Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yeah DIYpsi! Two more show this year!

 Photo taken by Amanda Schott outside DIYpsi
 Shopper at DIYpsi

The first ever DIYpsi (pronounced dip-si) happened last weekend in historic depot town in Ypsilanti. Three talented artists put together the event and what an event it was! There was a great vibe throughout the whole day. I am always in awe at the people that come out to support the handmade community. I love it and it is such a great feeling to see other people do to:) Thanks to Marcy, Sherri, and Cre for organizing, to Chris for the awesome play list, and to all the people who braved the cold Michigan day!! This weekend I have my last two shows of the year. I can't believe how fast it has gone and feel so lucky to be a part of the handmade arts community. This year rocked my world and a big thanks to everyone for the support!! If you have any more shopping left or want some more handmade goodness, swing by the always fun Baar Bazaar at the Majestic in downtown Detroit for live music, vintage, and handmade goods this Friday 12/17 from 8pm-2am. Saturday 12/18 you can find me at the crafty Blue House in Ann Arbor for the First Mitten Made Holiday Craft Show  11-6pm and then the Jolly Pumpkin celebrating a year in my handmade life:) And what a year it's been!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What an amazing weekend!

 The Detroit Urban Craft Fair this past weekend really was like Christmas morning (you can tell by my pictures). The vibe around the Fillmore was pure excitement, vendors and shoppers alike. Throughout the busy weekend, I was in awe at the beauty of the Fillmore and of the amazing creativity in Detroit. I feel lucky to live in a place that embraces creativity and to be a part of this supportive handmade community. I ♥ you people of Detroit and DUCF!  Bird print Sloe Gin Fizz, Calendar and cards by Elevated Press, soap by Cellar Door, Magnets by Chicaloo Kate, Boys car shirt by One Girl Circus, Detroit shirt by Detroit GT, Mustache ornament by My Marigold, Poor Mans wine cover by My Vintage Kitschen, Clay work by Clay Lab Detroit, and a wood grain DUCF poster. See what I mean about Christmas morning? Most of these are least that is my plan:) Thanks to Handmade Detroit for being awesome and a big thanks to everyone that attended!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My DUCF Wish List

My favorite place to shop for gifts (and myself) are craft fairs. I am mentally preparing my wish list for Detroit Urban Craft Fair, here goes. A Detroit T Shirt by Detroit GT,  A Neil Diamond night light by Glass Action, a library pouch by Dang Argyle, and a lovely skirt by Always the Forest. That is just the beginning! I am so excited, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning eying my stocking for the first time. Thanks Mom for always making our Christmas's awesome. You can make your holiday awesome by attending the 5th Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Fillmore Dec. 4th and 5th!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Shows!

The tree is decorated and I am making jewelry like crazy! Today is Cyber Monda,! in my etsy shop all orders receive 10% off and FREE SHIPPING!! This year, skip the mall and shop local. I feel fortunate and proud to have a strong artistic and crafty community in Michigan, you can find me at one of these shows: 
Dec. 4th & 5th 5th Detroit Urban Craft Fair  Fillmore in Detroit (and you can take the night move, oh yay).
  Dec. 11th  DIYpsi Handmade Holiday Fair in Ypsilanti
  Dec. 17th  Baar Bazar at the Majestic in Detroit 8pm-2am
Dec.18th  Mitten Made at Blue House Ann Arbor. You will surely find something for everyone at these events!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cincinnati Rocked.

French Press by Sloe Gin Fizz, Eat My Beard card Gracie Sparkles Books , Postcard by OPB Studios, Earrings by Felix and Jayne, and a bird button by Red Raven Studios

 Nicole of  Sloe Gin Fizz and I drove to Cincinnati for the Crafty Supermarket, a handmade craft fair at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. This historic HUGE building used to be an elementary school  turned community arts center. A wonderful example of what to do with this kind of space when the money runs out. The organizers (Chris, Grace, and Alisha) were amazing, the people of OH so nice, and I ate a delicious Cowboy cheeseburger from the Cafe De Wheels food cart in under a minute. As always, I didn't walk around as much as I would have liked but did a little purchasing and trading at the end. After the show, our hostesses took us to the Northside hood and it was fab. We got to see the handmade store Fabricate which rocked, had a lovely sushi dinner- filled with laughs that will go down in history, stopped for a night cap at Comet, then hit the hay. It was an amazing trip and I am so thankful for the handmade community and all the amazing people I have been able to meet! And an especially big thanks to the gals of Crafty Supermarket and Nicole, may there be more road trips in our future. That sounded like a high school will:)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Destination: Crafty Supermarket!

Crafty Supermarket. I love the name and want one of everything! It is happening this Saturday in Cincinnati at the Clifton Center for the Arts 11-6pm and is Cincinnati's biggest, baddest indie craft show. Nicole of Slow Gin Fizz and I are crafty road tripping to our southern neighbors and I can't wait! Here are just a few of the lovely vendors that will be there.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Indy Shops Cover!

My trip to Indiana was a good one. The Bloomington Handmade Market was an awesome event filled with talented vendors and being back in Btown was a blast! One of my brass patina cuffs was featured on the cover of Indy Shops magazine!! Indianapolis residents, you can find them at the lovely indie store Homespun, Thanks Homespun and Indy Shops Magazine!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bloomington Handmade Market

This Saturday I am road tripping to my college town of Bloomington, IN for the Bloomington Handmade Market. I am so excited to be a part of this awesome event put together by some super nice ladies. The market is at the Convention Center on College and Third from 10-5. The uber talented Laura Berger of Laura George and I will be sharing a table. My mental list of places I want to eat is forming, one already checked off as Bloomington Bagel Company is provided for breakfast!! Can't wait to see all the goods and hope to see you there.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Baked Goods

Last Saturday night I baked Pumpkin Bread and it was delicious. I usually go the box route. Not this time:) I used a recipe from and added a few extra spices and chocolate chips, popped them in the oven, and an hour later had yummy bread to eat.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Fall is my favorite time of year. Every year we carve pumpkins and my Yooper beau carved Michigan and the lakes surrounding our great state on his pumpkin. Pretty awesome! Mine was your classic Jack O Lantern and our neighbors looked like a Tim Burton character. What do your pumpkins looks like?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ann Arbor Art Walk: Blue House

The Ann Arbor Art Walk kicks off tonight and Courtney Fischer Jewelry will be at Blue House Ann Arbor for a Trunk Show, it is my first ever! I am very excited and thankful to Siobhan, the owner of Blue House, for this opportunity. Stop by on the walk and see some new metal work and I am making pumpkin bread. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Flowers

Mums the word this time of year. My farmers market flowers are holding up nicely and the colors inspiring. Time for coffee and pretty jewel toned beads!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bridal Jewelry

Two dear friends have October weddings and I made the brides maid jewelry. I love designing jewelry for a special occasion and making pieces that can be worn again. The Savannah Necklace ( was paired with a cranberry strapless dress, beautiful for a fall wedding.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vintage Goodness

I love a good vintage find and was recently introduced to a beautiful vintage shop on etsy. Hummingbird Store is owned by a local Michigan artist, her finds are unique and the photographs are beautiful. These are a few of my favorites. See more at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Lighthouses. Symbols of mystery and romance. I always imagine an old black and white film, like the Ghost of Mrs. Muir. Lots of shadows. The history is fascinating, imagining the day to day life as a light house keeper in 1857. Today lighthouses are my inspiration with the white facade, chipped paint, and blue water of lake superior. On our Upper Peninsula trip this summer we stopped at Iroquois Lighthouse and walked to the top. See more info