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Friday, October 30, 2009

Two shops in Piedmont! They have my caps. happy happy

Happy Halloween Eve,
It is almost Halloween and I am glad for it.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it just seems to get better every year.  Here in Alameda we take it pretty seriously.  It seems that every block has a giant spider infestation, and the island has become a graveyard.

My caps are now at Montano Velo on Piedmont Ave.  Jason (the very cool man in charge) bought over a dozen of my super soft cashmere and wool caps (in black and navy).  My largest cap order yet.  He was so nice, and said thank you for the caps and everything.  Just a class act that guy.

Here is a pic of his shop:

The second shop that has my caps is SewImages also on Piedmont Ave.  I was a bit concerned about having my caps in two shops so close, but no one else was.  Here is a picture of Cecilia's shop:

  It is a great place that specializes in sewing machines, embroidery machines, and surgers.   They even do repairs.  They have a new section set up for consignment items.  That is where I come in.  I had my caps in my basket and they asked to look at them.  Right a way they were hooked, and I could not have found nicer folks.  Next week they are going to stock my earrings too.  Yippiee.

It has been a busy week, and now a fun (and busy) weekend.
See you on the flip side,

Handmade Ho-down We (Ruth and I) got in!!!! 12-3-09! yippie!

Hi All,
Great news!  Ruth (The Enchanted Square) and I (alloneword) got in to the Handmade Ho-down!  This is going to be great.  First it is in San Francisco and in a night club.  yup!  In a night  club -- it is free -- however, you need to be 21 or older to get in.  Here is a link to the blog:  handmadehodown

Have a great day.  Update tomorrow on caps in Piedmont.  (Montano Velo ROCKS! And SewImages is wonderful.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Alameda Bicycle Sheila Moon Fashion Show and W.O.W. event WAS Wonderful!!!!!!

I got to meet Sheila Moon.  She was so nice and fun to talk to.   Her dog is named Luna too.   How cool is that.
The event was super fun and I got some light up handle bar thingies for my MB-6.  Yippy! I love light up stuff.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Alameda Bicycle Sheila Moon Fashion Show and W.O.W. event

Good Early Morning,
Today - well tonight at Alameda Bicycle there will be a super fun event.  The Women on Wheels  cycling group is having the end of the season bash.  It is a party and fashion show featureing the 2010 collection of Sheila Moon Cycling Clothing.  Joie is the host so you know  this party is going to kick it.

Here is a picture of Joie -- in the cap I made.

Last year this party was great, I have to work so I can't make it -- so you should!  Actually, I am going to bike as fast as I can across town just to say Hi before everyone leaves.  Maybe I will see you then.

This year she has added door prizes and other nifty cool things.   Tomorrow I will drop off two caps for the raffle.  Yup -- two caps.

Here pics of the caps in question:

Everyone who attends gets a ticket and A. B. will just pass out the goodies until they are all gone.   Get there early and say that I sent ya.  :)  I'll be there as fast as I can pedal from Webster St.


Monday, October 26, 2009

should be making caps.... check out this blog :)

Hi All,
I should be making caps, but I am not.  For some reason I am super tired.  Tomorrow is another day.  In the mean time here is a link to a cool blog I found:

velo vogue

I hope you like it.  They post photos of fancy folks riding around in The City (San Francisco).  Maybe one day there will be a pic with a fancy bike rider with one of my caps on!   A girl can dream can't she.  :)
PS I was at the 40 year anniversary party for Alameda Bicycle and three (yup, you count them three) people were wearing alloneword caps!  I am still so happy about it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

5 black wool cycle caps (say it as if you were the Count on Sesame St.)

Good Morning,
Left the shop late tonight.  But, I got 5 caps ready for Wednesday.

I just love riding home on my bike after a long day.  The moon was out and very beautiful.  It was so warm I did not even want a jacket.   Just like Heaven.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Cap Orders and Cap Happiness

Hi Everyone,
Good news.  I have two new shops that have my caps.   I am so happy.  This means that I need to sew sew sew.
Everyone I show the wool and brushed cotton caps loves them!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Brooks Saddle and Wool Caps

Hi Everyone,
Well, I made the commitment to a Brooks Saddle.  It has been on my bike for less than a week.  It is fantastic!  I can't believe it.  I love it.   And as they say in elementary school:  Would you marry it?  yes, yes I would.   Here is a link:

I also just got a new rack (the "Payload" from Portland Design Works) for the back of my bike.  For some reason I kept over loading the old one.  Apparently they really mean 40 lb. capacity.  Here is a link to the folks who make it the cool new one:

I got the "Payload."  It has as 77 lb. capacity.   It looks great too.  I will keep you up to date on how it goes.   BTW, Dave at Cycle City recommended PDW.  He's got the 411 on everything.  He also said the Brooks was fantastic.  And it is.

PS  I am off to make more wool caps and see how the home craft fair went.  I just emailed PDW and got a response with in seconds!  Dan you rock!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair

Hi All,
I found out that I did not make it in to the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair this year.  As they say in Baseball -- There is always next year!
PS Making lots of wool caps!  Some are matched plaid.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wool Cycle Caps! Get your Wool Cycle Caps Heeerrrreee!

Hi Ya!
As promised here are some picts of my new caps (just the wool ones).

This one is called Hamlet.

This one is called ... Well just Blue Heart.  I would like to call it something better.  Suggestions?

There are more to see on my Etsy page.  Take a look!  (Please)

I am also in an Etsy Treasury.  Please take a look at this too.  (They keep track -- more lookers the better!)
Here is the link:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

new caps!

Good Morning,
I made some new caps last night.  I will post pictures in the a. m.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Central Ave. Featured in nifty blog!

Good Morning!
Central Ave (my co-op shop with Ruth Tillman) is featured in super nifty blog!  Here is a link:


I hope you have a great weekend,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Batmas Tree By Emma Rose

This is a  Batmas Tree.  It was named by Emma Rose.  Emma Rose is one of the smartest and most creative artists I have ever met.  This is her Batmas Tree:

With the night vision goggles:

Then with the CSI photo enhancement:

I truly love living here.

Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction, is a wonderful movie, and it has a darn good soundtrack.  Give it a try.

Still sick, slept all day.  I am hopeful that tomorrow will be more energetic, or that I will be.
I'll tell you how it goes,
PS Luna had a good time today looking out the window from my bed.  Her little nose twitching away for such a long time.  Every once and a while she would growl.  Sometimes she seems like  a dog twice her size

Friday, October 2, 2009

Handmade Ho-down

Hi Everyone,
I am still under-the-weather.  But there so many things to do and plan for.    I just submitted my application for the Handmade H0-down in San Francisco.

It is going to be a great event.  First it is in a Night Club! 1015 Folsom Street.  You have to be 21 to enter -- really.  Yup. It is that cool.

Again it is a juried show.  Application is in, my money sent, and I wait.  I wondering and how all of this is going to work out.  Anyway in for a penny and all that.

Hoping for the best,