Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Look what we got!

The rings!!!!!
I gave them to my mom for safe keeping, but I wanted to wear it wear it wear it so much. I am told though, that wearing the wedding ring before the wedding is bad luck. 

I'm back in SF now and glad to be- it was COLD in Michigan. Geez. But we did accomplish a whole lot. Picked a venue, and a date: SEPTEMBER 23RD. 
Now the real countdown begins I suppose. 
241 days to go.
It sounds like a lot- but it really isn't. We've still got a ton to do. But it WILL get done!

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I think I'll do another giveaway, because I feel like it. I need your help though- feedback on what you think I should offer! So what do you think? A little mushroom? A ninja? Or a dinosaur? Do tell!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby Pics

I'm hanging out in Michigan with my family and my future in laws and my mom of course did the obligatory baby picture fest for the fiancĂ©. Look at what I found!!! It's baby me!!!

Some of them were so funny I couldn't stop laughing- and the outfits I wore! My mom insists that I picked some of them out but I don't believe her. 

Anyway. Thought I'd share this chubby cheeked joy.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 new items in the shop!



Check it out!

Things Asians Like...

Went to the Korean grocery store the other day and was sooo glad I found this- I've been looking EVERYWHERE for one of these...


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My DIY Pocketfold Invitations

If you haven't seen me mention that I have a strict, self imposed wedding budget- then here it is. I have a strict, self imposed wedding budget. I refuse to spend a ridiculous amount of money on one day- and so I've been planning lots of DIY projects. 

I've been hitting up all the wedding blogs and trying to keep up but ultimately the wedding is going to be our own and so it's up to us to set the tone. We're both creative people so we're trying to do as much ourselves as we can.

So that brings me to invitations which, are surprisingly easy to do yourself. Mr. Rockit is an Illustrator/Photoshop Genius so we are creating our own templates and printing them out on cardstock bought at the craft store. I received a $100 gift card to Joann Fabrics which was the perfect gift- because that's $100 less I have to spend supplies. We spend about $50 of my gift card on the supplies and paper so far. Not bad.

I found a ton of tutorials online about how to do pocketfold invites on the cheap, and decided to do the first photo which you can do with 8.5 x 11 cardstock. Disregard that color and typeface- we're doing something different, but the template is great and cute. The card folds up to be about 5 x 7 which fits a regular greeting card envelope. The second image is my inspiration for the yarn added onto the paper. So here are some pictures below of my progress. 
Just gettin' started on these babies. 
. We're making it our own by adding personal touches like the button closures and the yarn across the top of the inserts. I got some supplies- like my fiskars paper trimmer thing which helps me cut straight lines- and a little edge rounder punch, and a paper scorer thing. 
The sweet little button closures were Mr. Rockit's idea- they are going to take a really long time to put on so I'm still debating them but they're just so adorable I think I may just have to do it.
If I don't do the button closures I'm considering just tying a little yarn bow around the invite.. what do you think?

Anyway, I'm pretty proud of them so far- I have a hundred and some more to make, but I'm starting super early so hopefully a little bit here and there will be enough to get the job done. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sneak Peek!

I got some new toys to use in my DIY wedding mission- can you guess what I'm making? :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!
I'm excited to not work on Monday for MLK day,
and then have a two day week next week because after that we're going to 

Okay it's not that exciting but I get to see my parents and my future in laws, so it'll be a happy reunion time.
And we've got tons of wedding stuff to get done.

WOW are weddings expensive. Trying to budget and it's proving slightly *understatement* stressful.
Here's one DIY I really want to do.

In order to save some money on decorations/flowers, I figured I could make some of these pretty things to toss on the tables. Mr. Rockit calls it "layering".
You can find the tutorial here

I'm really trying to save some money and make some in the meantime. One really awesome thing is that our friends who did our engagement photos have offered to shoot the wedding for free which is AMAZING. What awesome friends we have! I'm still trying to sell stuff, but fellow crafters and bloggers... Etsy is not easy. I need to sell something on there! Any tips? Advice? I think I need help!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Items in the Shop

It's the Super Mario Bros blue mushroom that shrinks him!


(the second one is a prototype that I didn't like as much as the other pink one I put in there- hence the cheaper price!)

find my etsy shop on the right if you want to take a look. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Little Mushrooms!

Two new additions to my etsy shop- and I reworked some pricing on the existing items too!
Pricing is really difficult- if you price too low people will think it's tgtbt and if you price too high no one will buy!

I made a ton of these little guys, but I just put these two up- I'll put about 3-4 more up in different colors by the end of the week.

So take a look at my little friends :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What I wore today.

What I wore today
Grey cardigan :Abercrombie circa 2005
Red Pashmina:NYC street vendors
Brown dress:??
Grey belt: Random store in SF
Black tights: Forever 21
Brownish booties: Endles.com

What I WISH I wore
Spacesuit: NASA
Huge muscles: NASA training, duh.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Oh boy, I haven't updated since the giveaway- lo siento.
But during the holidays I made like a bajillion little mushrooms.
You'll see. 
I'm taking photos of them and selling the prototypes on etsy. 
Will update.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmasakwanakuh and a great NYE,
Now it's time to make 2011 the best year EVERRRRRRRRRRRRR
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