Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

It is not the Halloween we were expecting here in New York, but nonetheless...Halloween it is! Hope everyone has a safe one...

Illustration credit: Me! Based on some pumpkin photos I took a few years ago.

Arts & Crafts :: Coffee Can Vase

{The inspiration, from Better Homes and Gardens, Feb 2012}

This is a project I've had my eye on for a while. And did a while back, as in this summer. Notice the bright green grass. But! It's taken a while to put together in a post, so here we are...

In my house, we drink coffee every morning, as you know if you've read this post or this one.  So, what to do with all these coffee cans? Of course I've saved them. You know I have ideas... :)

The top picture was my original inspiration. It's from the Feb 2012 issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Great way to use up my coffee cans! Read on for my how-to...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Gowanus Girls Market

Last weekend, my sister-in-law, 2 nieces & myself ventured down to Gowanus Grove to check out the 2nd weekend of Gowanus Girls - a new market put on by Curious Jane - an after-school & summer camp program promoting young girls & creativity.

It was super cool! My seller friends Jackie from LoveJac & Sarah from Love of Pretty were both there. The weather was kind of icky as the first signs of Hurricane Sandy started rolling in, but the spot is adorable. Check it out...

Friday, October 19, 2012

High 5 for Friday

A smattering of goodness from the week! Like...

Alan Davies is hilarious!! No matter your opinion on cats, you will laugh at this. I promise.

I am updating all my Christmas listings on my Etsy shop. I was so wrapped up in creating new cards & going to my first craft fair that I didn't really do that last year. Hence, I have a ton of new things coming to the shop. Very exciting!

It was our niece Molly's birthday yesterday! Isn't she cute? We celebrated with a big chocolate cake that she decorated herself.

I made her this card. It's an idea for kids' cards I've had for a while - simple, with just a number on it. Something they can actually read! I think I'll make some more & test them out with numbers 1 to 5. What do you think?

For the first time ever, I am having a hard time keeping this post to 5 things. Usually I get to the last one & struggle to think of number 5. But number 5 has to be...
Going to see Kermit Ruffins at Brooklyn Bowl last weekend with Mr. B, my brother, plus other assorted characters. Please pardon the less-than-steller pictures. Dark venue + Brooklyn Lager = shoddy camera work.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Holidays, Here I Come!

Each year I get a little better at preparing for the holidays. Here I am, in October, updating my Etsy listings. Technically speaking...if I was trying to pick up some press for my holiday products...I would have put these listings up in July. But since I'm not quite organized enough for that, I'm pretty excited to  have new pictures to refresh my listings, etc, before November 1st. This for me is an accomplishment, especially with the market going, VMG in full swing...etc.

So! One set down...several to go. These are my Merry Christmas Tree Card Set. One of my faves! Check my holiday card section later this week for the rest!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Something Birthday Invites

This week in my Paper Source newsletter I saw these (pictured above). Do they look familiar? Last year I designed my Happy Something Birthday cards after I couldn't find a card that said what I wanted. Now there are napkins! Well, sort of. They are are year specific, but they match my design. I digress...

So! I was inspired to create birthday invitations from my design to coordinate with the Paper Source napkins. Voila! This card is the ever popular A6 size - which is 4.5 x 6.25 inches. It will come on white card stock with a matching white envelope (colored envelopes are always available on request!) with a CELEBRATE envelope liner. These are fill in the blank, so you put your party details in the blanks.

Do you likey?? These are currently available on my Etsy shop & I'll have printed versions for purchase at any & all holiday markets I attend this year.

PS The napkins at Paper Source are available in 3 sizes in this design, as well as the other custom napkins they are now offering. Some great choices here!
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