Thursday, October 29, 2009

Team G

I know, I know! Three posts in one night? Trust me, you won't be sorry.

After I found and watched (like 5 times) the new Jenny video for See Fernando (see previous post), I became curious about who made the video, since it was so incredibly awesome. I found Team G. According to their vimeo channel.....
"TEAM G is a "massively inclusive" film collective with
folks in Los Angeles, New York and Kansas City.
With a focus on friendship and collaboration,
TEAM G makes feature films, short films, music videos
and commercials that please everyone."

The bottom line is that they have made some of the best and most beautiful music videos I've ever seen. They're like little movies and are so enthralling to watch.

Múm "Sing Along" - This one is my favorite (besides Jenny's, that is). It's one of those things you watch and you think, "Wow. I want to live IN that movie/video/tv show/etc." Just beautiful. I suggest watching in fullscreen mode.

Blind Pilot "Go On, Say It"

Blind Pilot "Go On, Say It" from Team G on Vimeo.

The Raveonettes "Last Dance"

Raveonettes "Last Dance" from Team G on Vimeo.

Jenny Lewis "See Fernando" - I thought I'd throw this one in here again. Just in case you couldn't tell... I really love Jenny Lewis.

See Fernando!

Ooooohhhhh!!! New Jenny Lewis video.

I'm in looooooove.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Made This For You

Now that she's received it in the mail, I thought I'd share this little Halloween pin I made for Lydia last week. In advance, pleaseeeee excuse the really terrible cell phone photos. I was way too lazy to bring out "the big guns" tonight.

I love love love making things for Lydia since she appreciates the crafty stuff more than most. And these little pins are super easy, super quick and super fun to make. The pattern for the little bat is Badbird and can be found HERE. I may or may not currently be working on a dinosaur pin....

I've been working on several cute things lately. It's finally getting sporadically chilly in S'boro so you know what that means.... crocheting season for me! Again, really sorry for the bad cell phone pictures... I should be ashamed. Better ones to come, pinky promise.

This is my current favorite color combo. Yellow (in almost any shade) and white. And granny squares are always one of my favorites.

This one is for Kristen, who needed a replacement scarf in the hat, scarf, mittens set I made her last year. I used two strands of variegated yarn at a time, with a big size K hook to make it super chunky.

Wow. This is a really terrible picture of a really cute scarf. I used Vanna's Choice yarn for this one (yes, THAT Vanna) and I really liked it. It's soft and easy-peasy to work with. I used it in mustard, chocolate brown, a nice lavender and the most perfect pumpkin color. I realized after that it really looks like Reece's Pieces with purple thrown in.

Again, a really really bad picture. This is one I'm slowly working on in heather gray and heather charcoal. I'm planning on a really simple, kinda masculine stripe. I'm also thinking that I may pull all of this out and start over. Who knows.

And lastly, today I'm listening to....

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Craft Space

For the first time in a long time, I have a craft space that I am proud of. I worked hard a few days ago (with help from the hubs) and finally got it looking and functioning the way I want it. It has everything I love and everything I need to be creative. If fact, I sat in that terribly uncomfortable chair just a few nights ago and made several things (I promise I'll share soon) while Chris was sitting at the computer on the opposite wall.

Things to notice:
1. woodgrain contact paper wrapped on plain white boards makes for prettier shelves.
2. spray painted teal brackets.
3. moustaches leftover from the wedding.
4. nesting doll measuring cups that Kristen gave me.
5. the mug holding pens and pencils from high school. It has the names of every person I graduated with on the back. Seriously.
6. the giant knitting needles I don't know how to use.
7. that wicker basket holds the prettiest collection of vintage thread that my grandma gave me.
8. Torso Tammy. Can you spot her? (hint: she has no legs.)
9. The map above the dresser is the first draft of our wedding map on tracing paper. I couldn't stand to part with it.
10. Felt leaf garland for fall. This is a leftover scrap piece from our livingroom. Pictures someday.

I love pictures of creative spaces. I love that I have a space that's just for creating. It makes the creating so much better.

And now a song that I can't get out of my head:

Our Wedding Weekend, Part 1

I'm doing this in stages for several reasons. For one, it would be a very long post if I tried to smash the whole weekend into one. Second, we don't have any of the professional pictures yet, soooo... I kinda want to wait on "day of" pictures. Here are some pictures of the weekend leading up to the wedding. About half of these were taken by Callie or Emily and then stolen from Facebook. The others are by me/from my camera. Enjoy!

The Bachelorette Party

Friday night, the girls took over the Wilson condo and threw me the funnest Bachelorette Party ever. It was super low-key with movies, wine, an ice-cream bar and the girls that mean the most to me in the whole world.

Presents and balloons! Yes!

Kristen gave me a set of nesting doll measuring cups from Anthropologie that I've been wanting for the looooongest time. Kristen truly gives the best gifts.

Clearly, she and Alissa together also make the best toilet paper dresses.

This is the first appearance of the now-infamous moustaches. I made 20 of them and they will pop up again and again. They seemed to be a big hit all weekend.

We also watched Mamma Mia! and strung paper cranes onto fishing line for the ceremony.


To sum up: it was the most perfect bachelorette party ever. And I couldn't ask for better friends.

The Bridesmaid's Luncheon

Saturday morning we got up, Abbie and I went for mani/pedi's, then we met the other girls and both Moms at Barbara Jean's down at the village for lunch.

I wrote each bridesmaid a letter, explaining to them why they're awesome and thanking them for it. Then they opened presents.....

I realize now that I got a good shot of the jewelry, but no pictures of the actual gift, which was this small silver heart box with each of their names engraved on the inside.

After a very tasty lunch, we ordered a bowl of Barbara Jean's famous "Chocolate Stuff" to split among the seven of us.

Left to right: Lydia (my MOH), Mrs. Pam (my mom-in-law), my Mom, Callie, Emily, me, and Abbie.

Stay tuned for more wedding pictures. Next up is the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, but don't be surprised if I throw a few regular posts between all this wedding stuff.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We're back from St. Simons... all married and stuff. I can't do it now, but I promise I will make a nice long post of pictures and such soon. In the meantime, check facebook for pictures that others have already posted. There are quite a few.

Katie WILSON (!)