Friday, February 29, 2008

New postcard!

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Wow! We are bigtime!

Holy Moly! Etsy is on Martha Today!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Recycled Photo Collage

Learn about this cool recycled photo collage, in my post, on Crafting in a Green World.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Shop update!

As promised, there are new earrings, necklaces and melamine pendants available in my shop now! New broken plate pendanys very soon. For a sneak peek, check out my flickr site. I've been a busy girl!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Feelin Fancy!

I am feeling fancy this week! A few of these will be available on my Etsy shop this weekend! Plus stay tuned for new earring and rings!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Big News!

For those that I have not already spilled the beans to...Rachael Ray will be wearing Broken Plate Pendants on her show and featuring them in her Every Day Magazine! Ahh!

I sent Rachael a necklace, on a whim, earlier this month in the hopes that she might wear it on air. A week after I sent it, I got a call from her stylist saying that she loved it and wanted more samples for her wardrobe! She even told me that she wished I had contacted her earlier because she was thinking of using one for a cover shoot! How crazy is that?? Although I missed that cover deadline, she will have plenty more covers to shoot. Anyway, I overnighted her 10 pieces to pick from for the shows she filmed yesterday and today which will air next week. The stylist was going to try to get one on The View, but I guess that did not pan out. Hopefully something I sent goes well with her wardrobe and Broken Plate Pendants will make thier TV debut sometime next week! I am super excited that when she wears one, I will be on the ending credits and on the What's Rach Wearing section of her website. If that was not cool enough, she will be sending one to a photoshoot to be featured in her Every Day Faves section of her magazine. How lucky am I?

So glad I got a birdfeeder...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

St. Patricks Giveaway!

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, BEST will be raffling off a bounty of handmade treasures, including work from sweetpepita, jenygwen, miscelena, byamandagotsch, jenmenkhaus, dandelionblu, my sister colescloset, vwstudios and Me! These pieces and more will be given away to one lucky member of our mailing list, so sign up now! The drawing will take place on March 10th, and the package will be mailed once we receive a mailing address. Good Luck!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Thanks Modish!

What a cool discovery on a lazy Sunday morning! One of my favorite blogs, Modish, featured my work! Thanks!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Design + Obama = Love

Designers love Obama. Check it out.

Future Me

Future Me ~ a website and a book where you can write Future You an email that will be emailed to you in the future. Why not?


These pieces, made from Kristen Ferrell's melamine Superhero plate, will be available on Etsy soon!

Monday, February 11, 2008

St. Patricks Giveaway Sampler Sneak Peak!

BEST members are busily preparing a giveaway sampler... complete details will be announced on the BEST blog on February 18th, but in the meantime - take a look at the goodies we have so far. Want a chance to win the sampler? Sign up for out Google Group mailing list. Work pictured by Amanda Gotsch, SweetPepita, JenMenkhaus & Me.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Crafty Site of the Day!

I will be featured on the Crafty Site of the Day Gadget of the Day on February 15th! The Crafty Site of the Day gadget is a desktop application that people using Vista can download from Windows Live. The gadget showcases a different craft-related website every day (crafty bloggers, artists, designers & crafters working in all media, craft organizations, cool craft supply stores, retail stores that sell crafty wares, etc.). Thanks Eucalyptus Handmade!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Don't Break Hearts, Break Plates!

You have until Valentines day to enter Teensygreen's Don't Break Hearts, Break Plates Giveway! Go enter!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Another busy week!

I had a pretty productive week so far, just in time to enjoy the 70 degree weather! I will start adding stuff to my Etsy site over the next few days. The bottom batch was made from plate scraps that my neighboors mom discovered while digging a pond! There were at least 4-5 different plate patterns. I love doing projects like these.

Library of Congree Flickr Page!

The Library of Congress has a Flickr page! It is amazing! They started this project as a way to share photos with people who may not visit the library website and as an experiment with web communities. Many of these photos were provided to the Library with no further information, they are asking folks with any information to comment and add notes to the photos. They have left all the tagging up to the viewers, encourage many comments and are asking the public to request the types of photos we would like to see in the future. The coolest part is that these photos are pretty large and could printed! Wow. The pilot program will only last as long as there is user intrest so go, see, comment!!! Here are the FAQ's.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Charley Harper

I had a great Sunday morning! After Nolan ate his breakfast he fell back asleep for a mid-morning nap. Everyone else in the house was still asleep (even the dog!) and I was able to watch Sunday Morning with a cup of coffee and a piece or orange choclate chunk cake. Yes, I am a dork, but a happy dork! Anyway, there was a story about Todd Oldham and his effort to share Charley Harper's work with the world throught the book Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life. I had never seen his work, but the moment I did, I was in love! Oldham is even using his images as inspiration for his work with La-Z-Boy.

Anyway, just had to share some images and give a clue for a good Birthday present for me =)