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ROCK n SHOP

29 Nov

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I know it’s been a hot minute but, this Saturday Rubyassata and Freaker USA will slinging all things glittery at the Durham Armory from 11AM to 5PM.

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We tried some fun things ( like abstract, neon canvas made into oversized clutches) and we got tiny wallets for days!!!

Tiny Wallets

SEE YOU THERE!

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bEfore & AftEr

13 Aug

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! It feels like FOREVER since we’ve done a blog post!! Courtney has been busy making movie magic and I’m knee-deep in the world of Freaker.

Somehow I accidentally reupholstered our dining room chairs this weekend.

(First of all, if you live in Wilmington, that discount fabric store on Kerr Avenue is going out of business. Really cheap upholster fabric. Go there before it’s gone.) I found a cool woven rail road stripe material that would be perfect to chevron. Here is a good little refresher on how to sew a chevron pattern.

Our old fabric had that oh-so-gross-1990’s-mom look about it and it was way too matchy with the rug. I just unscrewed the seat from the chair, took out the staples and used the old fabric as a pattern.

You should add a few inches to pull when stapling it on the seat. Then cut off the excess, like Dallas is doing above.

TA-DA!!! Fancy new chairs! Isn’t that much better?

In the mean time I’ve been working on a new small envelope clutch. I used some of the scraps from the chairs on the second prototype. I still haven’t figured it out. . .  yet.

GLitter MAKes the WorLD a BriGHTer PLACE!

24 Jun

Yep, that’s a homemade glitter iphone case. You know you wanna make one.

I woke up and said to Courtney, “We must glitter my phone case!”  and so we did.

We taped off the inside and made this handle to have full glitter control.

This chunky 1970’s glitter of my great grandmother’s was just screaming to be used.

First , you coat the top of the phone case in glue and smother with glitter. I wouldn’t use Mod Podge, maybe spray adhesive? We used Mod Podge (see below). You just need the glitter to stick. Then you mix two-part high gloss resin together and pour over. It takes about 2 days to dry and then BAM, glitter iphone magic!

Wahwaaahhh. . . about a week later it tore off. It was fun while it lasted. (I bet it was the stupid children’s grade Mod Podge.)

SHAkeQUakE !!!

7 Jun

Freaker USA and Cucalorus are having a party !! AND a parade!!!! AND grilled cheese!!!! YAY!!

It’s all going down on Sunday June 10th.

1PM- Shake parade starts on Water and Front. Bring something to shake or something to shake will be provided for you as you march to the party.

2:30PM- The festivities really get going at Jengo’s Playhouse (815 Princess St.)! Music! Grilled Cheese! Glitter! Mannequins! Everyone’s welcome!

For the lastest ShakeQuake info: Freaker USA’s BLOG

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREAKER USA!!! WE LOVE YOU!

MOOooOooOOO

2 May

Last weekend, Dallas and I packed up our fanciest clothes and headed to Fort Mill, SC for a Chad and Whitney Rossman’s wedding.

The wedding was in this amazing old dairy barn.

Rustic beauty.

Bride and groom.

Dallas and I Freaked the entire wedding party.

Whitney changed into her dancin’ shoes.

The bride threw her bouquet from a silo.

Meanwhile, in Wilmington, Courtney was at a birthday party in the park with a PARACHUTE!

Meela spent her weekend lounging on the neighbor’s porch. What a lady!

This week we’re making new goodies for YoungBlood!!! Pictures to follow!!!

SunDAY bARoQUe

23 Apr

Yesterday was the perfect rainy sewing day. I spent some time working on a new hobo concept. I can’t believe I haven’t made a one in over a year. So, I sat down and started getting my brain back in hobo mode.

This “Watson” print is the lining for the next hobo. It’s a creepy awesome hunting scene with guns, birds and hunting dogs. It’ll be interesting to see how it looks in a handbag.

I made time today to finally repair this classy St. Johns cardigan. It had a ton of tiny moth holes that needed a little darning. Now I just need a fancy party to wear it to or I’ll just wear it to work and pretend I’m at a fancy party!

While sewing in the rain, Courtney was loading film in Yemassee, South Carolina!! She slept in this old hunting lodge!

This is the entrance to the 1,000 acre plantation where she has been staying!

A morning view of oak trees and cows.

Film time! Apparently this one was being to loud for sound.

Little lead painter bade.

This is the Old Sheldon Church, a location Courtney shot at in Yemassee! It was built between 1745 and 1753 and burned down in 1779 during the Revolutionary War.

While I was sewing Dallas did some drawing.

We finished the day with a four corn black bean soup. Yum-town. Hope you had a happy weekend.

UFOs

1 Apr

Matthew, the intern at Freaker, posted this video to the company FB page last week. At first watch I was scarred and a little nauseated but there is just something about those Die Antwoord kids that makes you want to know more.

Is this South African rap-rave group real?

What’s with those haircuts?

Who made these awesome newspaper tape costumes?

Those drawings on their clothes are pretty cool .

What does this remind me of ???? . . . the kids in GUMMO.

Gross.

White bleach bleach blond.

Weird kid like costumes.

and then I found this short that Harmony Korine directed confirming my suspicions.