This is all about my textile work and textile fun... Custom Cycling Caps and more -- much much more.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

barcelona yup in spain...

Hi Everyone,
So, I got this order from Jordi in Barcelona.  I asked where they found out about little old me.  And he sent me a link to this amazingly cool blog.


Here is what Jordi said about it "in february 2011 you can find one post talking about your caps. have a look there. It's in Catalan language, just explaining your web site and your caps.
very useful"

Of course I know how to read Catalan perfectly.  I checked it out.  Even if you can't read it -- it is darn cool.  Fab pictures.

The Heartland Velo Show was great.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New digs and art - attack!

Hi All,
I have new studio space at Bridgehead Studio right here in Alameda.  I'm pretty tired from moving in, but very happy to have such a great place to create.   My studio is not quite set up yet.  As soon as it is pictures to follow.

At Bridgehead there are monthly events: The-Estuary-Art-Attack and open studio events too.  I can't wait to attend.  Just the small amount of art I have seen in the hallways is FAB!

Well, I'll have a party to warm up the place.  I'll send you an invite soon...  See you at my place.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Treasure Island Flea -- I'll be there -- come by and say HI!

Hi Everyone,

I'll have a table at the Treasure Island Flea tomorrow and Sunday.  I gotta say that it looks like it is going to be a great time.  First -- Yummy Food!  Second -- amazing views of San Francisco Third -- you can see me!

There is even a fancy Groupon for Treasure Island Flea for the event.  So if you are in the know what that is and how it works -- man I am impressed!  If you don't just click on the link - and join those who are in the know.  :)

It is my birthday too.  No need to bring gifts :)   Just stop by and say Happy Birthday!

Mass Love to all ya' all,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

a good wind a blowing...

Hi Ya,
This is so exciting.   One of my alloneword caps is on the gal who writes one of the best bike blogs around.   Her blog is called change your life ride a bike.  I feel so happy about this.  I got to meet her at the San Francisco Bike Party on friday.  Which was wonderful.   I'm not very comfortable riding in traffic nor with other riders.  I had a great time anyway.  Next time will be even better.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bina Bilenky & alloneword caps...

Hi All,
Bina Bilenky emailed these fab photos of her family in my caps!   They can be found at Bilenky Cycle Works in Philadelphia PA.

Bina Bilenky, Stephen Bilenky, Justin Trahan, and Bob Kamzelski

Bob Kamelski, Stephen Bilenky, Bina Bilenky, and Justin Bilenky

Stephen Bilenky, Bob Kamzelski, and Bina Bilenky

Here are two articles about Bina Bilenky. 

 I met her last year at the Philadelphia Bike Expo.  It was my first big bike event.  She was (and is) extremely helpful.  I am pretty darn happy she is working on the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show -- April 8,9, and 10 -- and I get to work with her again.


Friday, March 11, 2011

new web site!!!!!!

Hi Everyone,

Here is my new website allonewordshop      Stop by and check it out!  It is still in the building stages -- please tell me what you think.  I'll have current shows, new items, listings of great places to find nifty fabric, and much much more.

My bad for the long lag time between posts.  It seems that I am not so much of a Blogger.  I will add postings and keep you up to date on my events and shows.   The new website allonewordshop will be the main hub of Mary information.

Thank you all so very much for following my blog, it means so much to me.

Here are two blogs I follow.  (so very good both of them)


monkey and seal

Give them a look see.  It is written by two local San Francisco artists.


The Enchanted Square

Give her a look see.  She lives right here in the East Bay.

Both blogs are wonderful.  monkey and seal have great insight in how to live as an artist.  The Enchanted Square shows how to make everyday, everything art.  

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rocket Reuse in Alameda Calif.

Hi Everyone,
Cool shop alert!
They just got these nifty vintage patterns in.  LOVE.
have a good one.
PS It's kinda a new shop -- so no sign out side.  It is on the Peet's side of Park St. next to the Golden Donut.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

bike/car bike

Hi Everyone,
Well, I have tried the non - car life.  It just is not working for me.  I LOVE riding in Alameda.  I get scared when I ride to the local Bart station.  Sad but true.

So If ya know anyone who has a cheep good car for sale ... I'm right over here.

It is really beautiful outside today.   I'm going for a bike ride in my wonderful little town.

Peace out,

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

look Mom no hands...

Sometimes I just miss my Mom.
I silently dialing her number.
as if I could really call her.

Monday, January 17, 2011

in the fullness of time

 The Canary 
The song of canaries
Never varies,
And when they’re moulting
They’re pretty revolting

by Ogden Nash

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!!
Well, you may have guessed that I not the new years resolution kinda gal.  My philosophy is that - you notice something is f@%ed-up then fix it (if you can - or just get the ball rolling).   The other thing you may have noticed about me is that I'm so good with the daily blog entries.  

To get this blog rolling I am having a give away.   The first person to email me at: gets this super cool Neil Gaiman Two Plays for Voices.  It has two stories first one Snow Glass Apples stars Bebe Neuwirth and the second Murder Mysteries staring Brian Dennehy.  I love these stories but alas no longer own a tape deck.  

Every week a new item!  and I'll pay the shipping! yup - free shipping.

Happy Happy New Year!!!!

now get back to work.... :)