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Wedding Projects Revisited February 21, 2012

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Hi Y’all! Mark and I just celebrated our one year anniversary, and we are super in love. Success!

I just wanted to post some of the projects I made for the wedding.

Mark and I made our volcano, which exploded mentos and soda

Mark and I made our volcano, which exploded mentos and soda

Doing your own flowers is taking on way too much, not recommended

Doing your own flowers is taking on way too much, not recommended

Reception Decorations

Reception Decorations with help from my bridesmaids/man setting up

Froghead Boutonieres

Froghead Boutonieres - Mark's character and my craft combined

I designed our Save The Date

I designed our Save The Date

 

 

 

Greetings from Austin Postcard February 4, 2010

Hello All, it’s Thursday again, and that means it’s time for a giveaway of my next card design.  I have been taking requests for cards to design, and this postcard was requested by Lizelle, one of the owners of Parts and Labour (Austin, TX).  If you are not from Austin, you might not want to enter this giveaway, but as always everyone is welcome to enter.   All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below!

Greetings from Austin

Greetings from Austin Postcard by me!

This design is not available for sale yet, but they will be soon.

The winner of this giveaway is Marci, congratulations!

**UPDATE: These postcards are now for sale at Parts and Labour and Domy Books***

 

oOOooh OctOpus Card January 7, 2010

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I am feeling productive so far this year.  My New Year’s resolution to design one card each week is coming along swimmingly.  My second card is my most popular fabric art design, so I have decided to turn it into a greeting card.

Octopus Love(rs)

Octopus Love(rs)

For a chance to win this card, please comment below, and I will be choosing the winner next week when I post my next card design and giveaway. Remember to check back each week, because for every card I design in 2010 I will be doing a giveaway.

Congratulations to #6 Jeska for winning this giveaway!

Congratulations to #10 commenter veebhu for winning last week’s giveaway.

 

Cherrywood Art Fair this Weekend! December 11, 2009

The Cherrywood Art Fair is this weekend in Austin, TX.  Have you been before?  I checked it out last year, and was amazed.  I ended up going back twice in the same weekend.  There will be original work by more than 80 artists, free admission, kids art activities, craft workshops, and a gigantic silent auction.  This is my first year to participate, and I’m going to have a lot of great art and greeting cards.  I will be sharing a booth outside with Studio 3 (screen-printed tea towels and cloth napkins) and Sacred Soil (organic gardening).

Studio 3:

Hand printed napkins from Studio 3

Hand printed napkins from Studio 3

Sacred Soil:

Spinning Gear Head from Sacred Soil

Spinning Gear Head from Sacred Soil

Glademade:

my greeting cards

my greeting cards

Here’s the info for this weekend:

Cherrywood Art Fair @ Maplewood Elementary School

38 1/2 St and Maplewood Ave.

December 12-13, 2009

Saturday: 10-6

Sunday12-6

Hope to see you there!

 

Gifts from Enid December 3, 2009

I just saw the website of a local Texas Design Business called Enid in Fredricksburg, TX.

Take a look at some of their amazing gifts:

Leather Necklace

Leather Necklace

Another Scrap Leather Necklace

Another Scrap Leather Necklace

Great Purse

Great Purses

Handmade Ceramics

Handmade Ceramics

 

Chipped and Cracked August 24, 2009

Chipped and Cracked is a sweet new etsy shop opened by my friend, Haleh Pedram.  Haleh has a talent for finding the most interesting and unique items for her home.  Occasionally her home starts to overflow, and she needs to sell off all of her awesome stuff.

Old Hag Hand Puppet

Old Hag Hand Puppet

Cute Vintage Red Loafers

Cute Vintage Red Loafers

I had a few questions for Haleh, so here goes:

Glade: Where do you find your vintage goods?

Haleh: There are a few thrift stores that I go to in Austin, thrift store shopping is an addiction of mine.  I try to not to go very often because I’m constantly struggling with the amount of stuff that I have, but it’s something that I really enjoy.  The thrift stores I go to are not secret, I think most people know about them, but I just don’t want to name them 🙂 okay?

Glade: Ha, okay, I won’t make you divulge your secrets.  What do you look for when you make a purchase?

Haleh: I’m never looking for anything in particular, and if I am, I generally can’t find it.  I’m drawn to items that I find weird, funny, or interesting.  My purchases are generally superficial, if I like how something looks, I want to bring it home.  I often buy things that I don’t want because I feel like they might end up in the wrong hands.  Then I give them away or they just sit under a pile of stuff.

Glade: Do you have any good stories about any of the items you have for sale right now?

Haleh: ummm….not really.  i bought most of the puppets at a goodwill auction.  it was my first goodwill auction and my heart was beating really fast because i thought i would have to fight someone for it.

Texas Charm Bracelet

Texas Charm Bracelet

Thanks Haleh, good luck with your shop!

 

Just Got Back from New Mexico! August 17, 2009

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It’s been over a week since my last blogpost, and I have a good excuse.  I was on a roadtrip vacay to New Mexico.  We went to Albuquerque, Madrid, Santa Fe, and on the way back we stopped in Marfa, TX.

My favorite part of the trip was Tinkertown Museum which was on the Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  Tinkertown Museum is a folk art museum of one man’s life work.  His name is Ross Ward, and he worked/lived in the museum from 1964 until his death in 2002.

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Tinkertown Museum made of glass bottles and concrete

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Outside Tinkertown

Mark in front of the Tinkertown band

Mark in front of the Tinkertown band

Exhibit at the Bookstore in Marfa

Exhibit at the Bookstore in Marfa