Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Salestice Sucess

Part of the Salestice crew (Patricia, Holly, Marie, me and Cindy)

This past Saturday was "Winter Salestice," a collaborative arts and crafts sale. It was help in a spacious loft in midtown that we cozied up with Christmas tunes and delicious treats provided by Candy Penny.

As the day progressed friends, co-workers and family visited, lounged, snacked and shopped. It was cheery and relaxed and we all left with some extra pocket cash.

The helpful husband hanging tiny gnomes on a tree.
The Sugar Market table.

Sugar Market pillows

Items that didn't sell on Saturday will be available at Sugar Market.

Friday, December 5, 2008

101 Reasons

Just in time for the holidays I found this on poppytalk. Click this link to see what they are!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I told you there was a theme...

Back by popular command! These precious gnome ornaments are an update of last years version that was available through my old shop Sweetninja. This year...double the pleasure...double the fun! They come as a couple instead of a lonely little guy. Everyone likes company during the holidays! Little gnome couples are now available in the shop.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holiday Cards are Here!

This years holiday card is printed and ready to go! There are some in the shop right now and some will be coming with me to the Winter Salestice next weekend. There's definitely a gnome theme running this year and this is just the beginning...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Winter Craft Sale

If you are going to be in the NYC area on Saturday Dec 6th come check out "Winter Salestice." It's a one day market place for all things handmade and special. A great place to find unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Election Day

Happy Election day! Here's what it looks like in my neighborhood. Hopefully tomorrow still looks so cheery!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pillow Talk

After a brief (2 1/2 weeks to be exact) hiatus from the working world it's time to go back to the old 9-5. I had delusions of grandeur when it came to how much of my own crafting I'd get done during that time. I was productive...just not as productive as I intended.

However I had a good start of stock piling goods for an upcoming holiday sale, (more on that soon) as well as officially opening Sugar Market on Etsy.

Above is a taste of what I've been working on. I've been trying a lot of different hand printing techniques. This pillow was created by stamps I cut from foam and mounted on plexi. The front is organic cotton and the back is luscious mohair.

The pillow is tucked in the basket of my beloved Electra "Townie," cruiser.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Holiday Preview

Last year gnomes were really popular in my old shop Sweet Ninja, around the holidays. I'm working on a few variations for this year. Here's just a little taste....

Friday, October 17, 2008

Carving out a little time to Carve

It's the time of year when we hack innocent squash off their vines, not to eat, but to adorn with intricate cuts. Here's a look at how my family's turned out. Mine won the award for "scariest pumpkin." Can you guess which one it is?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In the words of LL Cool J..."Don't call it a Come Back!"

I've been quiet but I haven't been idle. Here is just a sneak peak of the new "Sugar Market," that is in the works. I have several projects started with many more in mind. Most will have printing (block printing, silk screening, lino cuts or gocco) involved. Some sewn, some not. Many with natural or re-purposed materials being used.

That's all you get....for now.