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3-Day Weekends

by tatiana on January 18, 2011

3-day weekends are the best But you never know when you may run into mild tragedies, which I did, but I’m fine, and life goes on. The good things that happened this weekend include but are not limited to:

  • going to my first meeting with my Taproot project team
  • watching Tales of the City with my roomie and totally being blown away by the crazy, twisty plot
  • hanging out with my cousin Ryan, watching Black Swan and checking out the galleries downtown
  • sleeping in until noon… even though doing so gave me a MAJOR headache
  • going to the Alemany Flea Market with Jane and finding some amazing things
  • hanging out at Kan Zaman with the mister and his roomie, and then finally watching The Wrestler
  • crocheting some super cute new slippers for Valentine’s Day and the craft/art show!
  • celebrating my roomie’s NEW JOB at an awesome media non-profit. Super excited for her.

Lastly, and unfortunately (maybe) for my wallet… I discovered that you can shop Forever 21 ONLINE. Hence my new shoes (seen above). My goal was to buy some warm things for my upcoming London trip (t-minus 14 days!), but I couldn’t NOT get these shoes. I loves them.


Happy Thursday, everyone! As we get closer and closer to the upcoming (and much needed) 3-day weekend, I wanted to post about this art/craft fest that I’ll be a part of in February.

It’s an arts and crafts festival which will be hosted by the San Francisco Pie Extremist Group. I know you’re probably thinking: What is that? Who are those people? Answers lie within this link.

Anyway, come out on Saturday, February 12th from 5-9pm for some great pie, art and handmade goodies. I’ll be selling special Valentine’s themed slippers and hats! For more info about the event and how to get yo’self to arguably one of the coolest galleries in San Francisco (in my opinion) click here.


Happy Birthday Reinvintage!

by tatiana on December 29, 2010

Reinvintage, the local San Francisco boutique that carries Babushka Designs, as well as other locally handmade items and fabulous vintage finds is celebrating their 1st birthday!

When: Thursday, December 30th from 4pm – 10pm
Where: 827 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 94110
What: DJ, drinks, cool people

So if you’re in the area, swing on by, do a little dance, make a little purchase (see what I did there?) If you RSVP here on the Facebook invite, you’ll get 20% off at the store. Hope to see you there!


Sanrio Mobile Pop-Up Tour

by tatiana on October 20, 2010

Oh my god, you guys. I think you know where I’ll be on Saturday…


It's Fleet Week in San Francisco

by tatiana on October 7, 2010

You know what that means…

Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen, Captain January (Butler, 1936) (Photo Credit)

… I might finally get my chance to tap dance with a sailor.

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Sundays are my favorite.

by tatiana on August 15, 2010

Always full of reading, watching movies (or catching up on Mad Men!), and crocheting – why can’t everyday be Sunday?

Today we went to Ike’s Place, which according to this article, will be closing soon. We had to get our fix. I finally switched up my usual order of the SF Giants sandwich and got the Menage a trois. SO good. The other half will be my dinner. I can’t even think about Ike’s Place closing up shop. I really hope they move to NOE VALLEY!


SF Renegade Craft Fair: This is my Comic-Con

by tatiana on August 1, 2010

Last week, hundreds of thousands of comic book geeks traveled far and wide to Comic-Con to meet their respective idols. This past weekend hundreds of craft and DIY geeks traveled far and wide (or maybe like 2 miles if you’re me) to SF Renegade Craft Fair to meet some of the best crafters and artists in the DIY scene.

Above: Jaime of Sparkles and Sticks, Elsie of Red Velvet Art and Lil Ol’ Me [click to continue…]


Craftgasm, or: Renegade Craft Fair

by tatiana on July 14, 2010

Oh yes… OH YES! It’s happening. It’s free. It’s at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Hopefully the weather will be a lot nicer than the last time Renegade was in town. And hopefully I’ll see more of my favorite crafty people IN THE FLESH! The crafting world has its share of celebs as well – “you better believe it” – as my Dad likes to say.

Anyway, we’re two weeks away! I have a lot of friend/family birthdays coming up. I can’t wait to see what I can find.


Wednesday Inspiration: House of Mirth

by tatiana on April 7, 2010

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: House of Mirth, c.1906, May

I found this gem while perusing the Library of Congress online photo archive yesterday and had to share. We don’t know too much about the subjects, but it’s not too difficult to fit the pieces together. Taken about 2 weeks after the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the overall mood of San Francisco as we know it today is captured in the good-humored signage attached to this temporary home that this group of people created. According to the signs, the House of Mirth is complete with running water, steam heat and an elevator. Even in the worst of circumstances, San Franciscans are resilient and are able to retain a sense of humor.


Change Clothes and Go

by tatiana on April 6, 2010

Photo Credit: Bubble Girl by Banksy

Lately, I’ve found myself to be in somewhat of a strange head space. I attribute this to not having much time to do absolutely nothing… which, honestly, I rarely do because I don’t like being “bored”, but sometimes it’s really important. As my friend Frank N. would say, “it’s all a part of the creative process.” I need to remember this. [click to continue…]