February 11, 2011

New Embroidery

Posted in Look, Make, Shop tagged , , , , at 10:25 pm by onetinyacorn

Here’s two new things I’ve whipped up recently:

1. A matryoshka luggage tag. I took a piece of white calico, reinforced it with lightweight fusible interfacing, folded it in half, and ironed it. After stitching the matryoshka (I purchased the pattern from Sublime Stitching), I sewed one of those clear plastic pockets that come with new wallets onto the back. Whipstitched that puppy together, and now I have a stylish luggage tag.

2. Fight Club embroidery.


January 13, 2011

New Belgium Brewery Tour

Posted in Go, Look, Shop tagged , , , , at 3:54 am by onetinyacorn

I recently drove down to Fort Collins, Colorado to exchange Christmas gifts with one of my favorite people in the world. While down there, we also toured New Belgium brewery, sampled some brews by Odell, and took in a gallery crawl. These photos are from New Belgium (since I’ve migrated my blog, the quality of the thumbnails has diminished. Click on any for a better shot) :

I didn’t know much about beer until I moved within striking distance of New Belgium, having generally associated beer with that mass-produced, dirty-sock-water stuff. I’m still learning a lot, which has been fun.

Along our tour, we got to sample their Abbey, Dunkelweizen (a new one that will be released soon with limited distribution), La Folie, 2 Below, and…a few others. There were chocolates, and a ride down a curly slide. The building is adorned with lots of fun art, and their commitment to environmental causes is evident. In short, if you’re going to be in Fort Collins, make sure to reserve a spot for a tour.

November 17, 2010

Holiday Art Shows!

Posted in Shop tagged , , , at 5:16 pm by onetinyacorn

This one’s for my Wyoming/Colorado peeps:

I’ll be showcasing my jewelry at two art shows this holiday season, both in Laramie. I’ll have lots of new items that aren’t on my website yet, as well as some discounted items, so check ’em out.

First up is the Laramie Winter Farmer’s Market
Saturday, November 20th, 12-4 p.m.
Laramie Plains Civic Center, South Gym: 710 E. Garfield Street, between 7th and 8th Streets.
There will be locally-grown produce, and treats for yourself and your loved ones.

Next, we have the 2010 Holiday Market
Thursday and Friday, December 2nd and 3rd. 10-5:30 on Thursday, and 9-4 on Friday.
University of Wyoming Student Union, 2nd floor. Driving directions.
This one’s huge—over 75 vendors, with lots of variety. I’ll be at booth 18 in the Family Room (one of the first people you’ll see upon entering the Market).

Hope to see you there!

November 1, 2010

Halloween Sale!

Posted in Shop tagged , , at 2:34 pm by onetinyacorn

I placed all of my remaining Halloween-y jewelry on sale at my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperRoseDesigns). You’ll save anywhere between 33-50% now, on bats, bones, sugar skulls, daggers, and vampire teeth!

More on my favorite holiday soon!

December 3, 2008

I Made It Market–Saturday, Dec. 6

Posted in Make, Shop tagged , , , , at 1:36 pm by onetinyacorn

Say, whatcha doing this Saturday? Coming to see me at the I Made It Market? How sweet of you.

I Made It Market

December 6th, 12-5 p.m.

at the Union Project–801 North Negley Ave. (corner of Negley and Stanton Avenues, in the Highland Park neighborhood)

Pittsburgh, PA 15206


It looks like there will be about 50 artists participating; I’ll have a lot of jewelry at discounted prices (including some items that aren’t on my website yet). Kat Milbrodt will be participating alongside me, with her lovely handmade bags. It should be a good stop for handmade goods that won’t break the bank.

November 9, 2008

Artists Image Resource

Posted in Look, Make, Shop tagged , , at 1:20 pm by onetinyacorn

I attended Pittsburgh’s Handmade Arcade yesterday, which is always a fun mixture of art demonstrations, lovely handmade crafts, and yummy baked goods. I was mostly eyeing the practical items–wallets and notebooks, for instance–but I ended up buying a photograph by Jennifer Howison. She turns little wooden finger puppets into a large cast of characters with paint, then photographs them. I had a hard time choosing just one, but settled on the one with whose characters I felt a certain resonance.

See the figure on the far right, the one that looks a little out of place next to the others? That’s me. I mean that in a quirky, good way, not a sobbing-in-a-psychiatrist’s-office kind of way.

Artists Image Resource was there, too, screenprinting postcards and huge copies of the front-page news on the morning that Obama’s election was announced for free! If you’re in Pittsburgh, they have open studio sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. I haven’t been there yet, but they’re a non-profit, artist-run organization that is commited to educational programs. Sweet.

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