Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And Squidfire Too!

Bring your mom - Squidfire is the day before Mother's Day!

I'm In!

I will be a Crafty Bastard on June 28th in Silver Spring, MD!
I will also be sweating it out for 3 whole days at Artscape. You must come visit and bring water!

Style is out!

My issue of Style is out now! I am so honored to be in this magazine, and in this article about "cutting-edge design in Baltimore." I never would have thought that I could be in an article with Christian Siriano of Project Runway!

I must make a small correction to my article though. I am quoted as saying “The night before Jewish weddings, the mother of the bride and groom will often break a plate together...” That is not an accurate quote. I was referring to a (not often practiced) tradition that I have discussed in my blog called Tenaim. The Tenaim ceremony announces that two families have come to an agreement on the marriage of their two children. At the ceremony, the Tenaim document, a pre-wedding contract that sets out this agreement, was read out loud, signed and witnessed, and a plate is smashed to seal the deal. The mothers of the couple break the plate, symbolizing the impending breaks in their relationships with their children, who will soon take responsibility for feeding each other. Others give the broken pieces to eligible "singles" as if to say, "May a plate be broken for you soon."

Learn about other plate breaking traditions here.
To see a wedding plate project click before and after .

Thursday, April 24, 2008

random rings

These are a few new rings from todays batch. I also cranked out 6 pairs of earrings. Phew, no matter how much I make, I feel like it is never enough.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Everyday People.

I hate selling, so glad I can do it on the internet. For more Everyday People cartoons, click here.

So Cool!

Craft:blog shared my Earth Day ideas with their readers! Happy Earth Day! Thanks to VerreEncore for the use of her great photo!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Random Poetry Break and Giveaway!

If you happened to catch This American Life this weekend, you probably heard many different variation of the poem, This is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams . I don't know why, but I found it endlessly amusing. I never studied this poem in school, but apparently everyone else has and had to write their own version of it. I guess, what is so appealing, is just how unapologetic the poet is in this supposed note that he left on the fridge. This is the original version.

I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox
and which you were probably saving for breakfast
Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold

Here are two variations that I particularly like:
1. by Kenneth Koch:
I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer.I am sorry, but it was morning,
and I had nothing to do and its wooden beams were so inviting.

2.by David Rakoff:
At our wedding I disappeared briefly to have sex with your sister up against the back of the port-o-sans.
What could I say the chardonnay was so fresh and cold and I, so full of love and dis-sense of family.
And I said I’m sure one day we will laugh about this well, by one day I meant that day and by we, I meant me and by laugh... I meant laugh.

Here is my take
I have broken your grandmother's plate that was securely displayed in the oak china cabinet
and which you were probably saving for when your young children marry

Forgive me, I was bored, it was beautiful and I had nothing to wear.

I want your non-apologies. Write your version of the poem and you will be entered to win this Diana Fayt pendant! Don't be shy, just do it! It's fun! I will give you until May 10th. For inspiration, you can download the episode of This American Life here.

Happy Earthday Eve!

What are you doing to celebrate? Check out my new post on Crafting in a Green World for some ideas!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Holy Moly!

I'm doin' the front page dance for a second time in one day! Wow!

Doin' the front page dance!

Love it when I am on the Etsy front page on Saturday! This is one of my favorite lists!

Friday, April 18, 2008

BEST Earthday Giveaway!

You are running out of time to enter the BEST Earthday Giveaway! Check the blog for info.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Busy day!

I had a nice busy day yesterday! Can you pick out the new Diana Fayt Pendants?? All pendants made from Diana Fayt plates will now earn $5 for Art with a Heart, a Baltimore charity who provides interactive, hands-on art activities to disadvantaged families and children, and to people with developmental and physical challenges (as if you needed another reason to buy one!)

Monday, April 14, 2008

New on CAGW.

You'll never guess what this bag is made of! Check out my new post on Crafting in a Green World!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Wow! Thanks Craft:Blog for the mention of our accidental collaboration! We have had such a great responce to this, we have decided to do it again! Stay tuned for some yummy yellow Diana Fayt jewelry coming soon.
I found this tiny scrap today and made a ring.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I "Heart" Diana Fayt

I have been such a huge fan of Diana Fayt's work since I stumbled across her site about a year ago. Diana's process is very labor intensive and includes approximately thirteen steps from beginning to end. The result is undeniably beautiful with intricate texture, luscious color, and detailed organic shapes. When I came across this photo of a broken plate on Cory Alckelmire's blog, and read how it had been abused by the postal service, I was equally devastated for her loss, and giddy at the thought of getting to work with one of Diana Fayt's plates. With permission from the artist, and the generosity of Corey, I was able to get my paws on it. Thank you ladies! It was even more beautiful in person.
For larger photos, please see me flickr site.

There are a few available on my Etsy site now with $5 from each sale going to Art with a Heart, a Baltimore charity who provides interactive, hands-on art activities to disadvantaged families and children, and to people with developmental and physical challenges.

Friday, April 04, 2008

New Bumper Sticker

Available at MuthaCrafter! I am still working on the maternity shirts and onesies...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Today's news

This is from a great custom job that I did this week from pottery shards that were blessed by monks in South Korea. Hopefully I will get some of the good vibes.
I am love with these litle bees, starting to feel a bit like Whitney.

I just got notification that I will be a vendor at Tigerfest. Not sure what I have gotten myself into, but it should be fun. If things aren't selling well, I can always ride a mechanical bull!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Presidential rings

Because somewhere, out there, there is a person who would love to have a JFK or Nixon ring...

Can't wait for spring!!