Monday, March 7, 2011


A big-ish kind of update I suppose. I've been secretly working on socks for my boyfriend for the last couple of weeks or so but, he doesn't exactly have a normal size foot so making them too small is a very likely thing to happen. I ended up having to break the surprise so that I could measure his foot as I go. Hows about a pair of handmade socks for a size 16 foot... Yeah.

I also went on another tie dye spree with Christy last week and made up some new socks, tshirts, underwear & baby rompers. Everything turned out pretty cute except for when I hung everything to dry I apparently had not rinsed enough of the dye out so I got some random colored spots on things. Most importantly the underwear I did for my man friend turned out fabulously but, not fabulously enough to actually fit him. Sadly a large at the dept. store across the street from my house means a size 30-32 which is definitely not large. I suppose I will re-gift and come up with something else for him.

I went to PA with some friends this last weekend and picked up some thrifty stuff. I'll be putting these two things + a few more on my Etsy and re-newing some old knitted listings.

So, I guess this post wasn't that big - just chock full of pictures.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am a soft butter kind of girl, I don't like when the butter stays in the fridge and is too hard to spread on bread or toast in the morning (or afternoon or evening). I have always had a butter dish for as long as I figured out that I hated cold butter.

A week ago I went to Fishs Eddy with my roomate to get some mason jars and such for the reorganization of our pantry. We're all about living in a big girl apartment and having big girl things over here in Brooklyn. When I told my man friend I was he was adamant about me not looking at or buying anything else while I was in there. I was only to get mason jars and get out.

I thought it was weird but, he's a weird guy so I (thought) did what he told me and bought some mason jars (and a butter dish). Low and behold, one of his birthday gifts (aside from cooking the amazing braised short ribs and beet+fennel salad) was to get me a butter dish from Fishs Eddy so, I ruined it. How was I supposed to know he was going to get me a butter dish!? It's the only other thing in that store i would have wanted... ... ... Shit.

Regardless, he went to the store and got me another kind of butter dish so now I have 2. I decided to use the one he got me as a HONEY butter dish after my recent love affair with the buiscuits + honey butter at Commodore. Super delicious and super easy to make:

(for this size butter dish)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon agave
1 pinch of salt
mix the hell out of it



Friday, February 11, 2011


This year I decided to do the 365 pictures.

I've been thus far posting them on my fb page but i'll post some of my favorite ones up here for now.

3/ 365:
My new crazy plant that I can't figure out, some Canadian delicacies (salt & vinegar popcorn powder) & my new Nars multi purpose stick I can no longer live without.

14/ 365:
Frank (soon to be Francois after this really expensive dog trainer I got him)

18/ 365:
MNDR video day

26/ 365:
dreamcatcher making night

35/ 365:
the most amazing birthday dinner I could have ever asked for.

It's currently fashion week and for once, I didn't book the hell out of myself to the point of having to cancel things. It feels nice to be relaxed and ready for my shows.
Tomorrow will be BiJules at the end of the day, 1 before.
Calm, cool & collected.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Sometime last week I had a bunch of ladies over for a dreamcatcher making evening in my new apartment that I think went fabulously. I spent the afternoon wandering around in the slush looking for some kind of plastic O shaped thing because I hadn't yet looked up what dream catchers are exactly made out of, probably something I should have done before I went out on my shopping for supplies mission.

Either way, after a few hours of going to all the wrong stores I decided on some moldable wire.

We braided the wire and squeezed it together with plyers to make it a bit more secure then molded them into circles. Next time, I am definitely going to be ordering the rings online because that process took a lot longer than I thought it was going to. Next, I took some yarn and wrapped it around the newly made 'O' to make it a bit thicker all the way around. Finally I wrapped it with a piece of thin, wide suede.

figuring out the inside webbing was a bit tricky but Christy having macramed in the past figured out a pretty good way of doing it. I on the other hand broke down and youtubed a how-to video on the webbing.

Either way, they all turned out pretty amazing and there have been renegade feathers popping up all over my apartment for the last week.

I can't wait to make all of my friends forever, dreamcatchers for their birthdays.

I'm pretty happy with the way mine turned out. I think the next time I'm going to go overboard with the feathers though. Just get nuts with it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Well, it's almost the end of January and that's weird.

I decided last night while talking to a friend of mine that as you get older, time fly's by. Remember being 15 and feeling like a week was an eternity to have to wait for something? I miss that. I wish a week felt longer than it actually does now with all of this "working" and "responsibility".

I have some things in the works. I am planning a dream catcher making night at my new apartment this upcoming week that should be pretty fantastic, I am working on building new plants out of all of my current plants, I am currently entirely freestyle knitting a pullover sweater that I pray to god works with 50+ year old yarn from a farm in PA...

All the while, working my ass off.

I've been getting some bigger and better clients lately which is definitely making life seem like it's actually going somewhere. A satisfying feeling to have after working at something for so many years.

Some photos from the last few months:

Holiday parties via Sunny :

Currently working on creating this in my kitchen. 1 plant + 3 decorative objects to go:

A story I shot for Nylon Mag in the Feb issue with Anouck Bertin:

I have found my favorite vintage fur store and purchased this lovely rabbit coat for myself:

Another new addition to my closet:

And last but not least, a little pouch I am swooning over from Scout and Catalogue

And I'll leave asking - if anyone knows where I may be able to find a sock pattern to accomodate size 16 feet (mens), I would be eternally grateful.


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: