Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My 5 year old sister's "Make Up Look"

Alright I just needed to share this because it is too cute! I was definately never this good when I was five years old. Never mind acutally trying to sneak into my mom's bedroom to use her makeup. haha.

And in case you are all wondering, no the little girl does not wear make-up everyday. She wanted to make a how-to video for fun because her sister has a make-up channel on youtube, so they did it for fun.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Samuel Musical

In case you haven't noticed yet, I love supporting local business, arts and music. And I am so happy to announce a new indie band based in London, Ontario: The Samuel Musical. Their new song is titled Would You Love Me and is amazing!

Not only that but my friend is in it! YEAH KELLY! So please, please go check them out on their myspace page. And if you would like to support them and other London musicians just pick up a copy of the Oh! Compilation One CD, offered by the Open House arts collective. You can find the CD at Grooves, on 353 Clarence St in London, ON, for only $5.99!

And not only do I love them but so does The London Free Press,
"All 12 tracks have something that makes me want to shout, but right now I'm thinking of the six magical minutes it takes for The Samuel Musical's Would You Love Me to swell like a symphony and then slowly fade away in sound and emotion. It doesn't hurt that the Musical's Sam Allen is the nephew of Lambeth fiddler and Canadian country music hall of famer John P. Allen."
Go check them out!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

PIF of the Week!

I'm going to start a new weekly blog which will showcase a chosen PIF of the week item! I just learned about this, although it seems I am way behind, it is a Pay it Forward gesture. Essentially I post something for the listing fee (ie. $0.20 on Etsy) and the buyer only pays for the listing fee plus the shipping. The only catch is that the buyer now has to either post a PIF in their store or simply do something nice for someone else that week. Easy as pie!

So without further ado, the PIF item of the week....


Repeat Transfer Patterns Bedroom and Bathroom Designs- Unique brand bedroom and bathroom design repeat transfer patterns. The patterns in this sheet include hearts, flowers, love birds and shells.

Description: Suitable for embroidery or fabric paints

Size of pattern sheet 56 x 43 cm (22 x17")



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Art Fire, Art Fire, Art Fire!

Hey guys I just wanted to let you all know about this new site I have found. Art Fire lets you sell your handmades without limiting the number of items you post and no listing fees.

If you want a verified account, it's $8.93 CA/month as part of their stimulus package. But there are only 326 spots left! After these spots fill the verified accounts will go up to $25.50 CA/month.

What I especially like about this site as opposed to, you know the other site (E***), is that EVERYONE gets to be on the main page. As items are posted they are featured on the main page, no extra charge!

So go check it out! If you think it's for you don't forget to fill in my name as a referral: Bodega.Alfaro or simply click on Register on ArtFire.com

Monday, March 9, 2009

Guatemala City, Guatemala made me homesick

I wanted to have a real bathroom with a roof! And to not feel like I was in danger everywhere I went in my relative's neighbourhood. I felt eyes on me all the time, and it was soo different from my experience visiting Mexico. There I felt welcome and at ease and enjoyed being there. I'm sad to not be able to say the same of Guatemala City. I don't know if I would give it another go. I mean I visited other little town and villages near Guatemala city which I enjoyed very much.

How about a Canadian Etsy?

Okay so really this has been bothering me for some time. As much as I love Etsy and all, I think I need to find a Canadian alternative.  I've posted things on my Etsy store and I would love to give my Canadian friends a break, but if I lower the price then that applies to anyone who purchases my things. And so what I'm proposing or asking is... we Canadians should start our own Etsy-like site! One where I can browse and not have to think conversion rates. Just be able to say "oh $1? Amazing...why yes I would love to buy that". Know what I mean?

And if anyone out there knows of such a thing...please tell me where to go.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lighting Tea Bag by Wonsik Chae

I thought I would share this very cool idea. It's basically a tea bag that emits light through the chemical reaction between the fluorescent molecules in the tea bag and a chemical intermediate put in the cup.



Lighting Bag by Wonsik Chae from Takashi Yamada on Vimeo.

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's only okay to lie to protect someone's feelings

When asked if I think if they have the ability to do something, and even if I might not think they do, I may say yes. Because sometimes all one needs is the support of someone else to believe in one's self.

Especially if I know that that person is delicate in the sense that other's perception or thoughts really impact their choices or decisions.

I don't lie this kind of lie often, I use it sparingly, but at times it is necessary.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm like a firecracker I make it hot...

I saw the cutest pattern for a handbag on Burdastyle the other day and since it is my boyfriend's little sister's birthday soon, I thought it would be perfect as a gift. I had some fabric laying around that I picked up for cheap at my local thrift store and a just make up a swatch and came up with this combination. I absolutely LOVE it! I think it came out very, very well for my very first attempt at a purse ever! What do you think?


PS. Title of my blog makes no sense at all because I didn't know what to name this one, so I just named it according to the song playing on my itunes....can you guess what song these lyrics are from? ;)