Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Stuff for Fall

I've been up late the past few nights working on some new hat designs. I'm really digging the new animal hats with the cute ears. Bears and monkeys should be next, till then, here's an idea of what I got going on. Be on the lookout for some of these on my Etsy page. Let me know if you've got any special requests.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Silly Dreams

I had a dream last night that I was doing some shopping at an outdoor market. Suddenly I see the boy that I used to be infatuated with when I was in the 7th grade. I hadn't seen him in nearly a decade. We jokingly say that we should really meet more often than once every 10 years. He invites me to meet for some coffee sometime tomorrow, and I delightfully accept. We say our goodbyes and go our separate ways.

About 10 paces on, I realize that we never set a time, coffee house, nor did I even catch his number. I turn around and see him turning the next corner, so I then start to chase after him. The next few blocks of the city then begin to turn into a multidimensional labyrinth. After only a few moments of searching, I decide to go back to my apartment where my husband and dog greet me just as I'm approaching the door.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Different Kind of Autumn

For as long as I can remember, I have longed for the season of Fall. Having been a Texan all my life, the notion of falling leaves, bundling up for 50 degree weather and experiencing seasons in general is a rather foreign notion. The typical Autumn here is far from what the rest of country knows. For the most part, things are still pretty green. Cold snaps don't hit us till late November, and even still, a snap to us is 55 degrees. The only time vegetation actually does die is when we're hit with weeks of dry heat in the middle of October.

I went around town the other day to give you an idea of what Autumn looks like in the Alamo City.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Race to Space

I woke up today to an insane amount of views to my Etsy store today... nearly 300! All before noon too, and views are still climbing. The item behind this surge is my rocket necklace. I'm not too sure why, but I do suspect that it is because I entered it in Etsy's Space Craft Contest.

In just the past 12 hours, this little necklace has gotten over nearly 600 views alone. Either way, I'm still super stoked that lots of peeps are taking a look at my stuff.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Urban Street Bazaar 11

Now that the dust has cleared on a fun filled weekend, I am finally able to post about it. My crafting partner in crime, Val, and I got into Dallas late Thursday night, which gave us all of Friday to roam around the city. That evening we decided to hit up the Texas State Fair. I love going to the fair... so much food everywhere! I decided to try the fried beer which looked like ravioli. I did not care for it at all!

There we are after hitting up the Texas wine tasting booths just in time to catch the parade.

Saturday came with a vengeance. It was also the same day as the Red River Shootout, and since I went to UT, I of course was rooting for the longhorns. The only bummer about me being in Dallas during TX/OU weekend is that I'm bad luck. In all the years I've gone up there since 1999, I have never seen UT win against OU. The only times they've won are when I stay home. Whomp, whomp.

You'd never know there was a huge game in town though, because there were so many people in the Bishop Arts District for the Bazaar! Things started rolling really quickly so I forgot to take pics of our booth on the first day. The pics below are from the second day of the Bazaar, Sunday.

As you can see, there wasn't much left... Our knit/crochet hats and scarves were selling like hotcakes! In addition to what we had there, we were still making while at the fair, and those were selling as soon as they were finished!

Yup, that frame is looking a bit sparse...

This was my nice little ring display set up at the front of the booth.

After a long (and successful) two days of selling, Val and I had a much deserved beer! Eno's Pizza on Bishop Street was AMAZING! I'm so going back the next time I'm in Dallas!

And this was our reward for our weekend!

We had such a blast, and its a shame that this was the last Urban Street Bazaar. While it's nice to see its reincarnate, Indie Genius continue on with the vibe of the Bazaar, I'm still bummed that I won't be going up there to participate in this awesome craft show anymore.