Tuesday, December 24, 2013

You are your life and nothing else

There is a cold thick white fog outside but I'm snug as a bug in a rug enjoying the smell of my roast listening to some Kataonia. I finally have come to love Christmas and it has everything to do with the weather.  Growing up in San Diego we always had warm winters which made it all a bit weird.
Now I stay indoors making strange stuff like this.  Not that bottle cap wreath above but below. I love that I got to use a bit of my vintage corduroy fabric to cover this cool wooden sofa.
 But wait there's more:)
 Chris and I have already been out for a fancy Christmas dinner with Cristi and Gene.  I thought I should put a little extra effort in my outfit.
I picked up a pair of Carouselink leggings after seeing Shelly rock them on her blog.  Very comfy but  I ripped a seam in the ankle taking them off the first time so they aren't made very well.
 Bummer, because I love the prints and the fact that they are a cotton blend.
I found this dress at Goodwill for $6, the coat was a lot more.  I loved Cristi's necklace!
 and her boots!
 We have received some yummy beverages to enjoy.
 Now that's metal
I mean this :)
Cutest wrapping ever.
My bad cat Ash. 
I have new art on my wall.  Check out the my 3D poodle by Tripper Dungan.  I wish you could put on glasses and see how much cooler it gets.
 This sugar skull now hangs in my door way.
 Embroidery on the elbows of my coat.
I see it only fitting since this was the year of the "selfie" to end with one.
The hat was a gift from my friend Kathi, AKA the knitter, and it has been on my head for almost a week.  Have a Merry Christmas everyone!


Vix said...

Where do I start? You looking bloody gorgeous in the last shot, the saxy if badly made leggings, the sassy frock? Cristi, Chris, Gene, Ash...you're all mind bendingly gorgeous!
Love the insane art and having seen that artwork in the almost-flesh last week I can testify to it's madness.
How cool are the drinks wrappings? You guys do cool so well!
Have a happy tomorrow and speak to you real soon!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

pastcaring said...

Ooh, what a great Goodwill frock, it looks wonderful with the leggings, although it's a shame they aren't made to KMK's high standards! The pink furry coat is a beauty, and so are you, my darling!
It's so good to see you surrounded by friends and loved ones, crazy art work and crazier cats! Hope you have a really relaxed and lovely Christmas, Krista. xxxxx

Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishes said...

oooh how cool! Love the beverages too! Merry Christmas!

Tammy McGill said...

Those are cool leggings, too bad they ripped. That coffee looks interesting. I had a feeling you were gonna buy that poodle painting. I'm glad I got to see it in 3D. All of his work is pretty amazing. Merry Christmas. <3

thorne garnet said...

You should be able to fix those leggings with out any problems. They look pretty cool. You make wonderful things. I've been inspired to make nothing for the past couple of weeks( my make it room is a mess right now).

Ash look like you caught her in the act.

The poodle is kind of creepy me out.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

All your art!!!! So many good things in this post... Enjoy your drinks and friends!

Melanie said...

Your goodwill dress for $6 puts my $20 find today to shame! Great find and it looks incredible on you. Too bad about the tights - at least you can still wear them and look good and no one will know. So many colourful photo bits here, love. Merry Christmas!

Penny-Rose said...

I love the little critters on the settee - and they glow!!!!

The poodle art is amazing and I love love love the selfie.

Hope you have a fabulous Christmas, xx

two squirrels said...

Oh the Xmas wealth is fantastic, you clever poppet. Looking just gorgeous in that wonderful dress sweet........always so pretty.
AHHHhh Ash.......so cute.
Sending much love and happiness your way beautiful lady......happy happy Xmas......love v

Sandra said...

It looks like you had a good time! you look fab, your dress is amazing and for $6, excellent stuff! the light-up corduroy wooden sofa is gorgeous - the death wish coffee is something I really could do with right now! hope you had a wonderful and Merry Christmas! x x x

Tamera Wolfe said...

All of rad artwork and crafts made me smile!!
LOVE the new dress with those tights!!
No adorable Peetee pix???

Merry Rainbow Christmas and a Glitteriffic New Year!!!!!

Kathi said...

I hope you both had a nice Christmas! Miss you!

P.S. Your hat would be perfect for Illinois. It's bitter cold out here!

Helga! said...

You are such a frigging hottie! That's my favourite selfie of the year!!!
YAY to a proper Wintery Xmas....that is my complaint every year. I think we should officially move it to June down here.
That sugar skull would be right at home on my walls, but seeing it on yours makes me very happy! I'm impressed at how much wall space you have for all that wonderful art!!!
The leggings are pretty damned funky, but badly made is not! POO! Cristi's necklace and boots ARE fantabulous!!! I need me some new red boots...........
The glowing sofa was unexpected and awesome!!!
Loving YOU, happy holidazeeee!!!

Trees said...

So much inspiration in this post! Evey thing is beautiful! But that kind of sucks about your new leggings :( Can Cristi help you fix them?

Anne said...

Happy New Year gorgeous! Love your fancy self! Feeling a little humdrum myself, hoping this fresh new year will give me some juice to get going with something different, be it a look, a hobby, a way to pass some time. So glad to have found your blog this year as it always makes me happy.

Ariane Lasalle said...

Happy New Year to you and your family and friends Krista!
You rock this dress! I have seen Caroussel Ink leggings, i was thinking of getting a pair but after what you said , i will not , too bad they are so cool!

Love your crazy art, you got some crazy imagination, where do you get all your ideas - It's so amazing what you come up with!

Hope Ash behaves this coming New Year!



Connie said...

I thought that kids that grew up in San Diego LIKED warm Christmases! But look at all your stuff. Maybe if it wasn't so damn sunny all the time I'd get something done once in a while.
Happy New Year to you Missy!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I'm so sorry about your leggings! I would email them and tell them what happened, because I have two pairs and have washed them and worn them a fair bit and they've held up fine.

The goodwill dress is perfect for you, and I love the awesome stuff on your walls (I think I could live very happily in your house!).