Design-It-Yourself Clothes~ the lovely world of Cal Patch

Oh hey, I’ve finally decided to use my Cal Patch book for something other than slash and spread tutorials. Those lovely marks on the wall are from where my husband used to store his bikes. We finally got a bike rack so I’m able to sit in front of the window! Karl is busy making…

Colette Patterns

Yesterday I went to the Colette Patterns Fall 2012 Launch at A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland. My husband, son, and I started off next door at James and the Giant Cupcake. Yeah, delicious cupcakes and an awesome low key atmosphere. They even had a table with paper and markers for kids to sit…

karl’s super 2nd birthday!

my son celebrated his 2nd birthday january 5th. we threw him a super birthday party. i made felt masks and sewed elastic to them. i also made karl a yellow cape for derring do! the day before i made an yellow cake from an amazing recipe i found {see below}. it recommended using shortening in…

super halloween!

halloween was wonderful this year. karl loves to wear dish towels as capes so we figured he’d get a kick out of being superman. while matching halloween costumes are not in our future, the all black garb of the evil kryptonians was an easy one for us. daddy, karl, and mommy as general zod, superman,…

gift from japan

when he was just a little boy, my husband’s family hosted an exchange student from japan. she became close friends with them, especially his older sister and they’ve visited over the years. recently, i had the good fortune to meet her for the first time. she was very lovely and kind. she brought karl a…

hot cross buns

i ordered hot cross buns from “all of the above bakery” in temecula. they’re a gluten free bakery, among other things, & they’re fantastic. check them out if you’re in the area! where are my hot cross buns? the fluorescent light in the previous pic was bothering me so i used a yellow gel. karl’s…

renegade

renegade sf pretty cool. there were a lot of artists there & it was cool to see their prints in real life. i have some new ideas for packaging as well. it was incredibly hot so karl & I had to take frequent breaks outside. unfortunately, i was too shy to take any photos.  some…