Friday, September 30, 2011

Pretty Distractions

broken plane
old sasa airport davao city
old sasa airport davao city sunset1st three photos: old Sasa Airport, Davao City

sta. ana wharflast two photos: Sta. Ana Wharf, Davao City

sta. ana wharf
When you are hired to take corporate shots, in the long run it becomes too corporate you'd need pretty little distractions like these and be at ease.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crocheted Purses

my latest crochet projects

crochet purse
crochet purse
crochet pursea gift for my mom on her birthday

Both of these patterns are from a Japanese book, adjusted to fit the thread used. For the coin purse, I used a zipper because a kiss clasp was not available in the stores.

crochet purse
crochet purse

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Secret Garden

secret garden photo by nephithyrion
"The sun shone down for nearly a week on the secret garden. The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite."

Friday, September 23, 2011

Barry Pepper

Barry PepperBefore Eric Bana's Hoot, there was Barry Pepper's Private Daniel Jackson, the tough sniper from Saving Private Ryan. After watching that movie, I became a fan.

In all the films I saw him in, he always gave great performances. The Green Mile, We were soldiers, Flags of our Fathers... all memorable. I bought The Snow Walker from ebay because I've never seen him in a lead role.

Last year I got a nice surprise when I watched True Grit with my parents. I didn't know he was in it and when he came out, he was all covered up, hairy, and dirty. But if you've seen him many times before, you wouldn't miss his nose. He played a bad guy, but what a bad guy! With those teeth, he could rip John Wayne's. :)

This week, the History Channel played the miniseries The Kennedys and, for me, Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy's the highlight of the show. He is an amazing character actor and it's about time the world recognise this talent.

Here's to Barry Pepper for winning an Emmy.
I hope you get a Golden Globe, too!

P.S. I hear he's going to be in a Terrence Malick film. That is something to look forward to.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Francis-Eds Wedding Invitations

Francis and Eds wedding invitationsThe envelopes were made of abaca.

These were handmade by Eds and her family. I helped with the card design and printing. The flowers are of dark purple, though they look almost black in the photos.

Francis and Eds wedding invitations
Francis and Eds wedding invitations
Francis and Eds wedding invitations
Francis and Eds wedding invitations
view the album

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crocheted Headbands

white crocheted headbandwhite crocheted headband

The pattern was from a Japanese book.
I increased the number of starting chains to make up for the thinner thread. This is the main problem I have with following patterns from other countries because here in the Philippines we only have two available threads, the mercerised cotton thread ball and the acrylic yarn.

white crocheted headbandmy sister wearing the white headband

red wide bobble headband - crochetand another one: a red wide bobble headband

Pattern from the Crabby Crafter
I increased the number of rows in the widest bobble and double crochet parts to reach the 21-inch circumference.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Recent Packages: All Jane Austen

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen AddictRude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Laurie Viera Rigler signatureand a note from the author :)

Pride and Prejudice jigsaw puzzlePride and Prejudice jigsaw puzzle

Big thanks to Maria Grazia and Ms. Rigler for the giveaways. My sister won the puzzle and it was her first time to join. She might frame it in the future. We've never had a 500-piece puzzle and it took four hours to complete it last night.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lorie Ann

Lorie Ann
Lorie Ann
Lorie AnnHer hair always got messy when we took these photos. It was very windy at the old Sasa airport. LA blogs, too, mostly about poetry. You can check out her blog: LA Reveals.