Thursday, October 30, 2008

dress like dolly for halloween!

from dolly parton's pr folks:


Whether you are a fan of Dolly, or just a fan of Halloween, here is your chance to have some fantastic fun!

Just dress like Dolly this Halloween and upload your photo to The winner will have their photo placed on the “News” page of and will receive an autographed copy of Dolly’s latest CD, “Backwoods Barbie.” The winner will be selected by November 7th. So have fun putting on your best blonde wig!

sigh. if only i hadn't just put the finishing touches to the coolest halloween costume in the world. ever. seriously. it's incredible. pics will be up on monday. next year's costume is already planned too, since i'll be using the remnants of this costume (environmentally friendly!) but the year after that might have to be dolly.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

new harry potter trailer.

ok everyone, try not to cry with excitement and anticipation as i did. alright, almost did - i am at work after all.

in case that doesn't work, check out the link, here

i'm still getting over the disappointment of the postponement of the latest harry potter flick, but this might help to tide me over. maybe. ok, not really - i want it now!!! gaaaah i will be watching this clip every day until july or whenever the bloody hell they have decided to push it back to the minging arseholes argh.

anyway, rupert (ron) is looking very cute, alan (snape) is looking intense, dan (harry) is looking more believable and emma (hermione) is looking slightly less irritating than usual. hurrah!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

pumpkin carving extravaganza

oh this is so late. i'm sorry to all my mates who were promised these pics last week when we had our pumpkin-carving party.

the party in progress:

amanda's pumpkin:

chris' pumpkin:

kimberly's pumpkin:

my pumpkin:

meg's pumpkin:

scott's pumpkin (obama!!):

lit up!

all together now!

limozeen to rock out with of montreal

holy crap y'all.

for those who do not know limozeen, it is the fave band of strong bad, of homestar runner. it is also the alter-ego-band of super-awesome atlanta band, y-o-u. i got to catch them at their last appearance at the 10 high, during y-o-u's residency there.

so if you are going to see of montreal at the tabernacle november 8, you are one hella lucky person.

Monday, October 27, 2008

rickman and other lovelies for elfman's alice

oh gosh. i really know i should be working on actual work stuff, as well as another blog post for our awesome pumpkin carving session from last week (it'll be up tonight i swear!), but i just got this news from atlanta magazine's amanda brown, who is as rickman-obsessed as i am. for those who don't know, amanda is miss pop-o-matic, so check out her blog!

anyhoos, the lovely alan rickman will be playing the caterpillar in danny elfman's upcoming take on lewis carroll's alice in wonderland. the whole cast is looking brill!

from ohnotheydidnt:

Elfman confirmed it last week…

Burton has put together an amazing cast…
Mia Wasikowska as Alice
Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter
Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen
Anne Hathaway as The White Queen
Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar
Michael Sheen as The Cheshire Cat
Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Crispin Glover as The Knave of Hearts
Eleanor Tomlinson as Fiona Chataway
and Christopher Lee in an unknown role.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

smith's olde bar understands you are broke

ah smith's. if you weren't so far away from me i would constantly be chomping on your supreme nachos, kicking back jack and cokes and enjoying brilliant local (and beyond) music. but it takes me more than 15 minutes to get there, so therefore it is outside of my normal realm, though i do still catch a good amount of great music there.

anyway, my point of this post is that the venerable music venue has introduced a weekly event called the "recession sessions." here's what the awesome brittany (who manages pr for the bar) had to say:

Every Tuesday we will spin the latest tracks from 5 of the hottest local bands over the PA in the main bar! There is half price food, $2PBR, $2 Jager, and $4 24oz. Red Stripes! Come on down and booze on a budget at out Recession Sessions!

and don't forget they also have amazing bbq at smith's. so that's local music, cheap food, cheap booze... what's keeping you? go drown your broke-ass sorrows with some fun stuff.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the georgia quilt show part 2

didn't look like blogger was going to let me put any more pics in that post, so here's the remaining shots:

my new fave store for fabrics etc, sue spargo.
she carries a beautiful array of hand-dyed wool fabrics, of which i will buying a ton to probably make clothes (skirts, jackets) rather than quilts, though her folky quilts are lovely too, so i'll probably end up doing both. i'm pretty sure my mum is going to want anything and everything from this store for christmas too, so it makes it an easy one-stop for both of us. shame her actual store is all the was in ohio. thank god for internet shopping!

at yara intl, a store in harlem specializing in african fabrics, i had to break down and buy this gorgeous green fabric with a wicked pattern which i'll be making into a skirt. will be taking pics of my spoils today and putting them up here.

one of my favorite parts of the quilt show was discovering this artist/quilter, sonja tugend, whose work in one of the competitions showed me that you can go above and beyond the usual quilting patterns, by using your own intuition and artistic ability. many of her pieces were done, not according to any plan but instead, by improvisation, making for some great art. beautiful stuff.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

the georgia quilt show: a sewing extravaganza!

yesterday was the georgia quilt show in gwinnett (shudder, i know), and i went with my mum and a friend of hers, planning only to stay a few hours. five and a half hours later, we finally were done. and done. my dear old mum kindly treated me to a bevy of fabrics, while i got some bargains of my own (a handful of "quarters" for a dollar each).

we found a lot of new favorite stores, some local and some from far away, as well as a huge amount of inspiration for new projects. i know what some of you regular readers might be thinking - this blog used to be rock 'n' roll, but it's gone a bit martha. well, i think i might be moving towards a mix of crafts and music - an odd taste, but it's mine. so think of this blog as somewhere between martha stewart living and paste or a less-juvenile nme.

anyway, here's a nice selection of the stuff we liked...

winner of the hoffman challenge, hoffman hats. yay hats!

tie-made quilts from jo lee tarbell's book fit to be tied, courtesy of early times workshop in virginia.

a selection of different blocks from the gypsy quilter in savannah.

gorgeous kimonos and other designs from june colburn designs II in florida.

snazzy, innovative designs from moonlight design - using sweatshirts as a pattern, this company shows how you can make a quilted jacket, easy. i'm thinking of making one from cool, retro fabrics of my own, probably more tailored to fit. nice and cozy for fall!

african-inspired cloths to make jackets and such, from rf textiles. i'm thinking a hot pink jacket like this would be awesomely punk rock with a miniskirt and pink tights. rock.

looks like my blogger account won't let me load any more up so part 2 will be up later.