This old house again

Many moons ago, I dreamed of a project in which I could wear my designs. I don’t know why, but I had imagined (and I have a very vivid image in my head from that Eureka moment) where someone (me) would wear a t-shirt tucked into their pants, and their top half showed a design from a Victorian San Francisco house. I wanted to make this happen. Then I did. Then I wore it. And I have been wearing it. Probably not as much as I should. Then I got caught up in other things and never really told anyone. Oops!

I’m currently having all the designs and materials hosted through Society 6. Because they manage the printing and design components. They turn my uploaded images into other products too, even though my overall goal was for apparel! I’ve bought this shirt and I really love it. I need to get one of the other designs ASAP because I can’t keep wearing this one on rotation. It’s really fun to have people point at your shirt and ask where it came from, and then be able to respond that I made it!

Here is a link to my Society6 store and a link here to all my Society6 shirts!

Item From Made in… BUY
 San Francisco T-shirt  Society6  Mexico  HERE
 Cheap Monday jeans thrifted  Bangladesh  –
 Swedish Hasbeens clogs Shopbop.com  Romania  HERE
 Casio watch flea market  China HERE

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I can’t remember why I was experiencing so much resting bitch face in these photos, haha!

This Old House

I didn’t expect to be gone so long from here. I’ve been working through some personal issues that left me quite drained and detached, that I’m finally getting over that hill towards being myself again. So I’ve been focusing on feeling better. I’ve been dividing my time between going to the gym to strengthen my body, and my photography project.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I love sharing my sidewalk snaps through #sffromthesidewalk. For some time, I have been wanting to get t-shirts printed with my photography but I couldn’t think of what to use. And then my eureka moment was realizing that photos should be of those old quirky San Francisco homes I love so much! But it was also extremely important to me that the apparel be Made in the USA. Because I have a full-time job, I can’t take on the manufacturing process myself. I was glad to find that Society6 prints their tees with American Apparel!

I only have one little home up, but more will be coming soon! I can’t wait to order one of the shirts for myself. Find them HERE. And the cool thing is that even though my goal was to have apparel, art prints and phone cases are available as well! More to come soon.

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West Coast Craft winter 2015

These holidays are really gearing up, and it’s the perfect time to attend a craft fair again! It really lends a hand with inspiration for upcoming trends, potential gifts, but also gaining hope to create/improve my own crafts. And the West Coast Craft show really cannot be beat for this – showcasing artisans from the West Coast really gives this show a local flare that sets it apart from other craft fairs.

This isn’t my first time at the rodeo, follow this category HERE to see the other times I have gone!

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Loved the pocked ceramics! It reminded me of lava
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

There were SO many interesting textile manufacturers this time, it was interesting to see people creating fabrics again! These were by Dym.
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

This booth was selling rugs and throws made in a traditional Mexican style by actual Mexican artisans!
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

Whereas this booth had some awesome textured woven pieces. I LOVED that little watermelon purse. She also had these awesome cowhide sandals I’m still lusting over (too bad we get very little sandal weather in SF)
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Local SF favorites, Half Hitch Goods and their little wagon always seem to make a nice appearance too
West coast craft 2015, holiday craft show, san francisco craft show, Thrift Eye

I think I’m ready for the holidays :)

Pussybow

While I typically don’t get political here (you can get more of that by following me on Twitter) I do want to acknowledge the awful attacks that have been going on around the world. It makes me angry, sad, confused, sorrowful for families suffering everywhere…

On a lighter note, I went to visit my favorite place on Earth – Golden Gate Park. I love coming here because it is my serene spot in this busy and crazy city. I come here to meditate, think, write, draw, nap, walk, photograph, exercise, picnic, and bike through. I came by this weekend to just be by myself and think…(and these photos are from the week before last!) I try to come here as much as time allows.

Item From Made in… BUY
Marc by Marc Jacobs dress thrifted Korea in the original yellow HERE and HERE
Loeffler Randall flats Shopbop.com Brazil

The pussybow on this dress in an interesting feature, one day I will share a photograph of exactly how long it really is untied. I’ve been meaning to cut it! This dress was actually thrifted a very loooooong time ago. Originally, it was a bright banana hued yellow, and when I got the dress home it had a blue stain like it had been washed with some dark colors in the laundry. I couldn’t get it out, and I couldn’t return it…so I saved it for a long time until I finally decied to just dye it! I bought a dark navy blue dye bottle and was unsure of how it would result. I got a green dress instead :) But I quite like it anyway. The buttons and stitches stayed yellow because they’re synthetic undyeable materials

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The dress was a happy suprise.