Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Is A Time Of Giving

SO for Christmas we ( The Handmade Brigade Of OC ) were contaced by Mercy House to see if we wanted to be part of their Stockings for homeless children living in motels all over orange county... Of course it pulled on my heart strings so we decided to make a craft party out of it!! It was a bunch of fun and good to know it was going towards a good cause. We bought the stockings and then had a crazy amount of crafty stuff to decorate them. People went a little crazy....

Some were literally 2 hours stockings... I made some myself and they were super easy... I turned all mine into reindeer hahahahha...

I guess the kids probably wont really care about the outside of the stockings but more whats inside but it was a good way to get people to come and celebrate Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate then ourselves. Also got a chance to hang out with fabulous people who always support all our events. One being Frances and her Husband... Shes great! She always helps us with anything we need!!!

We also had a bunch of great sponsors who helped donate food and money to our event.. If it wasn't for everyones great support it wouldnt have been as sucessful as it was! I hope to make this an annual event for the HBOC.

How was everyones Christmas???

Here is a blast from the past... the freaking best Holloween costume since 1960... Honestly... this is genius!


This is my uncle hahahahhaah!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pillbox Hat.... MEOW!


So I have been making cocktail hats lately and I am so in love.... My first attempt was This lovely pillbox leopard hat.... It was great fun to make. Once I made it I couldn't figure out if I was going to have to guts to wear it.... Of course I did anyways! I wore it to a craft show we put on in a bar in Costa Mesa... hahahaha. It was great fun. Why all craft shows are not in bars is news to me. It was the best show I've been to. Not profit wise but on the fun-o-meter it was a ball!

Anyways back to the hat... I couldn't figure out what to use... I was thinking black but then every time I do that everyone says " Are you going to a funeral?" and then it always reminds me of Johnny Cash and I want to say " Well Maybe I am... " Since I love black and I wear it all the time... bbuuuutttttt I also love me some leopard. just accents of it. I love my Cheetah Flats from Target. I wear them all the time. and for $12.99 you can't beat em! So the hat.... I am not quite sure how women back in the day kept them on there head. It seems like every vintage hat I have seen have different shapes to keep them on. I made a more modern way... elastic loops to add bobbi pins to. Worked like a charm! I think its weird that I haven't seem more people sporting cocktail hats... Like literally I've seen 1 girl on Southern California other then me. It seems like they are exploding all over fashion blogs, anthro, & urban outfitters, I even saw one at target!!! What the heck!
So anyways I didn't get a good pic of the hat.... I am sure this picture will explain why....

Like a true lady! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! SO anyways.... I love my hat and there will be plenty more to come... I need to get the ball rolling and start adding them to my Etsy Shop but of course like all things I have been up to my eyeballs in felt flower headband orders. Hopefully I get the Canon Rebel I want for Christmas and then I will be golden! So I dont have to use pictures like this anymore... HAHAHAHAHAHA I love how cheesey I am.

Oh I just got a new pair of shoes... I love them.... I feel like they make my feet look like I went and got chinese foot binding done... But I love the nostalgia of them.... what do you think?

Anyways... What is everyone asking or doing for christmas??? Anything good? Is it bad that when I go to look for stuff for other people all I can find is stuff for myself.... Should I be ashamed? because I am not... hahahahaa