Tuesday, March 24, 2009

someone once asked me what kind of toys i want when i grow up.

i think he meant things like boats or 4-wheelers.


but i would rather have these kinds of toys...

a letterpress machine to make things like this

[via a cup of jo... it's her kissing wish-list - cute, huh?]

a gocco machine - a little more of a realistic [not to mention smaller] option.

a polaroid camera. i've wanted one forever and it makes me sad they stopped making them. i'm sure i could still find one - maybe i'll get lucky.


or a holga camera to take pictures like this

[EDITED: i thought of this one later and added it]

a vintage typewriter. a teal one. more teal than this.


a photobooth. not the cheesy digital kind they have in bowling alleys [don't get me wrong, i'm a sucker for any photobooth], but i want the old-fashioned black and white kind they have at the county fair. seriously, having one in my house would be the sweetest thing ever.

a beach cruiser, but not this color. maybe white. or teal - i'm all about teal lately
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[i keep thinking of more random things and adding them]

a helium machine. not to make my voice funny, i hear that kills brain cells, but so i could have floating balloons whenever i felt so inclined.
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[don't know where i found this picture. my bad]



hmm. that's all i can think of for now.

xoxo.
jana



i know my blog is totally lacking in the awesomeness department - i'm working on fixing that right away. don't leave just yet :)


5 left some love.:

Cheri March 24, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

I've never heard of a letterpress machine, but I do have a Cricut and love it. Vinyl lettering is too fun!

Polaroid cameras are no longer made? Bummer!

Shauna March 24, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

i love this most. we are very similar jana. I actually looked at helium tanks this morning...not a joke, because i bought 72 17" round balloons online, you know, just to have on hand for whatever reasons.

And i have been SEARCHING for a letterpress class to take in orange county. Its like my dream of all dreams.

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to answer your questions from my blog, yes...the cake was delicious, and not even hard. Since the layers are so thin, the icing seems into them and it stays forever moist. And as for those cookie dough brownies...uh yeah. My sister made those like the day she posted that and they were delicious however i was like heartburn city. And the icing on the top was a little too rich for me but they sure are good.

Sarah (Team Chilton) March 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

I had a pocket polaroid like 10 years ago. It made pictures like photobooth size. I love the teal typwriter...I wish I could have a vintage minty tealish fridge, but it wouldn't be very practical...I just love them.

Jessica Curtis March 24, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

try a Fuji Instax Camera....you can get them at urban outfitters. i'm sure you'll love it!

Jennifer Stanley March 25, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

eBay has lots of Polaroid cameras (even pink ones!). I was going to buy one and told my mom about it. She was able to find hers stored away in a box and told my aunt, who also had hers. They are sending them both to me!!! You can get film on eBay also. eBay is my go to friend for everything!!!