My etsy shop

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Handmade Holiday Bazaar

My next festival.

December 4th (5-10pm) and December 5th (3-10pm)

at C{Space 20 N. Jefferson Ave. Downtown Dayton (next to Club Masque)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

preview of patterns

Ohhh look pictures of the new hats I'm hoping to sell patterns of. I know the black & blue one is meh. It's so hard for me to justify using a good quality yarn when I'm testing out a new pattern from scratch. I did make another in an orange cotton that looks way better but I havent taken any pics yet. Hoping to work out kinks tomorrow & maybe *crossing my fingers* have them on etsy monday before class.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maybe some new patterns soon...

So, I've been crocheting lately. It's been a while since I picked up my hook & actually finished a project. Sewing lately & getting things ready for festivals I don't really have time for crochet. I just finished one slouchy hat & wrote up a pattern for it. I may make another in a better yarn before putting it on etsy because it's kinda meh in scratchy stiff acrylic. I'm also working on a second completely different one that's more airy that I'm writing down as I work. So hopefully I will have 2 new hat patterns for sale. I really love selling patterns & seeing all the variations people make from them. It just feels like the process takes forever.

Also, I did very well at the street fair if anyone is interested. It started slow because it was so cold but picked up after noon. I was a little worried after the disaster of the first friday in Xenia. That was so disappointing I left an hour early & so did the women next to me. But I really enjoyed the street fair. Ran into an old teacher & someone I went to HS with (can't remember her name). Oh & I sat and had a great convo with a queer woman who had to be in her early 70's. She was a hoot. She totally made me think of how I could be when I get that age.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Next festival Oct 10th

I will be vending at the Street Fair in Yellow Springs this Sat Oct 2nd. My set up will be in front of the Living Green store, which is on Xenia Ave. Please come out and say hi.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Next craft fair Oct 2nd

I will be vending at First Friday in Xenia. That's Oct 2nd for all you lazy people. Please come out and say hi. My set up will be in front of Eichman's Hardware store, which is at 39 W. Main Street. There will be many other local vendors and entertainment as well

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Belmont Bohemian Bazaar

Belmont Bohemian Bazaar this weekend in Dayton.

Come check it out. Stop by and say hi if you see me

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Produce bags for sale

These are my popular owl produce bags. I am trying out allowing purchase via my blog to cut down on etsy fees. If you would like some feel free to purchase through here.

These eco-friendly produce bags are reusable, washable and fold into nearly nothing so they can easily fit into the pocket of your shopping tote. Your purchase is visible through the mesh, so the cashier does not have to open each bag at the check-out.

The cute owl patches made from recycled material gives a little style to a very basic bag. Many cashiers have commented on how adorable my set is. Your fabric color may vary slightly from the picture shown, darker or lighter beige.

They also make great eco-friendly gift bags that the recipient can reuse again and again after the gift giving is done.Long lasting, transparent, durable and lightweight mesh bags perfect for the local farmer's market. Come home with NO plastic bags

Size:14in X 18in (35.5cm X 45.7cm)
Washing instructions:Wash under tap water if necessary. Rinse and hang to dry over night or, even better, roll in a clean dishtowel and they are instantly dry

Bags are made as orders are placed. Please allow 3 days for production before shipping.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I have been totally cracked out about my mini wallets. I don't know if it's the whole instant gratification, or the small amount of fabric they use, or just how flippin cute each one comes out. I make them out of anything I can find, from old clothes to designer fabric. I seriously want to keep pretty much every one I make.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

What I've been doing

Funny enough now that I'm not working a 9 to 5 I don't really have time for my blog. So I'm sure my posts will be few and far between for a while, sorry. I went to Mendelsons twice this week. I swear I could wander around there for hours. I picked up a bunch of circuit boards in various sizes to make earrings, bookmarks & maybe coasters out of. I also picked up some tiny circuits to make cuff links which came out so cute. Those will be heading to Living Green along with some scrabble time cuff links. I'm hoping to take more pictures to post. So at the least you will have some interesting things to look at even if I can't talk about them much

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm in another store!!!

I really can't believe this. I'm kind of shy about my stuff and I'm always a little amazed when someone loves my items. I'm now in Beans N Cream in Mechanicsburg and Cedarville. They don't have a website but you can find the locations through google.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Festival I will be in '09

Eco-chic Craftacular
May 16th-17th

Aug 21-22nd

Belmont Bohemian Bazaar
Aug 29th-30

Cincy Pinkfest
Nov 22nd

First Friday in Xenia
Oct 2nd (5-9pm)

Belmont Bohemian Bazaar (fall)
Oct 16th 4pm-9pm

This list will be updated as I apply for more.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm in a store!!!!!

WOOO HOOO!!!! My items are now in a local store. Check them out in Yellow Springs at . The owner is super cool. Even if you aren't interested in my stuff But you should be) the store is great. Andything eco-friendly you can imagine & she loves to support locals. The items I'm selling there are a little different from the ones in my etsy shop because Ohio is a completely different demographic. You can check out my flick accout to see more.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wristlets and card pouches

I have been trying to build stock for some upcoming craft fairs. I think I have perfected a cute wristlet pattern. Very simple and I can use my large stash of funky vintage linen napkins. I haven't decided yet if I will list any on etsy since the market seems to be pretty saturated already.

I also made some card pouches with a similar pattern. Instead of straps they have a small ribbon loop so they can be attached to a keychain. I love how fast & easy these are. Ignore the dent in a brown flower one, the napkin had a serged edge and I didn't cut it off. I probably won't sell that one.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Eco-friendly mailing emvelopes

I found this great tutorial on how to make mailing envelopes out of cereal boxes.

So I had to try it. I've been saving all of our boxes to punch out gift tags. Now I'm going to use the cereal ones for this and the pop can boxes for tags.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


I have been having some killer headaches lately. I hope it's just stress and not something serious. I've been taking Excedrin migraine. I really love that stuff when it works.

Chuckles made pumpkin bread for me last night mmmmm. Man I miss the fall with all the pumpkin. Oh well I guess this will have to be my fix for a while. We are going to Carabbas today for lunch/dinner with the 'rents. We took them last week & Chuckles dad enjoyed it so much he has been talking about it non-stop. I came home & Chuckles goes mom & dad are going to Carabbas do you wanna go....DUH!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I HATE math!!!!!!

I'm doing horribly in math. I have never & will probably never be good at it. I have an artistic brain not one that deals well with numbers. I don't really see how it applies to my everyday life. I've been around for 30yrs and haven't used any of them so far. I'm really annoyed with work right now, I wish I could live off my etsy shop. I would only need about $60 a day to quit.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Shell neckwarmer

So I finished a new neckwarmer. I may sell it since it was made out of wool & I tend to get a little itchy with wool. Besides it doesn't really match my new pimped out houndstooth coat very well. I'm hoping to get a pattern up in my shop sometime this week. I'm working on a blue scarf version that I may actually wear. I've been really emotional and pissy lately so my creative juices aren't flowing like they use to. Besides sewing at work all day tends to use my creative energy. I have a couple idea floating around if I can get up the emotional energy to try them.

I also finished a rainbow hat. Yes, I really am that gay. I've been thinking about making one for forever but most rainbow yarn (ie red heart) is fugly. So I did a funkier version a la moi style. I actually realy love it. It's up for sale if anyone wants to show their pride.

Monday, January 26, 2009


You know I find it so amazing when something is offered for free that people have the nerve to complain about it. I mean really. You aren't paying for it so exactly what do you have to bitch about. The low quality of freeness? How dare that thing that cost zero dollars not be up to free standards.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Peace sign chart pattern

Can be used for knitting, crochet or crosstitch. If interested I have more detailed patterns for sale in my etsy shop.
I'm currently working & going back to school so my blog is probably going to be pretty lame for a while.