The CR-AFTERMATH

Apr 10, 2011

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Sunday afternoons are for pouting about the aftermath of failed crafting. Yesterday I had one of those project days where I tried to do too many things all at the same time (what else are you supposed to do while paint dries?) Everything made so much sense in my mind, which only leaves user error I suppose. In an attempt at full disclosure, I think it is only fair to share the oopsies too.

Aaaaannnnnnyyyyway.

failed craft projects collage

I made this remedial collage to dull the pain of defeat and disappointment.

 

Now go enjoy your Sunday! I’m going to breathe and reboot. Consoling myself by creating wish lists on etsy, where people who can actually hand make things live.

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pouting dog and cat during weekend projects

We here in 2R live for the weekend project. Otto and Sophie, the resident doggie and mountain lion, do not. As illustrated in their pathetic lost expressions above? P.S. this is during clean-up, it was was more tornado like (at one point I had half my bedroom in the living room). Needless to say they had a rough day.

disgruntled cat hiding in laundry hamper

Laundry hamper hidey hole

Sophie (born a cat, grew to lioness) absolutely hates things being moved around, and when she’s not sniffing around and judging with her discerning eye she spends her time finding a nice hidey nook to curl up in and nap through the action until its time to come out and pester for dinner kibbles.

 

 

dog on hiding in pillows pouting

Pillow fort pouting position

And Otto, well he just hates projects because it means that Daddy and/or dog-Mommy’s hands are busy doing things that don’t involve petting him. Often accompanied by very stern “No! Go!” proclamations. At which point he will climb up on his dog throne and pout until further notice and free hands are available.

 

Needless to say these two are very happy once the weekend is over and they can return to their usual schedule of quiet daytime napping and relaxing evening T.V. viewing. Do you have animals in the house? How do they react to your weekend activity? Anyone have any super helpful pets? Sophie and Otto say hi and buh-bye!

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Check it out. You know when something is so outrageous looking it goes from being hideously ugly to high fashion, awesome, and all the “rage”? Saaayyy like drop crotch harem pants or jeggings (although personally I file jeggings under OH HELL NO) but that is just me. *Personal Preference Disclaimer*

Meet Exhibit A…

deer foot coat rack from furnishgreen in NYC

Image: Furnish Green. Click it  to buy your own for only $54!

Now, taxidermy heads  are somewhat controversial in the design-o-sphere. People are either like “Yay they’re awesome, I want one!” or “Boo that’s so rude, you live in the city who are you trying to kid, you didn’t shoot it yourself or anything!” And that’s just a boiled down design perspective, I’ll leave out the animal activist perspective for the sake of space… and peace.

But…what do we think about deer feet? Is this little nugget a one of a kind gem? (They have two available… ) Or should we be running the other way?

Who loves it? Who hates it? Take the poll and/or leave your inklings in the comments below!

[polldaddy poll=4870483]

P.S. then go to Furnish Green’s webstore or blog and browse their vintagy goods (the deerfoot coat rack is under new arrivals). If you live in NYC treat yourself to something nice! They’re good folks, I’ve been stalking them since they up started.

P.P.S. If you buy this I MUST KNOW!!!! Send me a pic! ;-)

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Ahh choo and amen

Apr 7, 2011

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Lets talk, I love living in New York, there is honestly nowhere else I’d rather be (unless that place had a garage dedicated to projects, then I’d think about it). But living in such a place as this sometimes you forget there is an outside world where people drive to work, stores close at 5 (yeah, I’m looking at you Iowa!), and they own lawnmowers.

Then there are whole other countries where things like this happen?!?!?!?!?!?!

tulip season in Holland

Image: via poppytalk …via lemmemakeit

Its insane!!! I’m impatiently waiting for spring so I can bust out my flowy dresses and free my winter squished middle. I’ve done my best to wait patiently and not whine about the cold (I know I live in the Northeast, what do I expect?) but I’m very very ready. Any day now I hope to come out of the subway at the bottom of Central Park and look up from the sidewalk long enough to appreciate the coming of spring. This of course will be immediately followed by a stop in the Duane Reade on the corner to stock up on Zyrtec and tissues, but I am willing to live that challenge. Even if I have to pack my Neti everywhere I go.

So here’s to surviving a very long snowy winter and stocking up on allergy remedies for the season to come! Take some time to click on the linkies and treat yourself to the flower porn of Tulip time in Holland. And if that’s not enough… Google it, make it your desktop, or print it out and slap it on your cubicle wall. Let’s make spring happen!

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