Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Virgo Month of Leisure Has Begun!

One of my favorite bloggers, Jessamyn West, over at is a fellow Virgo. She started the Virgo Month of Leisure and I think it's a swell idea for all of us worrying Virgo types. She's a librarian and all around interesting person. Check out her blog and if you have a Virgo in your life, give them a hug this month.
This image is from Jessamyn's blog:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Amor Embroidery project

This is a piece I did about ten years ago...I was experimenting with embroidery and sheer fabrics. I need to do more of these. I used metallic thread. The subject was love....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Textile Print - Hydrangea

I'm inspired by all the beautiful Hydrangea bushes that I see all over
Seattle so I made a print. How do you like it?

Four Arts and Crafts schools I want to visit in the next four years

Anderson Ranch

Penland School of Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

These are some arts and crafts schools I've wanted to go to for years. Maybe if I write their names down and say it out loud that this is my will happen. I will attend each of these schools in the next four years. There, I'm committed!

Intention and visualization work!
Anderson Ranch
Penland School of Crafts

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blogs to check out

Megan of Not Martha on the left is interview by Jen of CraftSanity.
Went to the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs today. Here are some blogs to check out:
Not Martha
Sublime Stitching
Got some great ideas on Guerilla Marketing from a panel moderated by the charming Jesse Oleson of Cakespy fame.  Twitter and Facebook are the new advertising models plus giving away free cookies!
More to come on the conference next week.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blackberries and Yardwork

This evening when I got home from work I attacked the weeds and overgrown-ness of my yard. It's very therapeutic to rip out ugly plants and chop up Blackberry bushes. However, I did take a walk later in the evening and gleaned a large container of ripe blackberries...the first of the season. All in all, it was a very satisfying evening. I listed a pair of great summer sandals in my Etsy store, The Mod Pod.

They are real pretty.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Creative Conference of Entreprenuers is next Weekend

I'm excited to attend a creative conference for entrepreneurs here in Seattle next weekend. It's a three day event with some big names in the crafty chick movement. Speakers include Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, Faythe Levine of Handmade Nation and artist Lisa Congdon to name a few. I'm ready to take my Etsy stores to the next level. I sell handmade felt and knitted things along with paintings and collage in my Art Nest shop, and Vintage clothing and accessories in The Mod Pod shop.

Creative Conference of Entrepreneurs
Felt patchwork piece by moi.