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Etsy + Whole Foods Market: Ingredients for Creativity

I was recently contacted about participating in the Etsy + Whole Foods Market: Ingredients for Creativity event this holiday season. I jumped on board and I’m very excited to be working on some of the store decorations as well has teaching three DIY tutorials. The first class (napkin rings) will be on next Tuesday. The other sessions are scheduled for December 9th & 11th, and I’ll share more details for those soon!

I’m honored to share this opportunity with the incredibly talented Kristen Solecki. Her first DIY class is today. She’s teaching a few more classes so be sure to check her Facebook page for her next dates.

For more information on this collaboration, please visit the Whole Foods and Etsy websites.

I’d also like to shout out a very hearty Thank You! to Allison, of SpaceCraft Studios, for recommending me!

Lowcountry Artist Holiday Market

A very happy Monday to all! I’m very excited to announce that I’m participating in the next Lowcountry Artist Market on December 7th! I have several pieces of my beautiful new vinyl cut out and now I have that deadline to get me in the pants again.

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Painted Planter DIY

I finally getting around to posting the process of the planter I posted not long ago, which was featured in Design*Sponge’s Painter’s Tape DIY Contest. The design was inspired by Solanum pyracanthum (if anything ever happens to it I’ll be beside myself as I can’t stop talking about it). While it is small now, we’re looking forward to the day it is large and bushy, and we found a lovely small blue glazed ceramic pot for it’s current home. I wanted the permanent pot to be as unique as the plant itself. Keeping with a complimentary blue palette I picked three shades of blue and blue/green for the chevron pattern. I also wanted to simulate the beautiful orange spikes in an abstract manner and I choose mint green and orange for those.

We found a Madagascar palm on sale recently and it’s the perfect plant to live in the pot while the S. pyracanthon continues to grow. Based on photos we’ve seen of Madagascar palms, we’re going to need a much larger pot in the not too distant future.

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Sneak Peek – Painted chevron and spikes clay pot

Here is sneak peek at a painting project I worked on last week… which took a week to complete! I’m very happy with it and I’ll share the rest of the project in the next couple of weeks.

It’s in the bag

I’ve been terrible about photographing and sharing new inventory. This is one of the bags I finished for last weekend and took while we were setting up the tent. It was popular but sadly, it didn’t leave with anyone so I’ll have it with me tomorrow at the Charleston Farmers Market.

Turquoise glitter vinyl is my new favorite material.

Inman Park goodies

The Inman Park Festival was absolutely amazing as always! We had a pretty sweet spot and wonderful vendor neighbors. I had some really great response to the pieces I brought, which was a serious creative boost. I also took the opportunity to spend most of the earnings with fellow festival vendors. I’ll have to wait to post some (to share the vendor love) after they’ve been given to their new owners. First up is something I bought for Michael, a jellyfish cast in glass by The Amazing Jellyfish. They had a variety of colors and sizes and I selected the blue because it will most likely live in the guest room. An added bonus with these is that they glow in the dark. Michael is going to build a light stand for them and I’ll post images when he’s finished. We’re also going to do another black light exposure like our vaseline bowl. The other was purchased from a vintage/antiques dealer that sadly doesn’t have a website. I was originally attracted to the booth to ask about an antique perfume bottle and ended up walking away with the paperweight. I think they’ll be perfect together!

Yesterday also marked mine and Michael’s third anniversary! More on that in a few…

*Chirp, chirp*

Where does the time go when one is busy and doesn’t have much to say? Hey, it goes almost two weeks since a post.

I’m heading out to Atlanta Friday morning to attend the Inman Park Festival. We (our seriously awesome friends and I) had a booth two years ago and back in 2004, and we’re coming back! It’s one of my favorite spring events and I’m so excited to ‘have an excuse’ to be there this year.

I’m hoping we’re to the same spot (or at least on Edgewood) as two years ago. I love being on the parade route! Oh and, please no rain this year!

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Charleston Farmers Market


{ The 2012 CFM poster artist is fellow CFM vendor Amanda McLenon. }

The 2012 season of the Charleston Farmers Market opened on Saturday. I don’t think we could have asked for a more beautiful day in terms of weather and turnout. We had a blast. Last year was kind of like the first day of high school, only at a school in a new district. Not only were we part of the freshman class but we didn’t know anyone. This year felt like we were returning sophomores, with the day far more relaxed and I think possibly more exciting than last year. That didn’t change that we barely got any sleep the night before and we were so fired up as we were leaving I thought I was going to spend a few hours in the garden… until we started driving home and the exhaustion hit. We totally crashed when we got home.

Michael made some fabulous new stands and while we only used one on Saturday, they’re going to work perfectly for my pillows and bags.

Needless to say, I am so excited and so thankful to be participating again this year!

Bon Weekend – Seriously awesome dyed eggs

I’m always a sucker for new and interesting egg dyeing ideas/techniques and Aunt Peaches has delivered the GOLD! This is so going on my ‘need to do’ list.

Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

Paint me a picture

Two new items in the shop today! Recently, I’ve been feeling the urge to paint. I have also been wanting to expand some of our silk screen motifs onto something that could be hung on the walls. I started with these two pieces, combining water color, silk screen and some embroidering. I’m offering these in the shop and will continue to post more pieces as I finish them.

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