Thursday, July 31, 2008

So what's new...

Well...I'll start with the bad news. I was not accepted to Crafty Bastards this year. I was how ever put on a waiting list so all hope is not lost. right? In any case I hope to be able to go and do some shopping. The D.C. crafty bastards fair is by far one of the best and coolest craft fairs i've been to.

The good news is I'm still making and creating... i have a new line of mooshy gooshie wear- tees for kids - which i hope to start listing in my etsy store within a couple of weeks.

I'm also happy to say the Mooshy Gooshies Onsies were just featured today in the OTTOWA DOG BLOG.
how fun is that!?

Of course I'm still making fun new jewelry items such as these new carved black lacquer rose cufflinks along with some fun necklaces such as the coral and coin pearl necklace, and the layered sterling grey pearl necklace.

I've been playing with various types of chain as well and having fun with the simple results. Look forward to sharing the new designs with you soon.

Well I'm off to visit NYC for the weekend. I'm really excited to check out the prefab architecture exhibit at the MOMA as well as the green canopy installation at PS1.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2008

New in July

While i anxiously wait to hear from Crafty Bastards.....i've been busy with custom orders with a little time for some creative explorations.... thought i woudl share:

1) Custom Puppy Sillhouettes : The customer sent me her puppy profiles i then created a silhouette for her to approve and continued to cut them from 20 gauge sterling silver. Pendants were then hand stamped with their names. cute, no?!

2) Custom Braille: I hadn't done these in a while... i'm guessing the customer went through some of my sold items and saw a similar item... she also ordered another bracelet with mixed the braille with the cloud pendant. very cute. A lot of great ideas come from custom orders...which is why i'm always happy to make them.

3) Necklaces for layering- I'm really into layering long necklaces with short ones over solid color shirts and summer dresses so i started creating some simple and colorful themed necklaces for the summer. I wear them out a lot because they're such and easy accessory to work with.

Anyways I'm keeping busy in hopes of some good news ;) Hope everyone is having a great summer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Why make/buy Handmade Goods

Crankbunny is a "Animation Director by day and paper puppet magic rabbit fish at night." Based in NY she makes quirky and beautiful "paper puppets" and popup cards.

She also made this great video about why she makes handmade.
Check out her video i just saw via city paper cut the craft blog.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy July 9th!

Hope everyone's 4th was fun!
Vermont was about 30 degrees cooler and with beautiful fireworks!

Also when i got back my MOO cards were waiting for me along with a little gift i had ordered for myself from Leaf People. :)

Lastly I wanted to share something that my husband just posted this on his blog. I really like Ira Glass and the show This American Life. It's a great video if you tend to get discouraged as a creative person ;)

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th!

Heading out to Vermont for the weekend to catch some fireworks with my inlaws and hopefully cooler weather.

Just had to show off my new buttons i recieved yestereday from

My new little promos ... aren't they fun!?! My dog El Guapo already has one pinned to his harness :) The one that says "i bite" . hehe... he's a terrifying little lap dog....isn't he?

Anyways, still waiting on the moo cards ...and hoping to get picked by crafty bastards again this year. I had so much fun last year. i'm really looking forward to it.

Have a great weekend.