not too sure why i have that lyric in my head, haven’t watched alice in wonderland anytime recently.
anyway, yep, another long break from blogging. there have been lots of hardcore changes happening within the past 6 months, hard to keep up with it all in blog format or in any format to be honest, haha.
let’s see, my sister is now officially a librarian (YAY!), we moved out of our cozy vintage townhouse (BOO!) and apart from each other which started off as really difficult but i’m glad we stay in touch a lot more than we did back when we were in separate colleges. i now live by myself which was an adjustment but i think i really like it! expensive as all hell to pretty much fill an apartment from scratch. it’s all the little things that’ll get ya, like kitchen stuff especially. i did buy a blender though, i feel really grown up making healthy fruit filled smoothies for myself after a long day. oh! and the best christmas present to myself is this beaut:
i’ve been eyeing this record player for months and i’m so excited i got it on sale too! amazon.com is the secret 😀
i haven’t been going to many shows lately. not sure what happened but live music sort of lost it’s magic for me after i realized i should probably stop going alone, which is kind of a bummer. i used to love the feeling of my ears being pounded by beautiful sounds and standing as close to the stage as i possibly could, and that wonderful thrill of stealing the setlist. maybe that desire will come back someday, i really hope so.
i did see Stars back in October with my sister. and this happened:
yes, a picture with Torq!! one that i look incredibly awkward in and uncomfortable, but whatever, cause i still love it!
i know i hardly ever talk about my relationships but this one deserves to be mentioned a bit cause we’ve been together for nearly 8 months! dating a pisces like myself is pretty darn awesome cause he’s talented, creative, and a sweetheart 😉 look at what he brought me back from austria!
it’s a dried and pressed eidelweiss, seriously the most romantic thing i’ve ever received cause i know the thought that went into it and the folklore behind the flower. it’s said that suitors used to climb the alps to find this flower to prove their love, unfortunately some died trying to do this. thankfully, that wasn’t an issue this time around and he came back home safe and sound.
i better get to bed, tomorrow starts the adventure of finding an ugly christmas sweater for a party and looking for some more pieces of cheap/awesome furniture.
hope all is well and if i don’t write again til next year, i hope your holidays are incredible 😀
here i am again, trying to catch up from the last month’s photos! it’s definitely been a busy december. i wanted to share a few things that have been making me happy, umm, since november? hahaha
new floss always excites me!!
i bought these amazingly cute coasters for amy and i.
finally cleaned up my jewelry/accessory area! i’m so proud of it and i don’t feel like such a mess anymore! hooray!!
i got this tiny sewing machine at hobby lobby, isn’t it soo sweet!
i’m severly in love with emily martin’s work! it’s whimisical and eccentric, something i always hope to be and be seen as. her etsy shop is filled with so many beauties!
i will try my best to be better about writing. i’ve been greatly busy with ninjacat business. and i’m celebrating my first sale to someone i don’t know! i mean i appreciate every sale i receive from friends but there is something very special about knowing that my creations are being enjoyed by someone i’ve never met.
what’s making you smile these days???
xo – amanda
last week i set up at my very first craft fair! it was held at my job and was pretty fun. it was a great experience to learn from and i’m thinking about signing up for another craft fair in the spring.
it was really cool thinking of ways to set up the table. the banner is so very much my style and i’m so happy i could convey that!
i’ve decided to add some of my paintings to my shop, in miniature form. believe me when i say that they were a challenge. i’m used to working on canvas that is 6′ by 4′ and working on like 1/100th of that scale was interesting but really fun!
brooches and necklaces…
the ninjacats eagerly awaited to be taken to their new homes!
sneaky peek at my new ninjacats. they have weapons that attach to the velcro. these ninjas will be available in my shop on January 1st!
using a few of my vintage suitcases turned out great and made packing up a breeze!
i had a lot of fun and definitely will continue to think of ways to spread the ninjacat invasion!
hope you’re having a great week!
xo – amanda
anyone who knows me, knows that i have a major girl crush on lovefoxxx from CSS. she’s so magnetic on stage. i love her voice and their music so much. this one here is my most favorite at the moment because it makes me feel rebellious and ready to go for the day! take a listen, you won’t regret it!
due to many things happening in the world of the tacocat productions etsy shop, not much time has been left for me to devote to my own projects for my house. i was finally able to knock out two pieces last week though and i’m so excited to share them with you!!
i love the many looks of homer. this one is one of my top favorites from “homer the vigilante”
next comes my most favorite milhouse moment…
i’m so proud of these! now to look for suitable frames so that they may be added to my ever growing wall of simpsons fan art.
hope you’re doing well!!
xo – amanda
hey hey there! i’m excited to have my very own blog after much internal debating. you ever go through that? i hope so, i feel it should be normal.
anyway, my blog will focus on the adorableness that i create through embroidery. also, i’ll be throwing in some musical tidbits here and there (i’m a avid concert-goer). i also love finding new music and i think it’ll be fun to share what i’ve found and where i look for delicious new tracks to drown my ears in.
i haven’t quite decided how often i will update this blog. hoping for once a week. any suggestions on what i should talk about? maybe i’ll devote a post on how much embroidery i do of the simpsons. yeah, i think i’ll do that…
well if you read this, thanks so much for stopping by and i HOPE to see you again. always feel free to comment, maybe i’m doing a bad job at this, maybe i’ll do an awesome job at it. who knows till ya try, right? well until next time, cheers!!
oh yeah! please check out my etsy store, it’s brand new! tacocatproductions