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Thursday, September 1, 2011

A fond farewell

Things have been pretty quiet around here. 

I took some time off from Candy Calamity to explore new ideas and what I figured out is that it's time to close up shop.  It's been great meeting everyone out there in the craftiverse and I've had a great three years but all good things come to an end.

There's quite a bit still left in my etsy store, everything is set to expire in early November and I'm not relisting anymore so get it while you can.  This is a true 'everything must go' situation so I put together a coupon code for you:  closing40  just enter it at check out to receive 40% off your entire order.

Who knows, someday I may be creating again under the Candy Calamity name, or a different name.  I'll keep the blogspot open and will update you when I do.

 - Emily

Monday, February 21, 2011

Show Calendar

I've got all my spring and summer shows loaded up in my Google calendar, it's going to be an exciting season!  You can find the calendar in the left side bar of the blog.  (You might have to click 'look for more' a few times to see the summer dates).

I was also going to post to my snazzy new facebook calendar, but I saw that the new profile for fan pages got rid of my tab (so hard to get set up) and put a link to the calendar in the sidebar.  Well, that took the wind out of my sails, so I'll fix up the FB side of things tomorrow.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Show Me Etsy Membership Drive

Spring Membership Drive has begun! Looking to connect with other St. Louis area Etsy sellers? Looking to be a part of a creative, fun and business-minded group that promotes the local handmade community? That's us!

If you are interested in applying to join our team, you can find the Membership Requirements and Application on our facebook page:  ShowMeEtsy membership-application-spring-2011.

Applications are due by February 28, 2011 and team invitations will be extended in March.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Where have I been

So I noticed when I posted my Illustration Friday post last week that it had been well over a month since my last post, when I had intended to only take a brief holiday rush break.

What have I been up to?

Working on the Craft 365 project - the original deadline to finish was 12/31/2010 and that did not happen, but I am really close, and I've been doing much better about crafting a little everyday.  See the complete project on Flickr here:  Craft 365 Set  I'm at day 354 now - so close!

Reading other blogs - I've been reflecting on what I'm doing over here and whether I want to go on a set posting schedule.  Some of my favorites:
Color me katie
Etsy Trashion Blog

Cooking up some new ideas - I may be moving away from candy wrappers in 2011, this is a big change for Candy Calamity that I've been thinking about a lot, things should be really interesting

Signing up for shows - I've been planning out the 2011 spring/summer season, there are some great shows coming up, I'll be updating my official calendar soon.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Illustration Friday - Surrender

Sometimes it's time to surrender to a brain storm and sketch all the ideas inside your head to see them out and on paper. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010


A sprinkle-centric holiday tale? - you know I'm all about that.

Enjoy this wonderful journey in dough by Christopher Niemann:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two shows this week!

You can find Candy Calamity goods at two great shows this week!

First off tomorrow night 5-9 I'll be at at SqWires for Artropy -Thursday Evening December 2nd, 2010 

but if that's not a good night for you, you can also find me at the Missouri History museum on Saturday, December 4th 12-4  for the Third Annual Green Living Expo

I've got some freshly made christmas ornaments and pasticcio resin earrings.  With any luck I'll have some new book thongs done too!