Monday, May 31, 2010

42 This weekend was so productive!

I worked so hard today on my dress and other projects, and I am still going. But here is a little bit of how my day went today


He just won't stand still!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

41 OMG I love shopping

So I went out and shopped and shopped and shopped some more this weekend. Well Saturday at least when Ryan was at work. Today we just lazed about in the beautiful sunshine and enjoyed California.

But yesterday, oh yesterday was a consuming day. Groceries, a dress, tights, TONS of fabric for projects and other fun pressies for my bro and his wife for their upcoming birthdays! I am so excited about everything I got! I always love some time to wander around aimlessly and shop shop shop! I also hate that about myself. I do credit myself with the fact that most of my aimlessness is spent in craft and fabric stores dreaming of lovely things to be :)

Tonight and tomorrow I am going to work on the lovely things I have on hand and see where they take me!

Friday, May 28, 2010

40 nopicstonight!

Today I had the best pizza in the world. It was Little Star and it was deep dish and beautiful and I am in a pizza coma. I washed it down with a champagne cocktail that was ginger beer and champagne. MMM I am happy though, because we walked to the restaurant and home, so hopefully that helps with my big booty. Next time you are in town, if you like pizza, get me to take you there. You will not regret it.

I am really excited about this weekend. I have good plans of sewing and fabric shopping and fairy conceptualizing. It always makes me much happier when I know that I have an extra day off to sleep in.

Here's to getting stuff done...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

39 my favorite etsy right now stuffs...

Who wouldn't love this rat pin by Fritzvintagefindings?

or this amazing rhinestone bow pin from rachelpink27

or perhaps my favorite find of all today, tattoo flash cookie cutters by sweetestelle! Christmas cookies are never going to be the same for me!

Tonight: sushi with the ladies and sex and the city 2(I haven't even seen the first one :D) It should still be lots of fun!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

38 Dark WIP

They're coming along nicely...even if the picture is a little dark.

Today I decided that I want my own ice cream maker. and a charcoal grill. This summer all I want to do is grill veggies and make ice cream while relaxing.

I don't relax enough, I don't think. I am only stress free when I am crafting or drawing or snuggling.

This weekend I get paid, so it should be nice. I think that little grill and some fabric are going to be on the list of things to purchase. I need a dress, a snuggly fleece jacket and some grilled zuccini and baked potatoes. mmmmm

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Here I am in my laundry day pants with my laundry day socks and shoes while doing laundry and sewing and watching Bones. Can it get better than this?

Monday, May 24, 2010

36 ooops skipped a couple days

Sorry, I am on an itchy allergy filled journey :) filled with claritin and all that comes along with that joyousness...

I do have a couple of pics that make no sense from the weekend. Saturday I went to the Maker Faire with the Museum of Craft and Folk art girls and had a bunch of fun. Up there is Betsy doing a craft!

And that is a weird skeleton sculpture with a bike drawn carriage.

And a giant rocket.

Sunday was a different story...It pretty much went like this:

Friday, May 21, 2010

35 sketch-y...

Been working in my sketchbook! Want to come on a spaceship ride with me?

How about a boat ride?

Or maybe just a dip in the sea?

Tomorrow I am going to MakerFaire with the museum. Should be a pretty fun time with Betsy and the ladies. Hopefully this weekend I will sew a dress and bake blueberry muffins.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

34 Lauren hates traffic

Today was the traffic-y-est day of all. And I was stuck in every bit of it. I drew the line when I was on my way home and the bridge was so backed up that I knew that if I were to get in line I would just be in line for an hour. And my stress levels were already high from other traffic of the day, so I chose to go the high road and go shopping before I went back to my beloved San Francisco. I know it is cheesy, but I made the journey to Michael's. I can always find weird stuff and entertain myself for long periods of time there. Today was a good score, not only did I entertain myself for an hour and a half, I got some neato stuff too.

I got 2 pairs of socks, a bunch of paper to make cute paper girls, a pair of sunglasses, a hair bow and some tacky glue for $9. And I had fun finding it all. I really like how that place appeals to so many of my crafty needs. There jewelery section has come a long way, there is yarn, and cake decorating supplies and clothes. ugh. I had fun.

There is my bow! I should have bought a colored one, but black will go with everything :)

And there is me with my glasses AND my bow. Fun stuff.

Alas, when I returned to the bridge there was still WAY too much traffic. I don't know what was going on today. Hopefully tomorrow is better or I am going to be out of money soon...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

33 mermaids on the brain

Here are a couple more little ladies. I have been working hard and sewing most every night. Ryan has been super productive on his painting too! It is fun to be in the upswing of creativity. I have some cutesy drawings I have been working on, cause Ryan also made me get a sketch book so I would stop using up the printer paper, and it has really been fun working on those pages. It is kind of small, but small works for me in my life. And my tiny apartment!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

32 drawing drawing drawing

not only mermaid plush are being produced, but there is a fair amount of drawing and watercolor painting going on too!

There are the finished gals all in a row! It is fun to create. Especially in my little nest.

Monday, May 17, 2010

31 whole lotta crafting goin' on!

See, I still do craft! I have been sewing up a storm lately. Or an ocean I guess. I have been working really hard on these lovely little mermaids. They are fun to make :) Their tails come off too. Which is helpful if you have to walk.

On another note, I think that my grass is trying to kill me. I have removed it from my life and my poor flamingoes are back to sitting on the floor instead of poked into some grass. That is the only thing I can think of that has been consistent in my life since I gained the hives back. That and major work stress. Now on to the cocktail!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

30 new clothes

Photo 16, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I forgot! I got a super cute new shirt from H&M too! I am wearing it with an old sweater. I love it. :)

29 ANOTHER art show

But this one was great! It had my friend Betsy in it! She made those awesome crocheted heads up there. It was the annual GIant Robot Tree show! There was some good stuff in it. If you like Art!

This one was my favorite. It wad Ferris Plock and my very favorite artist of right now Kelly Tunstall. Her mermaid is my new favorite best friend! And if my pocket contained $1000 it would live at my house. Alas, I do not and it does not live with me :( I will own one of her paintings one day though. They are too pretty not to.

There were also a few other goodies! I had fun. And lest this turns into an art blog, I better get some crafting done today!

28 fun!

Drawing and a silly movie- g force(a Disney guinea pig movie with Zach Galifinakas). The best kind of Saturday night!

Friday, May 14, 2010

27 art shows are fun!

27 art shows are fun!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Wow Claire Rojas was awesome! I saw lots of friends, great art and lovely music! Back to regularly scheduled crafts soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

26 Yay new art for my house!

Sketch Tuesday again! Always a good time. I am battling a bad hive breakout that seems to be unstoppable! A visit to a doctor is on the list cause geez! I am on edge and I hate that feeling...

Monday, May 10, 2010

25 Alcatraz Island

The ferry ride was fun! Although it poured rain on us almost the whole time. The somber mood was just right for "The Rock"

Here it was, a giant prison. Creepy vibes man.

Here is Ryan in jail. Something we never want to see again.

Cause I would not love sitting in these little visitors windows to visit.

And the view of the city from this tiny dirty window is not good enough! We need the real deal.
I swear, I would never do any fun things if it weren't for lovely visitors! Today we went to Alcatraz. Took the ferry over and looked at super deep scary stuff. It was very neat-o. Tonight Pizza and then tomorrow I say my tear-y goodbye to my mommy! Oh boy, back to normal life again. Well as normal as San Francisco can get!


Eep! I fell asleep cause I was so worn out from the beach!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

23 Academy of Sciences

Today we went to the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate park. We walked there and back and now we are exhausted! Now time for a nap...