Hold the phone – there are more new goodies at Naughty Secretary Club!
Lot’s as a matter of fact, look for new Revamped Vintage Earrings & Nostalgic Notions Necklaces.
I wound up at Hotel San Jose on South Congress yet again last night. The Michaladas are so tasty and the patio is so nice, plus it is central when meeting people which was the case last night. At the Jewell photo shoots Christy had mentioned she was going to Magic and Pool in Vegas this week and would love to wear my jewelry to pass out cards and spread the word. What a sweetheart, of course I was down with that. So yesterday I had a little private trunk show for her at San Jose with baggies of goodies sprawled out all over the table. Some of the items she choose and seemed pretty pumped about was the Rock the Boat Necklace, Pinks the Owl Earrings, Secretaries of the Caribbean Bracelet and a gold cha cha ring. Everyone keep their fingers crossed that oodles of buyers for fabulous stores accost her and ask for one of the stack of business cards I sent her off to Vegas with. I have toyed with the idea of doing Magic/Pool/Project. The people have contacted me, but it seems so daunting I want to try and get to one of the shows first to investigate things a little further and see if it is even doable for me. How do people that can only make 10 or 30 of something do trade shows like that? Oh lordy. Maybe I just need a rep or split a show room with someone.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Hold the phone – there are more new goodies at Naughty Secretary Club!
So today I hunker down at the coffee table to make a bunch of jewelry and watch a movie and opt for “The Family Stone” with Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Luke Wilson among others. Oh and Craig T. Nelson from my favorite movie of all time Poltergeist. Anyway, I was thinking it was going to be a mindless romantic comedy. Whoa did I cry, more than once. Besides being a tear jerker, it also had an awesome soundtrack. Already on my IPOD, I am almost embarrassed to say, was Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” and Maxine Nightingale’s “Right Back Where We Started” and I have not been able to stop listening to them.
Other songs I randomly downloaded this weekend in no particular order…
Smoosh “Find a Way”
The Rapture “Get Myself Into It”
The Raconteurs “Steady As She Goes”
Hot chip “Over and Over”
Regina Spektor “Fidelity”
Peaches “Downtown EP”
CSS “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death from Above”
Asobi Seksu “Thursday”
Robots in Disguise “Turn It Up”
The entire Islands album “Return to the Sea”, well because it is two of the guys from The Unicorns and I love them.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
So I have an idea, and I need your advice.
This spring my girlfriend came to stay with me and was in awe of all the craft supplies I have. I don’t know if you have ever seen the episode of Crafters Coast to Coast where they go in my studio and you get a small taste of the wall to wall shelving containing buttons, beads and baubles – but let me say that was shot years ago and my collection has grown. ANYWAY… she travels the country teaching classes at Art events and sells her students all the supplies to craft along with her. One of the things she sells in her classes are bags of beads for people to collage and make art with. Then I started noticing a lot of people on Etsy selling packages like bags of charms or beads. What do you think about this idea? I’m not trying to sell off my stock or anything, I just have a LOT and some things I will never get around to using.
These are my questions….
Would you rather buy beads, charms, cabs?
Would you prefer random goodie bags?
What about random bags where everything is the same color?
Does it matter to you that there might not be enough of any one bead in the random bags to make a necklace?
So this is just an idea I am tossing around. No one start emailing me asking me if they can come over and dig through my studio I am thinking if it is anything it would be more like a grab bag of goodies.
No big plans for the weekend around here. Chris grilled us fajitas last night and we sat on the porch and a couple of cold ones. Yesterday was a long day involving lawyers so I needed a night off. Today we have more pictures to take with Jewell. Our group shot is at Don’s Depot of us playing poker. I have never been there so this is all kinds of exciting for me.
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Friday, August 25, 2006
I seriously do not have one exciting thing to say besides they started a My Space profile for Craft Lab and it would mean the world to me if you added the show as your friend. Well maybe not the world to me, but I would think it was mighty nice of you.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006
This morning I woke up around 6 for some odd reason. It was one of those mornings where I just could not go back to sleep no matter how hard I tried because I kept tossing and turning thinking about everything I have to do before I leave for Los Angeles. Sitting on the floor in front of my coffee table making jewelry assembly line style is somehow comforting. Oddly I was watching Norma Rae as I made oodles of Black Bloom Necklaces, Carved Coral Rings and Disco Fever Earrings. I wonder if there is a union for jewelry makers? Anyway, lots of jewelry later I am kind of flittering around thinking of what to do next. I know at some point today I am going to restock Parts and Labour. I am about to get a new and exciting shelf there! I think Chris and I might go to lunch at Vespio as well. French fries and mussels sound good. That will make a whole lot of S. Congress for me.
Last night was our photo shoot for Jewell Magazine. Jen A and I were posed in an alley way right off of S. Congress that has some awesome graffiti. The amazing Justin Cox was the photographer so I have no doubt all the pictures will come out great. After pictures I walked down to San Jose where I met a gaggle of people that included an old friend of mine from McKinney, Chris Wall. So today as mentioned I will be back down on S. Congress for lunch and Restocking, but I also have a Stitch meeting on S. Congress tonight! I like the place and all, but man at this rate I might as well get a vacation home there.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Today has been a slow news day. I have been making jewelry all morning, like these lovely Deer Hunter Earrings for example.
Speaking of news Chris said he read a blurb on Yahoo about Idiocracy this morning. Idiocracy is this movie starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph directed by Mike Judge that was shot here in Austin like 3 or 4 years ago. While they were in town the stylist, Debra McGuire, stopped by Parts and Labour took a shine to my resin jewelry I was making at the time. They had me makes tons and tons of jewelry with the logos from the movie to use on the cast. Well years later I keep hearing about the movie release getting pushed back or buried. Someone must think this movie is pretty awful. I just wanna see my baubles on the big screen. Does anyone know any scoop about the movie release?
Posted by Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club at 1:16 PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
So I’m in a pickle with the Austin City Limits festival for the 2nd year in a row. See the Austin Craft Mafia gets a booth there each year to sell our crafty wares. The first year was kind of stressful because I was getting married the week after. The second year was just downright hot and my friend Jeff was here from London visiting. Last year after we got accepted I got the job to host Craft Lab which just so happened to be filming during Austin City Limits. I had to get Bee, Hope and Chris to work my booth. Apparently it was so hot and dusty last year they are sworn off ever doing it again. So now for the second year in a row we have an Austin Craft Mafia booth at the Austin City Limits festival and I find out that I am going to be in Los Angeles. Why am I telling you this? Because I need someone to work my booth. In the booth will be Tina Sparkles, Amy Barber, Susann Koehane and Naughty Secretary Club minus me. I need someone to take over my share of helping the girls set up the booth and close it down each day. The booth is like a little store you would need to take money, wrap up goodies, check people out, watch for shoplifters ect. What you get is $7 an hour plus a free pass to the music festival for the whole weekend. There is not a lot of time to see the bands, I’m not going to lie to you, but there will be the occasional slots where you can duck out and catch a couple of shows. The event is Sept 15, 16 and 17. I would prefer someone I know helping me out with this gig, so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Posted by Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club at 12:31 PM
Monday, August 21, 2006
Holy guacamole did we add a bunch of new goodies to NAUGHTY SECRETARY CLUB over the weekend!
Love hot dogs, pea pods, owls and hearts? Then check out Nouveau Earrings, Nostalgic Notions Brooches, Revamped Vintage Necklaces, Nostalgic Notions Earrings, Hair Goodies, Revamped Vintage Earrings and Nostalgic Notions Necklaces!
Don’t forget all the Revamped Vintage Rings and Hot Pink Pistol Purses we added last week!
This has been a press filled last couple of days. Friday I did an interview with Austin Monthly for their October issue on fashion and style. I’ll keep you posted on when it comes out. I hope they print the part where I talked about my best friend Erin and I’s company when we were about 12 called Jern. Get it, Erin and Jennifer. Also on Friday waiting for me at the PO Box was the summer issue of CROQ Zine which features and interview with me all about Naughty Secretary Club, Craft Lab and more! Buy a copy at Etsy and read the scoop here. The last bit of press goodness is the Austin Craft Mafia and I are preparing for an awesome 5 page layout in Jewell Magazine that was getting tossed around this weekend. It is going to feature us and our wares and we get to shoot the pictures in a fun slightly bad girl way. I won’t blow the surprise.
Ok just to prove to you that none of this has gone to my head I have to end this post because the 99 cent hot dogs I am boiling for dinner are almost ready. Oh and we forgot to buy buns so the dogs are being served in toasted bread heels.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The production company I work with out in LA, Screen Door Entertainment, is looking for people 18-35 who are interested in appearing on Craft Lab. Craft Lab is my new TV show that premieres Sept 25th on the DIY Network. What do you have to do when you come on? Just sit back, relax, be on TV and get taught a new and exciting craft!
Craft Lab is going to have “crafters” on set this season so we need people to come and learn crafts with me on TV! There will be myself and a guest but we need two or three crafters who are going to craft on set while the guest and I film the episode. You will be on set with us and we will be checking in on your crafty progress throughout the show.
The crafts will vary and range from anything like how to make your own DJ Station, paper crafts, Lucha Libre and aerial kite photography. If you have experience in crafts or just would like to spend a day on set learning something new, we are interested in having you on the show. It will be a super fun afternoon where you get to dabble in a new and exciting craft!
Our taping schedule will run between September 19th and October 17th. If you will be in the Los Angeles Area during that time and would like to be part of this fun experience, the producers would love to hear from you.
You can send an email and a photo of yourself to email@example.com and leave your name and contact number and the best time of day to reach you if you would like more details!
Come on it’s gonna be fun!
Posted by Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club at 12:29 PM
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I awoke this morning to my phone ringing twice back to back. My Blackberry may have the loudest ring of all time and not to mention it plays Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes” as the ring. So when I finally got out of bed I was a touch disgruntled and greeted Hope with a “Is there a problem”, she replies that yes there was a problem and had I seen today’s Austin Chronicle. Most of you reading this don’t live in Austin, but the Chronicle is our weekly little free newspaper which people really only read to find out movie listings and when bands are playing. Occasionally it is peppered with interesting articles, like the time they featured the Austin Craft Mafia for example (yes that was meant as sarcasm) ANYWAY The Chronicle has a fashion writer who occasionally can be a little hateful. I mentioned he had written a column about everyone in Austin being a sucky fashion designer about a week ago and there was quite a bit of backlash against it in the form of letters to the editor. Here is the orginal bit...
"FASHION FEAR FACTOR Attending local fashion shows can be like going on Fear Factor – but instead of having to eat sheep entrails while thousands of giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches crawl all over us while we are suspended in a locked Plexiglas case over a pit of burning feces, in Fashion Fear Factor, we are subjected to ghastly creations that are passed off as fashion. The clothes are usually poorly designed and constructed by amateurs who insist they are "designers," and the presentations are dreadful displays of bad taste, often involving the "model" showing much more than clothing. The "models" are often real people, i.e., friends and neighbors of the "designer" – which is why you hear some of the most unlikely people say, "Oh, yes, I'm a model, too." My friend and personal fashion icon Gail Chovan and I know a couple of designers who went into business together, and we howled when we looked on the Web site and it said that they had met while "modeling" in New York. Ever since, Gail and I tell people that we met while modeling in New York, too. Having walked through a crowd of people in a beer-soaked nightclub wearing ridiculous clothes does not make one a model anymore than decorating a T-shirt makes one a designer. Of course, not every local show is abysmal; every now and then there is magic on the runway, but those instances are few and far between, and those shows are either not open to the public or they come with a very stiff ticket price. But since anybody can be a "model" and "designer," then, naturally, anyone can produce a "fashion" show … right? Personally, I'd rather eat sheep entrails and cockroaches than see another show like those, even though certain individuals who fancy themselves as part of the "fashion" community crucify me for refusing to accept their definition of fashion. But as the old proverb says, "The dogs bark, the caravan passes."
Well this week he wrote a response in his column that for some strange reason makes a direct reference to myself, Vickie, Jen and Hope. I’m not quite sure why since none of us have ever called ourselves fashion designers, we do call ourselves crafters. I’m just happy he is watching Stylelicious. Here is a piece of the article see if you can read between the lines….
"MORE I've certainly been vilified as of late for not supporting local fashion. I do support local fashion: I just want it to be good. The current Do-It-Yourself culture has led many people to believe they are designers, but that is little more than self-aggrandizement. Picking up a guitar and plucking its strings does not make you a musician, and you're not a designer just because you say you are. You're a DIY-er. Different story. I know, because I've been both. I sewed badly for a number of years and called myself a designer, but it wasn't until I got serious about it, went to school for it, did my internships, and paid my dues in the industry before I could call myself a designer. When you understand the history of what you're doing, you don't have to keep reinventing the wheel. I'm not suggesting that people throw away their dreams, I just think they should do the work necessary to try and make those dreams come true. But if truth be told, gluing rhinestones on tennis shoes, making belts out of inner tubes, bracelets out of toothbrushes, and "cootie catcher" corsages is not fashion design. It is crafting, which is a fine and honorable thing, but it's not fashion. Let's call a spade a spade, shall we?"
Speaking of fashion I had some serious issues with Project Runway last night. I was so sad to see Allison go. She is so cute and her designs are typically Awesome, so her outfit last night was not the cutest thing I have ever seen but really you are keeping Vincent? The only reason he is getting to stay is because he is the one lone wild card in the bunch. Then with the winners. I was just as upset last night about Michael’s win as I was last week. Now given Michael is a fine designer but last week Kayne kicked his butt and this week ARE YOU KIDDING ME THAT JEFFEREY DIDN’T WIN!!!! That dress was adorable, I would have worn it like crazy.
Tonight the Stitch ladies and I meet to sort through the stacks of applicants. Eeeek this year we have like 4 times more applicants than we do booth and runway spaces. Not to mention oooodles of cute stuff to sort through. I already have a list of about 35 that are my favorites I am going to push for. Wish us luck, tonight’s meetings is going to be a doozie.
One last fashion note, about Hot Pink Pistol purses. Did you see the ones I added to the site yesterday. H-O-T!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Usually when I go to LA I am the one lone person that never has a celebrity spotting. When we were there filming Stylelicious everyone got to see Usher at Barneys and I turned my head a minute too late before he got into his SUV and was ushered away. However this weekend’s quickie trip to LA was different.
Fist up on Monday night Lisa, Kate, Matt and I all set out to go to The Echo to see my friend Dave’s band The Brothers and Sisters. They are totally awesome you should check them out. Anyway before the show we went for dinner at a place down the street called El Compadres I think. I’m sitting at my table and look across to the next table to take a good gander at who could possibly be wearing head to toe black with pointy white shoes and I realize it is Alice Cooper. I wanted to rush over and whisper in his ear the lyrics to “Poison”, but instead I just politely smiled and went about my margarita/chips and salsa business. Since it was before Labor Day I also forgave the white shoes. Half way through our meal Lisa spots him and gets a panic stricken look and as if she is a ventriloquist trying to talk without really moving her lips she says “do you see who that is?”. I explain I had already spotted him. Lisa proceeds to type up a text message on her phone to pass over to Matt to read rather than try another whisper without lip movement. Matt gets the news and is a little less sly there is an immediate “I have to go to the bathroom” AKA I need an excuse to stand and turn around which ensued in a big knock of the table complete with drinks swishing. It was a giggler.
So next we go over to The Echo, watch Dave and are milling around outside the establishment. We are standing right next to these two gentlemen when I realize one is (Claudine brace yourself) Bradley Baumkirchner from Project Runway! I had to do a double take. Lisa and I later chatted that our first instinct was to pepper him with condolences like: “Sorry about what happened on last week’s episode”, but then we thought better of it. Truthfully I know how TV works he really went through that pain like 9 months ago when they were filming.
Also on Monday I got to meet my amazing new staff for Craft Lab and hear all the episode pitches. Like Whoa are there some good ones. I actually want to TIVO my own show! Tuesday I went over to the studios where I film and met another super star Ms. Allison Whitlock host of Uncommon Threads. Allison is even cuter and more adorable in person. Plus the woman is crafty, she was showing me projects she had made that were stowed away in her dressing room. I also got a little surprise when I got on set. Two of my favorite New Yorkers, not really named Fred, Keith and Chris of Fred Flare were there filming an episode of Uncommon Threads. Those dudes are crazy adorable as are their projects. I demanded they come be guests on Craft Lab with me too.
So see that is a lot of celebrity spotting for one trip to LA!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
I'm at the airport yet again. Leaving for LA today for a short little visit to meet the Craft Lab staff. Security was not as bad as I thought it would be. What is bad is the fish bite on my butt. No really. Canyon Lake apparently has pirahnas. Sorry for the mispelling I'm on my phone. Anyway while my girlfriends and I sat in the lake yesterday I kept feeling innocent little nibbles. After awhile on. spot on my upper thigh almost toosh started to get nibbled at a lot. Finally I stood and my friends gasped as blood ran down my leg. There were other bite marks, but only the one drew blood. Worse yet my comfy jeans were still wet this morning so I'm at the airport in jeans that are too tight and chaffing my fish bite.
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Saturday, August 12, 2006
When Naughty Secretary Club was a zine there was a column called “Ask a Soccer Mom” where people could write in and ask my mother all their hot burning questions. Recently someone wrote in asking about how to clean a silk blouse. I posted it on the zine, but the answer is here too for your viewing pleasure.
August 12, 2006
Dear Soccer Mom, Can silk blouses be hand washed? Thanks, Diane Finch.
Here's the scoop on silk. Silk is a protein like your hair and as such can be hand washed. If the blouse says "dry clean only" it's generally because the dye may run, not because of the fiber itself. However, silk is easy to re-dye if needed. Also, some silks (noil or "raw silk") may shrink although most have probably been preshrunk before construction.
Start by washing an inconspicious spot like a the shirt tail to make sure it's not going to fade or shrink.
If you decide to hand wash, soak the garment in lukewarm water and a mild soap solution. My research showed that Ivory Snow powder, Woolite, Orvus Quilt Soap, or even a mild hair shampoo were popular choices.
Rinse in cool clear water until the soap is gone. Fill the sink again and add a quarter cup of white vinegar to the final rinse. Vinegar neutralizes any remaining soap and restores the natural sheen of the fabric. Rinse once again(so you don't smell like an Easter egg) and roll the garment in a towel to remove the water.
Iron the garment while it is still moist. If allowed to totally dry, the garment may yellow.
Never use bleach on silk. It will burn it.
Of course, I can not promise that your blouse will turn out perfect after this treatment but under normal circumstances, these tips should work. Good Luck. Fredda
Friday, August 11, 2006
Once upon a time I used to write for Venus. This was years ago when I also wrote music reviews for people like Splendid and Held Like Sound. As I stood there and watched Chris's band last night I remembered an article I wrote for them in 2003 on dating a musician.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Ya know I could talk about the scary terrorist plot that was foiled this morning, or the scathing remarks about Austin fashion that everyone is in a well founded tizzy over, but instead I am choosing to blog about the baby raccoons that live in my backyard. Here is a picture of them that my friend Lisa took when she was here visiting in July. I think clearly I should submit the photos to Cute Overload. Last night when I was sitting on my back porch talking to my cousin bestowing wedding planning advice I look over at the fence and within 15 feet of me and more like under 10 of Chris there were the pair of raccoons. They are not really babies anymore, more like preteens. They jumped over to a nearby tree in our yard and shuffled up the trunk with complete nonchalance. They didn’t even care that Chris and I were outside with them. They are super cute, just hope they get old and bitter and bite me and give me rabies and then I have to get shots in my stomach like Ozzy Osbourne. Oh I digress. We also have a little opossum that frequents our yard. He looks like he is a Kiss fan and wears a Gene Simmons mask. Speaking of music, you should come out and see Chris’s band Beta Valentine at Emo’s tonight on the inside stage. The Rentals are on the outside stage so it should be a good time.
Posted by Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club at 1:16 PM
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Swashbuckle Secretary Style over at Naughty Secretary Club!
Sea Trip to Sassyville Bracelets, Saucy Schooner Necklaces, Yacht Rawk Earrings and Griffin’s Warf Rings. Something to satisfy all your nautical needs.
Finally! An air date has been set for CRAFT LAB. Everyone set their Tivos for September 25th for the world premier of my new daily craft show on the DIY Network. New episodes of STYLELICIOUS coming soon too, tune in every Tuesday and Thursday to see the other Austin Craft Mafia ladies and myself!
In Stores Now: Looking for Naughty Secretary Club baubles other places than on the net? Check out Of Mine Design in Apple Valley, CA and for those of you in Bellingham, WA stop by Left Right Left!
Don’t live anywhere near there? Well that’s the beauty of the internet all you gotta do is click the score button on Naughty Secretary Club and any of these unique hand made goodies could be yours: Smokey Purse, Puzzle Parts Puss Necklace, Grandfather Grandfather Brooch and Harlequin Hair Clips!
In the News: Look for Naughty Secretary Club this summer in Seventeen, Justine and Cosmo Girl!
Wanna be in pictures? We are starting a new and exciting customer gallery over at Naughty Secretary Club. Email me a picture of yourself sporting your NSC bling and I will put your picture up on the website, blog about it and possibly include your face in a new round of ads.
Did we mention we are having a SALE!
Ooodles of stuff in our Nouveau sections including Earrings, Necklaces and Bracelets are on super sale! I'm talking as low as $8 bucks in some cases!
So you got new stuff, pirate stuff and sale stuff. What more could you ask for!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
So pre-production for Craft Lab season 2 is up and running. Producers are talking to guests, projects are being selected and I’m starting to get into panic mode about everything that needs to get done before I leave. My booth at Austin City Limits, Jewelry orders, my new web site that may never see the light of day at the rate things are going. One project for Craft Lab I am particularly excited about is my friend Claudine Hellmuth is coming on again as a guest. She is going to make my family and I into a Poppet collage. I have always wanted one of her custom poppets for my casa anyway and now I get to make one with her on TV. Awesome. However you would never guess how hard it is to get good high res pictures of your pets. Lucy my dog and Georgie my kitty are not all that interested in sitting still for pictures. These are the best two I could get. Every time I would come near them with the camera they would yawn, roll over or look otherwise disinterested. Anywhoo I can’t wait to see the poppets.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Today so far has been all about STITCH. What is Stitch you ask, well it is only the largest independent fashion show in Texas. All hand made awesome clothing on the runway super cool DIY goodies in the guerilla craft bazaar. Bands, DJs, comedians, dancers and more. This year look for repeat offenders like DJ Mel (Rock the Casbah), Matt Bearden (Comedy Central), The Austin Craft Mafia and more. We sold out Emo’s last year with over 1,000 people attending. This year in case you have not heard we have moved to the Austin Music Hall which has a capacity of 3,000. Just today we booked two super secret awesome bands to headline the events. All in due time my pretties, you will hear about it
My big jobby job this year is handling sponsorships. We already have awesome companies and magazines on board like Ready Made, Sublime Stitching, Plaid, Rare, Duncan, Bag Lunch and Jewell. However, the more the merrier. The packages range from $50-$3000. Different perks include ads in our program, ability to stuff 500 goodie bags, logo on Stitch website and our My Space page, your name on all our posters, your link in all our newsletters and more. If you run a business seems to me like you would wanna get in on this. Here is the link to our different sponsorship packages if you are interested.
My usual job for Stitch is handling press and promotion. If you are the press, we would love to talk with you!
If you wanna apply to be a part of Stitch you are not too late, actually you have until the 15th of August. You can still apply to be on the runway or in the guerilla craft bazaar. Click here to get the details.
Guess what else we now have a grant to give away, The Stitch Grant: Craft & Art Indie Upstart. We will give one of our Stitch participants $1000 plus other gifts and prizes to help them kick-start their business. For more info on the grant and how to score a prize for yourself, check out this link!
Did I mention the filmmakers behind Indie Craft Documentary will be attending Stitch with their cameras in tow. Faythe Levine and Micaela O'Herlihy are documenting the happenings of the new wave of craft exploding across the world and the web. They will be conducting interviews at Stitch with anyone and everyone involved in the movement. Read more about the film on their website.
Last of all if you are on My Space and have not added Stitch as a friend yet, don’t you think it’s time you did. I do.
Ok sorry I just have Stitch on the brain today.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
I am pretty proud of myself for all the new goodies I have gotten up on the website this weekend. As if all the new necklaces and brooches were not enough I just added oodles of new Revamped Vintage Rings. Whoo-hoo! I mentioned it in a few of my descriptions, but this summer I scored the mother load of cool stuff to make rings with. In New York I went into this store that had all these vintage buttons still carded and everything. They were like show buttons that a salesman would take into a store and the owner would point at the style and go “I’ll take 20”. When I saw all these cards sitting sad and alone on the floor in this shop I jumped on them because I knew the awesome one of a kind ring opportunities that they had. I am especially smitten on the heart shaped buttons with airplanes. In an odd coincidence I recently got a makeup bag at Target decorated with the exact same design. They must have seen the same buttons, what are the chances of two different people thinking “hey wouldn’t it be awesome if we put a tiny airplane inside a heart”. Because really I for one don’t heart planes. They make me nervous as a matter of fact. Another weird tangential ring thing, every time I take pictures of rings or close up of hands I remember a conversation I had with my good friend Tina. She was filling me in on how close up skin pictures really creep her out. Skin is a wee weird looking close up and on camera, but really there is not a better way to take a ring picture.
Ok over and out Chris and I are having a real life date today that involves the movies and steaks. I hope Lady in the Water does not suck. We go to the movies like once every 6 months and I always seem to make bad choices. I chose Kinsey last night on HBO and that was not a bad choice at all. Very interesting actually. My dad is a professor of Human Sexuality so I will have to make him watch it.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
That’s right kids just today we added 12 new Nostalgic Notions Necklaces. That makes over 25 new choices added this month alone!
Since my time home is limited I am trying to really book it and add all kinds of new (or vintage) baubles to the web site. Just got back 2 days ago and already have a trip to LA booked for this month and one cooking for Atlanta. Leave for 5 weeks in LA in about a month.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Finally I am home. Flew into DFW with Tre at about 5, my mom picked us up and drove us over to Love field and we jumped on a South West flight to Austin and I was home about 9. Believe it or not my luggage was even there in Austin! In other exciting news Naughty Secretary Club is the Modish site of the week!
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Sing the blog title to the tune of Peaches and Herb's "Reunited" - it has a nice ring. I was suppossed to be in Austin yesterday at 4 it is now 2 the following day and - am sill at O'Hare. No I didn't have to sleep at the airport United put me up at a hotel. The next flight to Austin is tomorrow and gets in at 9. That being the case I am currently waiting on a flight to Dallas, which of course has been delayed, my new friend that I met in the B terminal yesterday and I are renting a car and driving home. This is almost getting comical.
Posted by Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club at 3:05 PM
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
So here I am having troubles at O'hare yet again. Flight from knoxville here was delayed I was actually worried - was going to miss my 1:10 flight. Oh wait stop while I laugh hysterically at my nativity. It's now 9:30 and I'm here at the bar with a delightful lad named Tre. We are stand by for a flight at 10:30 but since it is storming here I am not holding my breath. We are debating car rentals or trains. I told Tre I'd be steve martin and he could be john candy.
Posted by Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club at 10:37 PM