Sunday, December 21, 2008

happy solstice

Thank you for supporting moth and squirrel this year. Yesterday Kate and I braved the cold to finish farmers' market with my best day ever. Turns out 5degrees is the perfect temperature for selling wool hats. I feel like a lucky grizzly bear who rambled into one last patch of berries before hibernating. I do believe I will make it through the winter.

Speaking of grizzlies, Steeb and I have been snowed in watching a David Attenborough series on mammals. It is inspiring me for a new round of stuffed critters. I'm thinking more horns, marsupials, and really celebrating the creatures who have adapted as well as humans. Nature is awesome. Did you know that raccoons can basically "see" with their hands? The information they receive from their sensitive paws helps them construct a mental map of their surroundings about as accurately as we can with our eyes. whoa.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I will be at the Farmers' Market Dec 20

We won't ride our bicycles,but we will be set up indoors for the last market 10am-3pm. It should be sunny and sparkly and winter magical. Wool hats, fingerless mits, stuffed animals, ornaments, little gifts galore and of coarse plenty of tasty Spincyle yarn.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

baby it's cold outside

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth in seattle and portland. Urban Craft Uprising was totally awesome and made me believe the economy is going to be okay. Golden snowflakes go to those rugged stumptowners who braved the wind and snow to see us at Crafty Wonderland. Because it is still storming up here in Bellingham I will probably not be at the farmers market this saturday. You can still shop, Bluebottle in Seattle and The Business in Anacortes. In Bellingham I have goodies at One of One on State Street,the farm stand on Railroad Ave, and The Paperdoll.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

let's get festive

Thanksgiving has passed, I have listened to Charlie Brown Christmas album twice already and Steeb hung random objects on a wreath at the studio. There is no more denying the inevitable holiday, it's on.
We all seem to be a little uncertain financially, and yet giving gifts is a way we battle the darkness of winter. Whether making presents for friends, wrapping up recycled items for an office white elephant exchange or shopping for charities, there are lots of ways to participate and feel alright about the inherent materialism of the season. If you get over the obligation and plastic electronic whir, the gifting can be a delightful distraction on these dark nights and grey days. For those of us who are trying to make our living through craft, this season determines our wealth for the year. It means so much to us small time makers if you choose to spend your holiday cash with us. See the links to the left for more information on all these delightful shows coming up.

In Bellingham: the last art walk of the year is this friday, december 5, 6-10pm Come up to our studio (1316 Bay street, enter through the alley)for extra holiday cheer in the bargain bin. Plus ornaments, plaid hats, fingerless mits and all the classic moth and squirrel goodies.

Urban Craft Uprising December 6 &7 at the Seattle Center. Two days of indie urban shopping.

Crafty Wonderland December 14, Portland convention center. I am so excited to be selling(and shopping) in the indie craft mecca which is portland.

Last Farmers' Market: Decmber 20, 10am-3pm in Bellingham. My selection may be picked over after the holiday shows, but I'm sure I'll be able to hook you up with some last minute deals.

p.s. I can accept credit/debit cards now. it's amazing. I'm not advocating going into debt for christmas, but you know, if you ran out of cash and forgot your checkbook....

Monday, October 27, 2008

Stag Beetle

Here is a sneak peak at one of my pieces that will be in the BUGS group show at Jinx art space. The opening is Halloween 8pm-midnight, with sexy rock'n'roll by Sugar Sugar Sugar among other bands. 306 Flora Street in Bellingham.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Now you're linkin' Lincoln

Check the links to see the My Mythology opening online. The flicker page starts with photos of our fabulous community followed by close ups on the art. My contributions are the Abraham Lincoln doll and the embroidery on redish hemp fabric.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

autumn news

Thanks to everyone who checked out my etsy site. I didn't win minor fame in the handmade kids challenge, but a proud experience none the less. Incidentally the turtle is still for sale on my etsy site, just click on the photo to the right to buy it.

SATURDAYS. Farmers Market is still full of local lovin' through december. To find room for all the woolies I am making, I am offering $10 OFF COTTON HATS through October. Railroad Ave 10am-3pm

OCTOBER 10. Gallery Walk is now monthly ART Walk. Come around the back alley to see our studios at the Pickford Dream Space. Dig my bargain bin, buy some fine art and see where the magic happens.1316 Bay Street. 6-10pm

NOVEMBER 1. Project B'Ham Beauty Bar.I am putting together some really fun fashion items for the ladies night along with the usual goodies. I haven't been to one myself, but they look fabulous. Wild Buffalo in Bellingham. Late night.

DECEMBER 6&7. Urban Craft Uprising. I just found out I will be vending at this awesome holiday show in Seattle again this year. The UCU is a phenomenal collection of indie crafts. Seattle Center.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

etsy handmade kids challenge finalist

hooray for me! I just realized I am a finalist in this etsy contest for handmade kids items. If you have (or want to create)an etsy account you can vote for me! Click the link below,login and then look for my plush turtle in the eco-friendly category. When you vote you are also entered to win a shopping spree on etsy. It's a win-win situation.
  • link to etsy handmade kids challenge voting

  • Thanks for your support.

    Sunday, August 24, 2008

    sweet success

    Liz from Icing on The Cake (eat cupcakes at the farmers' market!) made these adorable treats with needle and thread on top for my opening at The Paperdoll last night. What's not to love about thematically appropriate deliciousness? Thank you to The Paperdoll and everyone who stopped by for your support. If you missed the cupcakes and conversation, you can still see the portraits until Sept 7.

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    more to tempt you

    Maybe I should wait to post this...Frida is the final portrait pillow that I delivered today to The Paperdoll for my show this saturday. Come check out the other eleven and eat a cupcake.
  • for more info click here
  • Monday, August 18, 2008

    art opening this saturday august 23

    I am so pleased with my solo show up at The Paperdoll in fairhaven,wa. It is a return of sewn portraits and this time they are actually for sale!
  • Click these green words floating in space
  • for a sneak peek and more info about the forever cute shop. And if you can't make it for saturday's festivities, it will be up through september 7.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    we had a lovely evening

    thanks to everyone who came out for a truly mythological opening. You can still catch the awesome art friday-sunday in edison for the rest of august. and hopefully we will get photos of it on line in the near future.

    Friday, August 01, 2008

    my mythology

    If you are anywhere near edison, wa on 08/08/08 (or the ninth or any weekend in august) come check this out. Not only do I have an abraham lincoln doll in the show, but some of our very favorite artists are participating. It is as they say, the stuff of legends.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008

    grab bags and smokin' deals

    I forgot to post about the gallery walk. Thanks to those who found us in our new studio through the back alley. Just watching Mandy and Frida dig the $5 bin made the night. That lady can make any hat look good.

    Friday, May 23, 2008

    market in full swing

    Did you know there are only about 10
  • grizzly bears
  • still living in the North Cascades? Luckily there are at least half a dozen still at our farmers market booth for you to take home and protect.

    After some almost 80degree weather it was time to bring back the cotton johnny caps. This season they get fancy with reverse applique wings on the side. I still have some wool ones because it is, after all, the northwest.

    Sunday, April 06, 2008

    market magic

    These elegant ladies put on their glamor faces while trying on hats at the moth and squirrel/spincycle booth on opening day. Thanks to the mom who sent me a copy of the photo and to everyone who came out to kick off the farmers market season.

    Monday, March 17, 2008


    Thanks to everyone who has been nagging me, I finally "opened" my etsy shop this evening. Click on the wolf to the right or go to I am still figuring it out, but hope to have more pins, pouches and animals for sale in the next week.

    Sunday, March 16, 2008

    spring in near

    farmer's market opens april 5 in bellingham. find me there every saturday with spincycle yarns.