Wednesday, September 30, 2009

my sweat shop loves netflix

I don't normally make things in such bulk, but I can't get enough of these little dolls! They are fun to hand sew and decorate. I told you a million times that I have been watching hella movies lately on my fancy new computer! Last night, was Moonstruck.

I fell asleep when it was on. :( I told you about that problem too :D

Work was great today! I have been extra busy lately and that makes me happy. But it also makes me want to come home and be lazy cause I worked so hard all day. Like I said, I fell asleep watching Moonstruck last night, with a toy partially sewn in my hands. Hahaha

I don't think I got into Baz Biz this year. That is a bummer to me. Oh well, I will do Indie Sacramento, its fun too! I just was hoping to get some Baz Biz on :D

I haven't been eating well lately. I am thinking about posting a food plan for the week on here to see if it helps me. Seriously, last night I had a banana for dinner. Not good. I need to be more healthy. Something to work on!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

craziness that is my desk

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Hi there! Just me checking in between netflix streamed movies. haha.

I can't get enough! But, fortunately, that means I'm sewing so there.

I am just loving the weather lately, its starting to be cool here and it is lovely. I have a few projects going on.

I can't think really straight right now, so here are some things I love right now:

- live music, I'm going to see Dillenger Four tomorrow!
- vegetarian sausage
- this fancy mediterranean yogurt my boyfriend bought me, even though it has more calories than you should eat in a year.
- handsewing and watching movies
- going to the ocean and seing whales!
- my dog's ears
- my sister's engaged! I am getting a new brother, and what a lovely guy he is.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Twins!

twins, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Just sewing along...

Been having a rough couple of days feeling sort of like a caged animal that's only job in life it to clean up after people's dinner dishes. Hmm sometimes it goes like that.

I need to be swept off of my feet! I have been back for a year did you know that? I have had my ups and downs, but mostly ups!

Watched Father of the Bride 2 yesterday. I am a nerd, and I love it. I am enjoying having movies at my fingertips and sewing like a madlady :D

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Photo Booth + Lauren = love

So, we had a thunderstorm in San Francisco(for real! and yes I did a jig of joy when it happened :D)

And, our computer went boom. Or, at least we thought it did. Mac's have a built in surge protector it turns out. Hmmm. Well I went ahead and bought a brand new imac anyways.

And it has photobooth.

And I love it.

I also got to download the player for netflix movies, something I couldn't do before cause the old computer couldn't download stuff anymore.

And I love it.

I have been sewing and watching fun movies.

Like Say Anything. Did I ever tell you I loved John Cusack? Cause I do. And that movie made him dreamier. :D

Love is in the air. mostly for this imac :D

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

not just playing, but working a little too!

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Ryan wins the prize for working himself to the bone in the creative department. He has been painting up a storm. I, however, have been a trickle of creativity, here and there eeking out some little cutie pie or whatnot. I am trying to get back into the good old habit of one or 2 things a day, which usually helps to motivate me to get things done. We are getting back into the season of making and buying and all of that so I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Right now, I do have 3 unfinished plushies sitting on my lovely table just waiting to be sewn. I also have those 2 patterns I told you about before sitting on my table too...I better get busy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

California State Fair

the giant wheel

Yesterday Ryan and I drove our little selves *all the way* to Sacramento to partake in the fancy California State Fair! We had a lovely time. We ate gross french fries,

a disgusting amount of fries

and a yummy pepper

Cheese stuffed spicy pepper

we hung out with Smoky the bear

Ryan getting to know Smoky and his boobs

and each other

Ryan's cheese smile

Thanks great California Fair! See you next year. I got to sew!

at the top of the giant wheel

Saturday, September 5, 2009


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This weekend is starting out to be pretty lovely! A tasty dinner with my guy, a pretty rose and a cup of tea to cap it off! Tonight some sewing, and hopefully in the next couple of days, an adventure or two!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Tired work photo

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I am so tired today! Sometimes it sucks the life out of me, what can I say. haha.

I was going to post a picture of my lovely focaccia bread that I made today. But sadly I didn't get any yet, my boyfriend took *the whole loaf* to work with him and ate it while bragging how good it was. Meanie. He did bring me a little home so I could have it for lunch tomorrow. I will post the recipe too. I would tell you how tasty it was, but....I didn't have it.

I am so glad for the long weekend ahead! Sewing and a movie tomorrow and hanging out with my honey bunnies the rest of the weekend. The goal is to sew and relax!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


sleeeeeepy, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

we have been go go go over here!

Ryan has been working mucho!
I have been under the weather but doing aok!

This weekend, hopefully a trip north-ish for exploring and some sewing.

I have gotten my stitch and bitch books out, yes its that time of year again, the same time every year when I decide that I want to knit. Well this year I am determined to take a hat class and make a sweater. I can totally do it. I just need to buy some yarn and right sized needles, sit down and watch some you tube videos. Cause I am a self starter like that. Or maybe cause I am lazy like that.

Some company is filming a new show "Trauma" or something outside on my street. It is kind of funny because our street is decorated like Halloween cause it is supposed to be a Halloween episode I would assume. But all in all, it is pretty interruptive right now. They are taking a bunch of streets for a few days to get shots or whatever, but all of the people that normally park all around here(i.e. *ME*) have to find parking elsewhere and try not to get a ticket. Annoying. Oh well, maybe it will be fun to see my street on t.v. If I watched t.v. Hmmm