Happy Birthday Sis!

I love you so much. Best friend lovers for life. 

Chopstix's Friedegg Fridays



Here is some old stuff I pulled up from when I was interning at Stussy.

white looked

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Here is some crumbled up stuff from that little clothing company I was telling you about last Friday, Seaweed. These are a couple of the shirt logos I did. The top one is a print I made from Mr. Lockwood's screen printing class, back in highschool. That guy was the best. I took Screen printing all 3 years in highschool. Rad class, rad teacher. OH, the olden golden days..

It's Party time!

Littlest Chopstick Head is turning 1! I made invitations for her "A Woof and a Meow"  birthday bash. ooo. lala. 

Make a Maxi Skirt in 10 minutes for 10 Bucks!

I've been busy with a bunch of projects latley... that's why there have been no posts the past couple of days. Here's one of the projects I've been working on. It literally takes 10 minutes. (Oh, and for the people that don't know... I didn't eat too much. I'm 26 weeks(7 months) pregnant, that's why my belly is so big!

* 1 Yard of Stretchy Fabric
 (I got nice fabric. It was expensive fabric at 10.00 per yard. I figure 10.00 for a skirt is pretty dang cheap. You could get cheaper fabric).

  Step 1
Measure the length of a skirt you like. Or just measure from your body. Start where you would want the top of the skirt and end at where you would want that bottom. 
Add 1" for sewing hems and what not. And if you're not sure, always add a couple extra inches. You can always make it shorter.

Step 2
Measure the length of the fabric. ANd also the width. 

(To get a straight line I just pin the measuring tape on the fabric in a couple of spots and cut down the line.)

Step 3
 The Waist Band.
This is what will hold your skirt up.
Take a long piece of fabric and fold it in half.
 Then fold again to the width you want your band.
 So it will be a nice and sturdy band and that when you wear your skirt, YOu can either make it a high-waisted skirt, or fold over the waist band.

This is how I figured the width to cut:
I wanted a 2 1/2" waist band. 
Fold over once = 5"
Fold over second time = 10 "
+ ADD 1" (for sewing) = 11"
*The photo shows the width of the band at 4", but I ended up making it thinner later, to 2 1/2".

To figure how long to cut the band...
I don't use a measuring tape, I just take the fabric and wrap it around my waist, mark and cut for the circumference of my waist. Making sure to pull it nice and tight. So, once it's all finished it will hold the skirt up on your waist and not fall down. That wouldn't be good.

Keeping the fabric folded in half, only once... Sew the edges together.

Step 4
Sew the "Right" sides together of the Body(your first piece you cut) and the waist band. 
Keep the unfinished hems together. Before you sew, try on the waist band and wrap the body of the skirt around you, double checking and making adjustments to your lengths, widths, ect.

Step 5
I made the skirt meet in the middle and gathered it at the top and left a slit.. you can probably figure this out on your own. pretty simple. The last thing I did to finish off the skirt was cut off the corners of the skirt where it met in the middle to give it a rounded look.

Wam. Bam. thaaank you ma'am.

CHopstix Friedegg Fridays.

Ok. So Here's some stuff I pulled up from a while ago.. This is from when I started this little company called Seaweed. It was mostly clothing and T-shirt designs. Some of the designs I came up with I kind of liked. But, THIS stuff is for sure some of that cringe worthy stuff. It was back from when I was all about those skull and crossbones. eh.  It was a phase, I guess. I've had lots of those. 

Check back next Friday for some more goods from the olden golden days.


New Sofa Lofa for $40.00. Before and After .



Here are a couple before and after photos of our sofa I reupholstered for Trevor and yenna a few months ago. I had reupholstered chairs before, but never a sofa... thought it turned out pretty good for my first time. All I used was a Hammer, nails and a sewing machine.  I reupholstered the whole body of the sofa with some denim fabric they picked out. It took one night, a crap load of nails and it was done... And it cost under 40 bucks. whoo.

baby, baby.


Self Portrait .phase1

Working on another new one...
I quit school last month and only ever went to a few classes. But the next project we were going to do was a self portrait. I thought I would do the assignment even though I'm not in class.  It's going to be an oil painting, so it's going to take a few weeks. Not to mention it's huge. Oil paint takes about a week or more to dry... And they are much more difficult to paint with. The last painting oil painting was the potato and eggs one I did for class, last month. I don't even know where the heck I'm going to to put this when it's all done. 

Family Archives


Here's one chase did. It was for a CYCLE ZOMBIES tee logo.
you can find the shirts HERE along with more of chase's designs.

more from "family archives" HERE 

wreck 'em

Family Archives


Heres one from the mum.
From her sketch book from highschool. dated 1978 baby.

Watercolour #7

I really liked this photo Mark Choiniere took of his chick sOo I painted it. 
find Mark HERE

CHopstix Friedegg Fridays.

This was some artwork I did for a board logo for local surfboard shaper Eric Christenson a looong time ago. He's based out of Orange County and still shaping. 

Check out his stuff: HERE


Working on a new one.

Should be finished in no time.
Check back soon...