Friday, December 31, 2010

My 2011 prediction....

I predict if nothing else at least 2011 is going to be cute. 2011 is the year of the rabbit. I have had this photo of Robinson on the work computer desk top for a few weeks now. I keep wondering is he really that big or  is it the photo?

Here is hoping that we all have a wonderful new fresh start on a brand new year.  Adios 2010 don't let the door hit you on the way out. Hello 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas DIY

I usually make a handmade ornament for everyone but this year I let myself down. I did make two of the crochet snowflakes but they still need some fine tuning. Maybe if I got started now they would be ready next year. Lots more handmade holiday inspiration here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2011 Calendars

This is a very important time of year. It is time to pick out your 2011 calendar. There are so many amazing choices by great artists to pick from. Such a great excuse to get art that is not only beautiful but also practical.  I am hoping to pick up the top one from O Suzannah on Saturday if they aren't sold out. Check out all the links and many more artist's calendars here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Come Hungry

While working on my preshopping wish list I noticed a trend in the Handmade Holiday( This Sunday!)vendors. A wide and delicious variety of food related goodies. 
 Felt carrot-  Ettarose
 Birthday cake hair pen- the cupcakery
 Asparagus photo-- abcimages
 Bacon scarf- Crystal J
 Veggie plate crochet- Needle Noodles
 Macaroni and cheese necklace- Inedible Jewelry
Cupcake Painting- Zou zou's basement

Monday, December 6, 2010

Colorful Otomi

Now that I have the new Otomi prints in my shop folks have been wondering what is Otomi? It s traditional Otomi indian embroidery from Mexico.  You can see the stitching in the close up photo on top.  I love to see what creative people can do with the fabric.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Handmade Holiday Wish List

Tis tradition around here that I share my wish list for the Craft Mafia sales. Did you know you can get a sneak peak of all the goodies that will be available at Handmade Holiday? It's a big show this year. So big they had to move the Holiday show to the big Plant Zero building in Manchester. It can be a little overwhelming especially when you have that list of family and friends you need to find the perfect gift for so start planning now. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Art Karma

What are you doing on Thursday Dec 2nd? Well you should join me at Plant Zero for this fabulous fundraiser for kids who love art. Last year was my first time. I learned silent auctions are both fun and very addictive. Click here for details.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Photo Shoot

Coltrane just wasn't his usual photogenic self today. I even had hanging cat toys and I still couldn't tempt him. The new Otomi prints are up for sale in the Etsy shop. Great for the kid who has everything on your shopping list.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Riki Zarris Prints Mash Up

This time last year I only had one set of prints. Look how far I've come. This is my first holiday shopping season on the web. Crossing my fingers my prints will be under some lucky people's trees this year. Etsy makes it easy to buy handmade but don't put it off to the last minute if you want stuff shipped. My prints mounted on canvas make great gifts. Check them out here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thansgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you are wearing your stretchy pants today!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jennifer Davis

Man I love these paintings by Jennifer Davis via My love for you is a stampede of horses. Great patterns and colors. How is that sloth both creepy and cute at the same time?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Best Girly Baby Shower Ever

As promised here are a few pictures of all the fanciness at the best baby shower tea party ever. I provided the crochet flowers and garland. Becky made a fantastic "as seen on the design blogs" cupcake liner garland. Now we are all going to expect on for every special occasion. Beth supplied the fancy china and silver.  Renee brought gorgeous professional flower arrangements. It was as classy as my little house will ever get.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vintage Baby

I had to take a picture of this cute little vintage tag before I gave my friend this knit baby romper. I bought it from a nice lady who sells vintage baby clothes and of course I immediately lost her card. But I am crossing my fingers that she may be at the Bizarre Market at Quirk on Saturday. I will be sharing pictures from the greatest girly baby shower ever coming soon. And don't forget I will be selling at the Ashland Trunk Show tomorrow 10-6. Come visit!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Raspberry Hairnet

Of course you have heard of raspberry berets but did you know they also have hairnets? I picked up some raspberries at the farmer's market and when I picked out my pint the nice lady put a little red hairnet on it so they would roll away on my trip home. Totally made my day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Busy Bee

So sorry I haven't been posting but I have been swamped by this craft sale (see previous post). I have been literally working day and night for the last 7 days. But I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!  I have some new greeting cards for sale and I added some Moo stickers as envelope sealers. I can't believe I am saying this but Moo really disappointed me with the stickers. I will definitely not be ordering them again. Not the same quality as the cards.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tis the Season

It's Craft Show season! And I am not ready. I have a lot of work to do. I just had a last minute acceptance to the Ashland show. I am excited to do it. It is in a really nice space right next to the train tracks in my home town Ashland Va. I am hoping the cute little town will get everyone in the holiday shopping mood.
Handmade Hoilday in Manchester
Ashland Trunk Show Nov. 18th 9-6 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Riki Zarris Prints Sneak Peek

This is the new set of 4 11x14 prints mounted on canvas. They are based on Otomi embroidery designs. The story told in traditional Otomi embroidery is that the happy animals are dancing around a fire. They will be up and ready to purchase very soon. I also wanted to make a big exciting anouncement. My prints are now available at Swank Coffee in Southern Pines NC!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Girly Baby Shower

So exciting to plan a girly baby shower for a friend of mine. So so many ideas so little time. I am trying to make crochet flowers and a garland. We are breaking out embroidered linens, fancy china and doilies. You can see my inspiration pinterest board here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Colorful Dream Kitchens

Love the unusual color choices in these kitchens. Do you think they found the perfect tile?
You can find the links to these images and lots more colorful interiors here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ikat at the Textile Museum

Sorry no post on Friday. I was drooling over some really amazing ikat coats at the Textile Museum in DC. There is just so much to see in DC my friends and I also went to the National Gallery. I used to go all the time when I was young. I was very sentimental about all my favorite art from my childhood trips. The DC trip was a great way to wrap up my Workation. I took the week off from my day job and I made a very very long wish list of things to get done for my art business. I think I accomplished about a third of what I wanted but it was still nice to get a taste of what is like working from home.