Friday, October 30, 2009


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SAVE THE VINYL is the brainchild of my very special bf Joshua Pratt, host of Vinyl Vlog. SAVE THE VINYL is a unique service/promotion put together in association with Limited Pressing, National Underground and dozens of bands from all over the US and Canada, for attendees of this weekend’s FEST 8 in Gainesville, FL. The idea is that anyone who purchases records at FEST 8 will receive a record mailer to protect (or SAVE) their vinyl from the chaos that is the FEST. Inside each mailer is a comp CD with over 25 songs by the bands mentioned above. 200 record mailers and comp CDs will be given out. Of these 200, 5 comp CDs will be "Golden CDs," which include a secret track announcing the lucky record buyer as a winner of a prize package. These prize packages are made up of records, CDs, coozies, and other merch items donated by participating bands. Josh and I collaborated on artwork for the comp CD insert and above are a few of the sketches we came up with.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Central Square Chair Sale: 6 Hours

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Re-glued and screwed. Once the chair is dry I will sand, stain, and begin the upholstering process!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Central Square Chair Sale: 4 Hours

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Sometimes situations have to get worse before they get better...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wall Mosaic by Jill Roberson

I spotted this neat penny tile wall mosaic on Design*Sponge today. It must have taken a lot of planning! The wall is from the home of Jill Roberson of office.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Central Square Chair Sale: 3 Hours

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My chair after three hours of prying out tacks and staples, ripping apart dry-rotted foam, and watching my hands become red and blistered. I couldn't believe how long it took to tear this thing apart. But I was also very unprepared. I think I can cut my time in half next time around. I'll also invest in a pair of gloves next time around...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Central Square Chair Sale: 1 Hour

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About four weeks ago, after months of complaining about my hobbyless lifestyle, I finally signed up for a continuing ed. class at the BA&CE in Brookline, MA. The course, as you may have deduced from the photo, is Furniture Upholstery.

Remember this chair from my original Central Square Chair Sale post??? Turns out, Mr. Shalimar has hundreds of these chairs in his store basement. I picked this one out for my project. This picture was taken about an hour into my first class. It took a whole HOUR to tear out enough nails to remove HALF of the seat fabric. I have a long way to go...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HGTV Green Home Comes to MA: Update

The 2010 HGTV Green Home is located in Plymouth, MA this year, which is extremely exciting for me as a MA resident and groupie. The house seems to be entering its final stages of construction already. Pretty impressive considering the project was only announced this past June. Of course, there is still a considerable of work to do. The floor plans show multiple lofts, a giant porch, and generous master bedroom. There is only one other bedroom, but for a free house you can't complain. I'm planning on doing a drive-by in the next few weeks... The giveaway entry period begins April 16, 2010.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Johansen Shoes at Little Girl Grown

I spotted these adorable mid-century Johansen heals at Little Girl Grown, a tasteful and affordable Boston-based Etsy store stocked with hand-selected vintage gems. If only my feet were three sizes smaller :( If you are interested in these shoes I'd hurry, because nothing ever stays on LGG for long! Take a look at more vintage fall finds here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Babushka Cookies

I just started following and their post about "Babushka Cookies" was the first feed update I received on them. There are no words to express the joy I am feeling right now. These cookies are the brain child of Michele of Extremely Crafty. Thank you Michele.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Moustache Mugs

My Mom always jokes about having given me and my brothers pacifiers in the shape of cigars, puckered lips, gold teeth, and other adult accessories that look hilarious on babies. I think it was her favorite part of motherhood, in fact. This moustache mug image found at reminded me of that. Love you Mom ;)