Category: News

Austin Craft Riot Summer Show

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If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you probably already know this as I’ve been talking about it for a few weeks. But this upcoming weekend is the annual Austin Craft Riot Summer Show. It’s got over 70 local handmade artisans and food trucks and kids activities and live music and a bar. And it’s inside in the air conditioning. And, most importantly, it’s my first major craft show and you should come. My booth will be right up front… Read the rest ⇒


Taking Stock

Sienna does not think taking photos of her is a productive use of my time.

Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot. Making : a few more prints for this weekend’s craft show. Cooking : nothing at the moment. Will probably have leftovers for lunch (spaghetti). Drinking : water. Reading: The Furies by Mark Alpert. Wanting: to do too many things at once. Looking: at the computer screen, out the window, and occasionally at the pup at my feet. Playing: I was playing Two Dots, but I… Read the rest ⇒


August Shop Charity

UNICEF

In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support. August, aside from being back to school time, is also host to World Humanitarian Day and International Youth Day. Fittingly, to support kids around the world, I’ve chosen UNICEF to be this month’s beneficiary. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, was… Read the rest ⇒


Countdown

Printapalooza

I have less than 3 weeks until my first major craft show. Can we just take a second for me to freak out? Haha. Only half kidding. I’ve met with the gal I’m sharing a booth with (hi, Rachel!) and she was both super sweet and super helpful, so for a little while I was less stressed about the whole thing. But now it’s creeping up and I’m getting all anxious again. And it’s not even like I haven’t been… Read the rest ⇒


Right Now

Right Now

Right now, I am… still in PJs. It’s only 9am here, so I don’t feel too bad about that. Plus I’m waiting for Ian to get out of the shower. considering firing one of my clients. The pay is good and I like the company in general, but the new marketing person that I interface with is a headache to work with. Subtle attempts to educate her about design and email clarity have fallen flat. Not sure it’s worth the… Read the rest ⇒


Try the World

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A few weeks ago I got wind of a new subscription box that intrigued me. It’s called Try the World, and every two months they send you a box full of gourmet foodie goodies representing a particular city around the world. They call it ‘A Taste of the World in a Box’, and for those of us not rich enough to be jet-setters, this seemed like the next best thing to taking a trip. So I signed up, and awaited… Read the rest ⇒


July Shop Charity

Greenpeace

In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support. July is host to UV Safety Month and Parks & Recreation Month. Since those are all about the great outdoors, I’ve chosen Greenpeace to be this month’s beneficiary. They are the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world. You might know… Read the rest ⇒


Taking This Show on the Road

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“This show” being my shop, and ok, not a very long road when it comes down to it. Just into downtown Austin proper, because I got into the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show as a vendor! Behold, the official poster: This will be my first major, juried show. You know, the kind where you had to apply and be accepted and pay a booth fee and all of that jazz. Official craft show time, you guys. It’s a 2-day event… Read the rest ⇒


Flash Sale Alert!

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Mark your calendar, folks, because the Indie A List plus members (myself included) are having a flash sale this Saturday! It’s the annual summer flash sale, and it means that a whole bunch of shops are offering sizable discounts – but only for 24 hours! It’s this Saturday, June 21st and my screen printing shop will be taking part. You can use code FLASHINDIE for 25% off anything in the shop. So if you’ve been eyeing something, this Saturday would… Read the rest ⇒


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

  I took a screen printing workshop this weekend. It was a stenciling method I hadn’t tried before, and was a lot of fun. It wouldn’t work for all of my designs, but for some it will be a much quicker way of making a screen. And I learned some tips about squeegees and ink, so all in all a good use of a Groupon and a Saturday afternoon. And I came up with a new design for the purposes… Read the rest ⇒