Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holy Hedgehog!

Imagine my delight when I saw these cute things in the catalog of Crate & Barrel's subsidiary company, Land of Nod.  Made by my fellow Charm City Craft Mafioso, Jen Strunge of Cotton Monster!!
The site even has a fun little bio on the featured artist.  
You can get your own handmade Cotton Monster on her shop, or at Holiday Heap!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sugar Shop Vintage

After a few weeks of much needed hibernation, I'm back to work and excited to introduce my new vintage shop, Sugar Shop Vintage!
It's no secret that I am a collector. And now I'm ready to share my finds, after years of rescuing the good stuff from thrift shops, estate sales, and even a Baltimore alley. Gross I know, but I did score a super sweet 1970's tin dollhouse.
While still in the process of setting up shop, for me, the highlight of Sugar Shop Vintage is the wide array of milk glass, which has long been an obsession of mine.
The vibe of my curated collection is a meld of hippie-chic and modern preppy. Bohemian and cool, feminine, fun, and classic in style.
In the next few weeks, I'll be adding lots of new goodies to the shop. Come back for a visit, will you?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's that apply to Pile of Craft!

Get ready crafters! Pile of Craft is coming to Baltimore - June 16th - and we're looking for the best of the best in stitching, printing, painting, cutting, sculpting, stuffing, and crafting to
show their wares!

Applications are officially OPEN! We're only accepting applications for vendor spots from now until April 22nd at midnight - so get them in quick! No late applications will be accepted.CLICK HERE to apply to the show, and be sure to spread the word. It's going to be a great summer here in Baltimore - let's kick it off with a great show!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's Christmas Eve!

I grew up in the midwest where it's below zero this time of year. While I'd quietly prefer to stay home, cozy in my pjs with a hot toddy, every Christmas Eve my family gets all bundled up and makes a frigid journey to the candlelight church service.
This lovely cowl by GrayDesigns will help keep me warm. will these fun handwarmers by HelenGrayDesigns.
And when we return home from church, we always have a feast of hors d'oeuvres and toddies! I'll bundle up in this hand crocheted throw by Fringe as we track Santa's location on Norad.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This Weekend: Holiday Heap!

Only 4 days until the Charm City Craft Mafia's Holiday Heap, and I can hardly wait!

This year's fair will have 60 of the best local and national crafters, as well as a yarn-spinning demonstration by Three Ravens and a raffle to win a huge basket full of goodies by supporting Arts Every Day! Check the CCCM blog to see vendor interviews and raffle basket sneak peeks.

GrrChe, a local food truck, will be outside for lunch and snacks.

Check out the vendors beforehand by visiting the vendor page. Sugar Paperie will be there and I do hope that you'll stop in and say "hey!". The show will be held on December 3rd, from 10am to 5pm inside St John's Church at 2640 St Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21218.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Designers I Could Just Eat Up: Hillery Sproatt

I met Hillery Sproatt a couple of years back at the MICA Art Market, while searching for the perfect little birthday gift to myself. I found her delicate, feminine etchings irresistable and I came home with a piece entitled, Balancing Act. It hangs on our dining room wall, reminding me as I pass to take a breath and chill.
A local printmaker and fiber gal, Hillery is a Baltimore favorite and can be found at the Charm City Craft Mafia's Pile of Craft and Holiday Heap craft shows. Which means that I am forever tempted by her lovely work. This is the newest addition to my burgeoning collection, Speckled Spectacle, a dense collection of people busied with their work and united in labors of love.
My birthday is just a few weeks away. I'll keep you posted on what sweet treat I come away with! Maybe another piece by Hillery?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Trend Watch: Geometrics!

a token of true affection print by treasure frey
pink triangle print by toems
greeting cards by Carson Too