Sunday, December 19, 2010

New york...I Love you!

Okey dokey artichokey I am back from New york and man o man did i LOVE it! Im going to TRY and keep this short and sweet because I could go and and on about it, but I dont think either of us have the time... Christmas eve is only a few days away, and i for one have not finished my shopping!

Back to NYC. On the first night we got there we left our hotel (in jersey) and decied to go and see the window displays at Macy's, Lord & Taylor and few others and then we ended up at 30 Rockefeller center.

The next day we went to the MET! And OH-MY-GOODNESS is that place HUGE! I did take some photos while in there but since they had a no flash policy they didn't turn out all to well. After the MET me and my mummies went off to P.J Clarke's for dinner. This place has been around forever, and was part of Frank Sinatra's bar crawl on Saturday nights! I highly suggest this place for dinner or a drink. It was casual and delicious!

 After dinner we went to go see ELF! my mums friend Tim is in the show you can read all about him and how the story of elf is just a parallel to his own life HERE! The picture below is this Buddy the elf played by Sebastien Arcelus!
 The next morning he got up early and headed straight for the village and had breakfast at Cafe Reggio! It was filled with cheesy Italian decorating and tons of charm!

From the village we walked to ABC carpet and home and basically....I need to live there. It was amazing. The pictures i took are only from the first floor and there were SEVEN more to go. Unfortunately you have to be a millionaire to shop there but it gave me some fantastic ideas for decorating!

Also while in ABC carpet and home we saw Elvis Costello and Diana crawl shopping it was CRAZY! My Mum was freaking out, but she was WAY to nervous to say anything to him. She actually met him a few summers ago.
That night we went to go see Rufus at Carnegie....and BLOWING! Unfortunately the pictures fro mthat night didn't turn out so great. But it was a night i will NEVER forget. He sang some songs with his sister, Martha, and she even brought her son Mark Anthony out for the last song. Rufus also preformed some songs from his Judy show, and of course that was amazing. I love new york and I WILL be back :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pretty things will save me!

Sitting at home today feeling yucky and watching Spectacle re-runs. The Rufus wainwright episode is on right now, and he was charms me over and over when ever i listen to that man talk, Rufus just finished saying he was the "Sarah Palin of orchestrators". Whilst listening to my hero chat with Mr Elvis (Costello) I have been perusing etsy doing some Christmas shopping. May i just say it is EXTREMELY difficult shopping on etsy, I want everything. My birthday is coming up next week and although I do need to save up for my new york trip I think I am going to treat my self to something from "I heart Norwegian Wood". I have been eying the creations of Angie Johnson for a few years now.

As far as my Christmas list shopping, A lot of my pressies will be coming from "Mokeys always look". Last year for mothers day I bought my mum this

She absolutely loved it! She used to sing "you are my sunshine" to me as a baby so i thought it was an appropriate gift for mothers day. A few of the other things I have had my eye on is her jewelry and photo holders, as well as the plant markers!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Procrastination station!

Doing what im not supposed to be doing...AGAIN! This time I am supposed to be writing a movie review for my film studies class. But since I stayed up till midnight to see the first part of "Harry potter and The Deathy Hallows" and didn't get home till three in the morning. I am going to allow this procratination by showing you THIS! It is a website that allows you to create these word images. Here is one I made, I had a lot of fun with this. And I am pretty sure my grade ten English teacher used to make these for new units!
Wordle: Hiboulogo

Monday, November 15, 2010


Hello world!
Has your week been as crazy as mine? Midterms are just wrapping up and I am POOPED!

Despite a long and tiring week I got an early birthday present from my Mummy. She is taking me to see Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie hall. I burst out into tears when she told me! Rufus is my hero. Words cannot fathom my love for this man and his music and voice.

We are (hopefully) going to try and catch a show of “Elf Musical” as my mum’s friend Tim is in it. I’m looking for a few places to visit while in the City. On my list so far  is Mud cafe and Reggio cafe in the village, I also hope to try and hit up the SF Etsy's Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar
 Any one got any good suggestions? 

Sunday, November 14, 2010


So last night right as i was about to head of to dream land i stummbled across THIS little beauty. And of course i couldnt go to sleep after finding gold. So after downloading the program (FREE!) I stayed up for a bit makin these babies
taken up at the cottage last summer

My brother kayaking at the cottage

Dinner at our favorite place (Harbor Dinner) my step Dad looks kinda silly but i love it!

Peach pie at the Harbor

Me and my nine year old step brother :)

I love this program it takes an digital photo you have and istantly turns it into a look-a-like Polaroid. I love how these photos come out authentic looking and they even "develop" like Polaroids and you can save each Polaroid image as it develops. I also love how easy it is, you drag and drop onto the camera app, wait for the negative then " shake it like a Polaroid picture".

Monday, November 8, 2010

I was procrastinating and doing what i should be doing, but this time it actually paid off. I found this lovely little lady named Alice Saunders! Her company Forest Bound makes these amazing one of a kind tote bags from recycled and salvage goods. I love the classic touches Alice creates. Her bags have an effortless style to them and will last for years.

Go check her out here 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

SoulPancake released a video trailer for the new book! can I just say again how much I adore Rainn Wilson?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hungry Liars

I had mentioned in my last post about my "Hungry liars" music video i had made for my media studies class for school.
After I had worked on the video all night the night before it was due my Mum had posted the video on the bands facebook profile (The song was written by Justin Powers and was preformed by The Portland cello project) Within a few days my mum recived this email from Douglas Jenkis (one of the band members) saying this ...." Hey judy! thanks for sharing the link to your daughter's video! it's great! there have been a cou...ple of fan created videos for justin power's songs in the last few months, and i was thinking of linking them in a mass email to our email list (a few thousand people) later this month since he'll be on tour with us and we'll be playing those songs. i'd love to add your daughter's video to that list!
(i think it's the best of them, honestly!)
thanks so much for sharing!

I later received feedback from Justin commenting on the video.So without further adieu here is ....HUNGRY LIARS!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Painting and Fresh Press!

WHEW! It has been awhile since I last posted something! It has been crazy since school started up again. I’m in grade eleven this year so no more goofin around I guess. I have a lot on my plate but I really love it all! I am directing a Sears festival pay, my first film for media class has been featured on the bands (whose music I used for the video) fan newsletter and I have received feedback from the writer of the song and the band and of course I have been keeping up with my painting!
Last week I decided to take on the challenge of painting eight canvases for my cousin’s new shop downtown to sell. Each of these little guys takes about two hours too paint. Luckily I had my two little sidekicks (Aidan and Olivia) to enlist to make me some price tags and help me wrap them up for sale!
Here are the pictures of the stuff up for sale in “Fresh Press” store. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the B-E-AUTIFUL  and very cute hangtags my step-sister Olivia made for me, but I will be sure to get pictures next time. I still havenot finished one of the paintings so I will post that one next

I have wanted to open up an etsy shop for a VERY long time, but I am worried I won’t be able to keep up inventory. If I do it won’t be till after February as that is when I finish all of my theatre things for the year so I will keep you all posted!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome aboard!

Before I really dive into the cutting edge journalism that this blog is NOT going to be I should tell you WHY am making this blog, well for starters I freaking LOVE LOVE LOVE to make stuff. I think I have experimented with every single creating technique under the sun: crotchet, knit, paint, paper cutting, cook, bake, bead, sew, needle working, bath and beauty stuff, screen printing, and that is just the tip of the ice berg. And to be honest I can’t pick a favourite. And I just want this blog to keep you up to date with what’s going on in the mind of ME!
 BUT WAIT! If you are going to be reading this blog (well I guess you already are) you might want to know who the mastermind behind this whole operation is! YES? 
Well...that would be me! Phoebe!  To be honest, I really hate describing myself .Whenever I have to introduce myself through any form of text I feel like I’m writing those stupid English essay's that your English teachers assign at the begging of EVERY single year. I’m really tempted to hand in the same one this coming September.

So I thought instead of me explaining myself I am just going to list some of my favourite things and then you can paint your own perception of me!

Favourite thing numerous
 UN: Creating! (Hence the purpose of this blog) 
Duex: Spell check (I  really suck at spelling, no joke my English class had a spelling and grammar test last semester, and you think that someone who has a 93 in Grade ten English would understand basic grammar and spelling right? Not me)
Trios: My family and friends, I come from a very tight knit family of 42, and I do not know what I would do without them. And my friends oh my GOSH I have the best friends I could ask for! 
Quatre: Singing! 
Cinq: my guitar and my mandolin! 

So that’s it for now I want to try and post at the VERY least once a week.