February 9, 2013

see you next tuesday: toolin around



DAMMIT I WENT AND MISSED IT AGAIN.

for the fifth time in five years, to be exact.  my bloggy birthday.  bumped by boxing, booze, and a beautiful lady's birthday.  five years old.  (the blog, not the beauty.)  ruggy and i both have to count aloud on our fingers every time i say that.  my blog is a small child, crashing around and knocking into things, probably not very well behaved, but tries to be respectful in other people's homes.  (let's just forget the fact that it's underage.)

speaking of underage!  i thought the best way to mark this occasion would be to giveaway a bottle of my favorite rye (high west double) or perhaps some tequila (chamucos) but i really don't want to go to jail.  so!  i've had a little idea brewing for some time about tools...my favorite tools.  we all have them, and i'd like to share mine with you.  get your mind out of the gutter.

had i planned ahead, i would have combined my bloggy birthday with debi's sew grateful in a five day marathon of giveaways.  like i said, boxing and booze.   oh   s o    m  u  c  h     b   o   o   z   e.
(edit: details here, at beauty's blog.  go right now, i'm serious.  i'll wait.)

instead, i'll be introducing a new tool every tuesday (for as long as i have wares to write about), and for the next five weeks, i'll be giving away the gizmos i pipe about.  one for each missed year!  currently, my favorite device is the bell you see above, a christmas gift from parental balloonas.  THEY KNOW ME SO WELL.  perhaps you'll hear about it some tuesday...perhaps i'll holler about that sa-weet tape dispenser in the background...maybe the fanciest seam rippers you've ever seen...you'll just have to come back on tuesdays and see!

49 comments:

  1. This will be totally fun! Love that bell. And, um, did I see you on the Season Premium of Smash? g

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    1. no, but i *think* you saw a very talented friend of mine! she's going to rock smash, i'll be watching just for her!

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  2. happy bloganniversary!!!! 5 years .. thats amazing...

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  3. Happy blogiversary!!! Well you definitely make up for it by hosting fabulous birthday parties!! And drinking too much is definitely a legitimate excuse in my book!!

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  4. Are you on the move again? Where to? DO tell! And Happy Blogirthday!

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    1. ah, i haz confused the issue! no, staying put for now, i meant i'll be here every tuesday with a gadget :))

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  5. I promise not to report you if you give away booze.

    PS: I just thought to myself, hey, my blog anniversary must have recently come up. And I must have been writing for the same length of time as you. I was about to say we're twins (as opposed to merely sistahs in imbibing) when I checked out my blog and realized I've been blogging for SIX fucking years. OMG. Perhaps I should stop drinking.

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    1. if you win one of these, i'm pretty sure a mini bottle is winding its way to you. at the rate i mail things, we'll probably toast each other on our sixth and seventh birthdays.

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  6. Happy 5 blogiversaries to you! Looking forward to seeing the tools, what fun!

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  7. Happy 5th birthday! Have a sip for me ; )

    Noriecreates.wordpress.com

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    1. thanks sonja! how's that silk comin'? ;)

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  9. Happy of happiest. Drinks? Yes, thanks. Como esta boxing? Like Everlast or its time to move?

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    1. golden gloves! birthday beauty had a boxer fighting that night... really so very cool. her link is up in the post!

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  10. Sounds like fun - and five years . . . congratulations to you!!

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  11. Happy 5th birthday!! I can't tell you how excited this give-away makes me.... I covet most of your awesome sewing tools (I've had dreams about that seam ripper and those chalk pencils...).

    Oh, and I went into a standard shoe shop yesterday (kidding myself) to try and get some shoes that would stay on my feet for one day for a wedding.... the shop assistant looked at my feet attempting to wear sandals and said, "Ummm... I know the wedding's in Darwin and it will be hot and humid, but are you SURE closed toe shoes aren't an option?" Mutant feet beat shop assistant diplomacy!

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    1. NOOOOOO. bad shop assistant. i hope you had a drink straight after. i say paint your toenails fire cone orange and spray paint your shoes in glitter. march back in and tell her you found the perfect pair.

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  12. Happy birthday Oona's blog! YAY! (I'm about to email you some NEWS)

    xoxo

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  13. Congratulations on your sassy toddler of a blog! Sidecars for all!

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    1. ah, sidecars for toddlers. almost sounds right.

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  14. Congratulations and great series idea! Looking forward to following!

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    1. yeah, though suddenly i have no idea which tool should be first....

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  15. Lady! Happy anniblogiversary! Looking forward to see the Tool Tuesday feature.

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  16. Cool idea! (All of us who are like, "What would Oona do?" will now know). I have no idea my anniblogiversary. That's a thing though, right?

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    1. i'm pretty sure whatever OWD, she'd have a drink handy.

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  17. happy bloggy b-day sister oona.. let's toast to that :)

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  18. Well I missed mine too and it should be easy because it is exactly the same as Debi's! Oh well. Happy blogiversary!

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  19. Happy blog berfdy oona! I look forward to the toolfest, I am a gadgethead and love to hear about what people use!
    That pink bell looks like a REALLY useful tool.

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    1. i ring it EVERY night. it is the definition of awesome.

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  20. Happy Blogiversary:) Love reading your posts

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  21. Ooh.. I loves me a gadget. And happy birthday to your dear little bloggy.

    BTW - You've just made me aware that I have absolutely NO IDEA when I started my blog... and since I'm looking for reasons to be cheerful and celebratory, I should really investigate that.

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    1. aaah, your freaking hacker! i read about the asshole on my teeny phone. raise a glass to his/her patheticness and your amazingness. you trump hacker.

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  22. Wow, congrats on 5 years of blogging! Or would that be drunken sewing / dancing / raving / fabu material purchasing / creativity / and just plain "gin-ny" wonderfulness that is your blog? *LOL* (just kidding on the "drunken" thing)

    Good for you, and please keep up the amazing work you do here!

    Regards,
    Mugsy

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    1. well HELLO mugsy. all kidding aside, when do we get a sip of your blog???

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  23. Happy Birthday to your blog! It is very kind of you to give away
    some tools! Can't wait to see what you have been using!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied if not always written!