Sunday, December 31, 2006

I.Q. down the Drainz

I had suspected this for a while but I just came across an article from '05 about a study suggesting that constant e-mail checking lowers your I.Q. more so than smoking pot. I don't smoke pot but I am so addicted to checking my e-mail it's crazy. I definitely feel the constant distraction is harmful to my brain. So in 2007 less e-mail checking, what was i sayin'...erm...I need to go check my email, later.

stove top dec

stove top dec, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

click on the pic to see what's what.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Interview on BFF!!

Sweet Keith from Fred Flare (my fav. online shop!) kindly posted an interview with me on their blog BFF! I'm very flattered that my interview is part of 7 in 2007 a special feature on their favorite New Yorkers to watch in 2007. So if you want to see all of my large teeth in super smiling action mode go check it out! And many thanks to FF, they are seriously the best!

Tea anyone?

tea anyone?, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Some green tea with a few biscuits. I tried putting some bashed up candy canes in it after I saw Danny Seo's tip about grinding them up. I didn't have a coffee grinder so I used a good ol' hammer in the middle of the night. My neighbors must loooove me.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Skeeve shot pouch

skeeve shot pouch, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I had some red fabric scraps laying around so I decided to attempt to make a patchworky pouch. I think it came out interesting.

Does anyone know what a skeeve shot is? When I was kid to protect yourself from someone who is skeevy/gross you would give yourself a fake injection with your finger... circle,circle,dot,dot, now I have the skeeve shot.

So don't try to give me your skeeves because I've been immunized. :)

Illustration Friday- "Peace"

Illustration Friday- "peace", originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This is the first thing I thought of for the topic Peace. I plan on getting back into IF in '07. It is a good exercise for the brainz.

Edit: whoops, "peace" was last Friday's topic. I guess they changed over the topic after I saw it this morning...the new topic is "Phoenix" if you want to go for it.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Note to Self

note to self, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

so far this reminder hasn't worked. Since I had this sign up i bought the robot that sweeps and mops your floor (not cheap) and another house shelf off of ebay. I definitely did my part this year to support the US economy (and also Japan's economy while I was at it!)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

frame-worthy fabric

frame-worthy fabric, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I never get tired of seeing elephant prints!

Post-It birdie!

post-it birdie!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Can you believe-it?!


Happy Holidays!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I would like to wish all my flickr buddies, blog perusers and So Softies adoptive parents a very happy holiday and a prosperous artsy craftsy new year!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

stampin' experiment on canvas

stampin' experiment on canvas, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I had some pieces of canvas laying around given to me by a friend who decided to quit painting...since I was/am too lazy to stretch my own damn canvases I finally found a good use for it after over a year! I plan on sewing this into something, maybe a wall hanging or a pillow?

Next year I want to take a printmaking class for sure. fo' shizzle.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Timmie iron on patches!

timmie iron on patch!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Now available in my shop!

note: It is not as roughly textured as it appears in the photo, it was hard to photograph due to the shiny nature of the embroidery.

Strawberry stationery in da house!

strawberry stationery, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here is my latest producto! It may cause a strawberry overdose, but that was a risk I was willing to take. I am going to add it to my shop in sets of 10 sheets with 10 large green envelopes. Is 10 sheets too many? Should I do sets of 5?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Back from Bazaar Bizarre Boston!

bazaar bizarre Boston, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

hello kids! Did you miss me??

I had a great time in Boston. The Cyclorama is a great space to hold a fair. Although they stuck me in a corner outside the main area, I still had a great time and met many nice New Englanders! I can't believe how beautiful Boston is as a city, I could totally see myself living there. Now who wants to give me a few mill. so I can move to Boston?? anyone? ;)

Me and my worker (a.k.a the boyfriend, babycakes) stayed at the Marriott at Copley Place. I highly recommend using Priceline's name your own price, I got an amazing price for an awesome hotel in a kick arse area! I am/was very excited/proud about that. I would say I paid less for this 4 star hotel than I would have for a crappy no name 3 star. I'm still patting my back about this as you may sense from this post.

Friday night was the Baz Biz party which was a lot of fun. I got a chance to meet some of the other vendors, which was lovely. What was also lovely was the cupcakes and prizes. Yes, cupcakes and prizes, what could be better?!

After the fair on Saturday we went to eat at The Cheesecake Factory because we were starving and it was really close to the hotel. After waiting an HOUR for a table I was pretty grumpy and practically passing out over my food.

Sunday we had breakfast at the South End Buttery. Any place that has BUTTER in the title is my kind of eatery! This place was so cute I wanted to spend the whole day in there sipping my coffee.

I only took 2 pictures the whole weekend which is pretty sad...above is one of them, it is titled, " Zombie woman with sore crafty fingertips behind table". Catchy title, isn't it?

Soon I will post the new goods I will have in my shop!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Bazaar Bizarre this Saturday!

This Saturday you can find me at table 83 at the Boston Bazaar Bizarre!

Here is the info:
Saturday December 16, 2006
The Cyclorama (Boston Center for the Arts)
539 Tremont St in the South End of Boston
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Admission fee $1.00

I mostly will have stationery,pouches and a few toys with me. If you are in the area come check it out!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

soy sauce container

soy sauce container, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

by Shinzi Katoh

I am going to use it to carry water for my watercolor set. I found it on ebay.

jumbo fridge magnets

jumbo fridge magnets, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I made these for the fair on Saturday. I am totally freaking out right now because I don't have enough stuff to put on the table. I only had 2 months to prepare!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah


These linen tapes by Shinzi Katoh make my insides want to explode.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Proper usage of a Timmie

Timmie visits the Alamo, originally uploaded by twittering bird.

demonstrated by Twittering Bird. Here is Timmie pictured at the Alamo! Seeing pictures like this makes my life feel worthwhile! Thanks Cassie!

Sure, let me pencil you in.

Sure, let me pencil you in., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My first daily planner! So exciting. 2007 will be a very organized year.

Friday, December 08, 2006

An adorable photo by Doc 18

Charm, originally uploaded by doc18.

click on the picture to see what's going on!

15% happier

For the last few weeks my computer has been crashing every time I log into my mail or flickr or etsy, etc. It was torturous! So the lightbulb finally went on this evening to switch browsers! I downloaded Firefox and now I am like a pig in poo poo. It's a good thing ;)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Fresh at the Occupied Shoppe!

fresh at the Occupied Shoppe!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Timmies and I'm Lovely Pears have arrived at the Occupied Shoppe in Vancouver! If you are in the area go check them out.

While you are there you can pick me up these apple cups and these lovely handkerchiefs by Sukie :)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Available So Softies


As per request, here are all the Softies available for adoption. If you would like to adopt one or give one as a gift for the holiday season now is your chance! From now till Friday the 8th I will be offering them exclusively to my blog perusers.

Please comment with the letter of the one you are interested in, and I will add it to my Etsy shop. After Friday I will be saving the rest for next weekend's Bazaar Bizarre in Boston. I will be adding whoever is left plus new designs into the shop after the New Year.

Prices range from $20-50 plus shipping. If you have any pricing questions please comment below.


(click image to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

vinyl tote detail

vinyl tote detail, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Please note the misspelled French words. That is where all the charm lies.

new in the shop

horizontal I'm Lovely notepad, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

A horizontal style I'm lovely notepad. Only $5 buckaroons, get it while it's lovely.

Here is the direct link.

new item in the shop

bunny case, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

a bunny passport case! Available here.

Monday, December 04, 2006

patsy fatsy

patsy fatsy, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

my latest softie

Full Name: Patrick Z. Fatsy
Height: 10.5 inches tall
Weight: Undisclosed
Likes: Trans Fat

Sunday, December 03, 2006

hello badge...

hello badge, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

...goodbye modesty

Friday, December 01, 2006

i likey

paperclip tote by funtote