All the Drunken Ladies

My darling and dearest chum Eileen has always been my craft sister.  We are very much alike, except she is much more sparkly than I am. Her crafts always have a twist of glamour. Like this twist–a lip gloss crafting party.

No joke, people.

Eileen in all of her red glittery fabulous-ness had 13 crafty ladies over for a bonanza of lip gloss goodness.

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Eileen even gave each girl a little apron to work in, because, it’s just a bit messy, this lip gloss making magic.  Here is our gal, Mel modeling one of the aprons.I don’t think she looks too drunk, do you?

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As you can see making lip gloss is a tad messy, that’s why we had the aprons or THIS could have been smudge on our dresses!

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i think it is a modern day miracle after 12 empty bottles of champagne and peach liquor that we actually managed to make the lip gloss, but we did. Here’s mine.  Maybe I do look drunk here.

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Eileen, I bow to your glittery, crafty awesomeness! Hugs and kisses to you!

Little red riding hoodie

Well, if I have no knitting going on, that doesn’t mean I can’t showcase the amazing work for others.

Exhibit A:

The Domiknitrix made the Peach this dandy red sweater–it’s a baby version of her famous little red riding hoodie sweater that is so popular in the knitting world.

I love it. It is one of those pieces of baby clothes that have been worn to death by the Peach. I also love it because the Domiknitrix is such a clever knitter and you can see that thoughtful knitting stitch design in her work, which makes it particularly stunning.

Hmm… Perhaps this would have been a more stunning picture if I brushed the Peach’s hair. Well, like mother like daughter, I suppose…

The Peach was wearing her sweater this weekend while we were out shopping when we were stopped by a lady who commented on her little outfit saying she looked like a European  baby with all her cute knits.

My little euro baby!  I have to laugh because the pattern on her little dress looks rather fancy, but I bought it from Babies R Us–Carter’s brand along with a red and white polkadot dress for $4.00 this summer.

FO, but not mine

The world says there are two kinds of knitters–people who knit for themselves and people who knit for others.  I see the benefits of both camps. As a knitter, you spend so much time to create something that is often times doesn’t highlight the effort and time that went into it. People like it, but sometimes they don’t see the layers of what it takes to create a knitted gift. It is way way way easier to of course purchase something.  And the yarn alone can be twice the cost of what you can often buy in the store. And the time that one knits it is, of course, priceless.

That is why only other knitters fully understand and appreciate an item that has been knitt for them. Truly understand.

I hope the DomiKNITrix fully understands how much I completely appreciate this gorgeous scarf she knit for me. I appreciate every quick pull and twining her hands made with the yarn. I appreciate her knowing choice of color palette. The sincere thought of–this IS for LESLIE.  It is truly awe-inspiring when you think that someone spent hours–many evenings creating something for you. Not just plucking a gift up in a shop, but taking time out of their life to create a one of a kind object that I can wear and love. You truly can feel the love and the warmth. The time the effort. I can’t believe it. It’s really quite magical. Domiknitrix gave me a hand knitted scarf! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Eileen’s Tattoo

So, in part of my desire to end clutter, I gave Eileen a birthday/Christmas present that wouldn’t just sit around her apartment getting dusty. I gave her a the gift of a tattoo instead!

Eileen was such a trouper. Here she is an hour into the tattoo.

With the gracious help of Kelley, the proprietress of Painted Lady Tattoo and uber tattoo artist, Eileen got the tattoo that she’s been wanting for two years. I must say, this tattoo shop was so charming. The walls painted the most relaxing mint color and Kelley has kitted the place out in a vintage Aisan theme. I swear, even SFBayGirl would be delighted by this place!

Eileen had a very specific idea of what she wanted, based on a small design she had created awhile back, but after talking to Kelley her vision changed.

It’s amazing how much insight tattoo artists have in helping make sure that the design works and took Eileen’s idea and made it work for a tattoo. Thank you, Kelley!

As noted by Eileen, “The three hours just flew by and it felt like it was being licked on by kittens! (I am so totally lying about the last part.) ”

But Eileen loves it. And really, who wouldn’t? So sweet and femine. And having it on a bit of an angle, helps it look more natural. Just wonderful.

Perhaps this will make me me get my f-hole tattoos much sooner….

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