Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I feel so SPOILED

Thought I would start by mentioning that Adam wrote a VERY good blog about knives that he posted on his Hanged Man Designs blog. You can read it HERE.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was better than I could have ever imagined, and left me feeling giddy and a little spoiled. I got to spend Christmas eve with my Dad, husband, step-mom and daughter. We had a lovely meal and my dad got me a new bicycle....

not just any bike... THE BIKE. I didn't really tell him what I wanted, and he got me THE EXACT bike I wanted. It is an adorable pink Townie Electra cruiser. I saw it about 2 years ago before I knew I was pregnant with Autumn and I kind of fell in love. It is the bike that got me interested in biking (that and the fact that I HATE driving) . It is so undeniably ME. I am so excited! Adam and I and a friend of ours went for a 20 mile round trip ride on Saturday, before I hooked Autumns trailer up- Adam Towed her on my old bike, a hand me down with some very noticeable issues, but quite functional. I went for about a 14 mile ride on Monday towing Autumn, and that trip has a huge incline for a large portion of it. And of course I have been riding it to work. I LOVE IT.

On Christmas day I spent the morning with Autumn and Adam and we went to visit extended family in the afternoon. We had another very nice meal and enjoyed the company of relatives.

I received some money in the mail from my mom and so we decided that I could use it to buy screen printing supplies... somehow... even though my husband and I both know I do NOT need another hobby...

We were planning on getting a yudu setup because it looks soooo EASY, but we found photoez and they have a complete starter kit with ink for about $100. The main difference is that there isn't really a light box, but in Albuquerque we have lots of direct sunlight, so that should not be a problem! I will post a product review after I get it. Here is their website... http://ezscreenprint.com/

It looks even EASIER than yudu! The screens are basically reusable paper!

so I have spent a lot of time doodling and trying to come up with ideas for things to print, but I am leaving for Michigan early Thursday, so I probably will not get to try it until I get home. I have a few sketches already and some old sketches, then I also want to do a few roller derby related Screens too, oh, and probably at least one sugar skull. I probably should have ordered extra photoez screen papers with my order... I am sure these will go a little too fast. It means now that my fashion studio is pretty complete! I just need to get my old surger working, or sell it on CL and get a domestic one that is easier to use.

Hope yours was as merry and bright. This may have been the best Christmas I have ever had... and I was starting to think I was getting too old for Christmas.


  1. I love your new bike! It is such a fun way to get around and you will look super cute with it to boot! :)

  2. Your bike is AWESOME! I have a very similar one (its a Schwinn) that I absolutely love! Pink bikes are the best. Hope you enjoy it! :)


  3. Never too old for Christmas :)

    Love, love your new bike :)

    I am excited to see what you come up with on the screen printing.

    Have a safe and Happy New Year :) Regards, T.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas!!!
    LOVE the bike!
    And I can't wait to see what you do with your screen printing machine! I'd love to get one too...but I'm like you...don't need another hobby...and where in the world would I put it...LOL!

  5. That bike is AWESOME! That is the best present ever - congratulations!!!!!

  6. Hi Erica! I'm now following your blog as well, and I had to tell you that my 6 year old daughters name is Autumn too! And I am jealous of your new bike! And I've always wanted to try roller derby but I don't think I'm cut out for it. I think I just like the outfits.

    Happy New Year :)