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Brooks Saddles – 19th Century British Bicycle Charm

I finally have a Brooks saddle! Thanks to one certain wonderful doting Chops for my birthday. The caramel brown seat is a delight to my quaint British aesthetic sensibilities… (I’m kidding, I don’t have any such sensibilities. Any British-ish sensibilities I have would tend more towards the ’80s post-punk era hehe). Nevertheless it’s true I… Read more »

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Well If This Ain’t The Cutest Shirt Design Ever <3

… then I dunno what is. This is a new T they’re selling over at Bits of Thread in Adams Morgan. $15 a pop. While I’m at it, Bits of Thread have announced their latest schedule of classes this coming season. Deep Throat also tells me that G Street Fabrics is expected to post their… Read more »

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A Day Off Is a Beautiful Day Indeed

Day off for a moogle. Nothing beats a relaxing sunny afternoon to sit at my table with my laptop and sewing machine, and a hot cup o’ joe to boot Check out my sick pink skull mug, newly gifted by Mama Hsu (TJ Maxx Retail: $3.99). I have a handful of things on my agenda… Read more »

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New Book from Hello Craft! “Handmade to Sell”

Who knew what those awesome Hello Craft ladies were up to during the “off-season” of Crafty Bastards? But of course they were super busy elves, compiling all the latest tips and expert advice on how to run a craft business into a shiny new book. It’s called “Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning,… Read more »

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Latest Make: Gray Floral Print Bag

So I’m almost finished with this little baggie that I started making before my sewing machine’s backstitch function broke several months ago. (It has since gone through the (Soviet) Sears repair process.) It’s a pretty simple bag – the same pattern that’s used at Bits of Thread in Adams Morgan. I made one before using… Read more »

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My Pickin’s from the DC Record Fair

I’ve been slackin and missed the last handful of DC record fairs. But I made up for it this past Sunday by moseying on over to The Fillmore! (though not before lunching with Chops & fam at the nearby Mandalay Burmese restaurant in Silver Spring). As you can see … tons of music dweebs picking… Read more »

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Mama Hsu the Interior Decorator

Mama’s guest room is coming along so nicely! I love this contemporary style with bright primary colors: We were standing there admiring it the other day, and at one point, she reached for this huge, gaudy paper flower thingy to consider placing it above the bed as a centerpiece for the wall. But I quickly… Read more »

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HOW TO: Outfit a Band Merch Suitcase!

In preparation for our tour to Taiwan last month, Em and I were busy little bees! (reference: the scene in Gladiator, when Joaquin Phoenix accused his sister of plotting against him). teehee. Whereas our ragtag Clov army is normally very unorganized about our merch, this time we were determined to have one of those nice… Read more »

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i <3 Palladium's Shoes + Combat Boots

Chops got his new pair of white Palladium shoes just in time for my cousin’s wedding this weekend in Philly! Check ’em out – Slim Oxford Palladiums in a breezy summer color. They’ll go well with his suit. I secretly like that they border on prep-school/”I’ll-be-vacationing-on-my-yacht-this-weekend” footwear. But Chops in yacht shoes is kinda like… Read more »

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EMA w/ Nu Sensae @UHallDC

EMA at U Hall. I got myself a good spot (for crotch shots). I applaud (Erika M. Anderson) for bringing back the stirrups along with a cute girlish pair of retro saddle shoes. All the while being pretty all-around badass. Very intriguing electric viola (or violin? it sounded tuned down) going on by Mr. Performance… Read more »