More plush for the one of a kind plush show..although I am not 100% happy with him. He may end up being a practice one if the next one I try comes out better. Look at that top graham cracker, all crooked! I could try and act like I did it on purpose, but that would be a big fat lie :)

My new favorite shirt. I wish you could tell from the photo, but the whole shirt is covered in numbers. Little tiny numbers. It was an ugly turtleneck (no offense to anyone who can rock the fitted cotton turtleneck, I am just not one of you) I found it at goodwill and had to buy it. Little tiny black numbers all over! I figured I would alter the collar somehow like I did to another goodwill turtleneck (that was royal blue and covered in amazing flowers!) But with the last one I used my serger and created a scoop neck sort of tank top out of it. I had the number turt hanging around for a couple of weeks, and while I really wanted to wear it..I was too lazy to alter it. So instead I cut down the front of the turtle neck and it magically turned into the nice neck you see above! Ohh Ahhh…Ok, so maybe that is very obvious to a lot of people, but I never would have thought about it, so I thought I should share :)

Tuesday night I got my “Kevin Scalzo painting” tattoo finished (Kevin/Djerba I will email you a photo very very soon!) it looks awesome, Eric did a great job! Then he took us to an amazing Japanese restaurant. Some of the best food I have eaten in a very long time. We plan to drag some friends there soon (my excuse to go back and eat more yummy stuff) The night before Eric tattooed me, Tom tattooed the back of my leg. Its a bird and roses that he drew for me. He said I am a sissy for not letting him finish it all, but its big from the back of my knee down to my ankle…so sissy-pants? I think not. I sat through the outline, and shading, then he did some of the coloring..Then I said “feel free to stop whenever you want”..haha

Tree Stump #2

Tree stump #2, I wanted to see how it would look with a bark that was unified. I have one more try for the stumps before I make a desicion for the large one. A couple of people have been asking about buying stumps..These little guys will be going to a show at Gallery 1988 in LA next month along with a bunch of other one of a kind plushies. That shows runs from Feb. 7-14. The Flora + Fauna show is in March at Hobby Horse in Berkeley CA. I will post more info once I find out the dates.

Here you can see the stumps together.

Back to books again I just finished reading the book Lit Riffs Edited by Matthew Miele. Basically they had authors “cover” a song by writing a short story based on the song of their choice. I picked it up for two reasons. #1 Aimee Bender was one of the writers and #2 Someone covered a Tom Wait’s song. I really enjoyed it, and what an awesome idea for a book. It was really interesting to see how each author interperted the project just a little bit differently then the next.


Cacti, not too spiney, but very very happy. I am working on a venus fly trap next! It would be the perfect plant for someone with a brown thumb (ahem…me) I killed bamboo! Beautiful simple keep in water bamboo. My turned moldy! The only thing I have ever been good at is growing lima beans. We had a little jar of them in the kitchen window last spring. They were fun to watch, and only needed a little water and a cotton ball!

Tonight I am making un-chicken salad with tempeh. I am very much addicted to the site The Post Punk Kitchen I plan to go looking for the new cookbook this week (thanks Alison!) On the forums I found information for another book The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: Delicious Dairy-Free Cheeses and Classic “Uncheese” Dishes . While I do eat cheese, I still want to check the book out and see if I can’t reduce a little of the cheese intake in this house (we are cheese freaks) I already always use tofu + spices in place of ricotta in our lasanga. You would never even know the difference!