save the frogs...

I was made aware that today is Save the Frogs Day by my best friend, who is finishing up her PhD in Microbiology. Turns out there is some pretty bad stuff going on with the world's amphibian population. Maybe the frogs need a poster boy like this guy. Until then, see what you can do to help their plight here.

feelin' hot hot hot...

The Funky Art Queen snapped this candid shot of Pete at the Spring Fling and posted it on her blog. Now can you see how hot it was?


dog tired...

I told Pete he shouldn't wear his fur coat to the show, but he insisted, and regretted it! It was a tad warm at the Funky Finds Spring Fling (that's Texas in the spring for you), but we had a good time and met lots of great people. Thank you to friends, family and everyone who came out!

Our booth just happened to be next to Jessica from Rose and Duke - whom I had admired last year at Bazaar Bizarre for her beautiful hand embroidery and lovely dresses made of vintage embroidered pillow cases. We ended up having a great time sitting in the oven together. It's always nice to find out that the people whose work you admire are nice people too! I also got to chat with Robie from Parsimony. I'm definitely going to pick up one of her dresses soon!

And thank you to Jessica and Joe from Funky Finds for bringing handmade to the Fort Worth area and for letting L+L be a part of it! 

Now it's time to get the house and studio back in order. The sewing operation managed to creep into the living room, dining room, bedroom and even the kitchen. It's time to corral it back where it belongs!


recommended music...

For some reason, this is just perfect to listen to while sewing...

get funky!

I'm busy as a bee here in the studio! Click here for the who/what/where on the Funky Finds Spring Fling on Saturday! Hope to see you there!

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spin it...

I think I'll be stopping by my local record store to celebrate National Record Store Day. See what your local record shop has planned for today!

Image via AllPosters.


swatch watch...

I'm covered in thread, cutting out new goodies for the Spring Fling


tulsa time...

The camera cable has been located!!!

We had a great time in Tulsa – we stayed downtown, and were able to walk around the Brady Arts District before the show. We had a drink at Caz's Pub (with delicious fried pickles), and also checked out the legendary Cain's Ballroom before heading to the show. And Bruce played our favorite song and made all the travel worthwhile.

After the Easter Bunny comes tomorrow, I'm locking myself in my studio to get ready for Funky Finds Spring Fling!

Hoppy Easter!


cupcakes, pizza and rock n' roll...

I've talked before about some of our culinary favorites in Austin, (the city we should live in but don't) that's right down the road from us (well, maybe a little more than right down the road, but I'm usually asleep while he drives, so the journey doesn't seem too long!). 

We made that short drive this weekend for a little rockandroll show, and went down a bit early so we would have time to do some window shopping and grab a bite to eat. We ended up doing one of the healthier things you can do – eat dessert before dinner – at Hey Cupcake! It's set up in an Airstream trailer parked along South Congress, and combines two of my favorite things: (a) sweets and (b) foods purchased from a trailer. We then proceeded to purchase our dinner from another window, with two slices from Home Slice. After stuffing our faces, we went down to the show where the E Street Band knocked our socks off!

Cupcakes, then pizza, then the Boss. Could a day be more perfect?

UPDATE: I almost forgot to mention - we're headed to Tulsa tomorrow for another show with Bruce. Road updates forthcoming....