29 November 2010


November was quite the month. I got through all of This American Life's episodes from 1999. If you remember, which I doubt you do, I'm trying to listen to every T.A.L. since its inception (1996). It's my This American Life Project. To get through one whole year in a month is quite incredible. It also means I have been doing a lot of sewing, since I really only listen to it when I am sewing.

28 November 2010


Originally uploaded by theseawithin
I decided to start making neckwarmers for the shop. The problem was photographing them. Luckily, my new friend Jessica was up for a photo shoot and she did a fantastic job. We have more shoots planned to do some much needed revamping of the shop!

New Echino

Elephant and Giraffe
Originally uploaded by theseawithin
Well this isn't new echino anymore. I've just finally made something out of it. I have a huge backlog of fabric here that I really need to use. Then I can buy the real new echino, which I have been dying to do since it come out earlier this month.
I've been doing so much sewing this month I've almost gotten through 1999 of This American Life. Maybe it will be possible to catch up to present day.

24 November 2010

25 August 2008

David Lachapelle. Cher and her pretty pony. 1996.

How can this not be one of my favourites? It is just so weird. Cher, a pony, Brandy... if anyone gets this, please let me know. Of course, I also love Cher (secret...I've seen her in concert twice!), so even if it wasn't weird it would be one of my favourites.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

20 November 2010

01 June 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Kampen, The Netherlands. 1956.

Another old photo, which I just love. This one in particular because it's from the Netherlands, where my dad was born. It reminds me of time I spent in Mexico because every morning the shop owners were washing the sidewalks in front of their store.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

17 November 2010

05 August 2008

Cindy Sherman. Untitled. 1979.

When I was in Grade 10 or 11, my sister, mom and I went to Chicago for a few days. We pretty much just checked out art museums and went to Forever Plaid. Well, that's all I can really remember. I particularly remember going to a smaller gallery where there was a Cindy Sherman exhibit. I had never heard of her before then, and since I have always really liked her work.

10 November 2010

22 June 2008

Salvador Dali. "But don't try to uncover my secret" 1954

My favourite part of this card it that it must have had a difficult journey as there is a part of the corner that somehow got ripped off.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

06 November 2010

New Stuff (Finally!)

Originally uploaded by theseawithin
I finally got my sewing space set up and was able to tackle some bags for the shop. I have loads Echino fabric that I can't wait to use. Stay tuned for lots more. You would not believe the amount of fabric I have here.

05 November 2010

21 November 2008

This postcard is just weird, which is why I like it. Who thinks of these things? I can't quite understand what is going on and why someone would create this and then sell it! I always try to imagine what goes on at the creative meetings at these companies when someone wants to make a card like this. Do they present this as an idea? and everyone agrees? I wonder what cards didn't make the cut.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.

03 November 2010

22 July 2010

Joe Steinmetz Studio. Tupperware Home Party. 1958.

This card is another great photograph. I love the 1950s.

See original blog post about my postcard posting project.