Friday, June 22, 2007

another weekend, another craft show

I'm off to Philly for the Manayunk Arts Festival. If you're in the Philly area, stop by and say hello. Saturday 11-8 and Sunday 11-6, booth #226.

And if you're in the Baltimore area on Saturday, be sure to swing by Pile of Craft.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

snag + stressed

I'm back from SNAG, and suddenly feeling very stressed. On top of all those things you have to do when you get back from any trip (catching up on email, bills, laundry), I have just 4 days to get ready for the Manayunk show this weekend. Plus, I'm realizing that the Cain Park and Ann Arbor shows are rapidly approaching. Not to mention that I need to get back on track with the my daily drawings. So if you don't see me here for a few days, now you know why.

Bonus: I'll be attempting to post my favorite SNAG finds over the next week or so, so be sure to check those out on my other blog.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

memphis + snag

I'm off to Memphis for the SNAG conference! Be back next week.

Friday, June 8, 2007

today i feel...

Adrienne got me this really awesome magnet, and I can't think of a better way to convey my mood today. Yesterday, my work was on Then today, I was on the etsy front page!!! Now I've got an exciting evening of packaging orders ahead of me. (That wasn't meant to be sarcastic, I really am excited!)

Plus, I finished another pillow today. That's the second pillow I finished this week!

Not a bad day!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

shop update

I've added lots of new items to the shop, so be sure to have a look!

Bonus: I finally had my first etsy sale today! (I know many of you are etsy veterans with lots of sales, but its still exciting for me. Perhaps now I can buy a few of the things I've been eyeing...)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

daily drawings

I'm trying to draw more, so I've begun a little project. Everyday, I'll do a series of drawings with marker on 4" x 4" cardstock. Then, I'll post my favorites from each day here. I'm hoping this will be a great way to generate new pattern ideas for my metal work. Plus, I see spin-off potential in the form of prints, cards, fabric, etc. The possibilities are endless!

I've posted new fine silver on steel work in the shop, and will be posting more work tomorrow.

Happy birthday, Joe!

Monday, June 4, 2007

art star recap

I'm back from Art Star (where strangely I didn't take any pictures). Despite heat one day and rain the other, it was still a fun show with a great group of vendors. I didn't do quite as well as I had hoped, but I came home with some really great stuff. I traded for these amazing porcelain vessels from Yasha Butler (my pictures don't do them justice) and bought this cute little embroidered print from Heather Sundquist. I also traded for this purse from Erin Taylor, who makes bags, skirts, and aprons. (Erin and her sister were my super fun next-door neighbors.)

Even though the show wasn't a total success, it was energizing to be in a group of fun, young makers. I'm definitely going to try to add a few more indie craft shows to my schedule for this year.

The rest of today I'm focusing on photographing work to post in the shop. So if you missed the show or didn't buy that piece you're now coveting, it should be in my shop by the end of the day. (And if you don't see something you want, you can always email me.)

Friday, June 1, 2007

art star

I'm off to Philly this weekend for the Art Star Craft Bazaar. Stop by and say hello!