Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 121 - Happy Day Before New Year's Eve!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 120

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 119 - my apologies

Hi Everybody, I hope your holidays are/were/are going to be relaxing/special/exciting. I would just like to say sorry for being such a lazy blogger. I haven't been writing anything and I haven't been responding to comments (even though I so truly appreciate them!!) for what seems like a very long time now. But those days will be over soon. Even though 2010 is going to be crazy busy, I promise to keep you better informed about makeshift goings on (going ons?) (goings ons?) (the more you write it, the weirder it looks - do you ever get that?) You could even call it a New Year's resolution of sorts. I won't call it that because we all know how New Year Resolutions go, but either way, there will be plenty of good times ahead. That much I know for sure.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 118

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 115

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 114

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 113

Monday, December 21, 2009

Days 111 & 112

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 110

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 109

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 108

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 107 - wool sweater sleeve socks

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 106

Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 104 & 105

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 103 -Super Surprise pick-ups start today!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Day 102 - makeshift "store"

I have been crocheting and felting up a storm for the past few weeks and now have some accessories that are available to buy at the makeshift space in Gastown. Tomorrow will be the first day of the makeshift "Store" so stop by between noon and 6pm to check it out. There are scarves, wraps, collars, and mitts.

Tomorrow will also be the first day for Super! Surprise! Round 2 pick ups so it will be an all- around exciting day.

The Makeshift "Store" will also be open on Thursday the 17th, Friday the 18th, Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th for surprise pick ups and last minute Christmas shopping.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 101

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 100

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 99

Monday, December 7, 2009

Days 97 & 98 - Pants!

Can you believe it? I actually made a bonafide pair of pants! They are made from thick, stretchy black cotton twill. I was supposed to be making myself a new pair of shoes yesterday but instead I made a pair of pants, a pair of cotton fleece mitts, a new hat and I finished crocheting this scarf that I started the other day. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon, right?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 96 - Tool Talk Tonight

Please come to the Western Front Lodge tonight for the launch of the winter issue of front magazine. The theme for this isssue is tools so 3 artists (including me) will be doing short presentations on one tool that relates to our art practices. I will be presenting a Bic Lighter. And there will be two other performances as well. I think it will be fun. It starts at 9:30pm.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day 95

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 94

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 93

one sleeved sweater-shrug worn as a scarf! And new bluer blue leggings (under socks)!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 92 - a.k.a. 3 months!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Day 90 & 91

Yesterday at the makeshift space - with new sky blue floor!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 89 - Curling


Sorry again for not opening the makeshift space today. Wet Paint. I will be there tomorrow from noon until 6 so stop by if you're around.

In the meantime, I'm going curling. So it turns out my coveralls are versatile after all. And, as you know, they are still my only pants. We'll see how the shoes go. My feet might get a little chilly but I think I can handle it. Last week I went bowling and they let me bowl in my stocking feet because I didn't make my own bowling shoes. Anyhow, I'll post some curling pics later.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Day 88 - Blurry is Better

If you were planning to stop by the makeshift space tomorrow (Saturday), sorry but I painted the floor yesterday and the paint is still tacky (and fumey) so I won't be open after all. I will be there on Sunday though so please stop by if you're in the neighbourhood.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 87 - Painting Day

I'm wearing my coveralls as actual coveralls today since I will be painting the floor of the makeshift space. This is because I have come to the realization that coveralls are not so great as everyday-wear after all. I've tried them in several different contexts now only to find that they are a) noisy and b) difficult to make a trip to the bathroom in. So all this time I was thinking coveralls would turn out to be my favoured outfit and they turned out to be an all-covered Sham instead.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day 86

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 85 - Last Day for Super! Surprise! Round 2

This is it, the last day to sign up for this round of Super! Surprise! Pick ups and deliveries will be between Dec 12 and 20th (or by appointment afterward). Thanks to everyone who has already signed up - you won't be disappointed!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Days 83 & 84

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 82

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 81

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 80 - Clothing Sale Today

If you don't already know from my newsletter, I am having a clothing sale this evening at mooncruise, a shop in Gastown (Vancouver) from 5-9pm! And if you don't know about the sale it's possible that you also don't know about my 'clothing label' called Hunt & Gather. It is very small and random. It is one of the reasons I decided to do the makeshift project in first place since I noticed that I was often wearing at least one thing that I'd made myself. It made me wonder....hmmmm.... Could I??? Would I??? Anyhow, if you live in Vancouver stop by tonight at 235 Cambie St. between Water and Cordova. Hope to see you there.

Also, rest assured, the Super! Surprises! will not be available at the sale!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 79 - New Bohemian

The title potentially describes me better than it describes the outfit.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 78 - new laces = new shoes

Did anyone notice that I have practically new shoes? Actually I just changed the laces to black cord a few days ago but it really does feel like I have a new pair of shoes!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Days 76 & 77 - On the mend

Starting to feel a bit better after a weekend with Strep Throat. At least the weather was really lousy so I didn't feel so bad about staying in all weekend. One thing that cheered me up was this comment I received from someone in France on Day 73. It says:

ce n'est pas la première fois que je fais trainer mes yeux par ici, ...alors cette fois je pose un ccommentaire...
d'autant plus que cette fois encore je tombe des nues en voyant ce joli haut...

Since my French is pretty rusty i plugged it into a translator widget and got this:

it is not the first time when I make trainer my eyes here, then this time I put down a commentaire...
especially since this time still I fall of dense clouds by seeing this pretty top...

here's another version:

it is not the first time that I make trail my eyes by here, then this time I pose a commentaire more especially as this time still I fall from naked while seeing this pretty top.

I'm sure these rough translations don't do justice to the actual comment but still, I was touched.

By the way, many have asked how to view and leave comments on the blog. Just click on the time below the post or in the archive section, click on an individual day. I still haven't figured out how to change this aspect so if anyone has some blogging tips, I would gladly change the way this is set up.

Now, on to this Awesome picture from yesterday. It may appear as though I just crawled out of bed to take this picture and I will admit, it did happen that way. That's how dedicated I am. To not only force my sick self out of bed to take this picture but then to actually post it for all to see.

Me in all my sick germly glory.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 75 - No Makeshift Showroom today

I apologize to anyone who was planning to stop by the makeshift showroom today. Two days ago I jinxed myself by telling some friends that I hadn't been sick in a long long time and sure enough, guess who has a cold now. I will be there next on November 20th. Sorry!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Day 74 - Another Day, Another Outfit