Saturday, December 25, 2010

Let us end this Holiday time with Bacon

So I'm done with all the Holiday shopping, I still need to work on the Holiday shipping (yes I am late), I've made the meal, eaten the meal, I opened gifts, I gave gifts, my dog threw up on my gifts, I've eaten left overs of the meal, so I thought I would take a few moments to talk about Bacon.
Recently I told my husband Ham is Bacon's brother, after all they both have the same mom or dad right? Maybe this should be a tribute to Ham as well as Bacon in the spirit of brotherly love?

This first picture shows how Ham is Bacon's brother.

Now let's think about the Holidays..............

For Someone Special:

Enjoy all the Bacon and Ham brotherly love out there on the interwebs. So much goodness!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Before the Zombies take over

I wanted to give a shout out to the new Forward Foods location in OKC. I have always loved Forward Foods in Norman, but I live it Yukon, so if your in OK you know that is a drive and a half. So having Forward Foods in OKC is just Amazing! I went there for the first time this week to get cheese for my Birthday lunch, which was, cheese LOL. I'm super impressed the store is even bigger than the one in Norman and is amazing. So many choices, so much foodie yummyness! It is great. So go there buy stuff and support local!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Do you like?

The new banner. Work towards making 365 Days of Zombies happen, one brain at a time.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2011 is just around the corner

So what are my plans for 2011? To let Zombies take over. Yep that's right I am going to try, to post a photo of a zombie everyday in 2011. Will I do it? I don't know but it's good to have goals. :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Come see me in OKC

You can come see me this weekend Saturday, October 9th in Oklahoma City at The Plaza District Festival.
From Noon till 10:00pm I will be peddling my wares on NW 16th Street.

Thank you Strange Folk Festival 2010

Finally getting back in the groove of the daily grind after an amazing trip to Strange Folk Festival 2010. Had a great time in St. Louis, MO and O'Fallon, IL. Can't wait for next year!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Strange Folk Festival 2010 what to expect

What can you expect at Strange Folk Festival this year from Claudia's Burning Ink. Awesomeness!
Like these Honey Bunnies made from upcycled clothing.

Scarfs for the whole family made from upcycled t-shirts.

Coasters for you home made from upcycled t-shirts and plastic bags.

Coffee Cozies for your coffee on the go made from upcycled t-shirts.

Plus I'm having a Super Clearance SALE!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oklahoma Steampunk Expo

So I've been going to planning meetings for Oklahoma's first Steampunk Expo. It has a great line up already and its not actually taking place till Apri 2011. I'm really excited it is going to be lots of fun. The hotel it's going to take place is great. I got a tour of it today, including the rooms. Lots of remodeling has been done and more to come before the event.
Check out Oklahoma Steampunk Expo's website.
Or "like" their page on Facebook Oklahoma Steampunk Exposition.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ok I usually don't talk about Project Runway

Usually I don't post about Project Runway, but yes I watch it. Season 8 has really been full of people that are more cut throat than the previous seasons. I also really haven't agreed with who has been sent home.
Episode One: McKell Maddox was sent home. WHAT. The dress she created looks like something I would see at Macys.

I mean McKell had a men's button up shirt to work with, I think it's amazing.
Who do I think should of got the "your out" episode One?
Jason Troisi. He took a kimono, turned it backwards, fitted it a little and still had to send it down the runway with staples in it.

So Gretchen Jones won with this outfit, keep in mind the only thing she used from the original garment they had two use were the two small squares on the shoulders.

Episode Two: Let's start off with all things come to those who wait. Jason Troisi was sent home for his Infinity 8 dress that was again, not completed, so it was closed with safety pins. But on a sad note, yes I teared all up, Nicholas D'Aurizio was sent home. Yes he put to many elements together, but he at least he can sew and finish something to send down the runway. I really wish he had had a chance to just tone it down and focus. I really think he would of done well.
And Gretchen Jones won again, but I don't like it. Totally reminds me of what a guy that changes my oil in my car wears, tailored for a woman. Hmmm trend at the end of Episode Two, I don't agree with the judges.
Episode Three, I dont't agree with the judges still. The contestants were sent to a party supply store for materials. Sarah Trost did not deserve to go home! Casinova has been in the bottom again and again, based on his taste level.
Andy South won, his dress took some major work, thought and talent.
I might add pic's of the outfits not pictured later.
So in the years of watching Project Runway some of my fav contestants have won.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Picnics are made of love

I was lucky enough to spend my Sunday evening relaxing with good people, lemonade, pulled pork sandwiches, and pie.

What a better setting than a lovely farm in Oklahoma to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Listening to a fiddle play, laying under the shade of a big ol' tree on antique quilts with fresh lemonade.

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb has just had her second book published. The Perpetual Picnic. It is filled with photographs that sooth the mind and sole with poetry to match.

I met Samantha a couple of years ago and feel in love with her, her style, and her photography. She is sweet as the morning sun. I'm lucky to know her, and if you buy her book or her photography, you will be lucky to in a way know her as well.

Almost 2 months away and I already feel like I'm behind

So this year I will be making the drive up to St. Louis to go to the Strange Folk Festival again. I loved it so much last year, I just had to apply again. So I got in and now I'm already thinking, I have so much to do. But isn't it like that for all of us crafty creative types before a show?
I've been trying to focus on the first step in the process of some of my items. Such as cutting tons of squares from recycled tshirt for the coasters I make.

And doing the same with cutting out the coffee cuff shapes from recycled materials.

And in typing this I remembered a lot of people requested that I start making cuffs for their wrist in the same fashion as my coffee cuffs. And making a new pattern to the list now. I'm also hoping to whip up some tshirt skirts, which I have just made for myself and friends in the past.
Maybe a Chirp or two?

Lots to do, lots to make, and lots of fun to be had!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Really? Really? really?

Let's just say moving to the bible belt has never been something I have been totally ok with. I love Oklahoma and even more I love my artsy creative peeps here. So when the belt of religion tries to strap one of those peeps in and persecute them, HELL no I'm not ok with it. But it's hell of amusing none the less.
What am I talking about? Marilyn Artus. Who happens to be one of the most amazing women I have meet since I landed in "god's country"
Marilyn Artus currently allegedly needs to be saved. Saved from what would be my response. Marilyn currently has an exhibit at a.k.a. Gallery here in OKC, OK. OK still, um Claudia what is the big deal? Well that depends on who you ask. If you go over to this blog it seems that Marilyn needs spiritual saving, as do the owners and operators of a.k.a. Gallery. But if you ask this artist, we all need to be saved from narrow minded, bible thumping, rosary slinging churchies.
So what I get from them is that sure its ok for me to......

eat the Virgin Mary on my toast for breakfast?

Wash away my sins in the shower with Jesus?

Read the articles in the Hispanic Playboy?

Go hangout with my friends to enjoy the Mother load of wings?

But it's not ok for Marilyn or other artist to express their artistic views with these images?

Check out this article and video if you want to know more about Marilyn and the exhibit and what it means to her.
Even though I choose to live in the bible belt of this nation, I also choose to live in a nation that let's me express myself freely. Choose to judge me on my views if you will, but remember, I have the right to my views, just as you do.