Monday, December 6, 2010


2 posts in one day is a bit out of control but, I'm going for it. This (american) thanksgiving was spent chez miss Olivia in Tribeca... Last minute planning turned out absolutely perfectly. I made my grandmothers recipe of yorkshire pudding & cooked the turkey! Dinner for 10 people who barely knew each other ended up being more perfect than any stressful family you-have-to-sit-beside-the-cousin-you-hate-while-your-mom-yells-at-you situation. I'm all for choosing who you want to hang out with for the holidays, well done friends... well done!

Yorkshire Pudding:
(makes 12 individuals)

l cup flour
l cup milk
2 eggs
Pinch of salt

Mix together in a large bowl using an electric whisk or beating the hell out of it until the top is entirely bubbles (for aprox 2/3 minutes)

Let sit for 2 -3 hours - do not move the bowl until it goes into the oven!

Preheat oven to 425
Pour aprox 1 1/2 tbsp of lard into the bottom of each muffin tray (if no lard, vegetable oil will work) and heat the lard/oil until it starts to smoke

Take the pan back out of the oven, add the batter and put in for 30 minutes. Do not open the oven door until the 30 minutes is up or they will drop!!


So, I thought I'd post some pictures of the tie dye process.

The bag which I was skeptical, ended up turning out pretty awesome and now acts as my new hair kit bag for jobs. The cotton is really dense so I was nervous the colors wouldn't seep into the middle as much as I had hoped but, it looks fantastic.

My friend Christy also gave me some little socks to work on so I now own my first pair of tie dye socks. I want all of my socks to be tie dye.

I am also registered for a craft show this Saturday in Greenpoint if anyone is in NY and wants to wander by! I'll have assorted knits!! The info is below:

Greenpoint Lutheran Church of the Messiah129 Russell Street

C'est tout!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I went to a craft night last night for the first time in a really long time a la Christy's suggestion and was introduced to the world of tie dye.

I recently left my hair kit in a taxi loosing all of my product, irons, brushes, combs, pins - basically everything I'd need to do hair on a shoot not to mention the bag it was in. Yesterday I stopped off at ion studio (who I will be working with weekly from this upcoming weekend on -) and they donated a TON of stuff to the re-growth of my hair kit. In lieu of having all of these new things I figured I'd need a bag to put all of these new things.

SO I walked my monstrous little dog to American Apparel before craft night and got myself a new tote bag.

Um, does anyone know how awesome tie dye is??? I kind of want to tie dye everything. I can see how this can easily get a little out of control. I am going to get some ratty old t-shirts to do next and possibly 7 more pairs of socks.

Now taking suggestions on things to tie die...



In other news, I've been kind of knitting again, I have put some new stuff up in my etsy shop and I am currently working on a little pillow for a friend who bought me yarn to knit it almost 2 years ago. I figured maybe it was time to finally get around to this little pillow.

I have decided, this winter is hibernation and crafting. I'm excited.

Next big craft:


Monday, August 23, 2010


Lately I've been feeling the creative vibe. I went out and bought some chain and banded together all my old broken necklaces that I've had sitting in a box for a million years and decided I wanted to make some necklaces.

Among other things I'm currently working on which will present themselves soon enough, here are my new necklaces modeled by my lovely and talented friend Vanessa Bley

I'm ready for fall. Light sweaters, layers, SCARVES. Oh, scarves how I've missed you.


Monday, August 16, 2010


Ello Ello.

So I've left my camera with a friend to borrow so I'm pictureless as far as my new tote bag's go that I've been working on but, I do however have some camera phone photos from my trip to Montauk this last weekend. I've been out 3 times this summer already and I am trying to plan on how to get a summer house out there next year so I don't have to come back at all really. I took the L.I.R.R out this time for the first time and it really isn't bad at all, especially when you have friends to keep you company.

Back to work as soon as I get back but, it's a bit mellow the rest of this month. I guess everyone takes a break before the chaotic fashion week starts in September. I'm exhausted already and I haven't even really started booking any of my shows yet.

I'm thinking of starting a project that has to do with t-shirt transformation. The first one is about to happen this wed so, I'll post a photo and see how it goes - opinions muchly appreciated.

Mtk & recent makeup photos:


Sunday, August 1, 2010


Well, I've been getting my knit on in this summer humid heat.

Hopefully I'll have some things ready to put up in the shop for the fall/winter season that is (quickly) approaching. It's crazy how fast this summer has gone by. Feels like yesterday it was May!

So much has changed. So much has happened. I can barely even wrap my head around it but, it's all for the best and I'm sure brighter horizons are in the future.

I'll leave you with some photos:

1> Inspiration
2> Missy at Q models NYC by Jimmy Fontaine (makeup by me)
3> Miya Ando in her studio (makeup by me)
4> MGMT by Brooke Nipar for Spray (grooming by me)
5> New stripped cotton bag up in the shop


Monday, July 26, 2010


Hi world!

I think I got my mojo back. Been cranking out bags like nobody's business...

Soon to make appearances in the shop : erngrn on etsy

Hope everyones been well.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Crochet was a success!!

Tonight, I will deliver my first ever granny-square-made-baby-blanket and I will be sure to photograph little Georgiah in said blanket. Next to learn will definitely be how to make crocheted hand bags! Anyone have any patterns they like?

I made this little mix for some of my friends in hopes of envoking summer weather, I think it's kind of worked so here's some summer vibes:

Until I have some photos of baby in blanket, I'll leave you with some randoms.


Sunday, March 28, 2010


Did I get my mojo back?

On my way out the door now to get a crochet lesson, bathmat's a plenty!!

In knitting news:

More next time.


Sunday, March 7, 2010



I am not dead, still alive and kicking here. I'm going to go ahead and say I lost my knitting mojo for a few months there! I have started a hat, a top and a bag. The last thing I've touched was the bag and I ran out of yarn for it, not exacitally making the most effort to go and get more (but, I will be doing that tomorrow). I blame it on christmas, having to knitknitknit of a time restraint took it out of me, I lost my love for a minute but I feel it coming back now. Slowly.

In the mean time, I've started a tumblr : 1 in eight million

It's a lot of music, videos, photographs that I like and things that I've worked on. Aside from that all the same things have been happening. Makeup, home life, Frank.

Speaking of Frank, I have to get him a trainer because he's decided he doesn't like other dogs at all and he wants to attack them on the street when we go out for walks! Any advice is much welcome.

And until I finally have an FO, I'll leave with this.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010


So the holidays were lovely. My best friend from Seattle came to visit - and on this trip to New York she decided that she will be moving here in June (!!!!!). My mom flew down from Toronto on christmas morning and we all caravan-ed over to my old apartment to spend christmas playing pictionary and cooking. The menu was a mix of delicious things but, I cooked the ham, yorkshire pudding and turnip/carrot mash.

Ever since I was a kid my grandmother used to make yorkshire pudding for holidays. I am absolutely in LOVE with the bready goodness that it brings to a meal. Especially when it's covered in a thick layer of beef gravy. My mom has tried a few times to cook the perfect pop-overs to no avail. They never really 'pop' so to say... but, me on the other hand. I can cook those babies like it was my god given right to have yorkshire pudding with every holiday meal for the rest of my life.

The holidays are always kind of a whirlwind of food and presents for which I am generally excited about but, this year I wasn't really feeling it. I didn't get any christmas decorations, no tree, no little nativity scenes - I had to pack and get ready to move Jan 1 and with all the moving I didn't necessarily have the money to go out christmas shopping SO, christmas this year was minimal to non existant for me. On the other hand, new years eve was there in FULL EFFECT. I was sure to prepare - I packed 90% of my things before NYE, hired movers for Jan 1 and had them come at 2pm so I could sleep off any residual drunkness I thought I might be feeling. My plan worked out perfectly, I barely had to lift a box and was completely moved into my new apartment by 7pm.

A few photos from NYE (before we all got too drunk to remember there were cameras floating around):

(all photos by sunbuns a.k.a sunny shokrae)

I have to say it was a pretty damn good new years. Ladies new years out is really the way to go about it. Dance parties, more dance parties, limos and dance parties.

So, I'm moved and settled into my new apartment now. Holiday season is over, I am quickly approaching my birthday (which I've decided I will be turning 23 again for) but, work is in the works. It was a bit of a slow first week for me but, things are picking up now and all is returning to normal. Tomorrow I'm off to L.A for a week for partly vacation/partly work (but mostly vacation). All of my best friends are going to be there at the same time so I'm sure it will be a reunion to remember.

Some recent makeup work includes this lovely lady:

Photographer: Eva Tuerbl
Stylist: Julie Williams
Hair: Amber Duarte
Makeup: Erin Green
Stylist Asst: Olivia Harris
Model: Chantal @ Marilyn

I loved working on this shoot because 1. it was all girls and 2. they are all good friends of mine. Chantal is an amazing model and this girl is going places for sure.

In KNITTING news, because I apparently haven't knit a damn thing for myself in months, I have taken it upon myself to start knitting a top up shirt on size 5 needles using an even smaller yarn. Is this torture? Am I doing this to myself as some kind of punishment for not having knit anything but a cowl or a hat in the past 3 months? Probably. Testing myself to see if I still "got it". Updates of said shirt to come but, in the mean time, wish me luck.

That's all for now.