Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bye bye Bryn Mawr, Hello Pilsen!

I am moving to new apartment this weekend!
I started to pack my stuff up yesterday, and I realize how much stuff I gained after only 2 years living in Chicago.
I remember I came here with 2 suits cases and 1 box and my computer, and now I have 15 boxes full of stuff and more!!

Bryn mawr which is north side of Chicago was unfamiliar place when I moved here, I used to live in wicker park which is closer to down town, so I knew that neighborhood, but never really went far north, but after living here 2 years, it became my home, so I will miss this place!
My new apartment is in Pilsen, south side of Chicago. It seems very different neighborhood than Bryn Mawr, but I'm excited to explore new Chicago neighborhood. I heard there are many artists live there and there are many art galleries.
Because of this moving and to refresh PataPri, I am closing my PataPri etsy
shop for few weeks. I will be back with new stuff and fresh ideas after I settle into new place ( I need Internet too!! ).
One of my project for new place is to make a curtains! There are 8 small windows in my new place, so I will print fabrics for them, that would be fun!

I will blog about them when I finish.
and trip to ikea, some says ikea stuff is cheap in a bad way but i love ikea! especially for shelving, and as business perspective, it is just amazing to make their business so worldwide huge. they started from small furniture shop, and now they providing great stuff with reasonable price to people all over the world, that's the amazing part. they made millions of decision to achieve that from location to what colors of shopping bags to font they use for tags and etc.
Have a great holiday!!

P.S. I only received 3 emails (#10, #25, & #27) out of 7 winners of my fabric giveaway.. I still have your fabrics, email me or I will give away.

"Forest in the box"

Working with clay is hard! I have worked with many media, paper, woods, plaster, but clay is one of the media I have hard time with. no control over after they go into kiln. well, I'm a beginner.
I took a ceramics class this fall, and this is the piece I made.
An assignment was to make a Pandora's box.
This is called a "Forest in the box"
My idea was to create little forest inside the box as they are precious thing.
I wanted to have it smooth surface, but I grazed too thick and came out like this from kiln. I was disappointed at first but Even though this wasn't my intention, it's now looks like snow to me and I like it like that.
I like how my version of trees sticking out from box, and birds chilling.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Sale!

I am having a big sale for twin size bedding!
They are now $30 off. $110 include shipping.
The pink & brown giraffe, and one of the apple is gone, but another giraffe, apples, penguin, and green dot trees are still available.