Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Supplies Me! Art + Craft Supply Sale

Want to get crafty with the best of us? Come on down to the first-ever Supplies Me! Art + Craft Supply Sale presented by Etsy Dallas. This is your chance to get your hands on some great crafty supplies from local handmade talents.

I'll be selling a ton of beads, pendants, charms, tools, and findings straight from my stash to yours. This is your chance to get some of Tefi's most prized possessions: JEWELERY SUPPLIES! Here's a sneak peek of what I will have to offer:

Most of my items up for sale run around $1.50 - some as low as fifty cents! Get lampwork pendants, pearls, pottery shard pendants, clasps, pewter charms, even pliers and cutters! I'll also have a pile of other random crafty supplies like stickers, ribbon and scrap paper. See you there!

WHEN: Saturday, June 26th

WHERE: The Blue Room @ South Side on Lamar

ADDRESS: 1409 S. Lamar, MAP

WHAT: Art + Craft supply sale brought to you by Etsy Dallas

EXTRAS: Free munchies, charity raffle, fun times

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yo-Yo Sculpture Necklaces Debut!

Nearly a year ago I began making yo-yo sculpture necklaces, but only recently debuted them at the 2nd Annual Spring Bash and the first ever Renegade Austin. I wanted to be sure that I crafted them just right before unleashing them onto the public. Each yo-yo is handsewn from scraps of designer and vintage fabrics. The finished piece is reinforced on the back and hung from silver chain with a spring clasp. Each sculpture necklace takes a few hours to make (both the design process and the actual crafting). I hope you love them as much as I do. Yesterday I listed a handful of these pieces in my Etsy shop after having a little fun over the weekend on a recent photo shoot in my backyard.

My Birthday In Navy, Coral and Lime

Saturday was my official "oh craps I'm 35" birthday, a.k.a. my second 28th birthday. I spent the day with my mom and Ian blowing money at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. I so rarely buy myself nice clothes and live by the "spend your wage" rule (no debt, no worries). This means, I had some money in the bank to fuel our wavering economy! In other words, I was a good citizen on Saturday. Just lookie what I gifted myself and my country:



Monday, May 24, 2010

Go to Public School

So yeah. I used to teach public school and am not a big fan of it, surprise surprise. What I am a huge fan of is the design collective out of Austin known as Public School. They were at the recent Renegade show with a neat-o photo booth. On my way back from a beer run (one for Tefi, one for Dylan), I decided to stop and get my portrait taken. It looks an awful lot like the ones I had taken from my teaching days. Minus the beers. Or maybe not. Check these guys out:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Web Design

I just updated my web site to showcase my logo font and the cool retro typewriter that inspired it. What do you think?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm Headed to Renegade Austin

Meet me there? This will be my very first Renegade show, both as a shopper and as a vendor. I'm honored to have been hand-picked among a select 200 from around the nation. Today I scored a treasury and curated it to showcase some of my favorites that will be selling at Renegade this weekend. Couple the excitement of my first Renegade Craft Fair with a long weekend visit to my old stomping ground of Austin, Texas. It has changed so much over the years since I lived there (1993-98), but it's still my beloved little big town. Come on down and be sure to stop by my booth! Pictured clockwise: Crown Bindery, Berkley Illustration, Cut Out and Collect, Nova Rhyme, Rar Rar Press, tefi (that's me!), Karmacrochet, Maryink, Pamela Michelle, Modest Ambition, Laura George, Dowdy Studio

Friday, May 7, 2010

My New Favorite Thing

I very, very rarely feature other people's handmade jewelry, but this necklace just took my breath away. From the seller's listing: "[Each] bright red, orange, and yellow cherry tomato started as a copper circle that was domed, sifted with enamel, and kiln-fired to perfection. Enameled leafy stems are scattered around the necklace and the tomatoes are connected with sterling silver jump rings so that the necklace moves and drapes just right." I want to freakin' eat this necklace. Gimme gimme!
Cherry Tomato Necklace: $600

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spotted At the Bash: Bradley Whitford

This is an article I wrote for the Etsy Dallas/Handmade Bash blog. Enjoy! Holy Toledo, Batman! Several vendors - Silla Soup, Hip Hazel Hoops, and Wrap Couture - got a glimpse (and even talked with) super actor, Bradley Whitford at Saturday's insanely fun Spring Bash - our 7th show to date. Best known for his roles in The West Wing and Studio 60 (and lesser known role of a smarmy Fed in A Perfect World), Whitford is in Dallas filming his upcoming TV show The Good Guys. The [ahem, good-lookin'] actor took time out of his busy filming schedule to stop by the Bash in support local artists. Incredible! We are truly humbled and star-struck with his visit. Hey Bradley - did you buy anything? Email us! We are dying to know... More about The Good Guys (from Wikipedia): The series is being filmed primarily in Dallas, Texas and is making use of the Fair Park area as much as possible for its diverse shooting locations and so as not to disturb the residents. The show was originally planned to be set in Los Angeles until Dallas city officials convinced creator Matt Nix to set the show in Dallas. Nix said of Dallas, "It’s a great city to jump on the hood of a car." Production work on the series began in January 2010 and principal photography of the pilot wrapped in early February 2010. Cast members spent time shadowing their real-life Dallas counterparts to prepare for their roles.