Thursday, January 6, 2011

happy new year!

thanks for a great 2010! there's lot of changes happening in littlest bean land, can't wait to share it with you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

fall / winter shows are coming!

ah, my poor little neglected blog... it's so hard to find things interesting enough to say when all you do is cut felt! but i've been cutting a lot of felt, and here's where i'll be showing all of my work in the next few weeks...

first up, on saturday, november 20th, crafty supermarket in cincinnati, ohio. i've never done this show and am looking forward to it - they're are some great vendors!

next up is bazaart, on saturday, november 27th, which i have attended every year for the past 10 years... it's one of my favorites, and i'm so excited to be doing it this year! you can also check out the new exhibit at avam while you're there!

then, on december 4th, it's holiday heap... you can tell by this crafty yeti that it's going to be super awesome this year. this is a fantastic, fun show, and i can't wait to do it this year! there are some vendors you can't see anywhere else locally, and the venue is just a beautiful place to hold a show.

the next day after holiday heap, on december 5th, is merry mart! this wonderful show is held at the creative alliance, and this year, i'm not only showing my work there, i'm organizing it with my friend allison of tigerlillyshop. it's going to be great!

whew, are you tired yet? i'm tired just thinking about it! but, if i'm not tooooo tired, i'll be heading up to new york for the bust craftacular.

maybe i should go rest now. i hope to see you at one of these great shows sometime soon!

Friday, October 1, 2010

crafty bastards is tomorrow!

come by and see me in booth 35! and if you're so inclined, vote for me! get the full info on crafty bastards here- if you can make it, you should. it's just about the best lineup of crafty folk i've ever seen! plus, i have lots of new work. see you there!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

the bean turns five

this has been a big few weeks for us. the bean not only started kindergarten (gulp), but she also marked the fifth anniversary of her arrival into our world. we had a few things planned to end our very busy summer, and one of them was our first trip to dutch wonderland. the bean decided she wanted to try the roller coaster... and she did! she was so brave, and loved it so much that she just had to go on again immediately. then we had to try everything, and all the time she was giggling and screaming "this is fabulous!" (i have no idea where she picked up that expression.)

as the last ride of the day she opted to get on one of those circles that spins so fast that you're glued to the wall... not my favorite. she wanted to go alone, so i told her what the ride would be like, kissed her goodbye, and waited breathlessly for the ride to stop so i could see her face. i knew either she'd come out crying or triumphant, and all i could do was hope for the best and be there when it was over.

i think that's what being her mom will be like all the time from now on. but for the record, she loved it. so proud of my big girl.

happy birthday, bean.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

artscape is tomorrow!

artscape is tomorrow, and i'm so excited, and also hoping the weather decided to be very un-baltimore-in-july-like and be cool and beautiful. even if it doesn't, it's looking like the weekend will be amazing! so many great exhibits, performances, and, of course, artists! i'll be in the diy section, booths 31-34, with quite a few members of BEST, so please stop by and say hello! i've got some brand new work to share, including these kanzashi-inspired bobby pins that were lucky enough to get just a hint of sparkle after this picture was taken. (you'll have to visit in person to see!)

you might want to print your map in advance just to make sure you see everything! see you there!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

indie art by the sea - this weekend

this saturday, july 3rd, i'll be at indie art by the sea in newport, ri. the show is from 11-5 and takes place along the water in ft. adams state park. the weather is supposed to be just beautiful, and i'll have tigerlilly shop and sweet pepita nearby for company.

i am soooooo excited to do this show. some days, i feel really lucky to be doing what i do. i mean, have you ever had a view like this from your office?

Friday, June 25, 2010

pile of craft, tomorrow!

it's my favorite-est local show to do, and not only will i have lots of new work never-before-seen in baltimore, but i'll have a bunch of stuff on super major sale, since i'm streamlining my line a bit and already thinking about work for the fall (yikes!)

it's happening tomorrow, june 26th, from 10-5 at 2640 St Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21218, inside St John's Church. for a complete(ly awesome) vendor list, visit cccm's website.

hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

our ocean should be blue

since i saw this photo a few days ago, my need to do something to help out in the gulf has increased greatly. i'm always one of those people who runs in the direction of trouble to try and help out (often to my husband's chagrin), and it's really hard for me when i just don't know what to do.

i've always felt a special attachment to the ocean, often finding myself making the 3 hour drive there as a younger person needing to clear my head. i hope one day to be brave enough to try snorkeling or scuba, because i need to see the brilliant colors that lie beneath the surface of the water.

i can't ignore what the water in the gulf looks like now, but i can try to hope that it will once again be the brilliant blue it always is in my mind. i'm still not really sure what to do myself, but i'm going to try and help out the people who do know what to do.

the audubon society is working to help rescue and protect the wildlife and habitats of the area. to help them, i'll donate $5 from the sale of each of these ocean blue flowers. they're made from eco-felt, which is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles, so they're environmentally friendly as well. you can choose your flower to have a 2" silver plated barrette attached, or a bar pin, so that it can be worn on your shirt, hat, or bag.

if you'd prefer, donate directly. every little bit helps.