A few notes from the past week.
(What's up, messy hair)
I got a second pair of glasses! After I got my Warby Parker frames I found myself wearing glasses every day for the first time since I was 13; I have finally gotten to the point where I don't mind being a girl who wears glasses. I think this picture, from Stand Up Comedy in Portland, is good glasses inspiration. I think about it all the time (I want that hat).
My Warby Parker Fillmores are dark, so I wanted something a little lighter and brighter to wear depending on my mood. This pair came from MOD Vintage on Etsy. Kate had posted about them and had included this same pair in her post; they sold right away but were relisted a few days later, which I took as a sign when I saw them again. Although I have resisted vintage frames because so many opticians told me they would snap when heated, I really loved them and thought I would try them out. The frames that MOD Vintage sells are deadstock, possibly from the 1980s or 1990s -- not exactly dried-out brittle plastic from the 1940s. The issue of Worn that I mentioned the other day has an informative article in it with tips on what to look out for in vintage frames.
When they arrived I worried that I would have a hard time finding someone to put lenses in them (for less than $400, that is). I wound up getting lenses put in at Optical Thirty 8, where the ultra high index lenses were $98 (a weaker prescription would cost $38 or $68). They're located in Scarborough, which is kind of far for me, but it was worth the hike. In all these new glasses cost me about $150, which is not bad at all, especially since I haven't purchased any new clothes or shoes in a very long time indeed (although I did recently get the scarf I'm wearing in this picture, which is from Russet & Empire -- it was super cheap, though). I was considering the Warby Parker Fillmores in "Sandalwood Matte" as a second pair, but they haven't been in stock for a few months.
Anyhow! I am happy with these new glasses, so thank you to Kate for posting about them.
I made a little label prototype for the Mini Meow bags and I just love it, especially since it reminds me of classic Pink Pearl erasers. Sonja actually had a print last year of a bunny with a Pink Pearl eraser on his head. I used a Gocco for this, so it's slightly imperfect, but I like the effect. I'm starting to love the Gocco just as the supplies are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
Last Friday I helped Sonja at the One of a Kind show and spent a lot of time staring at these tiny little guys and petting their sweet lil' heads with the tip of my index finger.
Bunnyville. Sadly, the pictures I took that day did not turn out very well at all. But aw, pretty Sonja!
Bianca & Mike at Kid Icarus (wonderful people!) have been making this incredible 3D wrapping paper lately. It's handprinted! I might just save it forever.
Two events I'm looking forward to tomorrow: Kid Icarus' Handmade Holiday show and the Parkdale Bazaar. Happy weekend!
Mallory, danica, Marinka, even, hearttypat, Casey, sara: Thank you so much! Yes, window-shopping jobs for everybody!
Caroline: Not at all, because I would love to have everything myself!
NN: Thank you! I hope that Chelsea sees your comment -- she really is so, so sweet so I'm glad that you love your new necklace!