Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And yeah yeah 'Earthday is everyday' but make sure you take a little time today to focus on the beautiful parts of the earth (big or small) and not worry so much about all the junky or polluted parts - after all if we're not enjoying the planet, what's the point of all this recycling?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Only 6 more days until Artropy, the Show Me Etsy spring show in St. Louis. If you live in the area you should definitely come check it out, Saturday April 25th from 9-3:30 at Sqwires restaurant. You wont find a better selection of handmade goodies anywhere else in town.
Monday, April 13, 2009
This photo featuring my starburst wrapper coin purse is winning my award for best Craft 365 of the month for March. Taken in my new photo box with a snazy new fabric background thanks to the upcycle exchange the colors really pop. I used this photo to enter an upcycling contest over at Sublime Stitching. The Starburst coin purse is available on etsy here.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Bring out the champagne, Candy Calamity has been on the web for 1 year!
On April 1st, 2008 I tentatively listed the very first item to www.candycalamity.etsy.com a starburst bracelet. Little did I know how far this first year would take me. I never dreamed that in the next year I'd make 352 items (yes, I just counted), or that I'd meet so many amazing crafters and friends through my two street teams Showme Etsy and the Trashion Team. And I certainly did not think I'd be setting up my own booth at local craft shows, and yet there I was at Crazy Autumn last October, Greener Gifts in November, Hope Lutheran School in December and Green with Indie just a few weeks ago.
I think the best part in looking back over the past year and seeing how my silly half baked idea became a silly, awesome, fulfilling reality is knowing all the things I plan to do and learn and try in the next year and that by April 1st 2010 I'll surprise myself again.