Monday, August 24, 2009

My fave food, turned into a new fave find

One of the possible topics for EtsyBloggers' blog carnival this month was to talk about your favorite food. Without a doubt, that food for me is sushi. Sushi ruined my budget and my vegetarianism, but I still can't help going back for more. (Especially for the Serendipity Roll at Maido, in case there are any fellow Louisvillians reading this post...mmm, just thinking of it makes me weak in the knees.)

Anyway, knowing it's always nice to have the pretty pictures to complement my posts, I went searching on etsy to find what's going on in the sushi-themed world of handmade super-cool-ness -- and I found this delightful card, from twinravenspress. It may have to come home with me, to pass onto a fellow-sushi-lover friend with whom I share an inside joke about this particular catch phrase.

Anyone else have any favorite sushi-inspired goodness to share? I found a lot of interesting things on that theme on etsy, including some unusual ones, like sushi slippers ;)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two new shops on cafepress

Talking about procrastination yesterday prompted me to get my you-know-what in gear and get up two more shops on CafePress--one for Syd and the Blueberry Tree and one for Ocean Cat. There's over a hundred items in each shop--everything from tees to wall clocks (or, as you can see from the pics, journals to notecards). My true love remains the handmade community, but with everything else I do I just don't have time to handmake everything, so I've found CafePress to be a good compromise.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coming Soon (or, Why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow?)

Me, a fan of procrastination? Let me get back to you on that...

So a while back, the talented Sharon of HaberHeartwork contacted me about putting some of my designs on her awesome glass pendants. Since I used to make necklaces like this but stopped (I can't handle the smell of even the mildest of glues or sealants), I was delighted at the opportunity to partner up with her.

Of course, me being who I am, that delight transformed into sitting on my hands about the whole thing for a month. Finally today I sent her the necessary images.

If Sharon were like me, that would probably mean it would be another three months before anything actually got made. She doesn't strike me as that type, however, so hopefully sometime soon you'll see lovely necklaces like the one pictured here with my Kitty Love design on them.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Multi-item giveaway on EtsyBloggers

Hey--for those of you who don't know already, there is a big giveaway going on at this week--tons of cool stuff to win from a lot of etsy shops I really like.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fun-find Friday: Star-shaped Scrapbook

This month's featured EtsyBlogger is Memoriesforlifesb's, and I found this 3-d scrapbook in her etsy shop to be especially cute, so I thought I'd share. It seems like the perfect way to display those holiday-related photos that are so much fun to look at over the winter but that seem kind of out of place laying around in the summertime, right?

If you're looking for a new active blog to visit, or to pick up scrapbooking ideas, you might want to check out her blog too.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Kitty Love Giveaway is now open

The giveaway for a 5x5" signed print of my most popular peice, Kitty Love, is now up and running at the Bluegrass Etsy Street Team blog here. You can enter through August 31st.

If you're a fan of handmade giveaways generally, you might also enjoy my other blog, Etsy Giveaways--though etsy is in the name, it posts giveaways from anywhere in the handmade community, usually between 15-20 new ones a day.

Anybody else have some cool giveaways going on this month?