Life in a Day: The Story of One Day on Earth

On July 24, 2010, people all over the world put their day, or portion of their day, on film to submit to the Life in a Day Project on YouTube. The long awaited feature film will be premiering here tomorrow, July 29, 2011. Watch the trailer here:



On July 24, 2010, I was at a wedding watching the bride hula hoop. I wonder if that made the movie? Either way, I can't wait to see the final product!

Etsy Treasuries

Occasionally, one of my photos is featured in an Etsy treasury. I have really liked some of them lately. Here are some examples:






Do you browse Etsy treasuries?

USPS Introduces Stamps Honoring Industrial Design

On June 29, 2011, the USPS issued a new set of forever stamps honoring 12 of the nation's most important and influential industrial designers. Encompassing everything from furniture and electric kitchen appliances to corporate office buildings and passenger trains, the work of these designers helped shape the look of everyday life in the 20th century.
I am excited the USPS is expanding their Forever Stamp offering with something as cool as this! I purchase Forever Stamps usually since you never know when postage prices will rise and I hate getting stuck with old stamps, but the downside to Forever Stamps is that the designs have been limited. I will definitely be grabbing some of these on my next stamp purchase!


Originally spotted via Craft

Sidewalk Driver at Middle East Downstairs


On Friday, July 29, Sidewalk Driver will be playing the Middle East Downstairs with a bunch of awesome bands. Above is the flyer I put together for them. 

Doors at 7:30 pm

8:30 pm THIS BLUE HEAVEN
9:15 pm STREIGHT ANGULAR
10 pm WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS
11 pm SIDEWALK DRIVER
12 am MELLOW BRAVO

$10 in advance | $12 at the door
Get yer tickets here!

Fun fact: If you purchase their new EP Car Broke Down in advance, you will get a free ticket to the show!



Sewing by Pattern at The Stitch House

I recently had the great opportunity to learn how to sew by pattern through a private workshop run by Beth Brennick for members of Boston Handmade. The Stitch House in Dorchester offered their space for us to use which was so gracious of them!

The Stitch House is a knitting, crochet, and sewing store offering high quality materials and supplies such as yarn, fabric, notions, tools, etc. The Stitch House also offers classes in all of the fiber arts including sewing, quilting, knitting and more. They are conveniently right off the Red Line at the JFK stop and I could truly spend hours in there! Here are some pictures of the interior:



Being a beginner sewer, I chose to learn how to assemble a tote bag. Beth did a great job helping us follow patterns and assisted us with steps A through Z until we all ended up with the final product. Here is a picture of my first tote bag, taken by Kerry Hawkins:


Now that I have the basics down, I can't wait to start sewing more and look forward to seeing what I will come up with next!

Welcome, Summer!

It's 4th of July weekend. We've got some beautiful weather and as I have been out and about, literally everyone seems to be in a good mood. So many people are smiling at each other on the streets I feel like I am in the south or something. But it's good!