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last minute news

i’m counting down the hours until the sew funky marketplace this weekend. despite taking on additional responsibilities this week, i think i’ll actually be ready, which means i won’t be pulling an all-nighter to prepare like i did for the last sew funky. it helps that i have most of my booth already finished from previous shows, as well as having everything tagged and carded. still, i wanted to add some new goodness to my set-up.

i finally got around to adding the doilies to my tablecloth. they’re currently glued on. maybe by the next show i’ll actually have them sewn on. we’ll see. time always seems to get away from me…

i’m happy to be bringing the first of the jewelry display boards to this show, too. took me long enough, right? {oh the trials and tribulations of the perfectionist.}

lastly, i’m halfway through whipping up a batch of paper fortune cookies to offer as little giveaways.

if you’re in southern california and can make it to the show, please stop by and say hello! it’ll be twice as big as last time, but still located in the riverside marriott ballroom, from 9:30-3 on saturday the 8th. hope to see you there!

October 7, 2011 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

gearing up!

i’m gearing up for sew funky marketplace! this time it’s twice as big, so they’ll be lots of goodies to check out. and there’s that big holiday coming up…

come join me october 8th at the riverside marriott from 9:30 to 3. all the new additions to the booth will be waiting for you to see.

September 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm Leave a comment

sew funky marketplace {redux}

i’m going to sew funky marketplace again! it’ll be october 8th from 9am to 3pm at the riverside marriott. help support the growing arts & crafts community in the inland empire by attending and checking out all the cool goodies. it’ll be a great time to shop for handmade holiday gifts, too.

last time, i didn’t sleep at all the night before because i was up tagging all my pieces // this time i’m going to be more prepared and less sleep-deprived. last time, my backdrop was a little wonky because i made it out of the small pvc // this time it’ll stand upright because i know better now. last time,  the hubby and i went home with this adorable mustache pillow from the leef // who knows what we’ll find this time!!

mustache pillow from the leef

it’s going to be twice as big, with twice as many vendors! to learn more, visit the sew funky marketplace blog.

August 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

sew funky marketplace

hello there! i am happy to report success at my first ever show! not only did i meet my sales goal at the sew funky marketplace, i also met lots of cool crafters and had lots of fun. my display came out great {even though my backdrop was a little wonky–i learned that i need to use the heftier pvc pipe!} and i wanted to take you on a virtual tour, in case you were unable to make it. look for some of these newer items in the store soon!

there were so many other inspiring ideas and great crafts, too. check out henneman’s photography’s photos of the whole event. i didn’t have time to walk around and take pictures {& i think hers are way better anyway}!

piles of stuff ready to go to sew funky market

the whole shebang

rings and things

check out that cute necklace tree

a tower of necklaces

earrings all carded up

a close-up of one of my diy tiered tray

i like how the printer's tray turned out!

all those boxes!

a close-up of one of my signs

goody goody gumdrop necklaces

check out the rest at henneman's photography

July 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm 3 comments

getting excited!

who doesn't need a turntable pillow? from theleef.

it’s a little too late to worry, as tomorrow is the sew funky marketplace! not that lack of time ever stopped me. do i have too much stuff? have i made enough? will my display get put up in time? will anyone buy anything? what if i don’t have enough bags? what if, what if, what if?!

i wanted to share with you some of my personal faves of people coming to the market. i can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies! there are so many cool vendors coming. if you’re in the area, i hope you’ll stop by! as far as i know, this is the first crafts market of its kind here in riverside, and i’m super excited to be participating in the very first one. i hope there will be many, many more! i love meeting other crafters and seeing their beautiful creations.

just click on the link to get more info on these cuties. better yet, stop by the market and pick on up! we’ll be there from 9:30 am to 3 pm at the Riverside Marriott!

how about this cute marvin the whale softy from JaneeLookerse?!

pretty soaps from ThreeLuckyDucks

i solemnly swear i am up to no good bracelet by foxwise

genius body bib by ayokletjessup {with mushrooms!}

and i may have to go home with some felt from BobbySoxie!

July 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm 2 comments

four more days to go!

i'm focused on the finish

what’s funnier than watching basset hounds run? mmm…nothing, really. thanks to the hubby for sharing this hysterical round up. in the mix i found the above picture, which reminds me a bit of how i feel right now. super excited, somewhat insane, and all over the place. only four more days to prepare for my very first craft show ever {the sew funky marketplace at the riverside marriot this saturday, july 9 from 9:30 to 3}. if you’re local, i hope to see you there!

i promise to look more put together once everything’s all set up.

July 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

sneak peeks!

i want to share with you some of the new goodies that i’m debuting at the sew funky marketplace. for those of you who can’t make it {july 9th, 9:30 am to 3 pm at the riverside marriott}, these lovelies will show up in the shop soon. i’m especially excited about the addition of sunshine cloths, my go-to polishing cloth!

July 1, 2011 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

busy bee

howdy stranger! apologies for being awol, blogwise. i’ve been keeping busy, busy, busy: mostly getting ready for the Sew Funky Marketplace and sometimes painting the garage.

i’ve been crazy busy setting up my display for my booth, and this past week i focused a lot on branding and packaging. after much hemming and hawing, i have decided to use birds as part of my image. {does it count that this decision stems from the business cards i got way before portlandia came about? did you know that my only tattoo is a birdie? and she’s two years old! so i’ve been putting a bird on it for a while now. what i’m trying to say is that i’m not jumping on the bandwagon, baby, i’ve been on the bandwagon. and we’re still accepting new members.}

so this week i printed out labels and stuck them onto my bags…{looking for good, cheap, round labels? check out world label}…

…and i made the sign for my booth using freezer paper to screen print onto fabric {the birds i free-handed}…

…and i made more trays for displaying little objects…

…and i cut up lots of fluff {thick batting} for my handmade boxes…

…and i got my printer tray ready to display earrings.

there’s been lots more, but i thought that instead of overwhelm you all at once, i’d drag it out a few days. tomorrow i’ll show you some of the new goodies that i’m excited to bring the shop. then i’ll show you what we’ve been up to with the garage. {hint: it looks so good i do a little happy dance every time i see it!}.

 

June 30, 2011 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

in other news…

…the hubby and i continue to paint the garage. it’s going slowly cause we keep taking so many breaks. like when he goes out of town for 10 days. there’s been scraping and sanding and patching {oh my!}. now we’ve moved onto priming and hope eventually to be able to paint. we’ve even picked out the colors!

…we have teeny little tomatoes on the plants i grew from seed this year. we also have three small, hard nectarines and five flowers on our pomegranate tree. {not that we’re counting.}

no, i don't always land on my paws. yes, there is some grunting.

…i did my first ever adult backbend, thanks to tips from my new yoga teacher. looks weird, feels good. turns out the secret is to open your heart. {it’s a lesson i’m constantly re-learning.}

…we watched some dear friends’ belongings being packed onto a moving truck and said goodbye. we’ll miss you dave, kelly, gabby & ike!

…i made gluten-free, dairy-free coconut macaroons that are pretty darn awesome, if i do say so myself. {keep an eye out for the recipe.} even better? top them with melted chocolate…

…i continue to prep for the sew funky marketplace with only three weeks to go. eek! i feel alternately like i have it under control and that it’s not all going to get done. {the fabric i died for my booth backdrop turned out denim blue instead of grey. but then again, i have my trays and display pieces worked out. but then again i still haven’t found my ideal earring display piece. it’ll all work out, right? right?!}

…my lightscoop arrived, as did my divine twine. isn’t it fun to get stuff in the mail? even if you have to pay for it yourself?

…the dust bunnies are breeding, the laundry is piling up and then falling over and making new piles {quit breeding!}, and the mess on the dining room table renders it unusable. as a dining room table, that is. it makes a great place for staging my booth.

June 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

keepin’ busy

here are a few updates from the world of getting ready for the sew funky marketplace. i finally found another folding table {a 6 footer that also folds in half, meaning it fits in our car}. i ordered 600 big round labels {to go with the 250 kraft shopping bags i’ve ordered!}. i ordered some divine twine {yay!} from whisker graphics. i’ve been dyeing the $3 a yard fabric so that it will be a nice grey for the backdrop of my booth. i’m working on constructing that backdrop out of pvc pipe. and i finally did a mock up of my booth, sans backdrop.

what did i learn? an 8 foot by 4 foot booth is a lot smaller in reality than it is in my head. viola may not be able to come, because i have a really cool wooden crate that looks good and holds product. sorry vi. but it was good to see it all laid out and in place. i was worried i had too many trays, but it looks like i’ll have just the right amount, once i put them together.

sweet paper birdies // via charcoal & crayons

i like how my little paper birdies turned out! i got the idea from charcoal & crayons, where there is a nice tutorial on how to put them together. i’ll scatter them throughout the display, to tie in with the birdies on my business cards. when i get my stickers printed up, they’ll have little birdies on them, too!

i like how the doilies look on top of the grey velvet. it remains to be seen whether there will be enough time {and energy!} to make the full table runner as planned.

transforming gold into silver with spray paint

pvc pipe is good for so many things!

i've wanted some of this stuff forever!

the pile of stuff is growing!

look at all those boxes! i’ll make tons more in time for the fair. i’ll have my tags, too.

phew! i’m exhausted. but happy.

June 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm Leave a comment

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