Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

hey all! 

i will be teaching two workshops at the sharon art studio in golden gate park in the beginning of the new year...an embroidery workshop and a needle lace workshop.
check them out here

priority registration is december 10th for members and december 17th for non-members

Saturday, November 12, 2011

i'm sure you all read this on npr's all songs considered blog (god bless bob boilen!), but i wanted to repost it because i love it so much...here's kitten covers...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

my blog posts are becoming infrequent as i've been busy getting ready for the holidays!

for now, take a looksee at who i'll be selling with...

holidayland is a pop-up shop opening on plaid friday (november 25th) and running through december at marion and rose's workshop right here in oakland! word on the street is, little paper planes will be there too, featuring some pretty rad artists.

the fair will be held at the concourse exhibition center in san francisco december 17th and 18th...right before i head off to cleveland for the winter! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

i was so happy to be able to enjoy the first weeks of fall this year...the last few years i was up to my eyeballs in school work. 
my boyfriend and i visited a farm/pumpkin patch last weekend. and though the weather was super hot, we still had a great time...

my friends had a pumpkin carving party that same night, complete with homemade donuts and whiskey and cider cocktails

i planned on being a rose (le petit prince!) for halloween, so i used that as an excuse to dye my hair red (my bad mirror shots are the reason i am not a fashion blogger)

in my sinus infection-fueled haze, i painstakingly sewed rose petals onto a red dress that i bought years ago and i didn't actually try it on until the night of the costume party. alas, my derrière was too big. i made a makeshift skirt with some coral chiffon i had lying around, but it was quite uncomfortable. so, i broke out my krylon face paint and my rose & marigold headband and went with my old trusty: a calavera...  

happy halloween!

Monday, October 17, 2011

today i stamped up my recycled cardboard packaging for more needle lace necklaces to be sold at the usuals on the alameda in san jose...

i decided to drive down to the shop with my friend, laura, instead of shipping the necklaces and i'm glad i did! here are a few photos...

this dress was styled with a super cute bow belt, which i somehow managed not to photograph

had to take this one for my boyfriend who is a huge sharks fan...

they had a lot of amazing beaded jewelry...

we got to chat with marie who co-owns the store with her brother. she also graduated from cca a few years back...it's so inspiring to see other art school alumni doing their own thing and doing it well! the usuals is a great shop that supports local and independent makers...go there! 

oh. also we ate at flame's, near santana row...i liked the decor :)