Friday, December 9, 2011

Cosmetology school

This year I started cosmetology school and let me tell you something. It takes a lot of guts and dedication to pass. I spend 10 hour a day for three days a week. Even when I graduate there is still so much more to learn. I can only hope that when I find a salon that has mercy on my soul and guides me in a good direction and not use me for just one purpose(i.e. shampoos and shitty jobs). So for now I can enjoy myself and the perks of having a hands on job.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's in my bag:school edition

1.A cup of comfort for parents of children with autism: stories of hope and everyday success. This book was given to me after enrolling Nikki into her new school from the principal. It is one of the many books I am reading on my good reads list.

2.Make-up bag


4.TDLR booklet(you must keep at your station at all time),business fundamental binder, and folder with every little paper that I need.

5.pens cards and 50% off vouchers to my school

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All Souls' Day place setting pattern

Hello All,
I've been trying to explain a simple way to understanding crochet filet. It took me awhile to get it down and with the help of this pattern you will too.

Any worsted weight yarn
Size G or F crochet hook
Tapestry needle

SC=Single crochet
DC=Double Crochet
BO=Bind Off

Crochet Filet equation: Inside each empty block are two stitches depending on them being filled using two double crochets as well as using a double crochet in between each block.

19 block X 3 stitches per block + 5 Chains for each end =62 stitches you need to chain to start.

Step 1: Ch 62 st
Step 2:DC into 8st from ch
Step 3:Ch 2 times then skip two stitches and DC into next stitch until end forming 19 blocks.
Step 4:Ch 5 times on top of the last 19th block then skip two stitches and DC into next stitch. Do this until you have three rows of boxes.
Step 5: Make 8 DC box
Step 6: DC 2 times into three boxes as well as in between.
Step7: Follow chart below on when to fill in boxes and when to not.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Celebrating Chadd Thomas

Through the years since I was old enough to sneak into clubs underage and unnotice or old enough to buy beer i've gone to shows almost every weekend. On occasion making the short trip to Austin to walk downtown and visit friends. I've grown accustom to meeting and hanging out with musicians.But in our local subculture San Antonio music scene Austin musicians would come down almost every sunday to a local downtown watering hole called the Mix to croon to the broken hearted lovesick drinkers or dance the night away with their sweetheart who strolls with her friends with a trademark flower in her hair.
I cherish these time now a days since I've gotten older,stopped smoking and slowed down my drinking (I realized I was a 21-year-old female frank the tank).
Thinking about the endless stories I have witness puts a small grin on my face.
I hold these memories in my head since I've have lost so many friends along the way who have left the party of life before me.
I was shocked a few weeks ago to find out that Chadd(Chadd Thomas & the crazy kings) was found dead under a tree on S.Congress street the victim of three altercations in the span of a night that led to his death.
My thoughts and preys go to his family,friends,bandmates and his daughter.
I remember the last time I saw him he had played a gig at a local bar on the northside of town that I was hanging out at after I had finished tabling.
We talked about our daughters and he gave me a hug as he packed up and headed back towards Austin.
The police are still looking into what had happen that final night of Chadd's life.
To help out his family a few places around Austin and The Mix are having benifit shows in his honer.

July 31st
2008 South Congress Ave. 78704
Austin, TX
Johnny Hootrock, Blue Flames, Hotrod Hillbillies, Back Porch Mary, Darren Hoff and the Hard Times, Crazy Kings Last Stand, Landshark, Amplified Heat, Modern Don Juans, The Wolftones, The Moonhowlers, Danger*Cakes, Jackson Eli, Whisky Shivers, Sunny and the Starfires and more to be announed!! Raffles, barbecue plates and much more. There will be no charge to get in the door, but bring your POCKET books, people are encouraged to donate to the Madison Rose Thomas Trust.

The Chadd Thomas Memorial BBQ and Benefit Concerts
Uncle Billy's Lake Travis
6550 Comanche Trail
Austin, Texas
July 23: Jesse Dayton, Chris Gates & Gatesville, Johnny Hootrock
July 30: Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots and a Holler, The Crazy Kings, Riuby Dee and the Snakehandlers
August 6: The Wulftones, The Octanes, Ted Roddy, Glambilly
Special guests to be announced. Hosted by Mal Thursday, who will also serve as DJ, spinning some of the great Texas rockabilly 45s that Chadd Thomas loved so much.

I promise to post more about The Mix benifit information when the times comes please try to make it out to one. For someone who has graced us with an amazing voice and gift of music we should raise a glass and honor him.

sock sickness

Everytime I attended a knitting/stitch'n'bitch group there was atleast one person making a pair of socks.
Now a days I can't look through ravelry post without seeing a WIP or finished sock project.
I admire the colors and designs but I can't help think to myself its only a pair of socks. Nothing special I have many pairs and they get holes fast forcing me to chuck'em. Why bother putting time and effort into making a nice pair only to be ruin by my fly of the seat of my pants day to day hectic work/school schedule.
But thats thats my inner hater showing and I'm quite amazed how people can make them so fast and how they fit them so well.
I have only tried and failed once on sock making and need to challenge myself in this field because I can do almost everything else.
I have taken some advice from a friends husband who almost knits every pair he owns.
I must admit there are alot of neat designs for me.

So here is an attempt....wish me luck.

Friday, March 18, 2011

knit,purl,knit, pearl brewery project with the yarn dawgs,

A few weeks ago I had met with Dino,Cros and Billy of the knitting graffit/rap group yarn dawgs outside La Gloria restaurant to contribute to the up and coming project in front of the Pearl Brewery.
Due to sickness I could only make three, two were used and #3 had a untimely demise with ink and was soon discarded.
We had put them up early then our original date a week or so before at 9pm on a windy night along Grayson street.
If you don't know about Grayson street its bests known for most notable landmarks such as Sam's Burger Joint,Nightmare on Grayson,tacoland and the pearl brewery.
A photojournalist came out from the Express News to ask questions and take pictures.
I wasn't sure if they would make it onto the website or paper but today I was happy to find a link. With this fun project up and out of the way I am teaming up with Brandy owner of B.Link designs for the international yarn bombing day on June 11,2011.

Keep in mind that you shouldn't cover the entire sign and/or any information but only the pole itself. I encourage everybody even if your a beginner to make a swatch and put it up on this day.

Finding the time.

Oh man I've been busy with school and of course neglecting the blog(sorry).
School has been handing my ass to me instead of derby.
Can't find the time to attend a speed class or skate at the rink because I have been spending 10-11 hour days cutting hair inside of a classroom.
I've been hell bent on getting out of the classroom and getting onto the salon floor since day one and focus on my g.p.a as well.
Until my two years are up I hope to pass with flying colors.
I'm still crafting but I've only stuck to crochet/knitting and a small amount of jewelry making. I plan to make my whole shop skull themed.
But stay tuned I am a craft reviewing machine with alot of free time during the night to get the word out.

Its a AlabamSlama!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Craft word of the month:

Craft binge-noun
1. a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence crafting.

Krista couldn't sleep so she spent all morning on a craft binge. of now (1:53) is still on one. Its now my second trip to the craft store and here is some best advice I can give anybody. DON'T GO TO THE CRAFT STORE ON SUNDAY! Its just a bad idea because there are hoards of people. Not to forget mean old ladies giving you the stink eye because you walk in with black clothing and a shirt with skulls & cross bones on it. Yet you somehow always meet them in the line at the register as they take FOREVER to buy fake flowers and fumble with a check book or money(think 1,000 pennies or writing the check out in roman numerals).
Yes I know I'm an evil person for making fun of old ladies but I have my reasons and I don't deserve dirty looks just because I rock my alternative style.
So on a brighter note!
I've been making Day of the dead mask and trying my hand at the find art of paper mache.So look forward to more pictures and I maybe starting a feature local artist post every month.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Its been too long.

Hello everybody out there I know I've been a bad girl not blogging for awhile.
I had to give myself(and my hands) a break from crafting,knitting and crocheting.
With the new year I did like so many others have done before me. Make a resolution to work off the holiday bulge.
I took on the roller derby workout challegne and have lost nine pounds so far. I also plan to run the get your rear in gear 5k run. With that happening I'm about to start my first year at cosmetology school I'm super excited and nervous.Don't know what to expect but only hope it will be a great expirence.

I can never forget about the craft scene in San Antonio as well as derby which both own my heart.
My friends who use to own Sew Deluxe have now located and changed the name of there craft/sewing base to The DIY Factory.
Stop on by February 4 at 529 San Pedro Ave San Antonio, TX 78212 and sign up for classes in sewing,knitting,crocheting,silkscreening,ceramics and more.

Now onto Derby our very own Alamo city rollergirls will be having there own season opening game on March 13th at the Rollercade on 223 recoleta. Don't forgot to buy your season tickets!