Friday, June 26, 2009

Put on your traveling shoes

I am so excited to share some exciting news! I will be participating in the Traveling Trunk Show Sisterhood this summer! The show, which is scheduled for July 25, will be in Michigan. Vintage goodies, antiques, homemade goodness, art supplies and findings, shabby treasures... this will be an amazing event!
The founding sisters, the Queen of Re and Vintage Bella, are in charge of this event. Check out their blogs for some fabulous inspiration and more information about this event.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Many faces of ...

Fairies, queens, and cats! I have been getting sidetracked lately with making clay faces for art dolls and other altered art. They are such fun, and so much fun to photograph!

I have some projects in mind... be sure to come by and see what I came up with!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Welcome to the mercantile...

I have been hard at work getting ready for the opening of my shop at the Early Work Mercantile. This site is a marketplace where you will find talented artisans who create Early Style Folk Art reminiscent of the 18th & 19th century...

Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Well, I feel fancy!

I have been interviewed by QueenBe, a fellow etsy artist! An absolute doll, Carol has an interview with me posted on her blog, I am so flattered! Thanks, Carol :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Market Fun, fabric flowers, and a Tickle-Me-Pink Treasury

Well, the Farmer's Market in Flint was awesome! My sister and I had big fun on a beautiful, if somewhat windy, day. My antique shutters that were supposed to be my backdrop kept trying to make their way to Oz (thank you to the Cedar Box Men in the booth next door who kept saving them from killing me) and I finally had to pack away my vintage baby gowns because they wanted to join the shutters...

But otherwise, what a lovely venue, and what lovely people one meets :) We met Mr. Red Beard, the owner of one of my favorite antique shops in Frankenmuth (I felt like I was meeting a celebrity - I had shopped at Red Beards for years), and QueenBe, one of the nicest gals I have met on Etsy. My sister talked scrapbooks, and met the nicest lady who had a button collection that we can't wait to see! If I can figure out how to get the photos from my cell phone (I forgot the camera)I'll put some pictures up :)

I am now preparing the most puuuuurty flowers you have ever seen. Come to market this weekend and you'll have to stop over and smell the roses...

Another exciting element to my day - I created a darling treasury on Etsy, so be sure to go check it out! Lots of pink without being too cutesy, and tons of talented artists selected.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

To Market, to Market...

This weekend I will be heading to the Flint Farmer's Market, an open-air venue that is rich in history. Dating back to the early 1900s, it is recognized as one of the finest public markets in Southeast Michigan. This year, in addition to fine breads, wine, and produce, the Market has expanded to include a Marketplace with arts and antiques. I will be there with my wares, and hope to see you! For more information, click the link below:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Poet's Notions...

I am so excited to be starting my Poet's Notions line... whimsical and useful supplies for the crafter and artist. I realized that I enjoy collecting supplies and finding pretties just as much as I enjoy creating, so I figured I might as well share my pretties! Plus, it helps me justify buying more supplies if I tell myself I am going to stock my store with them. I like to enable myself.

Of course, the notions I am offering aren't just "off the shelf" kind of pretties. Muslin that has been tea stained and baked, hand cast clay flowers, vintage tags, mixed media kits.... I get excited about making something and make lots of it! Here are some bottlecap embellishments I made last week. I love them so!

I love these little embellishments. I used these awesome 1940s vintage bottlecaps, and after I seal them, they have such a nice feel to them. I use them in my Art Tag Mixed Media Kits...

Here is an example of a finished tag: