Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Special

Holiday Special in my etsy shop today and tomorrow! 20% off all orders and FREE SHIPPING, still time to get that loved one (or yourself:) a gift of handmade jewelry. I am also happy to be featured at Paper N Stitch this month in their online gallery of handmade goodness, head over a take a peek! Brittni also has a fabulous blog at A few new items in my etsy shop and a pic of some cute cookies I would love to make...if I could bake:)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Additions

It has been a busy month on the show front. I am very excited for some of my new trades/purchases and will be posting some photos soon. I finally got around to updating my etsy the past few days, here are a few new items. Hope your Holiday shopping is going well!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CF Jewelry Table
Indie-ana Handicraft Exchange
The Lunch Studio
Birdgang at the Baar Bazaar

What an amazing Midwest weekend. The shows were so much fun and I love seeing new faces and the diverse groups of people that attend. It is such a great feeling to see people supporting the craft/handmade community. Here are a few pictures from the shows.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Shows

December is a busy month and a great time to hit up craft fairs for handmade gifts! Here are a few this weekend

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came to support the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and a big thanks to Handmade Detroit for the awesome show! In case you missed it, there is another event happening at the Majestic Theater on Dec. 5th by Reware Vintage, the Holiday Baar Bazaar from 8pm-2am complete with 35 vendors and live bands. Up next, the Indie-ana Handicraft Exchange Mini in Indianapolis Friday, Dec 4th. from 5pm-9pm at the Chatham Center 901 North East Street. Heading back to my home state of IN for a few and then back to Michigan. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sneak Peek

Sneak peek for items at DUCF, hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My DUCF Wish List

A few items I have my eye on for the upcoming DUCF , this Sat Nov. 21st at the Majestic Theater in Detroit, 10am-7pm ( Photos from

Monday, November 16, 2009

DUCF : 4 Days Away!

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is this Sat, NOV. 21st, at the Majestic Theater in Detroit 10am-7pm. Check out the awesome vendors and see what you can get for those loved ones, Remember, mailing list peeps get something extra special and there is still time to join, shoot me an email Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Upcoming Shows

This weekend I will be at Art in the Park in Ypsilanti from 10am-3pm, it is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. Next weekend is the Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Magic Stick in Detroit 10am-7pm. I am offering a special to those who are on my mailing list for the DUCF, so shoot me an email if you would like to be included,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Moss Moss Everywhere

On my recent trip to Portland, I was amazed at all the beautiful moss and plant life. Hiking up to Multnomah Falls was my favorite part of the trip, and the most breathtaking. I am inspired to create a greener patina on copper and started with Fern Necklace. Sour beer, along with a beet, squash, and hazelnut salad were some of the food highlights.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Portland Bound

Heading to Portland, OR this week and I am so excited to see the area, do some hiking, eat and drink great food and beer/wine, and take pictures of the beautiful Oregon landscapes. I worked on a new cuff this weekend, brass with layers of patina. Stay tuned for more metal work to come. If you are in Portland, come check out the Lewis Holiday Bazaar on Saturday.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

November is a busy month for fall shows. I am so excited to be participating in the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this year! Handmade Detroit always puts on the most amazing events and this year the show is at the Magic Stick Nov 21st from 10-7, one of my favorite spots in D-Town. I am also participating in the Old Town Underground this Sunday in Lansing from noon-5, the Lewis Holiday Bazaar in Portland 10-3, OR Nov. 7th, Art in the Park Ypsilanti Nov. 14th 10-3pm, and the DUCF Nov. 21st and can't wait! Hope to see you at one of these shows. I am offering a special to those who attend DUCF on my mailing list, shoot me an email if you would like to be added, Oh, and Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Picture Pages

The grey skies are showing their face more frequently and the coffee/tea is flowing. This time of year, I drink about 4 cups of coffee or tea a day, depending on my mood. Today it was both, and with my creme brulee flavored beans, I am happy:) The grey days are perfect for photographing, so that is what I did. Here a few new additions to my etsy shop.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Back Home Again

Halloween is coming up and the festivities are under way. This past week I visited my family in Philadelphia and had a blast. Philadelphia is filled with interesting places to photograph and the history is everywhere you look. We took my niece to the Please Touch Museum for a Halloween party and it was awesome, there was so much for the kids to do and such cute costumes. She dressed up as a princess and I was a mouse, pretty simple but fun! I am busy working on some new cuffs and will post pictures tomorrow. Here are a few pics from Philly...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Books Not Bombs

Happy Monday! I am in the process of starting a new etsy shop focusing on my photography. I have always loved taking pictures and documenting the beauty that surrounds us. These days, we can all use a little beauty with what is going on in the world. Growing up, the words of Jack Kerouac were often near and inspiring to me. Here is a sneak peak of a few photographs from a trip to the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Funday Winner

I love Sundays, a day to relax and get things done around the house before the week starts up again. Today I am preparing for a trip to Philadelphia to spend time with my sister and her family, I can't wait to see my three year old niece! I made t-shirts for them in honor of a baby boy on the way, pictures to come. The winner of the fall giveaway is Drew of Birmingham, MI with a pair of yellow filigree earrings. Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned for the winter give away! A few pictures of some new additions to my etsy shop, hope you have a great week.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cider Mills Here I Come

Michigan has the best Cider Mills, in my opinion. This is my fourth year living in the state and it is still one of my favorite things to do. The leaves start changing, the air is crisp, and it is Cider Mill time. It is makes me feel like a kid again. I always look forward to honey crisp apples, cider, jam, and the best cinnamon and sugar doughnuts. Each year, we try to go somewhere new and this Saturday the Franklin Cider Mill, founded in 1837, is our destination. If you live in MI, maybe I will see you there! Above are a few pictures from their website