere blocks from my house, is on my walk home. And open in the evenings. It's dangerous.

Day 13?

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An extremely janky handmade holiday card.

Night Market build photos

More pictures of what I was up to from approximately the 10th-12th.

The throne-chair for the back of the truck.

Eden painting on the door with the clock next to her. Note the crazy-colored table legs etc.

Loading the truck. Everything had to be pretty thoroughly strapped down to prevent disaster on the extremely bumpy section of 880 North through southern Oakland.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Lost Horizon Night Market SF

This is what I've been doing the past several days. We built a mad tea party in a 24' box truck, and smashed a LOT of dishes. Here is the after shot.

(Props to Neil Girling for taking the excellent picture above; the linked picture is from (I think) Jonathan Ross.)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Days 7-9

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Day 7 we spent the evening checking out a badass art gallery/live-work warehouse space we were maybe going to move into. But I forgot to take pictures. We've decided not to move because it lacked windows and a kitchen, but it was totally a creative and worthwhile thing to look into. I remain convinced that there are better spaces out there.

Day 8 sort of got eaten up by rain, commute and rock climbing. So no picture there either.

This picture is for day 9, and was taken last night at NIMBY while working on the project I can't yet talk about. Hopefully I'll have pictures of that for tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Craft-a-whatever day 6

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Last night's project was filling out Christmas cards. It will be this night's as well, most likely. But I'll try to come up with a different picture.

And yes, I didn't make my own. I'm lazy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Craft-a-day December Day 5

DSCN1347, originally uploaded by alicen.

I am totally putting this up on the correct day! I made these for Tom a couple of weeks ago. A matching hat is planned.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Craft-a-day December Day 4

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I'm making this scarf yet again. Almost done!

Craft-a-day December Day 3

IMG_0269, originally uploaded by alicen.

This is a vest I designed for Tom a while ago. I've got it partway made and hanging in our bedroom.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Craft-a-day December Day 2

DSCN1345, originally uploaded by alicen.

Day 2 is boxers. When Tom gets sucked into going to fabric stores with me, he sometimes finds fabric he likes. Which is eventually turned into underwear. I was home sick today so I finally finished these.

Craft-a-day December Day 1

IMG_0324, originally uploaded by alicen.

I know lots of people who are trying to draw something every day of December. Since I'm trying to make Christmas gifts, I'd rather devote the energy to making things instead. So I'll try to post something I'm making every day until I leave for the holidays. Of course, I'm starting off a day late.

This is for December 1. It's a hat I made for my aunt as a Christmas present. Apologies for the terrible photo - I mailed the hat back from Boston after Thanksgiving, so I can't take another at the moment.