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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Like Tropical Pepsi without the horrible aftertaste

I'm now a member of Wardrobe Refashion! Four months without buying new clothing- just wearing altered, handmade stuff. Check out the Flickr community- really inspiring stuff.

I Amanda C.Q. pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 4 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!

Signed, Amanda C.Q.

For some reason, the phrase "thy thriftyness" is really funny to me.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Flippin' Sweet

Remember Twinkie Chan, the food-themed-scarf-crocheter extroadinaire Raven interviewed a while ago? After a several month haitus, she's back with new listings on ebay.
Check out the super cool fuzzy poptart scarf, with half-eaten poptart!

If sweet treats aren't your thing, there's also a toast scarf with heart shaped pats of butter-
Auctions end in a day!

Also flippin' sweet is this dress by Keiko Lynn of Postlapsaria. Though this dress isn't on sale, she's got some other items marked down by almost 50%.

Next on the super-awesome list are these Crafty Curio Kits by Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club- also the host of the DIY Network's Craft Lab. Each kit contains several bits of vintage and other collectibles and crafty items you can use to create your own repurposed jewelry. Items are arranged in packs according to colour.

Avaliable on etsy.

Last on the flippin' sweet list is Sipderman 3, 'cause by going to see it, I think I was enlightened. I got some really important questions answered, for example: How good does the pie you've been eating at a quaint little cafe taste after you've told your best friend that you've been intimate with his lady friend?

The Answer:


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Monday, May 14, 2007

Not Deaf and Nowhere Near Dumb (Luck, That Is)

Jimmy Tamborello is one man who works hard at what he does. When his new album, Dumb Luck arrived in stores, it was as if I was hearing the gentle sounds he has spent almost the last six years working on for the very first time. Simple sounds coupled with simple words makes this a smart work of art. I've been a fan of Mr. Tamborello as one of the men of the Postal Service, so being able to listen to him apart from Ben Gibbard is a new form of relaxation in itself. He has earned yet another star in my book.