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yesterday was insanely gorgeous, so my sister and i took a trip to the gardens, which is seriously like a 5 minute drive (we’re so lucky) but we hardly go, shame on us!

amy shawl bombed this lady statue, i think it looks very natural, don’t you?

my intention was to sew while we were there but it didn’t happen, i was so organized and everything!

we did a bit of walking around, i just love how mysterious these gates look.

we went to the antique mall since it’s around the corner from the gardens. it was a great day to look at treasures.

i’m smitten with vintage glass sets like this.

how interesting and unfortunately you can spot me in the mirror, oops.

i want a vintage radio so bad! look at how beautiful these are

this antique mall is a maze and takes a lot of patience to go through, but it’s well worth the time.

these are the amazing pieces that came home with me. i can’t wait to wear them tonight for the new year’s eve show i’m going to!

i will hopefully be posting some big news on sunday regarding the shop. i’ve been working very long hours on my vacation to make sure my goal for Jan. 1st for Tacocat Productions kicks off with a bang and many new products!

see you soon, and happiest of new years!!

xo – amanda


i remember doing these a looooong time ago through emails from friends. it’ll be fun to share some things via blog o shpere. many thanks to elycia for the idea!

A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Full size, perfect for little me and 4 little cats.
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes, blargh….
D. Dogs: I want one someday, a Corgieeeeeee!!!!!
E. Essential start to your day:  Music. It just feels so weird getting dressed in silence
F. Favorite color: Blueish greenish tealish. Yep, that’s a color.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5 feet 1 inch
I. Instruments you play: xylo-ma-phone…. (Well in high school, but it was fun!!) Hoping to get my ass in gear this year and learn how to play bass guitar.
J. Job title: it’s getting an upgrade this year. Administrative specialist!
K. Kids: kitty kids? yes
L. Live: live shows are awesome when they come to fort worth, texas
M. Mother’s name: Irene. She’s a junior.
N. Nicknames: I have a few ex boyfriends that liked calling me “Manda” I like it way better than “Mandy”
O. Overnight hospital stays: lucky that I haven’t had to go through that yet.
P. Pet peeve: side seat or backseat drivers. I hate it when someone tells me how to drive my own car.
Q. Quote from a movie song: I’m not really a movie person, I’ve been watching Star Wars every night for the last 3 months, so you can tell I don’t have much variety in what I watch. I thought I’d put down my most favorite song lyric though. “Suicide is for the weaker kind” I go through clinical depression and anxiety and this lyric always reminds me to have courage for each day no matter how hard it can get. It’s rewarding to live.  

R. Right or left handed: righty
S. Siblings: twin sister!!! She’s awesome and crafty too. See her over at compositions of wool. We also have a baby brother, Matthew. He’s 17 years younger and almost as tall as us!!
T. Time you wake up: 7:40. Gotta be at work by 8:30, I don’t need much time in the morning, woo!!!
U. Underwear: they’re cool
V. Vegetable you hate:  mushrooms, the texture gets me  :/
W. What makes you run late: browsing the internets
X. X-Rays you’ve had: stomach, I think…
Y. Yummy food that you make: enchiladas. They taste almost like chuys’ enchiladas. (no freakin’ joke)
Z. Zoo animal: anything that looks like a cat, I will LOVE it! Including red pandas.

Thanks for stopping by! let me know if you do a little of the abc fun, too!

xxx – amanda

it’s been a slow week, so i thought i’d show some photos i used the amazing poladroid application for!

tiny ninja pattern courtesy of needle noodles’ creepy cute crochet book

this little guy is an adorable rattle i made for a friend’s baby boy

my green eyed kitty, sophie

old, old photo of my multi-colored hair

who doesn’t love playing with tiny horses?

middle of a snowball fight with my unruly parents in colorado. they live in estes park, how gorgeous!!

boba fett is my favorite, he’s such a loner

sophie’s big girl paws

hope you enjoyed! try out the poladroid app if you haven’t yet, you’ll get addicted!!