I’ve been super busy in my non-craft related world lately (by “super busy” I mean, spending several hours playing catch-up on episodes of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders reality show… my kicks used to be that good! Seriously!) and so I’ve been slack on the updates. I promised you sketches and while they’ve been done, they most certainly have *not* been photo’d or scanned, and thus they are not here. Because I know you’re DYING to know, sketches have involved lots of peacocks, bunnies, and goldfish. Also foxes and a few swoopy art nouveau flowers. I have a request for turtles, also, but I have to admit I’m having trouble working the sketches out on that.
But, what else have I been up to?
(1) Bust Craftacular
+ = AWESOME!
I am IN! WHOOHOO! I applied to share a booth at Bust’s Holiday Craftacular with the incredible Ms. Alyssa Ettinger and we got in! I’ll have a 4×3 space to fill up with my stuff, but I have this sneaking suspicion that won’t be very difficult… Its new and odd to be doing fairs as “Stereoette” and without the NYC Craft Mafia banner – it actually forces me to think that I might have gotten in because my own stuff was cool and not just because I was a part of a great collective.
Then again, maybe they just figured they’d let me piggyback on Alyssa ;o)
I’m very excited to be back at Craftacular this year, and hopefully, this time, I’ll start working a little earlier. There are a lot of jewelry designers this year, from what I’ve seen on Etsy and the Switchboards, but nobody is really doing anything like what I do (cuz I’m so *creative* or somethin’) so I’m feeling confident that if my customer is there, I will at least get good feedback.
(2) Buy Handmade
Even if you can’t make it to NYC for the Craftacular, you can still buy crafty this winter. Etsy, Design Sponge, Burda Patterns, the Craft Mafia and others have started an online petition urging everyone to buy handmade goods this holiday season. Since I am well aware that my two readers are Steph and Misty, and since they keep me in business, I know that all my readers are buying homemade this holiday, but for the rest of you who stumbled upon this blog looking for lord knows what, support cottage industry (heck, studio apartment industry in my case) and take the pledge! I did, I’m number 777.
Its not just for crafters – its for buyers too! So, please go sign the petition, and head to Etsy or one of the many indie shopping websites to buy something made by someone who CARED about it for your loved ones this holiday season!