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I am second generation Californian with Apache and Yaqui ancestors. Yes I was born in them there hills of Los Angeles. The Yaqui were hard workers and while working on the railroads in the southwest traveled and sometimes lived on the trains with their families. Refugio Savala the Yaqui Poet lived this lifestyle and called himself a "Hobo" with humor. My Greatgrandfather and many of his family worked on the railroad also which afforded them many opportunities. This Blog is in honor of my Great Grandfather Reyes Torres.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hobo International


My Fav Pic of the week....Hobo International Hibiscus Clutch, wear with existing black thongs, tshirt and jeans for an updated tropical look. Also add a new pair of big sunglasses! Don't forget a flower behind your ear to pull the look together.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Do colognes get better with age?

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I thought that generally colognes became rancid with age. I have a very expensive parfume that was rancid after one year! So I was very surprised when my Jovan Island Gardenia was even better after a year and a half! I have always been a fragrance "junkie". My grandmothers name was "Kuka" which means "flower essence" to the Yaqui. The simple things in life can bring so much pleasure, like the smell of a flower (or even wearing one in your hair!)

Monday, July 25, 2011

6mm Contact Invisible Shoe Kit for Barefoot Running

6mm Contact Invisible Shoe Kit for Barefoot Running
Keep it Simple....to go along with your sew fast sew easy patterns , here are some simple shoes you can make for yourself.
I have also seen some Yaqui wear this shoe, particularly in some of the USA ceremonies.

Friday, July 22, 2011

DIY We Tried: Eco Dyeing – Sewing Blog | BurdaStyle.com

DIY We Tried: Eco Dyeing – Sewing Blog | BurdaStyle.com
These dying techniques are so easy and what a great way to reuse products that some may just throw away with such beautiful results! You could even mix the different effects in a garment!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Who made these sunglasses?

Usually I am pretty good at product identification but this is the cake...I haven's a clue. This is Fiona from Burn Notice TV series.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sew Fast Sew Easy Patterns and Classes

These patterns are the best patterns to start sewing with and if you don't have much time a great way to get the benefits of sewing (some of what is therapy for seasoned sewers) not to mention something new to wear.
I also purchased the book because this couple looks like they are having a lot of FUN and that is what sewing should also be! NOTE: Ladies, notice how the young lady on the cover is using her measuring tape, most sewing tools are dual purpose ;)

Friday, July 15, 2011

The best Jewerly Ever


I have been having some pretty bad luck with ebay lately and then I found this little Gem! I was searching for a Maltese Cross and ordered several. The best quality one was the least expensive and from the above store! It was $5.88 six time less than another one...much better quality and look! I like the rudamental look which suits a lot of my things lately. The designs are endless and the concept very ethical. Most importantly they are Made in the USA.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gaia "Sustainable" Festival

Sustainable Really? $70. a DAY ticket?
If you really want to be sustainable don't go...this type of 'festival' used to be free LOL
I could buy a big bag of beans to last me a year and enough gasoline to last me six months...sheesh.
The big wave of double digit inflation is rolling in so hang on to any money you have...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles July 16&17


People take control of your life. No employment? Make your own everything....

Good Source of Sewing Patterns


This is a great source of sewing patterns online. Not only can you get exclusive indie designer patterns from the above pictured Bay Area Designer but Burda Patterns, both current and discontinued hard to find.