The newest additions to my shop:

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Illustration Friday - artificial

Illustration Friday for 7/30/2010: artificial

The problem with artificial emotions is that they so often go haywire

Friday, July 23, 2010

New earrings now available

My most recent generation of pasticcio resin earrings has been with me at the Green with Indie Craft Show and the Every Artist Market, but now they've finally finished their photo shoot and are ready to be listed up on Etsy.  Expect to see 2 - 3 pairs up per day for the next week.

What's really awesome about this group is all the different materials that found their way into my resin beads, along with the usual wrapping paper, tissue paper, and scrap book scraps; I used old sheet music, a plastic party table cloth, a wrapper from a Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious bar (if you haven't tried this yet - you should it's amazing) and a few other candiy wrappers as well.

I love the intense jewel tones of the wrappers and paper come together with the embroidery floss and swarovski bicones in each of these earrings - they are some of my best yet!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Illustration Friday - breakfast

My balanced breakfast:  strawberries, fried potato cubes, one egg over easy, and two glorious strips of bacon.  Illustration Friday for 7/16/2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Show Me Etsy membership drive

Deadline approaching!

We're looking for new members for Show Me Etsy - the St. Louis area Etsy street team.  If you live within 100 miles of St. Louis, sell handmade or vintage goods on and want to be a part of a fun, active, business focused team ,head over to to get the application info.  Due by July 25th (10 more days)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

711 miles of Adventure

I took a wonderful trip last week through out the great land of Illinois: Chicago, Yorkville, Bloomington/Normal, Springfield - we saw it all.

Highlights include: Chinatown, taste of Chicago, fantastic banana hats, hanging out in Millennium Park including a free concert we went to with Laura of Churros con Chocolate , Raging Waves water park, Grumpee's weenie wagon (at highway 71 and I-80 if you need to see for yourself) making sourdough bread with Jason of Breadnesday , (two Illinois food bloggers in one week!)

and last but not least Charlie Parker's in Springfield (our 3rd stop on the travel channels top ten places to pig out) my pancake was huge but manageable, Derek's was a 16 inch diameter monster.  I'm proud to say he finished but declined the Charlie's challenge to eat 4.

I would have made this post 5 days ago but I spent forever playing with the Big Huge Labs photo editors to make my mosaic up there.  Now that I figured it out (and now that I'm back to work in the craft studio) I'm hoping to have some new fancy product photos to share soon