Monday, August 31, 2009


Here it is Kids!!! We are official... We made it to COAST magazine... HAHAHA Thanks to Jessica at Coast for interviewing us and their lovely photographer. I probably made his job a living hell since I was making myself laugh the whole time... Check out our interview HERE Page 36 !!! Please read it and tell me what you guys think!! Isn't it great that indie crafting is finally coming to Orange County???

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Friday Nights and Road Trips!!!

Handmade brigade

So a few Fridays ago me and the rest of the Handmade Brigade went out to celebrate the end of our insane indie intensive month...

We started out at SHOW- The Supper CLub I thought it was going to be the 40's show but instead it was "Arabian Nights" .... It was okay... but not my style. There was one INSANE Belly dancer who pretty much stole the show... There was snakes and fire and white people with brown faces.... CRAZY!

Belly dancer

This is the belly dancer who was AMAZING!

Belly dancer The supper club

Then we got one of our very own belly dancers!!! Melissa!!!
Belly dancing
They tried to drag Jackie up there first then me... I was the evil bitch that pointed to Melissa and rooted her on!!! She was super good though it was sooo funny to watch!

I want to go back to the Supper club for the Speakeasy show which is more my style... I think this time I will just sit at the bar for $10... $75 for a meal and a cocktail is not in my budget!!!

burlesque dancer

After we walked to some weird bar called Goat Hill or something like that.. It was super light inside... Which is weird... I like dark bars... It smelled like puke too but we stayed anyways and played pool (or tried too) and took stupid pictures...

I was drinking so much shit... Lord only knows how I didn't puke.... I am not used to drinking and lord only knows I thought i was a fucking sailor that night!

Long Beach Ice Tea... knock your freaking socks off!
then things got CRAZY! Long beach Ice tea

Lauren, Nina, & Jackie
my brown amigas hahaha

Me putting a pool stick up Laurens butt
me and lauren

The Pool Shark...

Melissa, Me, & Nina


Who is the HAM in this group????

Melissas Bar boyfriend.... LOBSTER MAN! He was so gross....
She wasn't ready

TOLD YOU!!! EEEWWWWWW I couldn't stop laughing because he was so gross...
eww so gross

Then the night ended like this
who? Me?


It was super fun! Especially for a group of girls who never drink and would rather craft all night... BUT this sort of kicked off another event we have planned...

Speakeasy: Indie Crafting, Music and Booze!
September 20, 2009
Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

Fliers and more info coming soon....

So maybe we are not those granny crafters after all!!! I better see everyone from Orange County there!! Its going to be so fun! We just had our photo shoot there and the bar is super cool! I am excited because I will be bringing a few new items... COCKTAIL HATS!!! I've had the forms for awhile and just started making them! The one I wore on this night is my first one...

ALSO!!! I am going to fly to SEATTLE tomorrow and then rent a car and drive all the way down the coast back to ORANGE COUNTY!! So anyone have any good places to go, eat, see, stay PLEASE COMMENT!!! I've already had some WONDERFUL Ideas from Sherezada, Pam, & Lily. I also will hopefully be meeting them all!!! YAY!!! Crafty internet friends connect!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sprinkles Cupcakes

So everyone is MAD about Cupcakes!!! Cupcake places have been popping up everywhere but I've never visited one! Well they opened one in Newport Beach. Called Sprinkles It was sort of random because we were actually is Newport because Our craft group Handmade Brigade was getting interviewed for COAST magazine!!! Can you believe it??? We are going to be in the September Issue.... So random. I hardly said anything... I get weird about interviews... I did manage to answer one question and in my sentence I said "fuck" .... BROOK come on!!! you are quiet the whole time and FUCK is the word that comes out of your mouth to a person who writes about rich people and their snoody lifestyles.... hahahah She was recording the whole thing and i was like " OOppss dont add that! "

They are even having their photographer take professional pictures of us HAHAHAHA !! I feel like such an idiot.... The last time I got a professional picture it was my senior picture.... SO I feel like a total weirdo going to this shoot.... EEEEEPPPP! I can ham it up for my camera or a friends camera... but a strangers.... my social anxiety kicks in! We will see how it goes... Wednesday is the day... Wish me luck!!!

So back to Sprinkles... The cupcakes were sooo cute... the store was sssooo Cute:

the cupcakes... Not that great.... I hate to say it... Almost tasted stale... Still good especially since I cheated on my low carb diet just to eat one... but to be honest... They were cuter to eat then they tasted....

The best cupcakes I've had are made from a box... with a snack pack jell-o mixed in the batter... yes kickin' it hillybilly style!!! DONT JUDGE ME PEOPLE!!! Sooooo Sprinkles... CUTE CUTE posh little cupcakerie... good on the eyes... okay on the tongue...

This was the beginning of our day.... next blog will be our crazy ass night... The pictures are so funny!! So funny to go party with your craft friends.... Things got ugly!