Monday, January 25, 2010

Party Time Excellent!

I am pretty excited to party it up for our end of year/beginning of season Partay with my roller derby team!

Woo Hoo, it seems like we are constantly playing and promoting and we never have time to party as a team.

I am really excited for this season.  Last year, we amalgamated two of our teams into one and one third of our team after that was all new girls.  So not only were we training girls and getting the two teams meshing well as one we were all trying to work together as a team and become friends and respect each other.  It was tough,  especially as the captain of the Thames Fatales,  I was learning how everyone thought, expressed themselves, explaining to them how I worked as a person and working with everyone so that we could understand each other as players in a game and how to respect each other as people.  In the beginning of the season it was a little dramatic but i think by mid season we were all able to appreciate our strengths, except our own and each others weaknesses and be open and honest with each other so that we could work on them as a team. 

   So now its party time.  A chance to regroup outside of practice.  Sufferjet and myself made up some awards for our teammates which are not the regular awards, more of a fun way to remember this year and work towards a great 2010 season.  I will post some pickys after the party.

anya face

Sunday, January 10, 2010

These are a few of my Favorite things...

I want to posted today a few of my favorite things...( as a derby girl, and my alter ego.)
1.  Heartless Wheels. Vanish. You can buy them at:
2. Legwarmers for our very cold practice space...and since I'm knitter I love knitting up quick things.  Here's the pattern for knitters go to  The pattern number is 70782AD.

3. I recently got a iPhone I love the apps, especially the to do List.

4. Laptop decal for my computer. From beepart he is also my husband, and has awesome vinyl decals.

5. Cool underwear from etsy designer Knickerocker...
Cause I think all Derby Girls are Super Heroes.
It's COOL to wear your panties outside of your pants
I bought these for ANYA FACE.

6. I love the new blog Queen of the Rink. she has ongoing news about derby and derby related products.

7. My favorite singer Lhasa De Sela that has just passed away this year. R.I.P.  Will miss new music from her, but will always love her old stuff.

8.  Shiny High Waisted Pants from American Apparel

9.  WEEZI a local designer that I  have been following for 15 years.  She has beautiful pieces and a awesome blog that she and unique things.  She also featured and sold our league calendar for the FCDG.   Love her for it, and a great supporter of Roller Derby.

I own this top Back Alley Sally gave it to me for my birthday!!!

10. Our new business Hot Across Buns...I that I'm honoured to run with ANYA FACE.  My Awesome partner in crime.

Always Bouncin Bitches'

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Some Talented People Pt 1

I have been actively promoting our little baby store and i come across some very talented people.
Which reminds me of the wonderful people that help me and my league out! Whether it be logos, or posters or store headers or websites.

The first person i would like to showcase is a very dear friend of mine. James Riehl.
We have pretty much grown up together and i think Jamie is one of the nicest people i have ever met. He is also one of the most talented.  He has even drawn me two tattoos that are on my body right now.

With the help of his very talented girlfriend, Janet McGlynn,  He has made my roller derby league  many posters that  help draw  huge crowds at our bouts.  We were able to get our posters into very busy corporate stores, which normally, we would have to contact head office and get permission. But the managers running the stores put them up anyways on actually seeing the poster.

They really are pieces of art instead of simple flyers.  I actually get very excited when i see the  work he has done and it makes me want to flyer for hours to show  it off.  I love when you hand a flyer to someone on the street and they have absolutely no interest in what you are trying to sell them, they catch a glimpse of the image, their hand goes out and although they are saying no, they actually take the flyer and start asking you questions about roller derby.  I love it!

We  are also able to take those posters and put them on shirts for sale at our bouts.
The first run of t shirts we got made from the Skate of the Dead poster, we got 80 shirts made and sold all but 15 at the bout.

He is just an amazing friend and artist. I have had incredible good times with him and i can always count on him if i need someone to talk to. He is the first person i would call if i had a bucket of slushie drinks in my freezer! hee hee.

If you need anything you want drawn for anything, Jamie can do it.  To make your visions a reality contact

We will hopefully, with Jamies' help bring you new kick ass derby posters in the 2010 season!
Check the FCDG website for upcoming events.

A little love,
--Anya Face 234