Monday, May 10, 2010

rose bowl

Yesterday I shared a booth at the Rose Bowl Arts and Crafts Fair (part of the monthly Rose Bowl Flea Market) with my cousin Britany. We only found out late Friday night that we were approved for a booth so we had to throw a display together in one day. Other than the fact that we were completely unprepared for the surprisingly cool weather, I think we pulled it together pretty well. We each sold a few items and came up with some great ideas for next time. I'm in the process of taking some photos and will have a few new items up in the shop in the next couple days. Also, be sure to check out Britany's Small Adventure shop. She has a lot of cute items as well as cards for several occasions and even re-useable envelopes for gifts and such!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

floral forays

If it were up to me, I'd have all sorts of flora inside and outside of my apartment, but Mike raises his eyebrows when I start to wander through the plant section of the farmer's market. This is not to say that he's any sort of evil, plant-hating dictator, it's that he knows my history of inadvertently killing most plants that come into my possession. It started in college when I killed an orchid, a miniature rose plant, and a bonsai. Much to my dismay, my skills have not improved and I've been fully or partially responsible for killing a poinsettia, a chrysanthemum, a lavender plant, a succulent, and a marigold within the last couple years. This is all to say that instead of trying to grow any more flowers, I've taken to making my own. I'm not quite sure that I'm sold on the colors, but I'm experimenting with shapes and textures. I decided not to trace anything beforehand as I want each to be unique, complete with its own flaws.