Tuesday, July 27, 2010

come see us this weekend!

I've been working like crazy while also preparing for the Red Hot Art Festival this weekend July 31 and Aug 1. If you are near Minneapolis definitely come check out our booth.

I'm joining forces with my friend Shanon of My Fine Garden and our booth is going to look adorable. I'll have my STELLA + HODGE jewelry, cards and prints there and some new stuff. Shanon will have her gorgeous photography and super cute bunting from her other shop Iris Made This. I'm in a mad dash to pull everything together in the next few days, but it should be a lot of fun.

Two days of fun in the historic Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood of Minneapolis. You'll find 100 art booths, 25 bands and local food venders. Stop by and visit!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

itizen - tell your story

Want to tell a story about an interesting item, gift or keepsake? Is there something really interesting about the history of that painting or a funny story about how you found that vintage necklace?

1. Tag it. You can put an itizen TRACKit tag on it. There are two kinds of Itizen TRACKit Tags: Stick-On Tags for hard stuff and Sew-On Tags for soft stuff.

2. Tell it. Register your code and share a story. Who made it, where it came from, how you got it, what made you want it, whatever you like.

3. Give it. Start the unique journey. Give it as a gift. Sell it in your shop. Or just pass it along to someone special. Ask them to add their own stories about it on itizen.com, using the TRACKit code

4. Track it. Follow the story. After you give or sell something, follow its continuing adventures through your Itizen account, with new chapters being added by all the people it meets. Who knows where it'll go?

I think this could be really cool for etsy shop owners. A great way to tell the story of their unique items! itizen.com

Monday, July 12, 2010

cynthia vardhan ceramics

I love anything with pattern. Vintage wallpaper, wrapping paper, fabric, you name it. I am now also in love with these dishes by potter Cynthia Vardhan. Each piece is hand-decorated with pigmented clay. Pieces also may include decals and metallic lusters which create additional layers. All of this gives the pieces their distinctive raised patterns. Simply Gorgeous. Visit her etsy shop CynthiaVardhan.etsy.com.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

cuff cuteness

I am anxiously stalking my mailbox awaiting the arrival of my new Ponder and Stitch cuff. I love the vintage fabric and who can resist the adorable button closure! Amy will also  happily customize your cuff with an embroidered word or phrase. Love her shop. The hardest part was deciding which one to order. I'm awaiting the cute one below with the brown button, I love the turquoise roses and medallion print. It reminds me of vintage wallpaper. I've posted some other cuffs available in her shop.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July weekend!

I'm anxious to get out of town to the cabin to enjoy the holiday weekend. I'm wrapping up my first month at my new job and am looking forward to a little escape. I rounded up some patriotic ideas for your holiday weekend. Enjoy!

Vintage tablecloth bunting by VintageHome
Guy Fieri's 4th of July Cocktail  
Jalapeno Cheeseburger from Epicurious
Fireworks Pompoms and Star Medallions by Martha Stewart

Need to brush up on your flag etiquette? Get some tips here.