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Here is the 3rd installment.  To read the other two, go here, then here.



Last night, I went to karaoke at this total dive trucker bar.  It.  Was.  Awesome.  I’ve been there before, but this time it wasn’t 10 degrees outside and there were a lot of people there.  It was the kind of place where our waitress was wasted by the end of the night and we all had bar tabs because she came to the table once every hour or so.  Oh, and the employees get up and sing and they all know most of the karaokers.  Because they are there all the time.

The friends I went with were great.  It was kind of funny, because several people I knew showed up and they knew other people I knew.

It was funny to have friends show up that you didn’t know knew other friends.  It was awesome.  People from school showed up and my favorite barista.  And then we realized we knew even more of each others’ friends.  Really cool.

I sang Atlanta by Alison Krauss and Downtown by Petula Clark.  And I’m pretty sure I did an ok job.  It’s so different sounding singing into a mic rather than singing in the car or shower.  I was all like, “Is that me?”

And, here is proof, as if you needed it, that I, indeed, knit everywhere.

It’s taken me a while to post these pictures.  This is the outfit I wore to my critique a couple of weeks ago.

I was in such a good mood this day.  Probably because when I woke up, I knew I was finished.  All of my projects were completed and I was ready for my critique.  When I say finished, I mean with the quarter, not with school.  I imagine the day I wake up and am finished with school, I will be scared out of my mind.

Little did I know at this point that there were fingerprints on my work.  Which is a huge no no.  I’m pretty sure there weren’t any fingerprints on it when I walked into critique.  Just sayin’.  Some people may’ve been eating in there when they were passing around my work.  Ahem.

I also attribute this wonderful mood to the night of sleep I got and the sleep I knew I was going to get the upcoming night.  It’s really amazing how sleep can make me feel sane.  More so, how the lack of sleep makes me feel a little insane.  At this point, most of us were looking at each other and doing the irrational, “Why are you looking at me like that?!…You hate me, don’t you!”  There was even a sleep deprivation fueled breakdown.  And it wasn’t from me for once.  I laughed.  Which, was also fueled by sleep deprivation; I usually wouldn’t laugh.

There’s an edge of insanity in those eyes.  Mostly because I’m excited about my critique.  That’s crazy.

This top is a bathing suit, by the way.  It’s a bathing suit  from the ’50s.  My friend Mary runs an amazing vintage eBay store with great prices and great pieces.  She gave it to me an I love it.  I’m afraid to wear it as a bathing suit at this point, it’s so lovely.

Top: Vintage 50's bathing suit c/o Mary's eBay shop
Skirt: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Jacket: Tulle
"W" Necklace: Gifted from my mom & dad when I was a wee lass

Curtsey.  Have a great Tuesday!

It’s back on!  The best show on TV right now (I’m not sure if I even believe this, but I really, really, really like it).  My best group of lady friends and I got together and had a little soiree to celebrate the occasion (did you know there’s only one s in this word?).  It was great, we watched the season finale from last season and the first episode from this season.  I can’t wait until next week!

Here are some pictures from the party.  Mary, the hostess, really went above and beyond.  And yes, the jello molds were unbelievable.



Did you watch?  What did you think?

A while ago, I made a second shop called Lovely Bug Vintage, (I didn’t want the jewelry to get confused with my knits) although it’s not all vintage.  When I made it, that was the plan, but plans change.  I wanted to sell vintage jewelry I found from estate sales (I have a jewelry problem, seriously).  Carrie Ann has a thrifting problem she often talks about and I have a similar jewelry problem.  She made a shop for her thrifting finds and I thought this was an awesome idea.  I will still be able to buy the jewelry and then just pass it on to someone else.  Everyone wins.

But, then I remembered all of jewelry I made last year and earlier this year and thought, I should list those, too.  Because those pieces are still awesome and I still love them.  So, here it is.  Launching slowly.  As I make time to edit pics.

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So.  First week of break has come to a close.  I gotta tell you guys, I’m totally over it.  Break, that is.  It’s boring.  I really, really hate to be bored.  I don’t have any definite things to do.  Makes a girl feel a little depressed.  I have been knitting up a storm and working on some homework (yes, my department head gave me homework…hrumph).  It’s funny, all quarter long I can’t wait until break and now that it’s here I can’t wait until it’s over.  The grass is always greener.

First up this week, this amazing video (don’t worry, it’s a 3D [kind of] cartoon thingy, not an interview) focusing on the last 50 years of Amnesty International.  It’s very moving.  And pretty short.  If you miss out on it…I don’t know.  Something bad.  Like, bad karma.

These amazing tattoos (there is a whole photo album if you click the source link).  Even though they like a little like a bear mauling.


OMG, this artist!!




I actually don’t drink, but I think I need this anyway.  It looks like it doesn’t open bottles very effectively anyway.


I love this, it’s awesome.


I want this.  Next time I have a room that is actually mine, I might just put this up.


They look like candy!!


Have a great weekend and a great Friday!!

If you missed the first installment, see it here


So.  There is this girl from school.  I’ve talked to her a few times in passing.  We’ve mostly discussed how tired we are and how ridiculous studio week is.  Apparently, she’s a sarcastic bitch, just like me, and wants to be friends.  This is how she told me.  (This took my way to long to make.  I don’t know if I’m getting my money’s worth out of design school.)

And then there was a lot of other inappropriateness over direct messaging that I can’t share.  Or, I could, but I’m not going to.

This took my like 3 hours to make and then load into wordpress so you can see the whole thing and read it if you squint.  You’re welcome.

I’ve been working hard (not just on school) on designs for my fall knitwear line.  Yes, I’m going to have an actual line this year and not just randomly make things and put them up as they come.  Other than the bear and cat earmuffs, which will be making a reappearance in the line, I will have several new designs.  I’m super excited about them.  I’m almost done with my first prototype piece and am bursting to share!

This first piece is the Adelaide Creamy Bolero and I can’t wait to show you the finished product!

Note:  I made this before I knew Ryan Dunn died.  I had no knowledge of this when I made this layout and I took these pictures two months ago.  I’m sorry if anyone took it as being disrespectful.  I am so sorry for his family and friends.


I took these pictures over 2 months ago and then forgot about them.

Before I moved back in with the parents, I found a little graveyard nestled between two houses.  An old graveyard by American standards.  It’s in such a weird and random spot.  Of course, I had to take pictures of myself in it.

Like the random Confederate flag?  Welcome to Georgia!

The weeds over growing the graves were so green and beautiful.  It would’ve been peaceful if the lot wasn’t surrounded by houses and a family of people watching me from a stoop across the street. (It creeped me out, but I prevailed.  I had Chico at my side to protect me)

I think I look like a ghost standing next to the graves in the picture above.

So, Monday is here.   Monday, monday.

For the last 2 weeks, I have been in major freak out mode.  More like 3 weeks.  Especially Mondays.  They freak me out, yo.

But tomorrow I…don’t have to do anything.  I’m on break!  I’m so excited!  I can go to the pool, or talk a walk with Chico or read or sit on the porch or whatever.

Or paint, or lay around and watch The Office or movies or play Zelda.  Or rip up paper and throw it around…

Or lay in the yard and let the sprinklers wash over me…you get the gist

But, I won’t be hanging out in any graveyards during this break.  That’s the plan so far.

How’s your Monday going?  Mine, so far, is lovely.

Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Target
Tights: c/o Muir Hughes Jewelry: all soon to be available in Lovely Bug Shop 

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