Tuesday

renegade craft fair: san francisco 2009

checked out the renegade craft fair during its final hours last sunday. surprised to see it was still well attended so late in the day, but that's definitely good for all the artists who dedicated their weekend to it.

came away with a few fun finds/reacquaintances ...


dee & lala ... perfectly sweet and simple
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dutch door press ... great colors and very distinct vintage dutch aesthetic
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mehoi ... super cute designs in a more refined and practical format
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molly m designs ... such natural and intricate designs, but what to do with no functional earholes??
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twinkie chan ... the original too-cute crocheted food
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colors of san francisco ... inviting colors and sweet illustrations
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Monday

how was your weekend?

fun ... we went up to marin to play bocce ... no, didn't win, but i did have a really good time. i'd never played it before so it took a while to get used to the court and the balls. but i couldn't stay out too long because it was so hot. i kept putting my sweater back on so i wouldn't get burned, but then i kept taking it off because it would get too hot. i ended up getting darker again. can't escape it. A was really good. he's apparently a natural.

and a bunch of the people in our group decided to wear all white. but i don't think bocce's one of those sports. i think it's more croquet that's like that, but i think they did it just for fun anyway. it was cute. no, i don't really have all white clothes.

Tuesday

how was your weekend?

great ... i tried archery for the first time on saturday. i don't know if i was pulling on the bowstring right or not, because the tip of my ring finger is still kinda numb. or tingly, at least. and it's been a few days now.

but i did do pretty well. we started at something like 10 yards and moved to twenty. it was pretty fun. nobody was hit by an arrow, so i think it was a success.

similar to my targets, but imagine more arrows in the yellow ... maybe =P

Monday

how was your weekend?

pretty nice actually ... did another barbeque with a bunch of friends on saturday out at lake merced. they roasted two whole pigs. i went early so we were all kinda gathered around the roasting area to stay warm because it was so cold and foggy. but it definitely warmed up closer to noon, and i just lounged on the grass for the rest of the day.

[and these were my favie treats/moments of the day.]

summer fruit pastries made especially for the early crew

crazy good fried chicken ... they disappeared as swiftly as they hit the serving tray

the pièce de résistance of the day ... 1 of 2 crispy-skinned piggies

paps swarming around the pig's unveiling

how was your weekend?

really good/fun. we drove down to half moon bay for a barbeque. i remembered to put sunblock on my face, but totally forgot about my neck. it was overcast all day, but still really bright ...

[we have another all-day barbeque/pig roast fundraiser next weekend, so this time, i'll be prepared. either with a long-sleeve/high-neck shirt or at least sunblock all over. and sunglasses. and possibly a hat.

and about this pig roast thing ... it's a fundraiser this saturday (july 11 @ 12 noon) at lake merced to benefit the sf food bank. per person donation/access to all the good eats including 2 heritage pigs from clark summit farm, roasted on-site, is $30. and $2 raffle tickets for a bunch of really nice prizes. and for every $1 donated to the sf food bank, $9 of food is distributed to seniors and families and shelters! all are welcome.]