Wednesday, November 28, 2012

extra! extra! read all about me.

Being friendly at the bike rack can be more than just neighborly and good for the environment when the one you are chatting with is the local arts and entertainment editor goddess Amy Kepferle. A conversation we had a month ago turned into this lovely write-up today. If you can't pick up a copy of the Cascadia Weekly, read it online here.
My angel is the centerfold.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

where to get festive with moth and squirrel

Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle, December 1&2, 11 am-5pm
Bellingham Farmer's Market Saturdays December 8,15,22, 10am-3pm. The place to get hats in bellingham along with all my critters, pins, headbands and vests.
Holiday Handmade Bazaar opens December 1st, 7 days a week until christmas eve! 205 E Chestnut St in Bellingham. Pins, stuffed animals and small gift items.
etsy, around the clock, everywhere. whales, chicken pins and more animals& pins coming soon!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Advanced style

spent a little time sketching from Ari Seth Cohen's amazing book(&blog!) Advanced Style yesterday. Franklin helped me color the dames, he went right for the purple before I was even finished with the first turban. The women featured have such style and grace and it certainly isn't about the latest trends. It's a personal expression brought forth from a lifetime of collecting well made clothing and accessories.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

don't count your chicken vests until they're hemmed.

I am feeling the inspiration and creativity that can blossom in the face of a deadline. Two weeks until the Urban Craft Uprising and I am having all kinds of design breakthroughs. Like these two chicken vests waiting to have their openings finished by hand.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

make the money, don't let he money make you.

I just shipped off these squirrel bucks as coupons along with my actual swag (cotton zipper pouches) for the infamously awesome Urban Craft Uprising swag bags.  People wait outside on the cold dark morning for so long to score those satchels of independent goodies. I guess it's like how people go crazy for black friday deals and camp out in front of stores. But the UCU crowd doesn't even know what will be in their bag, so the waiting has more faith and randomness and less specific product lust attached to it.
(These $5 coupons were drawn by the ridiculously talented Karie Jane. I give them to people when they bring me old sweaters and tshirts as a little token of gratitude.)

Thursday, November 08, 2012

getting festive at the farmer's market

Still selling hats and gifts every week a the bellingham farmer's market. I'm cozy nestled in the pavilion between some amazing crafters and the farmers are still bringing in luscious produce from their fields. Come down to shop or browse, I'll be stitching away to make your holidays remarkable and would love to say hello.