Monday, November 24, 2008

in the leaves

alright, it has gotten bitter cold around here. i'm not used to having snow/frost on leaves as we're raking them up. rick and i thought it would be fun to have the bean out there with us, and it was, although if we were looking to speed up the process we were definitely mistaken. because what's more fun then jumping in the big pile of leaves you just raked and throwing them up in the air?

absolutely nothing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

check out this shop

my dear friend, and one of the most talented artists i know, just opened her etsy shop! it's called chidra stitch, and she's going to be featuring really beautiful hand-embroidered leather cuffs. i love the one she gave me, and i wear it all the time. so stop by and show her some love!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

thanks, craft mafia!

holiday heap was great! and thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello...

Friday, November 14, 2008

holiday heap, tomorrow

so tomorrow is holiday heap... i can't wait, because it's a really fun show, and a chance to say hello to my baltimore friends who have lost out to the ginormous pile of felt that has been demanding my attention lately. i have been cutting like crazy, and i'm seriously considering trading in my hands for scissors (think edward scissorhands.)

there's an awesome list of vendors, and i'm hoping to get a little shopping done too. so if you stop by my booth to say hello, be prepared to work - i may dash off to shop! but don't let that stop you, come by and say hello. see you there!

Holiday Heap 2008 is a juried indie craft fair featuring over 50 renegade crafters from the area and beyond. A free event, open to everyone, and perfect for purchasing out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Held in the heart of Baltimore in the beautiful neighborhood of Charles Village, the fair will take place November 15th from 10-5pm at the 2640 Space at St. John’s Church (located at 2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218). It is the Charm City Craft Mafia’s FOURTH fair of this type, and the second annual Holiday show. Look for Handmade jewelry, clothing, toys, ceramics, paper goods, knitwear, bags, accessories, soft sculpture, books and more! Music provided by Sleepy Records, Snacks provided by Red Emma’s Bookstore, Super fun post-shopping interviews with new local craft group HELLO CRAFT, and a chance to win the mother of all raffle baskets full of — you guessed it — goodies from all of your favorite Craft Mafia members, to benefit a local arts charity.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

one more thing about handmade arcade

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just found this image of me and my booth at handmade arcade. none of my pictures turned out... thanks, tigerlillyshop!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

one down...

handmade arcade was awesome! just the nicest people, nicest organizers, great customers, adorable city. now on to holiday heap on saturday, this time no traveling!

Friday, November 7, 2008

off we go... handmade arcade! just a sample of the work packed up and ready to go!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

we did it!

we voted. we waited in line about 45 minutes, and the whole time the bean kept asking what ride we were going to go on... or when we were going to see the "boat" (instead of "vote.")

i feel hopeful. and am glad to have had the ability to cast my ballot. and i can't wait to tell the bean her first voting story sometime down the road...

voting pin by minorthread

handmade arcade, this weekend!

Handmade Arcade Logo

handmade arcade is 4 days away. i'm busily packing / sewing / cutting / freaking / trying to remember to breathe. there will be so many great vendors there, i'll need to do some shopping, too! if you're in the pittsburg area, come by and stay hi!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008


this kid just won't stand still...