Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i like halloween a little.

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Carving pumpkins with friends is fun! wait, why did i have to do the gross scrapey part and he gets to carve the jackolantern face?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bay Area Rapid Transit my friend...

Commuting is more fun with the Alkaline Trio.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

One more week until You Bazaar!

Puppy, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Its getting down to the wire for my show next week, and I can't find any fleece anywhere!! I finally found polyfil, but my search for fleece goes on. Crazy Bay area fabric stores! I do have some reserves, so that is what I am working with. I have gotten some stuff done!

I made some ornaments/package tags out of shrink plastic and they turned out super cute! I love them, they even have bells on them :D I will show you tomorrow!

I decorated my skeleton from Ryan and it is adorable. I am almost ready for Halloween, I am going to be a housewife! I need some heels and an apron and a potholder mitt thing and I will be ready. Ryan is going to be a business man. :D Fun.

So, more creating this week, more working and more fun hopefully~

Saturday, October 25, 2008

i love fun.

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so much fun! our friend is down from portland. we are drawing and eating pomegranites and laughing our heads off. awesomeness.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun times!

Fun times!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Bonfire at the ocean!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FUNctional crafting

new scarf, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Its starting to get *chilly* at the bus stop in the morning! So, a repurposed strip of a quilt that fizzled out and a little bit of fleece to back it and keep me toasty and I am on my way all quilty snuggly warm in the morning.

I must say, crafting is my favorite thing and I am such a big fan of being able to just whip up whatever you need. If only I could craft some fun ladies to hang out with. i am tired of the flaky ones hanging out around me. Or I just need my little Ertiepie friend to hang out some more! I need another lady's day for us. I live with 4 boys right now and sometimes you just need to girl-out. You know, eat some ice cream, watch a cheesy romantic movie, that kind of stuff.

I bought some shrinky plastic-y stuff. I am going to try and make a few Christmas time ornaments to have for my show, I hope they turn out how I want. I am having the hardest time finding a fabric store and polyfil. I finally went somewhere today and it sucked. :*( there was a really mean old lady cutting my fabric and telling me how much she liked to correct people's kids and tell them to control them. Bummer.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Somebody's been sewing!!!

girl-y girl, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

that somebody would be this guy. Or girl, whatevs. I have been doing a few projects here and there. Still haven't had a chance to get any polyfil and have been living off of the little bits I have left :D

But I have been stitching up a bit and I am so happy with myself. Tomorrow I am going to venture down to good old Daly city in order to find some fabric. It is getting to be that time for me. Again, I have a show pretty soon that I need to sew for and I better get my stuff together or I will have nothing to sell!! And that would be bad.

So, more dolls for me, more dogs and more spray cans and whatever else I can think of. More monsters! I don't know. More stuff!

I have a couple ideas for cute Christmas-y types of things but nothing has materialized yet.

I still like my job, which is cool. I am working my little butt off. I still need to buy a coat too.

I am hoping to get to a pumpkin patch this weekend. I want some apple cider and a candy apple. MMMM oh and some pumpkins to carve! I don't have a costume, I think I might flake out this year. We will see what I come up with.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Super Yummy Mushroom Stroganoff

Yum!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

There were *tons* of mushrooms in this, but Ryan took most of them...

so easy!

1 TB butter
4 cloves garlic minced
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 lb white mushrooms sliced
1 TB all purpose flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup sour cream
8 oz egg noodles, cooked

1. melt butter in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds
2. add onion and saute another 2 minutes
3. add mushrooms and saute until tender, about 10 minutes
*don't worry if the mixture seems too dry*
4. reduce heat to medium, then add flour and stir anthor minute. Add white wine and cook until the mixture thickens, stirring frequently, about another 2-3 minutes.
5. mix in sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper.
6. Add cooked noodles and blend with sauce.

try it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Laundry Day Nap Time

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All our blankets are down the street at the laundromat! So, today naptime includes a spaceheater! Tonight i am going to make some fabric designs for my spoonflower account, and try to sew one thing cause thats how much polyfil i have left! Tomorrow, i find a fabric store...

Friday, October 17, 2008


29!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Happy birthday babydoll!

Monday, October 13, 2008


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We had a weird weird weekend this time around! Good for us but crazy drama all around!

Here we are at the ocean with our feets in the water! It was a beautiful day Sunday and we sauntered down to the beach, rolled up our pant legs and chased the dog into the water! She was sooo funny. Walking into the waves and then when the water hit her jumping and sprinting as fast as she can away! It was great.

Ryan also sold a painting! I am the proudest person ever! So we celebrated with pizza from Za's and ice cream! A super lovely day :D It felt like a mini vacation. So weird!

I also officially am hired at my job this week! Now all I need is a scarf and a coat and I am golden,

I really have to get some things sew too, I have a show coming up in a couple of weeks! :D

Monday, October 6, 2008


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This is why Ryan is the best. He got me the skeleton in the window that i liked so much from our walk saturday! I came home from work and it was on my desk *swoon* the. best. October is definitely there! I need to buy a coat!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

ry ry at work

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Mmm...visiting ryan at work is filled with good coffee fun!