Old school – NEW world

Bridging the gap . . .

Tag: Martha Stewart

early a.m. quickie . . .

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well . . . I was eating breakfast and I was thinking . . . well I was thinking as I cooked breakfast . . . about $$$ in the Cayman Islands . . . and like if you have a business in the U.S. maybe you should have to store yer loot in a U.S. bank . . . whatcha think? You know, it’s the PATRIOTIC thing to do n’est pas?

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I mean if you get caught with more than “x” amount of dollars in a safe deposit box and failed to declare it on yer tax form they bust yer sorry ass . . . so what’s the difference between a safe deposit box and an offshore bank ??

AND . . . didn’t Martha Stewart GO TO JAIL for some less than ethical stuff . . . insider trading wasn’t it . . . ???

Old School . . . er . .

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Well . . . the old school trash guy is back . . . I put Aunty P. back in the box . . . didn’t want her getting all wrinkle-y and losing skin tone . . . is that possible?? . . . I mean . . . the most she could do is lose air and get flabby soft, if you know what I mean . . . but then I found this early issue of a Martha Stewart Living (August and September 1993 – HOLY CRAP . . . has it been THAT long??) and decided that I really would like a “Martha” dollie to call my own . . . petticoat, tights, and canvas shoes . . . Uh hunh, uh hunh . . . after the “flea” market.

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. . . Was having a look around my usual blog haunts and saw some patched “vintage” Levi’s – most patched or distressed “vintage” denim stuff is on the “safe” side of the runway . . . by that I mean, folded edges, long panels with faded or obviously manufactured “faded” areas – nothing too “edge-y” . . .

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On another subject . . . I taped up a figure that I thought was lost 4 evah! . . . but I found it quite by accident during some “house-keeping” duties one or two days ago . . . So I did some photos of the taping (masking-off) process, I realized that I liked her all “masked” up . . . some “tape” bondage . . .

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I used to post some photos of my action figures, the OVD project, and the kit models I built on dannychoo.com in the figure.fm section of the blag, and unless the content was anime, Gundam, Dolfies or movies like “Avatar“, and girl bands (K-ON!), etc. . . . there wasn’t too much interest.

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. . . so now, I post my action figure mods – repainting and general reconfiguring of character bodies – here(http://www.bookindian.wordpress.com), and limit my participation on dc.com to commenting relatively intelligently on member posted content.

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. . . uh, too much Galliano, non?

“boro” . . . MAN (update)

Today was a day of significance . . . heavily influenced by the Great Martha Stewart . . . Whaaa . . . that’s right, Martha Stewart.

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I was doing a but of organizing yesterday and found an old copy of “Martha Stewart Living” that I had saved for the how-to article on “organizing” . . . and noticed a craft-y weaving project, and I thought “. . . yeh, might be able to do a little something with the idea . . .” I was right, and the “boro” concept acquired a new design element . . . the whole thing really came together after a visit to “Ichiroya” – antique kimono and fabrics in Japan . . .

I’m updating this post with photos illustrating the “Martha Stewart” influence: first the article . . .

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. . . nice, neat squares, etc. Martha colors . . .and me . . .

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A panel for the back of a haori/juban concept piece . . . and two more panels for the front.

Here’s one . . .

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. . . and here is what the work table looks like at full chat..

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I also dug into my past, and using the Japanese haori/juban design, cut a coat out of an old quilt made by my paternal grandmother . . . not too much work was required – I folded the quilt in half, measured for the center and cut up the middle to the fold, then pinned the cut edges. Next I measured 15 inches horizontally from the center cut and drew a line from the bottom to a point 16 inches from the top fold. The quilt was cut through both layers, starting at the bottom edge, stopping at the 16-inch mark. Both edges of the cut were pinned . . . did this on both sides – the material will be sewn tomorrow and a denim collar and front seam binding will be added, I’ll post some photos when I get the stitching finished.

Quilt-y RTW concept . . . before stitchery . . . hanging –

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and after the sleeves have been cut.

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As stated, seam binding will be added as well as a collar.

On another note . . . I was checking out Tavi’s blog and tuned in on the “witchy music” mix by tulletulle . . . some berry nice listening – Skip James, the Pixies – their other stuff sounds a little like “X” – L.A. punk scene, remember . . . Kate Bush . . . brewed up some Peets caffeine in my new 4 cup Mr. Coffee brew thing . . . holy shit . . . Yoko Oh No . . . squalling and squeaking . . . something called “Whole Lotta Yoko” Did you evah listen to “Two Virgins” ?? Yeh you get the idea . . . I still have a copy of the LP . . .

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. . . bought it a head shop on Anaheim Street in Long Beach CA . . . a l-o-o-o-n-g time ago . . . never could understand why they had to show their flat asses . . . oh, you can get your Peets coffee by subscription, through the mail OR . . . if you’re not a S-N-O-B you can just buy it at Von’s or your local supah mahket chain outlet . . . sounds wort of like a new kind of toilet, no?