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The Airborne Toxic Auction

Note on International Shipping Charges: eBay seems to be vastly overestimating shipping charges to destinations outside of the USA. If you are purchasing from Canada or Europe, I will revise your invoice to reflect the true shipping charges once the auction closes. Sorry for the confusion!

Over the past three years, This Is Nowhere has grown into an incredible – and incredibly generous – community of fans of The Airborne Toxic Event. Last spring, we saw what could happen when we joined together to make a difference for a great cause. To my surprise and delight, the first ever This Is Nowhere charitable auction raised $1,000 for individuals with Down syndrome. So… we’re back for round two!

If you’re a longtime reader, you probably know that I have an eleven-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. You probably also know that Becca was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. The past year and a half has been extraordinarily difficult, but she continues to fight with incredible courage. With ten months of treatment still in front of us, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and are once again imagining Becca’s life post-cancer. She is truly an inspiration – and a TATE fan to boot, as you can see from this video from a few years ago.

In early June, my family and I will be participating in Run Up for Down Syndrome on Becca’s behalf. We are raising funds to support the important work of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, which empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential through customized educational programs and critical research. After Becca finishes kicking cancer’s ass, she’ll become one of DSRF’s hundreds of students, learning the skills that will be critical for her future independence.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I also happen to work for DSRF. But this is much more than just a job to our family – it is an effective and efficient organization that has a tremendous impact in the lives of many families, and we would be proud to support it even if we weren’t part of it.

So, today I’m asking for your help. If you have a few dollars to spare, we would be very thankful for anything you can do to support our efforts. There are two ways to do so:

1. Make a Donation

All donations are fully tax deductible, both in Canada and the U.S. Click here to donate through our fundraising page.

2. Expand Your Airborne Toxic Event Collection

We have joined with some generous friends and fellow fans of The Airborne Toxic Event to put together a unique auction of TATE items that you won’t find anywhere else. This is a chance for you to add some one-of-a-kind Airborne swag to your personal collection. Every penny raised from the sale of these items (above our costs in procuring the items) will be donated to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.

All artists involved have donated their time, talents and photographic material free of charge, for which we are so grateful.

Below is a description of each item, grouped according to the artist, along with a link to the eBay auction. All items close at 6:00 am PT, April 12.

Good luck, happy bidding, and thank you for your support!


Artist: Claire Stamper

285Item #1: “The Graveyard Near the House” Art Canvas (15×24)

Fine art print of original piece by Claire Stamper, on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2″ deep wood stretcher bars. Size: 15×24″. Inspired by the song by Airborne Toxic Event: “So I pictured us like corpses lying side by side in pieces in some dark and lonely plot under a bough. We looked so silly there all decomposed, half turned to dust in tattered clothes, though we probably look just as silly now.”

Minimum Bid: $100

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

107Item #2: The Airborne Toxic Event Photo Canvas (16×20)

Canvas print of photograph of Mikel Jollett, Daren Taylor and Adrian Rodriguez of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 16×20″.

Minimum Bid: $85

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

Item #3: Steven Chen Photo Canvas (16×20)106

Canvas print of photograph of Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 16×20″.

Minimum Bid: $85

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

292Item #4: Mikel Jollett and Steven Chen Glossy Photo (12×12)

Glossy print of photograph of Mikel Jollett and Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 12×12″.

Minimum Bid: $20

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

288Item #5: Anna Bulbrook and Adrian Rodriguez Glossy Photo (14×11)

Glossy print of photograph of Anna Bulbrook and Adrian Rodriguez of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 14×11″.

Minimum Bid: $20

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

299Item #6: Anna Bulbrook and Steven Chen Glossy Photo (8×12)

Glossy print of photograph of Anna Bulbrook and Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 8×12″.

Minimum Bid: $15

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

300Item #7: Mikel Jollett Glossy Photo (8×12)

Glossy print of photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 8×12″.

Minimum Bid: $15

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle302

Item #8: The Airborne Toxic Event Glossy Photo (8×12)

Glossy print of photograph of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 8×12″.

Minimum Bid: $15

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

303Item #9: Mikel Jollett Glossy Photo (8×12)

Glossy print of photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 8×12″.

Minimum Bid: $15

Click here to bid!


295Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

Item #10: Anna Bulbrook Glossy Photo (8×10)

Glossy print of photograph of Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 8×10″.

Minimum Bid: $12

Click here to bid!


296Photographer: Ryan Tuttle

Item #11: Anna Bulbrook Glossy Photo (8×10)

Glossy print of photograph of Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Tuttle. Size: 8×10″.

Minimum Bid: $12

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

287Item #12: Mikel Jollett Photo Canvas (24×36)

Canvas print of photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 24×36″.

Minimum Bid: $125

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

Item #13: Anna Bulbrook Photo Canvas (12×18)284

Canvas print of photograph of Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 12×18″.

Minimum Bid: $75

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

304Item #14: Mikel Jollett iPhone 5 Case

Hard plastic iPhone 5 protective case with photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images.

Minimum Bid: $40

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Photographer: Creative Copper Images

286Item #15: Mikel Jollett iPhone 6 Case

Hard plastic iPhone 6 protective case with photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images.

Minimum Bid: $40

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Photographer: Creative Copper Images

105Item #16: The Airborne Toxic Event Glossy Photo (16×20)

Glossy print of photograph of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 16×20″.

Minimum Bid: $30

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

293Item #17: Steven Chen Glossy Photo (12×12)

Glossy print of photograph of Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 12×12″.

Minimum Bid: $20

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

289Item #18: Mikel Jollett Glossy Photo (12×18)

Glossy print of photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 12×18″.

Minimum Bid: $25

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

290Item #19: Mikel Jollett Guitar Glossy Photo (12×18)

Glossy print of photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event (guitar closeup). Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 12×18″.

Minimum Bid: $25

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

291Item #20: Steven Chen Glossy Photo (12×18)

Glossy print of photograph of Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 12×18″.

Minimum Bid: $25

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

301Item #21: Daren Taylor Glossy Photo (8×12)

Glossy print of photograph of Daren Taylor of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 8×12″.

Minimum Bid: $15

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

297Item #22: Daren Taylor Glossy Photo (8×10)

Glossy print of photograph of Daren Taylor of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 8×10″.

Minimum Bid: $12

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

298Item #23: Anna Bulbrook Glossy Photo (8×10)

Glossy print of photograph of Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 8×10″.

Minimum Bid: $12

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Creative Copper Images

294Item #24: Adrian Rodriguez Glossy Photo (8×10)

Glossy print of photograph of Adrian Rodriguez of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Creative Copper Images. Size: 8×10″.

Minimum Bid: $12

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Macchione; Donated by Kristina Lee

096Item #25: Mikel Jollett Playing Cards

Deck of glossy playing cards (including Jokers) with photograph of Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event on the back. Plastic storage case included. Photo by Ryan Macchione.

Minimum Bid: $30

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Macchione; Donated by Kristina Lee

098Item #26: Mikel Jollett Glossy Poster (24×36)

Glossy Poster featuring Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event. Size: 24×36″. Photo by Ryan Macchione.

Minimum Bid: $50

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Macchione; Donated by Kristina Lee

097Item #27: Steven Chen Photo Puzzle (252 pc.)

252-piece photo puzzle featuring Steven Chen of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Macchione.

Minimum Bid: $40

Click here to bid!


Photographer: Ryan Macchione; Donated by Kristina Lee

095Item #28: Mikel Jollett and Anna Bulbrook Mouse Pad

Mouse Pad featuring Mikel Jollett & Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photo by Ryan Macchione.

Minimum Bid: $15

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Photographer: Ryan Macchione; Donated by Kristina Lee

099Item #29: The Airborne Toxic Event Mug Set (5 mugs, 11 oz)

Set of 5 (11 oz) mugs, each featuring a different member of The Airborne Toxic Event. Photos by Ryan Macchione.

Minimum Bid: $60

Click here to bid!


Artist: Tim de Monkey; Donated by Grip or Token

Items #30-31: The Airborne Toxic Event “Moonshine and Cheap Ass Wine” Tote Bag

Tote bag featuring original artwork inspired by The Airborne Toxic Event song “One Time Thing” (moonshine and cheap ass wine). Artwork applied with heat press vinyl. Snaps closed. Size: 14x16x5″.

Minimum Bid: $20 (2 bags available)

Click here to bid: Bag 1 | Bag 2


Artist: Tim de Monkey; Donated by Grip or Token

FullSetItems #32-33: Set of 12 Airborne Toxic Event Buttons (1.25″, with pin backs)

Set of a dozen Airborne Toxic Event buttons with pin backs. Please note, each button is unique; some minor additional cropping may occur in production. Size: 1.25″.

Minimum Bid: $15 (2 sets available)

Click here to bid: Set 1 | Set 2


Artist: Stephanie Rae

Item #34: The Airborne Toxic Event “The Graveyard Near the House” Vinyl Wall Decals

Vinyl wall decals featuring lyric from The Airborne Toxic Event song “The Graveyard Near the House: “If you die before I die I’ll carve your name out of the sky.” Size: 67 cm wide. Winner can select their color.

Minimum Bid: $10

Click here to bid!


Artist: Wendy and Tim Steele

umbrellaItems #34-35: The Airborne Toxic Event Hand-Painted Umbrellas

Original hand-painted umbrella featuring the wounded bird symbol of The Airborne Toxic Event. Painted by Wendy and Tim Steele. Please note, because each umbrella is painted by hand, details may vary slightly.

Minimum Bid: $50

Click here to bid: Umbrella 1 | Umbrella 2

The Airborne Toxic Event digital painting by Keith Thompson, based on a photo by Creative Copper Images

The Airborne Toxic Event digital painting by Keith Thompson, based on a photo by Creative Copper Images

By Glen

Over the past two years, we’ve been fortunate to build a faithful following here at This Is Nowhere, and to watch an incredible little community grow out of our shared love of The Airborne Toxic Event. It’s been a privilege to get to know so many of you – whether in person at shows, or just virtually as we enjoy the band together online.

From time to time, readers ask us what they can do to support the website. Though we very much appreciate the generous sentiment, I’ve always been content to run the website out of my own pocket. We’re happy to provide all our content and giveaways free of charge, and have no intention of changing that.

However, we got to thinking… perhaps we could put this community to good use and join together to make a difference for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.

If you’re a longtime reader, you probably know that I have a ten-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. You probably also know that this has been an extraordinarily difficult year for us, as Becca was diagnosed with leukemia last October. In the sixth months since then, we have spent over 80 nights in hospital as she fights this cursed disease with a courage that surpasses anything I have ever imagined possible. She is truly an inspiration – and a TATE fan to boot!

Next month, my family and I will be participating in Run Up for Down Syndrome on Becca’s behalf. We are raising funds to support the important work of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, which empowers individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential through customized educational programs and critical research. DSRF has been instrumental in Becca learning to read, and we look forward to continuing that work after she’s done beating cancer.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I also happen to work for DSRF. But this is much more than just a job to us – it is an effective and efficient organization that has a tremendous impact in the lives of many families, and we would be proud to support it even if we weren’t part of it.

So, today I’m asking for your help. If you have a few dollars to spare, we would be very thankful for anything you can do to support our efforts. There are two ways to do so:

1. Make a Donation

All donations are fully tax deductible, both in Canada and the U.S. Click here to donate through our fundraising page.

2. Add to Your Airborne Toxic Event Collection

We have joined with some generous friends and fellow fans of The Airborne Toxic Event to put together a unique auction of TATE items that you won’t find anywhere else. This is a chance for you to add some one-of-a-kind (or in some cases, two-of-a-kind) Airborne swag to your personal collection. Most of the items have been signed by the band, for which we are extremely grateful. Every penny raised from the sale of these items will be donated to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation – all artists involved have donated their time and talents free of charge.

Below is a description of each item, along with a link to the eBay auction.

The Airborne Toxic Event (Mikel Jollett and Anna Bulbrook) digital painting by Keith Thompson, based on a photo by Creative Copper Images

The Airborne Toxic Event (Mikel Jollett and Anna Bulbrook) digital painting by Keith Thompson, based on a photo by Creative Copper Images

Item #1: Digital Painting of The Airborne Toxic Event’s Mikel Jollett and Anna Bulbrook

This artwork was created digitally by talented Irish artist and Airborne fan Keith Thompson, based on a wonderful photograph by Jennifer McInnis of Creative Copper Images. It has been professionally printed on a 30×20″ canvas (1.5″ thick) that will make a stunning centerpiece for any TATE display!

Minimum Bid: $150

Click here to bid!

The Airborne Toxic Event umbrella, hand painted by Tim and Wendy Steele

The Airborne Toxic Event umbrella, hand painted by Tim and Wendy Steele

Items #2 and 3: The Airborne Toxic Event Hand Painted Umbrella (Autographed)

These two umbrellas (one of which was donated by Jennifer Largent) were hand painted by TATE fans Tim and Wendy Steele. The Airborne Toxic Event generously signed them when the band played in Denver this spring. Be prepared for all these buckets of rain!

Minimum Bid: $75

Click here to bid: Umbrella 1 | Umbrella 2

The Airborne Toxic Event rain poncho, hand painted by Tim and Wendy Steele

The Airborne Toxic Event rain poncho, hand painted by Tim and Wendy Steele

Item #4: The Airborne Toxic Event Hand Painted Rain Poncho (Autographed)

This rain poncho was donated and hand painted by TATE fans Tim and Wendy Steele. The Airborne Toxic Event generously signed it when the band played in Denver this spring. Be prepared for all these buckets of rain!

Minimum Bid: $75

Click here to bid!

The Airborne Toxic Event autographed gas masks

The Airborne Toxic Event autographed gas masks

Items #5 and 6: The Airborne Toxic Event Autographed Gas Masks

These two gas masks were donated by Tim and Wendy Steele. The Airborne Toxic Event generously signed them when the band played in Denver this spring. Protect yourself from any airborne toxins that may come your way!

Minimum Bid: $75

Click here to bid: Gas Mask 1 | Gas Mask 2

Item #7: The Airborne Toxic Event Framed Photo/Mug Package – $150 Value

Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event gets his Springsteen on at the Rock 104.5 Block Party. Photo by MacPhotographers.com.

Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event gets his Springsteen on at the Rock 104.5 Block Party. Photo by MacPhotographers.com.

This package, generously donated by Kristina Lee, includes $150 worth of Airborne Toxic Event photographic products from MacPhotographers.com. We recommend a 10×25″ print of the Mikel Jollett seen here, mounted and framed in a glassless box frame, and a ceramic mug with Mikel Jollett image; however, you will be free to choose your TATE images and products from the MacPhotographers collection, up to a total value of $150. Free shipping.

Minimum Bid: $100

Click here to bid!

Items #8-17: The Airborne Toxic Event 15″ Ceramic Mug

Kristina Lee has generously donated ten 15″ white ceramic mugs with the Mikel Jollett image seen here, from MacPhotographers.com. Free shipping.

Minimum Bid: $15

Click here to bid: Mug 1 | Mug 2 | Mug 3Mug 4Mug 5Mug 6Mug 7Mug 8Mug 9Mug 10

Good luck, happy bidding, and thank you for your support!

Glen, Fan of The Airborne Toxic EventGlen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.

Sh*t TATE Fans Say

Posted: December 11, 2013 in 5's
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By Jamie

Where to put the next signed TATE poster?

Where to put the next signed TATE poster?

If you’ve ever been a fan of anything, chances are you’ve said something that seems ridiculous and maybe even insane to an outsider, but completely normal to fellow fans. The internet is brimming with videos and blog posts from various fandoms, poking fun at themselves for the seemingly irrational thoughts and statements their fellow fans come up with. After stumbling across a couple of these blogs, I started wondering….what kind of things do TATE fans say? I surveyed some friends and fellow TATE enthusiasts and the results were hilarious. Turns out, we’re pretty ridiculous sometimes, too. I’ve narrowed down some of my favorite answers but I can assure you, there are more where these came from!

1. “I’m running out of room to hang my signed stuff…”

Fact: if you wait after a gig, the band will sign anything you put in front of them. Usually without hesitation. I once saw Mikel sign some guy’s forehead. You can’t hang your forehead on a wall, though, so I never understood the motivation behind that one. Anyway, if you decide you want 5 copies of various albums, each signed by a different band member, to frame your guitar (which you already carefully carried to a show to be signed by Mikel), chances are with enough patience and free time, you can make it happen. Also, just in case you’re not the “hanging around outside a venue in a not so great part of town in the middle of the night” kind of fan (I’m told they exist), for just $10 you can get practically anything in the band’s merch store signed and shipped. That means I can get my limited edition Such Hot Blood vinyl signed. I can already anticipate the impending discussion with my husband:

“What’s that you say, my darling, long suffering husband? I already have 5 signed set lists, 2 signed albums and 3 signed posters? Yes, this is true…but I don’t have ALL THE THINGS signed, so obviously I need this. Now, there’s no more free space our bedroom wall… how would you feel if I hung this above our fireplace?”

2. “There are other bands besides The Airborne Toxic Event?”

There are some fans, and probably more than you realize, who just cannot fathom wanting to listen to a band OTHER than The Airborne Toxic Event. Maybe that’s because when listening to TATE’s library as a whole, there really is a little something of everything… or maybe they’re just extremely loyal. Either way, don’t be surprised when you ask a TATE fan for a new music recommendation and they ask, “Have you ever heard the *slow* version of ‘Strange Girl?'”

3. “Have you seen my tattoo?”

Mikel has mentioned in recent interviews that the whole front row is filled with tattooed fans, and he’s not really exaggerating. What are you to do when you love a band so much that you want the whole world to know? Declare your love by branding yourself a “forever fan” with a tattoo, of course. I myself have joined that club and like others, I’ve chosen lyrics to announce my loyalty. (No, I will not regret the words scrawled on my arm, thankyouverymuch.) Another popular tattoo is TATE’s wounded bird, which many would consider to be the band’s logo. It’s an obvious choice, really. Who WOULDN’T want a bloody, mortally wounded bird etched permanently into their skin?! I know it’s hard to fathom, but there are people that would cringe at the idea, which is what makes sporting this somewhat morbid image the ultimate in proving your dedication. Next time you’re at a TATE show, see if you can spot the fans against the barrier, comparing the size of their birds.

4. “(S)He is so hot.”

In the words of a dear friend and fellow TATE fan, “I am so annoyed with myself for saying that.” And I totally am. I was reluctant to admit to this one, honestly. Something about saying that any member of the band is attractive makes me feel like I lose my “serious fan” membership card (and I carry that card with pride). It is, after all, “about the music.” (I swear.) Still, I’ve realized it cannot be ignored, and any claims that I liked the band *before* I found out how gorgeous they all were are pointless. But since we’re on the subject… I liked them before I knew they were gorgeous. (I swear.)

Have you ever read the marriage proposals and declarations of love under Mikel’s recent Instagram pictures? Had your eardrums nearly blown out by the piercing screams from the audience as Noah approaches the crowd? If so, it’s probably obvious to you that the band members’ physical attributes are as popular as their music. This is not a group of people that are lacking in the looks department, and with the all around gorgeous Anna, there really is a little something for everyone. While it’s usually the young girls proposing marriage or changing their usernames to “Mrs. Jollett,” even their most composed and mature fans can’t help but to be overcome by it all sometimes. So, if someone starts giggling like a school girl when Mikel flashes a smile in their direction at a show, don’t judge them too harshly… have you seen how blue his eyes are?! Oh… I feel so ashamed.

5. “I need more shows. I’m suffering from concert withdrawal.”

It’s true. I am. And I’m not alone. This might be the number one phrase I hear out of my fellow TATE fans’ mouths. Experiencing a live show is a special kind of high. A drug that we’ve grown accustomed to and need often to maintain our sanity. That’s totally normal, right? (Right?!) Most of us will admit we are a terribly spoiled fandom. Our beloved band tours constantly, and that enables us to see them multiple times a year. We usually only have to wait a couple months (at most) before we have another show in our future, which is why we start whining like little diaper babies when we have to wait any longer than that for an announcement. Symptoms of withdrawal are many but they may include: spending hours watching live footage on YouTube, reading every possible interview you can find, dressing your kids up like members of the band and whining to fellow, sympathetic fans. That last one is important for my sanity. Your fellow fans don’t judge you like the rest of the world does when you mention you want more shows, despite how many you’ve already been to. (Eight live shows in two years, but who’s counting?)

Jamie: A Strange, Strange GirlJamie spends most of her days with her husband as they attempt to raise 4 future TATE fans and all around decent human beings. In her free time, when not obsessively listening to her favorite bands and going to concerts, she is also an aspiring seamstress. She writes about her handmade wardrobe on her blog Such a Strange Girl.