Wednesday, October 22, 2008

where i've been

because i am even more like an adolescent girl than you will ever know, i've spent the last 2 weeks devouring not one, but four large volumes of teen goth romance novel. everyone was reading it at the beach this summer, and something just called to me to pick up the book last week. (i mean, it is halloween season.) two weeks later, lacking sleep and avoiding the ever- growing need for inventory for handmade arcade (two weeks away!), i finished it. all of them. and because i am more of a geek than you will ever know, now i am obsessing about the movie. where were the teen vampire love movies when i was a teen?

off to sew. nonstop. for the next two weeks. gads.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

wow.

i never, ever expected to even get 100 hearts when i opened up my shop, and in just a year... 2500! i feel like i'm constantly shaking my head in amazement. thanks.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

pumpkin farm

i love this time of year. it seems like there is color everywhere, the days are cooler, and we get to go to the pumpkin farm. it's always a struggle for me not to end up with a car full of pumpkins.

the last few years we have gone to Baugher's Farm. i like it there because they really have enough to do to keep us busy for half a day, at least. we get to take a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, pick our pumpkin (from the vine), and cart it back. this year, the added bonus was a giant hay mountain for the kids to play on.

there is also a small petting zoo, with animals walking around, a great market (mmm, apple dumplings), playgrounds, moon bounce, make-your-own scarecrow, and lots of other little activities. the bean did not want to leave.

in the end, there was so many distractions we somehow only came home with one, very slanted pumpkin (and lots of food from the market.) so we'll have to head down to the farmer's market on sunday and get the rest.

Friday, October 10, 2008

rings!


new work! now off to enjoy the gorgeous day, happy friday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

more new work coming

including this guy...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

i'm back



i haven't had a lot of time to post, had a big order for the Baltimore Museum of Art (woohoo.) but i delivered it today, and here's just some of the work i sent... i'm cutting and sewing as fast as i can, i'll have a shop update on friday!

Friday, October 3, 2008

BEST giveaway

My friends over at the Baltimore Etsy Street team are having a new giveaway - $10 gift certificates from each of the following Street Team Members shops!

SweetPepita
BlockPartyPress
JenyGwen
JerseyGirlDesign
JillPopowichDesigns
JennyJen42
TigerLillyShop
BennyAndHeidi
BowerboxPress
ElisaShereJewelry
CEKCustomDesigns
JenMenkhaus
VWStudios
DorsetHillBeads
DandelionBlu
WynnStudio
Miscelena
That's a lot of cool stuff you can win, worth $200! That should definitely get you started on your holiday shopping! All you have to do is join the BEST mailing list (if you have not done some already) AND visit a participating artists shop and leave a comment on the original post here about your favorite item(s). Winner will be chosen at random on Thanksgiving Day - just in time for Cyber Monday! Good Luck!