For one reason or another, I found myself entering the holiday season without a single cookie cutter. My mom has tens of hundreds of them, and I’m a big fan of unusual Christmas Cookies (i.e. dinos, crabs), so I was holding off on purchasing some because I knew I’d be hard to please. Then some friends and I ran across an antique fair, and I found the only cookie cutter I’ll ever need.
Check back for my holiday creations!
Now that I’m not spending every waking minute cranking out inventory for the craft fair, I’ve had a little time to photograph some of my new treasures and put them on etsy.
For some reason I thought life would slow down after the fair, but it just keeps on barrelling forward, doesn’t it?
I should convince a passer-by to photograph me doing my photo shoots. They end up in the weirdest places. If you are doing a close up, you don’t really have to worry so much about the context.
This photo shoot? This one took place in the parking lot of my laundro-mat. I was taking advantage of the time between wash and dry cycles. they do have a beautiful log as their wooden curb though, don’t they? And plenty of light. I’m there.
See that car in the background giving me away? Take a look at these lace headbands and pins and tell me what you think. Hooray for parking lot photo shoots!
While playing around with the new remote for my camera, I was able to snap a few shots of five of the infinity scarves. They’re now available in my etsy shop.
All of the scarves include a combination of lace. I love the mix of patterns.
It is so hard for me not to keep these for myself, but I think they will make the perfect gift for someone else, so I say goodbye…
Nothing New started as Ereader Sleeves, and has evolved into clothing. As I let myself narrow down the items I will be creating/selling, I think I will be discontinuing the sleeves. It was fun while it lasted!
I do have a secret stash of my favorite covers that I have saved for a rainy day. But we’ve had no rain and plenty of dry winds, so I’ll take what I can get. Without further ado….my ereader favorites. Now available in my etsy shop.
Hi all, I thought I’d share with you some of the spectacular artists that I met at Bazaar Bizarre!
First up is the talented Jen Lorang, who makes all kinds of jewelry and great prints. If you went to BazBiz you could not miss her booth; it was a work of art made out of old, weathered wood. Her arrangement of jewelry and tarot cards had me at Hello.
I’ve always heard rumors that artists trade their goods at craft fairs, and I’m back to report that the rumor is true! It is so flattering to find a mutual feeling of excitement over the other’s art work. I traded Jen a few dresses for this lovely ship necklace and some wonderful prints.
Off to Neverland! I have a small obsession with necklaces, and this one is a real treasure. I love the vintage clasp and the mix of chain.
I also picked up a few of these lovely prints, one for me and one to thank my bestie for letting me use her house as my workshop during the power outage. Let me tell you exactly why this print is so awesome. First, I liked it because it correlated the moon and a woman’s menstrual cycle. If you haven’t read Cunt, you should. Inga Muscio will break all this down for you.
Second, the print is just my asthetic. I love the colour, and I love the shape. But the best thing about it is that it is a period-tracker. You can mark the first day of your cycle every month, and pretty soon a pattern will develope on the calendar that helps you predict! If you have a vagina, or know anyone that has one, you have got to check this out. Get one for you or your bestie here.
Aren’t you in love with her?
Take a look at her website here.
Love her blog here.
Visit her etsy shop here.
My first craft fair was amaze-balls.
I was hoping to meet some great people and sell a few of my lovelies, and I did both.
I was way behind schedule setting up because of the power outage; I still had to label, price and steam most of my goods after we finished building the booth. I’m so grateful that James was able to come up and lend me a hand, otherwise I’d never have pulled it together in time! He was plinking away on the typewriter an hour after the show opened!
I was also lucky to have an amazing booth neighbor who was willing to give me a few quick tips, and show me the ropes of craft fair vending.
A few of my girlfriends came by to show their support, and we all sported our matching upcycled flower headbands.
I loved every minute of being at the fair, and the time went by too quickly. It was an amazing environment to be in because I was surrounded by people who are following their bliss. Everyone was happy and supportive, and I was so inspired by everyone’s confidence in their own art. My head is still in the clouds.
Now its time to get busy and photograph my lace line! Hold your horses, you should see them up on etsy soon!
I’m going to say this and I’ve got to say it quick: AH!!
Not only have I been extremely sick (rare for me, I promise!), but we had a crazy windstorm and the last 3 days before the craft fair….you know, the most important days where you make the signs, steam the clothes, label them, sew the last things, take a shower….yeah, I’ve been without power for the past 3 days. So the craft fair will turn out a lot different than I expected, but I’m sure it’s some kind of blessing in disguise. I just can’t figure out what the dang blessing is yet… Maybe it’s that a tree didn’t fall on our house, because I saw that had happened to a house not too far from us.
For all of you eager shoppers, my listings on Etsy have been deactivated because all my goods are coming with me to Bazaar Bizarre. If there’s anything left I’ll put them back up Monday or Tuesday, pending the power situation. Right this moment I have commandeered my best friend’s house – which has power – and I’ve got to plug in my machine and sew the last stitches while I dye one more batch of lace.
Peace! See you at the show!!