I have been liking other people’s year-in-photos blog entries, so I cooked up my own!
I shot all the photos for my book in my livingroom at 3 in the morning on a deadline. My favorite out-take is me in my bathing suit with my blubber hanging out! YES I photoshopped my muffin tops a little bit in the book. I have some shame. Surprise!
Pool Tradeshow in Vegas, Feb 2010 from Twinkie Chan on Vimeo.
In February, I went to the Pool Tradeshow in Las Vegas to debut Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan. It has been my dream to make my pieces more affordable and accessible, and Yummy You! has definitely been a labor of love. It has had its ups and its downs, and I still hope that it will become the brand that I dream it can be!
In March, I met Cuppy for the first time in real life. She is amazing and sweet and cute and makes the yummiest cupcakes. We had the pleasure of hanging out with her and Moofs again in Seattle in December (which I never blogged about yet…) and this employee at Elliott Bay Books thought that Cuppy was the author of Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies!
I’m noticing I don’t blog as much as I should! There’s not a lot to choose from in these entries!! HEHE! It would appear that my favorite photo from April is this purikura tidbit with Hairy. I wish I could blow this up and make posters of it!
As I read through the entries, I also realize how much time I had been putting into Yummy You, especially drawing and designing shirts and patterns that have yet to see the light of day…. Maybe one day!
Okay, May was a good month. I have to pick two memories.
First, my lollipop tattoo.
It was a bday present from Hairy and my pal Marissa drew it!
Also Hairy and I went to NYC and Boston for fun, and met so many great people, and ate so much great food!
Here’s me and Kerin Rose after eating the healthiest lunch of my life followed up by Pop Rocks chocolate. She’s a superstar and you need to know her.
Untitled from Twinkie Chan on Vimeo.
Hairy and I went to his homeland, Minneapolis, for his cousin’s wedding, and I rode the barfiest roller coaster ever at the Mall of America!
We decided we were going to move, and I went crazy insane with paint colors and fabric inspirations. Unfortch, we didn’t end up using this fabric for anything! And I know I haven’t really done a house-tour yet. Seriously, the house still isn’t really decorated! We suck!
Okay, August was also really good, and I can’t just pick one photo.
I met Elsie and Emma when we shared a booth at Renegade Craft Fair. Lucky me! Plus an extra dash of Vivs is always a bonus!
We went to the Sweet Streets art show in L.A. and got the first photo ever of the Big Headed Asian club!!!! Historical moment!!!
I also made my first set of ice cream scoop barrettes for myself which turned out to be a hit and are now avail in my Etsy shop!
I finally started to organize my craft room. It still needs a lot of work! But I feel so blessed to have a space to put all my craft stuff!
November SO MUCH HAPPENED!!! I had my book launch at BookSmith and also toured the book in LA.
I made special scarves for the Sanrio 50th Anniversary art show.
My brave and selfless and giving friends helped me make the most awesome crochet rap video ever to support my book.
I toured my book through Seattle and Portland (haven’t blogged any pics yet), re-connected with an old friend whom I got to see TWICE in a month, vended at TWO craft fairs, was featured on the local news, and bought my first Xmas tree.
In 2011, I vow to blog more so I can have more to choose from for my round up next year :).
I don’t really make resolutions, but in 2011 I hope that even more exciting things happen with Yummy You, I hope I blog more, I hope I exercise, I hope I clean my floors more, I hope I learn to knit, I hope I make time to crochet myself some funny garments I’ve been dreaming up, I hope I get on a better sleep schedule, I hope I eat more healthy, I hope I learn to sew, I hope I go to the beach, I hope I go to Yosemite or some similar place with big trees, I hope I make soup, I hope I continue to take more fun risks and do more weird things, I hope cool stuff happens that I cannot even predict, and I hope you keep reading along with me :).