Wednesday, January 30, 2008


In case you want to know way to much about me, my bio is up at the Batimore Etsy Street Team Blog now!

Monday, January 28, 2008

New Life For Left Over Paint Chips

Need some ideas for using up those left over paint chips from your last home improvement project? Check out these ideas in my newest post on Crafting in a Green World!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Work, Finally!

I was finally able to get a new batch of work made! I hired a nanny to come hang with the boy, 2 days a week, so I can get in some quality plate breaking time. Hopefully I will be right on track with a bunch of new stock for the spring craft show season. Can't wait!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Junk Mail Love - Part II

Get another dose of my Junk Mail Love on Crafting in a Green World today!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Please check in with this Brand New shop on Etsy, from designer Kit Puliz, called Engauge. I can't wait to see what great designs she has up her sleeve! Good Luck Kit!

Monday, January 14, 2008


FYI - It is woodland creature week on!

Junk Mail Love - Part I

Read the first of my Junk Mail Love posts on Crafting in a Green World!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Kitchen mini-makeover.

I had to do a mini kitchen makeover this week to make room for my new Kitchenaid Mixer! (Thanks mom!) So, I moved my spices into these great magnetic cans from Bed Bath and Beyond. They stick right to the fridge. Just think of the organizing possibilities!

When I filling out papers for my mixer with the manager, he had to ask for my email address. Imagine me standing in the fine porcelain/wedding registry section of BB&B trying to tell him, not too loudly, that my email was actually He looked a little scared.

Can you tell I like green?

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I must have been living under a rock or something. Has anyone else seen CB2? It is the contemporary Crate and Barrel. Lots of great stuff.

Feeling Fancy

I just had to show everyone this amazing necklace from ImogeneandAnnie. So. Nice. This makes me want to work in silver again.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

We're the B.E.S.T!

The Baltimore Etsy Street team is in full effect! Check out our teams blog learn about all of the members, see some work and learn about future events! Daily member profiles will be starting on Thursday!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Crafting in a Green World

For most contemporary green crafters, myself included, crafting with recycled materials began at childhood. Growing up before prepackaged craft kits were everywhere, I was forced to recycle if I was going to satisfy my need to create. I learned that a well appropriated paper towel roll can be transformed into anything from a fort to a pair of boots, given enough tape.

Today's green crafters have taken this childlike creative spirit, and combined it with rebellion for mass consumerism and a concern for the planet. The result is the creation of imaginative and functional objects with a twist. It is a great feeling to give a new life to what some might think of as trash. Goodwill has become the new craft store!

I am so proud to be a part of this growing green crafting movement and excited to share my finds on a new website called Crafting in a Green World, part of the Green Options network. Please check it out and learn something new about living green and crafting green! Feel free to leave comments and suggestions on either site! Here is my first post!

Sunday, January 06, 2008


This was so much fun, I had to share. Dip fresh mint leaves in candy chocolate (the kind that hardens when it cools.) Really yummy!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Must See...

220 pieces of toast make up the flip book style video of the Book of Spam. It is a must see.

Vintage Bead Boutique!

There is something so satisfying about burying your hand in a big pile of colorful beads, isn't there? My friend Annie is a lot like me in that she loves beads, but does not really like to use them in her work. She has decided to share her vintage collection with the world in her new Etsy shop VintageBeadBoutique. I can't wait to see what amazing finds she has stashed away.
(I think she is just looking for a new reason to visit Providence RI...)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

From the "why didn't I think of that" file...

Paris designer Thomas Jaillot together with Marco De Michelis will introduce a Silver Scissor that wraps around your wrist. From Toy Me.