Saturday, April 17, 2010

Making Cherry Blossoms

Just finished making tons of cherry blossoms for some new lariat necklaces and hair clips. This weekend is the awesome Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown, and I can't wait to experience it. There's going to be a Bazaar Bizarre Artist Village craft fair inside the super cool store/gallery/movie theater New People.  I'll be there on Sunday, come say "hi"!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Beautiful Hike in Pacifica

Just before it started raining again, we went on a beautiful hike in Pacifica. For anyone that lives in the SF Bay Area, I highly recommend it. It's the Hazelnut Trail accessible in the San Pedro Valley County Park.

We passed by gorgeous oak trees, manzanita, tons and tons of wildflowers, plus birds, critters, and banana slugs. The air smelled wonderful, too. Oh yeah, and there were mushrooms that looked like toasted marshmallows.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bavarian Gnome Cup & Saucer Plate Set

So, yes, I was wasting time doing gnome searches on ebay when I came across this! The sweetest plate set of all time.

I know that maybe I'm just a small niche market, but seriously, why can't there be more dinnerware like these? I mean, how many floral patterns does the world need? And plain white is certainly nice, but compared to gnomes...riding snails...taking walks with frogs...?

They're from Germany, of course, and have the cutest scenes on them, all different, and are from the 1930's. Get it here ...before I change my mind and buy them myself!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Had a very nice Easter today at the Cliff House in San Francisco. It was storming, but we had a seat by the window and saw a pretty dramatic rugged ocean- lots of waves crashing on Seal Rocks.

Course we all forgot our cameras.

I did make an Easter Bunny Brooch to wear from a weird little vintage bunny head that I got at a cool mom & pop craft shop in Sedalia, MO.
Here's a pic!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Etsy and Craft Bar

Got the Etsy storefront up and running again after a super long hiatus, whew!

Also, this Thursday, technically today, April 1st, 6pm, I'll be teaching a tutorial on how to make a cute plushie bear from an old sweater.

Come join me for this installment of Craft Bar in conjunction with Etsy and held at the awesome Museum of Craft and Folk Art in downtown San Francisco.

Here's the info.

Hope to see you there!