Saturday, March 28, 2009

refinishing furniture

What can I say, I'm like my mother!
I dropped of my biannual donation at salvation army and decided to pop in for a minute just to see if there were any must haves. As soon as I walked in the door I noticed a upholstered topped chest in mustard paint, and was pleased to discover it was cedar. I love chests and am on a mission to have a collection of them in my life.

I decided with the wheels, and the condition it was in, it was a must buy, of course, but needed to be refinished.
Why wait, I apparently had energy to burn today, so I stripped the trunk and oiled it. I still need to detail inside the patterns.

Maybe my sister will help me out with an upholstered top later. ;o]

Thursday, March 12, 2009

B-native Shop-n-Sip in New Orleans, Support local artists! is an amazing website run by a New Orleans native and is dedicated to supporting local artists. The website has a wonderful variety of makers, writers, crafters, and jewelry artists to browse.

This month, every Thursday from 5pm-7pm Bar Uncommon (Located in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel at 817 Common St., 504.525.1111) will be hosting a b-native Shop-n-Sip where the locals can come meet the artists, sip some cocktails, and shop!

Not only will there be different and amazing artists featured every week, there will be drink specials, and free valet parking.

***I'll be showing my work next week, Thursday March 19, and will offer a 15% discount to my customers who mention this Blog post!***

So spread the word to family and friends who love a good cocktail, handmade goods, and of course unforgettable handmade jewelry. Thanks yall!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

American Craft Council in Baltimore

This past weekend was the annual ACC show in Baltimore. My sister Allison, also know as tigerlilly from was juried into a new area called "AltCraft", where new/up & coming artists are allowed to show their work for the retail portion of the show. This section of the show is only 2 years old.

me and allison at the ACC show

I flew to Baltimore last Tuesday to help my sister for the weekend, which was a great opportunity for us to meet new friends and artists, and get a feel for the show in general. We plan to join forces in the future, both working together to propel our ideas and jewelry/artworks forward. Here are some of the other 'AltCraft' Artists!

Wonderful people, beautiful ceramics, and our neighbors at the show. This was their 1st market, and I hope to see them in the future.

Rania Hassan
How could you not love these?

Sweet Pepita!

" hip." reworked vintage clothes for kids!

Beautiful Ceramics, with hand painted birds, flowers,and leaves.

edgy glass jewelry, that reminds me of cells