random knot/thread/stitch note: i'll be doing a live internet radio interview tomorrow - Sunday the 22nd at 3:30 pm. you can listen in here :: artistically speaking with rebecca e. parsons [the show will be archived so you can listen after the fact too]
who doesn't like gifts?
i've been getting some good stuff lately, so i thought i'd share:
the verdict? i like them. .38 is a good size. my all time favorite pen to use is still the .3 hi-tec-c pens - so this is a tad bigger...
i REALLY like the orange and blue colors - they are nice shades. i think i'll be using the red ones to grade with... i'm always looking for a good grading pen. i tend to stay away from red, but i like how these write, so i'm going to put the red to use that way... the others i think i'll carry around w/ me in my purse.
the last time i was on their website i spied these....
karina sent me the nicest flickr mail asking if i'd like to do a textile letter exchange with her... she's an awesome textile designer in DENMARK... who doesn't like a fun penpal? she sent me this:
you can see what i sent her on her blog
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it never surprises me anymore how people just know what i'll like. eling [migration goods / rhino fluff] and i met last year at renegade. she was modify/d's next door neighbor and we talked a lot in between talking to customers. she makes these great toasts - the little has one which she named toast brother. anyway she and her hubby were in town so we went to tacubaya, and i took her to lacis [which really can't be matched. where else would you spy a whole case of vintage japanese silk embroidery thread?].
she brought the above templates from her latest taiwan trip. l.o.v.e. and a cute cherry blossom hair pin. YES. thanks lady !
and we went to castle in the air - where i spied these vintage metal japanese cars that had to come home with me.
and for good measure i'll share these too. went thrifting the other day [mostly for clothes for the little to stick into her earthquake kit for PRESCHOOL - yes i just typed that], but also came across some other goodies:
the plastic molds are for jello. which i am convinced is going to be the new cupcake. you know how trendy cupcakes got awhile back? [then cake pops and now macaroons] jello is next. i promise you. the little tea cups are also for the little. when i was a child my folks gave me milked down coffee and tea in a REAL tea cup just like an adult and i loved it. thought i should keep up that tradition.
and then there was a pile of these sake cups. and i thought. how cute. vintage japanese - what's with the marble on the bottom? no idea....
and then i washed them.
when they have liquid in them a little photo comes into focus. i think these are all supposed to be geisha. i'm guessing the cups are 40's/50's based on the mark and the photos, but no idea. i can't find out much about them online - i've seen some newer versions that people are calling "magic sake cups", but not any other vintage ones. it was SUCH a surprise - in a great way - to all of a sudden see these little faces in the cup. the second the liquid is gone the photo disappears to. it's nice to be amazed sometimes....
ok. that's a lot of gifties. have a good weekend !