make time to make.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

magnets & man shirts

I have a few new brilliant bird magnet sets in my shop this week along with some other new items. I'll be slowly adding inventory as I find time over the next week or so and throughout the rest of the month.

This week I plan to screen print some lady shirts and Chad and I are working on some designs for man shirts. Look for both of those items in my etsy shop in the next couple of weeks!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


craftacular goodies
Originally uploaded by space oddities

This is all stuff I bought or traded at the High Noon Christmas Craftacular! I ordered more I'M AWESOME pins from Recreative Crafts because they are so cute and I need to give some as gifts. I love coming home from a show with a bag full of goodies!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New cards.

Here are a couple of new wax paper cards. I am happy with how these turned out. Pictures are showing front & back of card.

Little Helpers Card:

Ski Girl Card:

Monday, November 26, 2007


The Craftacular is over! It was a great weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to see me and thanks to Jessi for doing the show with me and just being totally awesome and supportive.

I had the opportunity to appear LIVE on NBC15 on Sunday morning to talk about the Craftacular. I just found the footage and holy crap, my husband wasn't kidding when he said that I said "ummmm" a lot. Ugh. Oh well. If you want to check it out you can click HERE and look in the upper right hand corner. The first segment is Emily Kircher, second is me and then you can see Bobbi from Kittygrrlz and one last segment from Emily. Awesome!

Friday, November 23, 2007

check it out!

The Capital Times featured an article called "Gifts Outside the Big Box" yesterday. It featured the The High Noon Holiday Craftacular and its organizers (Glitter Workshop and EKRA) and also included lots of comments from local crafters including me. Yay! Check it out The HERE

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The above picture is of my husband and I and it was taken by my 3 year old Lars. It's about as enthusiastic as we get lately. It's been a long week! We had a nice Thanksgiving in La Crosse with my family today and got home in time to get a few things done around the house and start heat setting all of the onesies and bibs I screen printed this week. I hope to finish lots more before this weekend!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Craftacular Time!!

The High Noon Holiday Craftacular is this weekend! If you're in the Madison, Wisconsin area, please please come check it out! Featuring 20 awesome vendors and free goody bags for the first 50 early birds on Saturday.

Here are the details
Saturday & Sunday November 24 & 25 from 10am-4pm
at High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington, Madison, WI

I created an etsy treasury to showcase some of the vendors who will be at the show. I think I found every vendor who sells on etsy and ended up adding one of my items in so I didn't duplicate. Look at all of the cool stuff that you can find at the show this weekend! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Wisconsin street team trunk show was on Saturday night and it was a really fun event! I loved the mellow feel of the venue and loved meeting some great Wisconsin artists and crafters. Thanks to everyone who came by! I didn't take a single picture...the one here is stolen from Minefull's flickr photostream - thanks Jenn!

My friend Jessi is in the midwest visiting from New Mexico this week. I took her down to The Glitter Workshop and we browsed the shop for as long as my 3 year old could handle. Well, he couldn't handle it very long. But I still managed to find a fantastic hot cocoa candle hand poured into a vintage coffee mug that will be the perfect scent to spruce up my house for the holidays. Jessi found an awesome wallet that I am severely jealous of. And I will be going back for more in the coming weeks for sure - there are SO many great items right now! If you are in the Madison area, please check out this boutique!

I am gearing up for the Craftacular this coming weekend. It should be a great event! I am going to try to screenprint one more batch of onesies and cards this week and possibly make a few picture frames if I can find the right supplies (and the time!) Then I am headed off to La Crosse on Thursday to spend some time with my family for Thanksgiving. It's going to be a crazy week. I can't wait!

Have a great week, everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Some new goodies just in time for the holidays! The journals will be available at the WIST Trunk show this weekend. Very limited supply! And if you are one of the first 50 early birds at the High Noon Craftacular next weekend, you just might get one of these pretty owl-iday cards in your goody bag!

I have had such a busy week and it's not slowing down. I'm picking my dear friend up at O'Hare tomorrow so any last crafting before Saturday's show and cleaning before company arrives will need to be finished tonight. Aaaah! I think I just realized that when I wrote it this very moment. Hello panic mode!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Last night I:
1.Made barbeque tofu and ate dinner with my husband and kids (rare!)
2.Screen printed a gigantic batch of cards, most of which will be used for swag for the High Noon Craftacular.
3.Was in bed by 11:30 (also super rare.)

This morning I:

1.Woke up early and didn't feel like a zombie
2.Cleaned up from last night's craftstravaganza, still didn't clean up from last night's dinner, but made it to my day job by 6:30am.

I am looking forward to:
2.Seeing my best friend and her little boy on Friday
3.Buying a new winter coat
4.WIST Trunk show this weekend
5.Craftacular next weekend
6.Thanksgiving so I can hang with my family

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

business cards!

business cards! uncut
Originally uploaded by space oddities

So here are 9 of the 12 new(ish) business card designs. I've been printing these on gold and bronze metallic cardstock but it's really difficult to see what the final product looks like unless you see it with your own eyes. So above is a picture of some of the designs printed on a solid color cardstock just because. And below is one of the actual cards like I've been making them:

I'm really happy with how these look. So much better than my previous card which was a quickie from vistaprint. I still have some vistaprint cards leftover and I've been using them when I run out of the new ones. Hmmm. Okay, that's all I've got! Have a fantastic Tuesday!


Monday, November 12, 2007

new stuff. do you dig?

I screen printed lots of unicorns and owls over the past couple of weeks. I usually steer away from pink clothing for my daughter, but I just love how this onesie turned out. Deep pink ink on bubblegum pink fabric is kind of cool. I might have to make another in her size!
The Etsy Wisconsin Street Team is having a trunk show this weekend!

What: WIST Holiday Trunk Show
When: Saturday November 17, 5-9pm
Where: Lazy Jane's Café, 1358 Williamson St., Madison, WI

This should be a great event. If your'e in the Madison area please stop by, have a drink and say hello!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Happy Owl-idays!

Happy Owl-idays!
Originally uploaded by space oddities

This is the latest! Brand new Christmas cards designed by my fantastic husband. These will be available at my upcoming holiday shows and at my etsy shop.

CRAFTED was this weekend and although it was a pretty slow show for me, I got to spend the day with Chad and we came up with some great ideas for a new line of baby items that we plan to get working on soon. So I feel like we accomplished something! I also met some super nice ladies from the Chicagoland area and even got to spend some time with my in-laws. Yay!

Friday, November 2, 2007


record ornament
Originally uploaded by space oddities

Brand new Christmas LP Christmas ornaments! It's going to be a very retro Christmas!

christmas cards!

holiday cheer - vintage revamp card
Originally uploaded by space oddities

I finished a batch of fun holiday themed cards yesterday. Here is one of my favorites. I'll be bringing these to my show this weekend and posting what is left over in my Etsy shop in the coming weeks.

I have had a really long week at work and I am so glad to have a break. I was surprised with car trouble yesterday so I have to deal with that today, yuck! But at least it'll be taken care of in time to make it to the show on Sunday.

Have a great wekeend everyone!