Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Would you want invisibility as a superpower?

My bee keeping friend, Lori, turned me on to ephemeral art (art that is made from nature) last year.
I love gardening and I love making stuff. This is a little something I did last fall.

    It reads "some- \  times I feel  \  invisible"

 It was a pretty interesting experience figuring out how to get the grass blades to stick to the web. Then I pissed off Mr. Spider. He marched out to the middle of the web and cast off,  in a very discussed way I might add, a single blade of grass. Then Mr Spider marched back up to his hiding spot, so as to say "there I showed her!" Hhumph!

Truth be told we all feel invisible sometimes. Ocasionally we want to be invisible and other times all we want is to be seen and heard.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What do cupcakes and soap have in common?

I've been a busy bee working away in the studio making cupcake pin cushions (with handmade resin specialty pins) and some fun LEGO and Space Invader soap! What brought this on you ask? My good friend Linda (the one who used to smuggle and swap quilt and garden magazines into animation class for me) for a number of years has been hosting a craft fair at her house in North Vancouver. She is having another one this weekend, Friday, November 12th from 7-9pm and Saturday, November 13th from 1-4pm. She always does such a wonderful job of putting it all together, she's such a brave soul! I'll be there with my stash and my Mission buddy, Cynthia, will be there with her goodies too!. I'm looking forward seeing Marie with her Frost Collection and Lesley with her Smidgebox purses (I think she is doing some stockings too!).

If  you want in on the action send me a comment and I will forward the address to you, all has Linda requested is that you introduce yourself as someone who knows me and that you don't bounce a cheque! =)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm proud to announce, "I am no longer a virgin!"

I've been a peeping tom for quite some time, I even go so far as to say a lurker! However, I finally took the plunge! Don't get me wrong it wasn't peer pressure or anything like that. I just took my time until the moment was right!

Deep breath I finally made my first online Esty purchase-tee hee! A clock for my studio from uncommon and a little change purse from Oktak, just because!

Then I was feeling really brave so I went and did it again and made my first online fabric purchase!
Starting in the back, I bought check-a-dot in Aqua and Red (designer Cosmo cricket., one of my favourites for paper too!) Next in my totem pole of fabric I bought  Full Moon Polka Dot in Lime (designer Amy Buttler). Both I bought through Hawthorne Threads.

The bottom three are fabric test swatches from Spoonflower a very cool online shop that prints fabric that you design. However, you can also buy other peoples designs too, like  I did!

The tattoo one (which I love) is a design by my friend Cynthiafrenette . Seriously, if I had the guts (which I don't!) I would totally get this tattooed on my arm!

The other samples are called spot the BIG bug and Christmas_quarter.

So there you go! I am no longer a virgin and it wasn't as nearly as painful one might have thought!