Monday, November 23, 2009

Detroit Urban Craft Show

Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Majestic Theater was a huge success!!!!

This weekend was the 2nd annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair, hosted by Handmade Detroit, at the Majestic Theater. I don't think I had ever been around that many crafty people at one time. (DUCF Live Blog of Saturday's events)
Me and my love walked around and tried to absorb as much creative energy as possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our first Urban Craft Fair experience. I highly recommend seeking one out near you! There's one coming up in Ypsilanti on Dec. 5th. I can't make it, so I need you guys to go in my place. You should definitely take advantage, because it is great to be me. Trust me.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Back on the Vineyard...

We have a dream of someday tending to a sheep farm in our later years, after we have decided that the charms of farm life hold a larger draw than the traveling adventurous dreams. As many of you know, I spent a year out on Martha's Vineyard. Lived there for a year and had my first child. My husband got a job out there with the local Wampanoag Tribe up-island and I stayed home with my young son. Due to my history with the island, and my farmgirl aspirations, I found this video of MV Knits, a sheep farm on Martha's Vineyard, quite charming... enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Larkbook Photo Shoot #1

Aardvark 1
Chicken Mask 1
Critters 1

The submission is for Larkbooks
Design Inspiration Guide: Animals, to be released March 2011.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How to Tuesday: Make Crochet Flowers

I was watching the left-handed version of this video this morning and found it extremely helpful. A bit easier, although longer, than the other clips I've seen... Enjoy!!!

P.S. Vanna Contest Update: Onto my 6th skein!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Watch this.... I dare you to not be inspired.

I have discovered the 'There's no place like here' category on the You Tube Etsy channel. They tour the homes of Etsy artisans... I found this one particularly inspirational. The interiors of these homes are amazing. I am now looking at every corner of my home, and it should feel threatened... because it is. Every inch of my home should now feel very worried and afraid, because it is in extreme danger of redecoration... Extreme redecoration.

I don't know if I could handle living with so many people, but it certainly has its charms.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Art of Slow...

I am hand stitching today. There is just something emmensly satisfying, calming and centering about doing something that centers your concentration on something slow...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lark Books!!!!

I got a much welcomed convo @ The Clay Hut yesterday from Gavin at Lark Books. It was a request to publish some of my animal artwork in a new book...the first in a new design inspiration series... Design Inspiration Guide: Animals!!!!! (a working title) Due for release Spring 2011. I cannot express the height of my excitement and anxiety as I plan to put together the artwork photos and application. Oh man, I hope I get in!! Thank you Gavin from Lark Books!!!

Lark Books is a prominent force in the art book indusrty. Many, many favorite books around the pottery studio are published by Lark Books, most prominently,
....the 500 Series

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Book...and a new Project!!!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, I am addicted to books, and Amazon.
I was in Barnes and Noble the other day and found this little treasure. I am not naturally an embroiderer, but this book makes me want to give it a shot.
I came home, priced it on Amazon.. and before I knew it I was entering in the shipping address. It was here within the week!!! Now I have a stack of things to be embroidered and beautified... and not enough time in the day.
My precious overalls have developed quite the holes in the knees, and I have patched them, but to properly secure the fabrics together would be an ugly job...until I discovered decorative embroidery!!! Even Johnny is gonna get a pretty little patch, on his manly elbow... maybe page 121. Very manly.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to Tuesday: Write Like an Architect

To start out this Tuesday series, I will begin with something I never mastered, but spent all too much time trying to learn.... How to: Write Like an Architect.

...Trust me, it's geeky cool!! more. How to cut with an X-acto knife like a bad ass!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Urban Craft Show in 3 weeks!!!

November 21st (2 days before my birthday)
There will be an Urban Craft Show in Detroit
at the Majestic Theatre
*10am - Free Admission*