Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Cell Phone Charms

New Cell Phone Charms
Originally uploaded by mycatisfat
Lisa made these really cool cell phone charms recently. I'll be listing them soon in the shop for your purchasing pleasure. Hopefully she'll make more because these are awesome.

I'm listing several vintage items I'd been holding on to. I finally decided to list them and give someone else a chance to enjoy them. I'm very picky about the vintage I buy and sell. I don't purchase flawed or damaged goods, so you can be sure you're getting quality vintage from my shop.

School recently started for me, so I'm working to strike a balance between that and nerdbomber. I will do my best to keep up with listing and making new things.

We're also getting our shop over at Funkyshops worked out. I'm having a hard time with the picture uploads, but that's probably due to my own ineptitude. I will let you know as soon as we have more fully listed there.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Vendor List for the Bazaar Bizarre

The vendor list for the Bazaar Bizarre Austin came out today. The list is impressive, with nearly 60 high quality crafters and artists from all over the country. We are highly honored to be included in this list and are looking forward to seeing all the vendors in person.

I'll be adding new items to the shop soon. Look for a new design that I'm really excited about. We have a lot of new products in the works. I'll be making larger bags and some zipper pouches, too. Lisa will be working on more screened designs and cell phone charms, zipper pulls and button accessories.

We've got a lot going on; the hardest part is keeping up with ourselves.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Originally uploaded by Little Li
Ok, so I've recovered form the Show Pony Show. It was a well organized and fun event and everyone had a great time.

We're still working out our display and we did several things differently. The biggest thing would be the button board. We needed a better way to display the buttons so people could choose what they wanted. This set up worked out well. We're still workong on making it look more professional.

Soon I will begin adding more items to the shop, so check back later today and tomorrow. In addition to that, we just opened a shop at Funky Finds. I will add new product there soon as well. Click on the link on the sidebar to the right to see the shop.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Show Pony Show!

Ok people, it's coming up quickly. The Show Pony Show it THIS Sunday, August 17th. Mark your calendars and clear your schedule if you haven't already. This is going to be a fun event with something for everyone. Crafts, dancing, music, food, and a PONY. They don't call it the Show Pony Show for nothing.
I've had the pleasure of meeting many of the artists and crafters who will be there and not only is their work amazing, but they are friendly and charming people as well. Everyone believes in the handmade movement and the special qualities of lovingly handmade items.
In addition to supporting local artisans, there will be a raffle for items donated by the vendor. The proceeds from this raffle will go to support La Reunion, a local non-profit organization that supports Dallas artists. More information can be found on their website .
Don't miss out on the first ever Show Pony Show. With your support, this event can continue year after year. The Dallas Craft Mafia has worked very hard to make this show a success, but we need people to come out. More information about the time and location can be found in the flier posted or on the Show Pony Show website.

Sunday, August 10, 2008
Originally uploaded by mycatisfat
I like buying zines and comics from etsy sellers because they are usually affordable and extremely clever. Missy from exceeded my expectations on all counts with the four books I purchased from her.

The titles I got were "Cloud Picnic," "Super Paws," "A Ape," and "Kneehigh: Cats I Know." All four are charming, amusing and appropriate for people of any age. This is what most impressed me about her work. It is suitable for children but she didn't write these with children in mind. So often it seems that children's books end up pandering and talking down to their audience. Not so with Missy's work.

"A Ape" in particular captured the attention of my son because of the a/an article confusion. I won't spoil it for you, but it can easily be used as a learning tool for early readers.

"Cloud Picnic" could also be used to help early readers because it has no words. Children can exercise their imaginations and create a story to accompany the illustrations.

"Super Paws" and "Cats I Know" may be more interesting to cat owners because their stories are so true. People who know and love cats will recognize the characters and actions in the stories.

I recommend Missy's work to anyone and everyone. I know I will be back for more.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday updates

I've been working on new things for another venues here locally. My mother in law is a fantastic quilter and sewer and has a booth in a downtown McKinney antiques mall. Thsi is a new venture for her and she invited me to contribute some small bags and pouches to her booth. I'll post photos of the whole thing once it's all set up.

I also need to get into gear and keep making things for the upcoming Show Pony Show. The vendor list is up and it is a wide range of top quality crafters. I had the pleasure of talking to Tara last weekend and she is working hard to make sure this is an awesome event.