Mix Tape October


At the Moment:

I was so excited to run my first marathon relay with a great team of friends. Our team name was Reservoir Jogs, and we tackled the Detroit Marathon together. I got to run the first leg, running over the Ambassador Bridge from Detroit into Canada and it was a beautiful run, watching the sun rise while I crossed the river!

To celebrate, I went and dyed my hair pink, which is equally exciting. I absolutely love it!

I’ve also been hard at work with my friend Carey at putting all the details together on this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair! This year’s DUCF is December 1-3rd at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, and I gotta say – this year’s makers are doing incredible things! I can’t wait to see it all in person. You can read & see more of the fair on the DUCF website, and on the Facebook event page.

Finally, I was thrilled to debut a collaboration with my friend Jeff of Subversive Image – a line of notebooks with Tarot Cards reimagined with Rock N Roll stars on the covers. Thanks to everyone who has bought one! If you want to get one for yourself or as a present for the holidays, come on over & get one in the shop. I’ve also put a ton of new T shirts & sweaters on the site this month. My favorite that is still available – this Dragon’s Lair T shirt, which I HAD to wait until the day Stranger Things season 2 debuted to load into the shop, of course.

Making:
ALL THE THINGS. I mean ALL THE THINGS, for the holiday season – hundreds of new notebooks, hundreds of earrings & necklaces, and maybe I’ll even sneak in some handmade gifts that I’ll be giving other people instead of selling ;)

Listening to:
It’s pretty much been Protomartyr “Relatives in Descent” and Beck “Colors” around here. They are both so great!

Della’s fav song of the month (because she is a music obsessed kid):
“where’s the Revolution” by Depeche Mode. She says “Momma, will you put on my favorite favorite?” and that’s it. I swear I had nothing to do with it, we haven’t even listened to the album lately, she just decided she loved it all the sudden.

Shopping and Drooling Over:
My friend RetroGetGo got an insane score of deadstock vintage T shirts I love, and you probably will too. Check them all out in their Etsy shop!

There are two new handmade friend’s stores open in Metro Detroit now – June & December store in Berkley, and Post in Detroit. I was so in love with both of their spaces!

and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
Seeing Ben Folds on his Paper Airplane Request tour, Della being a flower girl in a special family wedding, going to see the Pistons for their first game in the new LC arena in Detroit, family bike rides, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Body Butter and seeing Dan destroy his personal record at the Detroit Marathon!

Looking Forward to:
Trick or Treating tonight, and getting ready for the most wonderful weekend of the year – Detroit Urban Craft Fair weekend!