Friday, May 27, 2011

Where Have I Been?

At work. At craft shows. In my wet basement. At least some of it is fun. And Friday I added at home with a sick little boy. Poor little guy. Turns out to be Strep. Ick. And ouch. He was supposed to go to the zoo with the latchkey group since it was a no school day. I told him we'd go next week. If the rain stops that is. Which it is supposed to.

This is the work part. I am making my first model garment to display - yippee!!! Am I nervous? Um, yup, a tad. My only real worry is finding the space to work. I'll show you why below.

Let me introduce you to our new best friend....

He is quite useful for this, which is hard to see since the water is (luckily) storm water and therefore clean & clear. But all the reflections on the floor are only possible because of the water covering it. At a rate of about 3 fills ups per hour. And it's a 12 gallon wet/dry vac. Ugh. I am happy to report that it finally slowed down though.

Do you remember a few weeks back when I showed similar pics? Yeah. Well, the problem has not been able to get fixed because we haven't had enough days in a row to dry things up. But the sun is out now. That' a good sign.

At least my show was inside at the Rust Belt yesterday. New spot this time...against a wall. Still not sure which placing I preferred. I do prefer this pic though...and not just because my little guy is in it :) But because it was taken with my new toy...a Galaxy Tablet. LOVE IT!!! I even have a card swiper on it for shows. Sweet!

And that sick little boy.....feels good enough to play on Mom's new toy :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

BEST Feature: Ms Formaldehyde

Where to start?!?! Cute science stuff? Day of the Dead? Fun Hawaiian flowers?

The fun flower hair accessories would have looked great on my longer hair. Although, my hubby does like to remind me that when we first met I still managed to wear "things" in my hair...all 3 inches of it :P Something like this pink rose would have worked for me:

Or how about something more Day of the Dead to adorn your ears...

And don't forget the glam...

You can keep up to date with what she is up to on her blog HERE

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mossy Creek Soaps

I have joined another team on Etsy, BEST (boosting Etsy shops team). I love this one because it is full of featuring other artisans, which is something I love.

So let me introduce you to Michelle of Mossy Creek Soaps.

"Uncomplicated, Pure & Simple "

Soaps :) My favorite.

Let me start you off with the best way to wake up...her mocha & coffee soap:

Or you can go naked...which I suppose you will be anyway when using this :P

I just love her tree logos embedded in the soaps - such a sweet touch.

I found those in her Etsy shop, but she has her full line on her own many more soaps to love.

And if you are looking for a Father's Day gift, there a
re plenty to chose from in her Gifts for Him section. I am loving this set:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Rust Belt was a SMASH

I feel like I have been MIA lately...from the blog, from the shop, from the house....
It was worth it :)
The Rust Belt Market had it's grand opening this past weekend. I was lucky enough to be one of the 60 plus artisans. Friday night was full of fun, food, music & drinks as they celebrated the ribbon cutting & opened up the doors for a preview.

I was frantically trying to finish up my display last week. Worried that it just would not get done. And while I still have quite a bit of tweaking - it turned out pretty good for a first show.

As you can see it is a very open airy space. Below you can see the view from my spot looking back towards the center. There is a raised stage there where local musicians play. Awesome touch :)
Here you can see the owner's daughter tooling around on her little bike. She is so cute. When my hubby came by to pick me up, he brought our son. She tried to get him to play, but he was too shy. Today he told me he wants to play with her next time. Let's see if he actually remembers when the time comes.

These were taken after closing, it was never so empty when opened. Heck, on Sunday...there had to be at least 20 people that filed in the moment the doors were unlocked.

Those map pillows were my neighbors, Salt Labs. Huge hit. And deservedly so. The Detroit ones were the first to go. No surprise there :)

Those mosaics you just saw. Legos. I don't think I need to say more.

And that chair & table...concrete. Alex of Lost Arts Studio was quite busy all weekend. People were in awe. Especially after they sat in the couch to find that it was so comfy.

And the D. Gotta love the D. That one is metal, which he can work wonderfully. If you pop on over to his site you can see what I mean.

So summary: awesome venue - awesome owners - fantastic artisans - great weekend :) I am looking forward to going back on the 28th. Hopefully with more backpacks, Dee bags and smaller embroidery pieces.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monster Collection

Big thanks to Hog Wild Jewelry for including my Blue Dude :)