make time to make.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Super Secret Geek-kon Post

If you are planning to attend GEEK-KON in Madison next weekend October 6 & 7, please keep reading because this post is for you!

Here's the scoop. Space Oddities will be vending at this event and I plan to bring lots of geeky craft goodness. This is your chance to get a freebie and just have fun. All you have to do is leave a comment in this post and tell me who your favorite superhero is. Everyone who posts gets a free 1" pinback button which is guaranteed to be awesome. Just STOP BY MY TABLE AT GEEK-KON, mention this post and you can pick your pin. In addition, the very first lucky person to post will get another super special freebie when stopping at my table at the event. So geeks, nerds and girlfriends and moms of geeks and nerds who are attending for morale support, please represent!

Okay go! (I really hope some of you folks are reading!)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I've been tagged...TWICE! Once by SugarbeeDesign and once by The Rocking Pony. So I guess I'd better do this thing already!

I am supposed to list 6 random things about myself. Hmmm. Okay. Here goes.

1. I went to Panera three times TODAY. Once for breakfast, once for lunch, once for an afternoon coffee break. This is an obscene and expensive addiction.

2. I won my school spelling bee in 7th grade - but did not get any further than the city spelling bee. The word I effed up? Sabotage. Ironic? Yes.

3. I have a Nike-checkmark-shaped scar on my right hand that is the result of a fight my brother and I had on an airplane when we were kids.

4. I am considering moving to San Antonio in the spring. I have never ever been there before.

5. I love scrabble and boggle and any other word games. I love you if you will play them with me.

6. When I was pregnant with my son I craved mashed potatoes and orange soda constantly.

Okay now it's my turn to tag six people. And I'm off to do that now!

Handmade for the Holidays!

Space Oddities and Applepanda will be bringing lots of crafty goodness to the 3rd Annual Holiday Craftacular in Madison, Wisconsin this winter! The craftacular is on November 24 & 25 - just in time for your Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy - and will be held at the High Noon Saloon.

My dear friend Jessi is flying in from New Mexico that weekend and we will be sharing a booth at this event. That's where Applepanda comes in! Originally Applepanda was Jessi and I collaborating our work to make greeting cards with fun removable felt gifts. Since both of our lives are so wild and busy lately (and because we live super far away from each other) we have not have much success collaborating recently. But Jessi has some great ideas for fun gifts and felty awesomeness for the show and plans to continue adding items into etsy shop going forward.

It's going to be the best craftacular yet! If you live in the Madison area please come check it out. Click on the flyer above for details and be sure to check Glitter Workshop's Website for a list of vendors in the coming weeks.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

more mushrooms

Now as a card set! I can't get enough and have used this design everywhere. I really love how it turned out on natural brown and beige colored cardstock. Awesome!

Friday, September 21, 2007

What are YOU wearing today?

Okay, I know this would work better with a picture but hey, what the heck...

Today I am wearing:
black tank top screen printed with pale pink unicorn
layered over hot pink t-shirt
Light blue and white checkered bandana screen printed in hot pink with etsy logo (wearing this as a hair wrap)
black and white owl necklace

Holy accessory overkill, batman!

I feel like I look about twelve years old. But I also feel GREAT and have decided it works.
I love that so much of my wardrobe and accessories are handmade by an array of awesome artists and crafters.
Isn't it grand?

Okay, your turn!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Something new.

I will be adding new onesie designs to my etsy shop soon! I only have a few left after the show this weekend but will be pressing more in an array of baby and kid sizes over the next few weeks. The owl and butterfly designs were the result of a collaboration between me and my fantastic husband, Chad. I LOVE working with him. It's so much more fun to create when I have someone to share it with! He is working on a few new things of his own for his etsy shop which he plans to open soon. Yay!

Home from Renegade!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Renegade over the weekend! It was such a fun show and a beautiful weekend. It was just fantastic to meet so many nice and talented artists and crafters. I made some great purchases including a camera strap from Souldier , an adorable shirt for my daughter from Craftpaca, fun postcards from Rar Rar Press, and few other assorted goodies from vendors that are slipping my mind right now.

The highlight of my weekend outside of Renegade was spending some quality time with my dear friend Leah who was kind enough to put me up for 3 nights. We were able to watch some stupid TV that I would never have time to watch at home, hang out at her boyfriend's bar, have leisurely breakfasts…it really made the weekend for me. So thanks, Leah. You are truly outrageous.

And…speaking of stupid television…or well, stupid videos on You Tube anyway, you must watch the hipster olympics if you haven't already. So. Flippin. Funny. GO HERE and you'll see what I mean. Please watch it all. The last ten seconds is the funniest.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Short Cut To Mushrooms

New onesies ready for Renegade!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Renegade Craft Fair!

Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago is this weekend! The fair is September 15 & 16 on Division street between Damen & Wood Street. I am sharing booth 176 with Sarah Ogren and we'd be thrilled if you stop by to visit us! You can find more info about Renegade HERE

Monday, September 10, 2007

Space Oddities at Glitter Workshop!

If you live in the Madison, WI area you can now find some of my work at Glitter Workshop, downtown Madison at 920 E. Johnson Street. Right now you can find some of my newest tote bag designs in the store and I will hopefully be bringing in some cards and other goodies soon. Glitter is full to the brim with fun hand made goodies from some amazing artists. Check it out!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

the latest.

This fantastic new mushroom design will be making its way into my etsy shop soon!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Space Oddities will be a vendor at the the very first GEEK-KON in Madison, WI next month! This FREE two day convention on October 5 & 6 is your place for all things geek. I plan to bring an array of fun handmade geekery including magnets and pins made from damaged comic books, manga gift bags, greeting cards made with original Empire Strikes Back gift wrap and awesomely geeky tote bags and apparel featuring unicorns and other magical illustrations by Chad Thorson. You can check out the GEEKERY section of my etsy shop to get an idea of what will be available.

Geek-kon registration is FREE and you will even get some extra goodies if you pre-register by September 16. You can click HERE to learn more about all of the events and happenings!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

my kidless weekend

My holiday weekend was spent without the little ones. While the kids spent some quality time with grandma & grandpa, I spent my time catching up on laundry and bills, heat setting a ton of tote bags and making some pretty awesome business cards (I will post pictures later this week!) It felt like the weekend was gone before it started but I definitely feel more rested than I have in a long time.

Now it's back to the grind...and I'm in full on panic mode with only 10 days to go before Renegade! I made a wish list of what I would like to finish before next weekend. It's long and I know I won't get to everything, but it's good to aim high, right? I can't wait for the show!