Saturday, September 18, 2010


I was at Glutch-O-Rama, a street fair in NE neighborhood near broadway. I saw a very exciting kids parade, some goats and tasted a delicous sandwich. I didn't sell anything, but I was able to work on the vendor fair luggage tags. Sitting in the sun and sewing. No complaints!


I had the honor of trading with a fellow artist - Megan Hooker. She took an old beautiful calendar that I couldn't bear to get rid of and turned it into beautiful cards and envelops. I made her a custom camera case in exchange. Here are some pics.

2010 Materials Vendor fair - promo items

This month I've had the opportunity to work with Uliko and Daewon to create promo items for the 2010 materials vendor show. I created the items in exchange for some old leather that Daewon had in storage. It was a lot of work and I'll need more than a week to knock out 39 pieces again. Enjoy the pictures!

Store Updates - a mixed bag

Teaming with retail is a good way to get my stuff out there but there's been some development, both good and bad...

Frock - winter 2008 - stock ran out
Atomic Daylight - fall 2009 and going strong
Jet - fall 2009 -  late spring 2010 - didn't work out
Exit 21 - fall 2009 - fall 2010 - closed
Redux - spring 2009 - today...
New! Stella's on 21st - fall 2010 as of last week.
Frock - fall 2010 (just a couple bought, but might lead to more)

Monday, August 30, 2010


Here are the photos from Neglected's photoshoot. Enjoy!

Alberta Street Fair

The Alberta street fair was the 21st of August. I shared a booth with Attic Journals and Miguel helped set up and take down the booth. It was a huge help! The day was pretty successful. I sold 9 items, which is a record for me! They were the smaller card holders, but lots of them. Attic Journals did well too. I'm done with shows for a little while now. I want to get ready for the holiday fairs and back into more stores. I'm no longer in Jet and exit 21 closed this weekend. I need to get back into some consignment retail.

Here's the poster from the street fair!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Michelle in slate and orange sold!!!

I've sold another one on etsy! I just have to get it into the mail. It's off to Maryland.

Mississippi Street Fair - Photos

Here are some photos of the Mississippi Street Fair. The sales were good and I got the chance to share a booth with a good friend Michelle Sanders of Attic Books. We are going to be sharing again on the Alberta Street fair in 3 weeks!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mississippi Street Fair

I am showing this Saturday at the Mississippi Street Fair. It was a bit of a fluke. I was just going to be able to put something outside a friend's residence. One of my friends, who make reclaimed journals ended up double booked. I am running her booth and putting mine in the mix. I have crossed fingers that this will be worth the over 12 hour day that I will put in. If nothing else, this "hobby" keeps me honest and grateful to have a daytime job. Here is a lovely graphic to inspire all the Portlanders to come to Mississippi Street Fair. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Latest Etsy sale

I had sold the Mark in black, but in following up the wallet was too small to fit all his cards, Joey from Brooklyn.  He send the wallet back and I made him a Scott in Black on Black. I think I did good. Joey's review, "I ended up exchanging this for a slightly larger wallet (The Scott) and the seller was incredibly nice and helpful about it. The wallet is absolutely beautiful and well made. Highly recommended."
Aww. I love a good review. I love that one of my wallets found a good home!

June Last Thursday

Here is a shot of my table on Alberta from last thursday. I sold four items, which is double my etsy sales. March forth marching band on stilts and a sun break from the soggy spring. It was a good evening.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2nd sale on ETSY!

The Tiffany aka castanza answer...

Here is a wallet that I made for my friend at work with this beautiful woven material. I hope he enjoys it!

Rose Festival Booth

The Rose Festival was a bit sloppy for my taste, but I met some wonderful artists. I traded for some wonderful art and jewerly and sold a whopping 2 items.  Here's a shot of my booth.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rose Festival Booth!

I'm am going to have a booth at the 2010 Rose Festival Waterfront Park. I'm in the Handmade Nation section. Wish me luck

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!! This is a special request from my mom. I hope you enjoy it.

Aimee - 2.0

Here is an update on the orginal wallet. It's a lovely simple design that fits cards and has a snap for secure closure.

Tiffany in white and blue

Here is the first official Tiffany. I added a snap closure for a more security. There are shades of the tiffany blue with the cover made of a soft suede.