Tuesday, October 21, 2008

conversation birds and clam chowdah...

I will be a vendor at the Essex Clamfest (Essex, MA), this Saturday Oct. 25! The craft area will be behind the town hall from 11am-4pm. Hope to see you there! ;D
Chowdah......... Mmmmmmm.....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mission Soldier Support - holiday edition

I am participating for the second time in a wonderful project started by Rachel Wright of Captured Time Books. In Mission Soldier Support, blank handmade cards will be sent to troops overseas. The soldiers will write in the cards and send them back home to loved ones.

I am so proud to participate in this project! All you have to do is go to any participating MSS shop, now through Nov. 7 (so the cards have time to get to the troops and back home to the families). Purchase a card, and put "MSS" in the "message to seller" box at checkout! To see the participating shops search MSS on etsy.com, or CLICK HERE.

The cards will be sent to Rachel of Captured Time Books, and she will mail them to military units stationed in Iraq.

***I will be matching donations from anyone who purchases a card from my shop for this event! Visit Rachel's blog to learn more about this fantastic event, and to see the cards that have been donated: http://capturedtimebooks.blogspot.com/***

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Custom Paintings - Final!

The custom paintings I've been working on are finally finished... Yipee!!!
Here are some close-ups. This was also my first attempt at "leopard print." ;)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bye Bye...

My goodies bags are finally ready to go.. and, in keeping in line with my usual self, I've run out of packing tape! (I'll buy some on the way to the post office.. these ARE going out today!!!) ;)

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I'm frantically getting my promo bags ready to send in to Sadie Lou Who of Lollishops. She is attending the Silver Bella 2008 event to promote the opening of Lollishops. Read more about the event, and Sadie Lou on HER BLOG!

The theme is to put your items in "treat bags". I, of course, bought the wrong size (I couldn't tie them with the items inside! Cards take up more room than I thought!)... so I still have to go out and get the bigger ones. D'oh!

I've created ten new card designs which will be sold only in my Lollishop store. Also, some really sweet handpainted magnets! Here's a peek at what I'm including...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Getting Ready for Lollishops!

If you haven't heard, there is a new online marketplace opening up for all things handmade and cute! Its called Lollishops and it will be opening soon! Check out their website for more information, and sign up to be notified of the grand opening! (hooray!)
LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors

I'm creating a whole new line of cards and fun stuff to put in my shop there... Very cutesy and sweet! Here's a sneak peek of some things I've been working on.

Custom Work in Progress 2

Ths customer also asked me to make a little girl with a leopard print outfit! Something I've never tried... These are the rough color sketches. I'm waiting word from the customer to approve these and then I'll get started on the paintings! (fun)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Custom Work in Progress...

The customer is asking for a boy with balloons and a girl with bees! These will be made into 8" x 10" paintings... I'll keep you posted on how they turn out (I'm curious to see myself!) :)