Wednesday, June 30, 2010

little helper jar shelf *

Here are a couple of pictures of my latest project. I made this shelf with antique cast iron mounts and some old mason jars. I think it's pretty and definitely versatile. I can envision all kinds of uses beyond the two pictured. This little helper will be part of a collection that I've been working on for a fabulous local shop. I'll tell you more soon!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hide the Good Scissors now on Etsy *

Hey friends, I'm happy to tell you that my etsy page is finally up and running. I've got a lot of new stuff and will be adding more soon. I hope you'll stop in and check it out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

hometown *

new pics of old friends.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

local love: the wild hare beadery *

Yesterday I picked up some of my wares (pics above) from a little sale that I participated in over at one of my favorite shops this past weekend. I know, I know- It would have been better to tell you about it before it was over, but regardless, I can't resist the opportunity to share with you the awesomeness that is the Wild Hare Beadery.
If you live in the area then you've probably been to, seen, or are already in love with this little shop on Campus Corner. It's kind of a fantasy land for people who love all things tiny and shiny. Reese and Margaret, artist/designer/proprietor extraordinaires, keep the place stocked and ever-changing with beautiful beads, charming bric-a-brac, and curiosities of all kinds. Plus, they make and sell fabulous one-of-a-kind pieces like the ones pictured above (my favorite being the slightly frightening poison vile/uranium glass number on the right). Stop by for cool stuff and nice people. If you're not local, don't fret, you can find the Wild Hare on Etsy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

out with the old, in with the new *

There's something so funny about dragging stuff out into your yard, marking it with arbitrary prices and sitting around while strangers come pick through it. Don't get me wrong, I've been known to peruse a garage sale or two or two hundered, but when it's your stuff sprawled out on tables it feels a bit odd. I found myself discovering new love for long forgotten objects whenever some other junk junky showed the slightest interest. Then there was that moment when a gal stopped by at the end of the day to put things from my garage sale into her mouth and I initiated a spur of the moment "everything that you put in your mouth is free" sale.
Over all (minus the knick knack licker) I had a happy and productive weekend. I can see the floor of my garage and walk into my walk in closet. Best thing about the garage sale is that with the dispersion of my unwanted crap went my guilt for having so much unwanted crap. Now I'm free to shamelessly scavenge other people's garage sales (see pics).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

light it up *

This weekend I finished up another lamp. It's been a while since I've done any block printing, but I really like how it turned out. I forgot how much I enjoyed relief printing, and it's defiantly the easiest printing process to conquer at home. I think you'll probably see some more here in the near future. However, for the next couple of weeks I'm resolved to spend some time cleaning out and getting ready for my garage sale, *gulp*. Lately I'm really feeling the need to simplify- maybe I have spring fever, or maybe I've just seen one too many episodes of Hoarders.