Monday, November 16, 2009

button love

i made a trip to the flea market and my favorite local antique store over the weekend. i picked up five mason jars (among other things) which are now housing various collections around the house. while reorganizing my button collection i came across this beautiful faceted, clear glass button and was inspired to make this ring. its quite different than my normal style and provided a nice challenge and change of pace. i'm very happy with how it turned out, and am quite tempted to keep it for myself, however i had the forethought to know this would happen and went ahead and made it one size too big. since the rain finally decided to move on and the sun made an appearance today, i was able take some pictures and get it listed on etsy.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

november news

:: so far november is shaping up to be quite a busy month. yesterday was The Handmade Market which is always a fun but exhausting day. i was lucky enough to have two helpers this time which allowed me to walk around, enjoy the market and to do a bit of shopping. i got this amazing print, "Tengu" from Jamie Zollars which is going to hang beside the reading chair in our bedroom as soon as i get a frame for it.below is a picture of my booth and a montage of shoppers (i appologized for the poor quality of the photos, as usual, in the mad rush to get everything packed i forgot my camera and had to resort to using my phone)

:: be sure to come out tuesday evening for Handmade on the Hill. get a start on your holiday shopping or a treat for yourself and help support a great cause, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Shoppers are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the Food Bank or to make a monetary donation and each vendor is donating a portion of their sales. The show runs from 6:30 until 8:00 and each guest will receive a glass of wine compliments of the West End Wine Bar.

:: in other news i have a few pieces in Garth Johnson's new book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse which is out this month. i already got my copy and its beautiful and filled with tons of inspiring pieces. i am numbers 330, 378, 379, & 385, you can check them out below.