Wednesday, August 05, 2009
This is what happens when you arrive at the airport in Prague the afternoon before your flight is leaving and you are afraid that if you go to sleep, all those warnings in Lonely Planet will come true and you'll wake to find yourself luggageless, passportless and moneyless. Drawing my memories of the summer and then coloring them in proved to keep me awake and amused for much of the night. For the rest of the hours I people-watched and prayed that the little cafe would open soon so I could get a coffee. I remember standing in line for it the next morning and trying to hold back my disappointment when it arrived in a doll-sized plastic tea cup. Just three little sips worth. ::sigh::
I can't believe that was eight years ago already. I arrived back in New York on August 18, 2001 and was so exhausted (and motion sick from turbulence) I only remember two things--being sad that I couldn't see the Statue of Liberty because the plane turned and being consolidated because at least I saw the twin towers. Wow.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
dear heavens, i love etsy.
Vintage plastic apples from the former DDR
A purple bear
A precious tulip necklace
I want this bracelet. I also want to learn to make this bracelet.
A gorgeous handmade (!) bag
Fabric I recently bought to cover a moleskin journal (and which is nearly too pretty to cut. :/)
Also worth noting/bookmarking is Sew, Mama, Sew's amazing and wonderful blog. This particular post is on using fat quarters for various projects. And the month of August has been dedicated to hand-sewing tutorials, which is more my style (partly because my plastic sewing machine is evil on its best days, ha)
I really want to go make stuff now. hmmm