Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Happiest of Endings.

Less than two weeks left in this year and boy, oh boy am I ready to lay this one to rest. Granted I've managed to make some wonderful changes, and for the most part taken all the sad I had been collecting and turning it into something I'm now very proud of.

While elated that my car survived all those trips back and forth from Arizona and made it back to Los Angeles and even helped me get to the interview that led to my wonderful employment, she has been laid to rest. Her problems finally overpowered her and is now non-operational as a result.
In other, more (maybe less) exciting news, I moved to east LA a couple of months ago and have been keeping it realer than most by busing my silly buns to work and else where. It's kind of an experience at times. Most of which, one I wish I wasn't having.

Aside from all of my car drama I have been relishing the last of this year. Dwelling in the goodness with friends. Keeping up by skipping down the street on our way to where ever the good times are. I've also been setting myself up with some goals for the upcoming year. Not really things that I feel I have to make up for which is a good feeling. This last year was one hell of an experience. Giving a lot to go on. Even more to come from.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Update Schmupdate.

Lately I've been moving around a lot. Back in California for good. Not sure how else to say what I've been saying for the last month anymore. I'm back, probably forever.

Haven't been able to do much sewing though back in the city I have lots of inspiration. Lots and lots. I can't wait to make some clothing. I've got more on the horizon. It's going to be interesting to see how the rest of the year pans out.

As grueling as it is to read/hear/see/type/say I've been in touch with a photographer friend of mine that will hopefully be able to help me get some pictures done and another that might help me get a job at a fabric store. Both of which would (and will be nice). Maybe even another who will make a banner or two for me. My brainstorming and networking vibes are vibing and it is all coming together.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


It's been quiet.

I've been out and about doing and stewing.
Over the last month a lot has been made and more has been contemplated. I think soon I'll be taking pictures and finally getting them up and online ready to sell. It's been a long time coming and there's no more left to say or do until it can be done.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rain, rain, go away.

Let it be noted that four months ago I moved away from Los Angeles to a small mountain town. I knew I was going to face real weather, but really, let me have a little sun.
It's been raining for close to two weeks and the locals tell me monsoon season isn't until July/August, so why mother nature? Why are you blessing us with all this rain?

I shouldn't complain. Nobody should ever complain. I should be happy I can still pull of tights under dresses under cardigans under coats. Get some frosting because we're adding another layer to this cake.

48. Rainy Day Mischief
48. Rainy Day Mischief by Mandy Love

For the most part I've been spending time in front of the glowing computer screen attempting to be productive with little to show for it. Though I have finished some bags I plan to sell. Can I call it one of a kind if I made seven of them? They all will have different closers. Buttons, ribbon ties or snaps. Not sure if it'll be an option or just how it's done. I'm so indecisive.

Then of course there's another promise of pictures that will probably never come.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Inspiration as a metaphore about catching butterflies in a net.

Lately I've been looking for inspiration. It doesn't come cheap, but most things that are worth it don't...

Loss of inspiration is comparable to writer's block on some level. I can sew and make whatever it is but without some sort of inspiration behind it it feels like a lost cause. Sometimes it comes and goes like Mary Poppins with the wind. Who knows.

I was thinking that during my dry spells I could blog about fashion. Which was always kind of what I wanted for the website I someday hope to maintain. Someday...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back to Basics

After completing one jumper and one apron. I want to take and make a few purses as well. It was the jumper that told me to do it.
Upon arrival in LA I will find the first bum with a camera and take pictures as follow through.

I hope you can hold out till then.
I hope I can.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Inspiration Point.

I've been going through all the fabric I've realized I have a lot of kitschy printed goodness. Then it hit me, apron dresses. Over your shorts or jeans kind of like a jumper.

Coming soon...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Getting Started

It isn't always as easy as it seems. I'm almost done with one of the first things I'll be selling. Well handmade/design related thing. Though I am very attached to it and secretly want to keep it It'll be a good sell.

On another, somewhat related note I found a place to reside in my new found place of residence. Moving will commence at the end of this month and will subsequently involve a trip back to good old Los Angeles. Something I'm actually looking forward to this time around.

In the meantime, if you're in store for a good laugh or maybe have some money to burn. I've listed a few of my pre and otherwise teen possessions in my almost forgotten ebay store to see if I can make a buck or two.

Applesauce Romance

(do you get it? applesauce romance, mushy...)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Introductions on Order

Not knowing when to push start, but this is where I'll begin.

I'm a designer, I'm creative, give me a chance and I'll take it as far as I can. Not that into I statements, they're just easier to describe myself.
I like to make things. I want to sell things. That's kind of what brings me here.
It's sort of a way to keep track of myself chronologically, to network and have a place to draw you in and direct you. I give really good directions.

I think I'm cool, and other people do too. They told me so...