Monday, February 28, 2011

1300 Things: Week 9

201.    Being open to things turning out way better than I could ever imagine.
202.    See’s Candy.
203.    The smell of rain.
204.    Vintage wool blankets.
205.    The iridescence of raindrops trapped in the window screen when the sun finally peeks out.
206.    Bloglovin. (My readership has gone way up in the one week that I’ve been on it).
207.    This awesome tea towel/ cushion (the colors make me drool):

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208.    The sun coming out long enough for me to photograph yarn.
209.    Awesome lighting in the bathroom for prime eyebrow plucking.
210.    Pandora Radio
211.    Making a mundane task…  FUN!
212.    Toasted Marshmallow milkshakes.
213.    This face, those whiskers, them eyes:

214.    The Geniuses at the Apple store.
215.    My Genius Bar appointment only taking 4 minutes. 
216.    Showing up for my Genius Bar appointment 10 minutes early & them seeing me right away.
217.    Magazine subscriptions.
218.    Dancing in my pajamas & singing along to the Glee soundtrack with Rosco (he sings Mercedes' parts)
219.     These Guys:
220.    Helpful friends who are super HTML-y!
221.    Organization by color-coding.
222.    Naps in the sun.
223.    Burnt Cheese. Or is it Burned Cheese?
224.   The scent of Brown Jasmine Rice cooking.
225.    This ├╝ber adorable band/song/video:



I adore reading your comments about what YOU are grateful for.  So how about it... What are you grateful for today?

-t

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Button Button...

Who's got the button?! 
Thanks to a small team of some very dear friends, I do!
(photoshop + advanced HTML coding = me asking for help)




The tasty codes for these yummy buttons can be found by 
clicking the "Button Love" tab at the top of this blog! 

Now, how about a tongue twister:
Pick a PuNk rAwK pUrL button, any PuNk rAwK pUrL button & Put it on your blog.  

For realsies tho... I'd be tickled pink (& other pretty colors) if you chose to put me on your blog! If you do, you can collect lots of smiles from me, & lots of snuggles from Rosco! 

Coming Soon: Stay tuned here to be mesmerized by the beauty-ful buttons of some of my favorite blogs.  
-t

Yarn For Sale! Part 1

Note: Yarn Sale posts will pop up now & then, 
but I assure you this blog is not turning into a yarn shop! 

The time has come for me to part with some yarn from my stash.  I have more yarn than I can shake two pointy sticks at & it's time to let some go.  I need to make more room in my home & less room in my wallet. *wink wink*  (I am aware that some large online yarn companies may be selling some of this yarn cheaper. I am not a large online yarn company & am not trying to compete with them.)

Today's lot is delicious Malabrigo, a family owned yarn company in Uruguay.  This super soft yarn needs little to no introduction, as most knitters are quite familiar with it. However, if you have any questions or would like project suggestions... please email me & ask.  See bottom for shipping/payment details.

Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool- 
Hand Painted Seleccion Privada in Colorway: "K"
Worsted Weight: 4-5 sts/in
Yards: 216/ skein 
Needle Size US 7-9 
2 skeins- $30 + shipping (see below)


Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool- 
Colorway: Jaen #113
Worsted Weight: 4-5 sts/in
Yards: 216/ skein 
Needle Size US 7-9 
3 skeins- $30 + shipping (see below)



Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Pure Merino Wool- 
Colorway: Hongos #147
Worsted Weight: 4-5 sts/in
Yards: 216/ skein 
Needle Size US 7-9 
1 skein- $10 + shipping (see below)



Malabrigo Aquarella 100% Wool- 
Colorway: Solis #09
Super Bulky: 2.25 sts/in
Yards: 65/ skein 
Needle Size US 13 
2 skeins- $25 + shipping (see below)



Malabrigo Aquarella 100% Wool- 
Colorway: Coronilla #05
(this colorway was very difficult to capture it's overall much deeper/darker than pictured. 
the orange highlights are accurately pictured)
Super Bulky: 2.25 sts/in
Yards: 65/ skein 
Needle Size US 13 
2 skeins- $25 + shipping (see below)

  • Shipping charges will be determined based on your location. (i have a scale & will give you the exact shipping cost)
  • Yes, I will ship internationally. 
  • I will be accepting payment via PayPal. 

All yarn comes to you as it is photographed, never wound, never used.  All of my yarn lives in a smoke free home. It is stored in plastic bins.  There is a cat who lives here, but he doesn't hang out in the yarn bins. He only lazes around on top of the yarn that is being knit... sometimes WHILE it's being knit. 

Thanks for looking! There will be more yarn coming soon. & please do pass this post onto your knitterly friends! 

-t

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'll be at The House of Mouse...

& I don't mean Disneyland. 

Yours Truly is the Current Featured Artist

I am super excited to announce that you will now be able to shop for PuNk rAwK pUrL goods at the super awesome Modern Mouse.  "Who is this Mouse?"- I can hear you asking. Well, I am glad that you asked. Modern Mouse is a staff of super sweet folks who love the crafty/DIY lifestyle.  Go check out their website. Read the Artists Profiles, they are super fun.  And if you live in the Bay Area... get your hot-pants on down there toot-suite & check them out! 

From their site: 
Modern Mouse offers a fun, stylish and creative collection of high-quality, modern handmade goods made by independent artists and small manufacturers across the USA. We’re drawn to simple items that make us smile and find it pleasing to sprinkle beautiful handmade objects amongst a sea of mass produced.
We delight in the special, unique nature of handcrafted objects and are inspired by the idea of them being produced one at a time in the tiny studios of individual artists (or more often than not, at dining tables or small desks) in homes perhaps just miles from our own.
Visit our brick-and-mortar store to see work from over 130 talented artists, or shop a hand-picked, limited selection of our items in our new online store (to-be). You’ll find home & living accessories, fashion accessories, apparel and special occasion gifts…something for just about everyone!
Just a Few of the Items headed to MM 

And if you don't live around here, don't worry your pretty little heads... I will be stocking up the PuNk rAwK pUrL Etsy shop soon.  & yes, there will be robots!   
-t

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Love of Lists

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I am super excited to be participating in the upcoming 30 Days Of Lists Challenge.  Making ONE list a day... hardly a challenge. I typically make about 6 lists before I even get out of my jammies in the morning.  (okay. okay.  So I am recently unemployed & spend an embarrassing amount of time working at home in said jammies.  Point being, that I am constantly making lists!)

When I first heard about this, the following list of thoughts ran through my mind:
  • Awesomesauce! I love lists! 
  • List making... uhhhh, that's how I roll!  
  • A list-a-day challenge: Heck Yeah, this is for me!  
  • Waaait a minute. Hey brain, slow your roll... I wonder what the rules are.   
All of the info that I needed to make the choice to participate was in this beautiful tidbit found at the bottom of the  the announcement post:
There's no wrong way to do this and if you don't like a prompt on a certain day, just change it. Tweak it. Make it your own.
I am still not sure which notebook or journal I am going to use for this project, or how I will decorate it. I am pretty sure that I am going to post 7 days worth of lists once a week... but who knows, I may change my mind.  The beauty of this project is the freedom to make it up as I go.

So what about YOU? Are you a list maker?
If you are, & if you choose to come along on this fun challenge, I'll be looking forward to loving your lists!


-t

Monday, February 21, 2011

1300 Things: Week 8


176.    Car trips with a beloved friend.
177.    Finally seeing the surface of my studio table.
178.    The big yellow ball in the sky (especially when it’s been hiding for a week).
179.    A freshly mopped kitchen floor.
180.    Having a lazy day & not judging myself for it.
181.    Smiles.
182.    This awesome photo of my latest TV crush, Jack McBrayer (Kenneth of 30 Rock).
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183.    Meeting internet friends & loving them as much in person as I do online. (see week 4: # 92)
 184.    Coffee. Coffee. Coffee
 185.    Remembering to water my plants before they go all wilty.
 186.    Hugging!
 187.    Crunchy Peanut Butter.
 188.    Marimekko in my living room:
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189.    Finding a parking spot in SF on flat/level ground. (I am out of practice driving my no-power-steering manual transmission car in the hilly-town)
190.    Yarn.
191.    The free Photoshop Express app for iPhone.
192.    A shelf full of empty journals just waiting to be filled up w/ words & doodles.
193.    BBQ dinner with a friend. (The Sassy Mo-Lassy bbq sauce was my fave!)
194.    Striped knee-high socks:
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195.    Finding a cool vintage tablecloth at the thrift shop & it being 50% off when I get to the register. Double Score!  
196.    Lily Allen. (Her voice, lyrics, & general rad-ness/adorable-ness.)
197.    Puffy white clouds.
198.    Funny unintended shadow puppets on the wall.
199.    Really Yummy Thai Food.
200.    Learning to Needle Felt:
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What are YOU grateful for right this minute?


-t

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bloglovin...



I am going to try out Bloglovin! Many of my favorite bloggers use & recommend it.  In the interest of growing my blog I am open to trying new things. 

Do any of you use Bloglovin? Thoughts? Do you use it in addition to other blog feeds? 

Monday, February 14, 2011

1300 Things: Week 7

1300 Things To Be Grateful For: Week 7

151.    New beginnings.
152.    Chipped coffee mugs.
153.    A sunny spot on the carpet.
154.    Wind up tin-toys.
155.    Crying it out.
156.    Running late & not catching ANY red lights along my way.
157.    L O V E 
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158.    A quiet moment on crazy day.
159.    Drinking proseco with friends.
160.    Attending the opening of Sonya Philip’s latest show: Ordinary Objects.
161.    The sound of scissors cutting paper. 
162.    A clean bathtub.
163.    30 Rock.
164.    A walk around the lake. 
165.    Cold hands on a hot coffee mug.
166.    Really TART Lemon Meringue Pie
167.    Finding a ten dollar bill in a purse I haven’t used in years.
168.    Silver linings...
169.    The genius of Amy Sedaris.
170.    This photo of Audrey Hepburn:
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171.    Pretty marble floors in my bathroom.  
172.    Silver binder clips.
173.    A visit to the chiropractors office.
174.    Getting a Valentine in the mail from a dear friend.
175.    This movie:
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What are YOU grateful for right this minute?



-t

Monday, February 7, 2011

1300 Things: Week 6

 
126.    My Alligator shower mat that keeps me from slipping in the shower.
127.    Being early for an appointment & sitting in a sunny warm car.
128.    My yellow cashmere cardigan that is so old it’s falling apart.
129.    Really old t-shirts that are even softer than cashmere.
130.    German Chocolate ice cream.
131.    A complete reorganization of my kitchen counters for more efficiency.
132.    This wool blanket:
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133.    Almond Butter & crackers.
134.    Unseasonably 70F weather in February.
135.    Finding a perfectly ripe avocado when I plan to use it that day. (not super bowl related)
136.    Being barefoot.
137.    Striking up an amazing conversation w/ a total stranger. (People CAN be awesome.)
138.    Stuff with polka dots
139.    The cute little way that way ducks shake their tail feathers. .

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140.    Having all of the windows in the house open. 
141.    Ginger peach black tea with vanilla almond milk.
142.    Really strong garlic dishes. (kiss kiss)
143.    Taking that bag to Goodwill that has been waiting to go for 6 months.
144.    Lists.
145.    The way Rosco smacks his lips after eating. (out of control cute)
146.    Red thread sewn into black felt. 
147.    Green glass.
148.    A ladybug landing on my hand.
149.    Rosco learning how to use the toilet. (Ok, this one is just a fantasy that I am grateful/hopeful for).
150.    This Dreamy song:



What were YOU grateful for this past week, yesterday, today, or this very moment?
-t

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photo Post

These Photos were taken last year around this time and are some of the very first images I took with that crazy popular app for the iPhone, Hipstamatic. I am not a photographer, nor do I claim to be one. The plain & simple truth is that the iPhone camera is pretty darned good, & there are tons of great photography apps for it.  These have inspired me to explore different subject matter and overall just have more fun with the process of taking photos. 

Last Year I began two different 365 projects on Flickr. The first one was a Hipstamtic 365, that I have to admit fell by the wayside mid December.  I do hope to pick it up again soon.  How do you pick up with an abandoned 365 project? You can see my more of my Hipstamatic photos here

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Are you an amateur photographer? Or a Pro? What do you enjoy photographing? What are your points of view about the cell phone photography "movement"?

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

-t