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Monday, December 22, 2008


Have a lovely holiday!

We are pretty much just baking cookies and hanging out the rest of the year.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Craft Hacks?

I talked to a nice writer from The Onion a couple of weeks ago about Space Oddities and what we make. There is an article on The Onion/A.V. Club's local Madison site, Decider today which talks about unique gifts you can buy locally. Our "I'm Totally Into" Tote bags and Mom's the Bomb/Rad Dad pins got a mention. You can see the whole article HERE.

Monday, December 15, 2008

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I had my last holiday show on Saturday night - a trunk show at Lazy Jane's. Chad and I were both able to go this time, yay! The show was organized by the Wisconsin etsy street team which happens to be an awesome group of people. I have to say that for a short event (5-9pm) it had a pretty great turn out of shoppers. Chad sold an original drawing and people were definitely picking up lots of gifts for the upcoming holiday. This is also the first craft show this season where I've been able to do a little shopping and I took advantage! I found a few great gifts and a couple of things for myself, too. Yay!

Chad's going to brave this obscenely cold weather and take a box of goodies down to Anthology today. We've been so busy with shows lately that we've been neglecting them so it's time to restock! I'm hoping to get downtown for some last minute gifts before Christmas next week. Wow…is Christmas really next week?!

I still have lots of fun things in my etsy shop and listed some new and awesome Star Wars items over the weekend. My kids helped me tear and cut some of the images for these. I think that we need to work with them to make them understand why we rip up some books and not others, though. Lars was reading one of his books yesterday and just started ripping the cover off (it was a little rough looking but not ready to ditch!) and when I asked him why he was destroying the book he was totally nonchalant about it and said that he just wanted to rip it. I tried to explain that if he wants to rip a book he needs to ask us first and that we only rip up the books that mommy and daddy have set aside for crafting. I hope that this sunk in because we have a LOT of books that I would rather not have torn into pieces for the sake of art!

Okay well if you're in Wisconsin I hope you're staying inside today because it's COLD out there! Have a lovely week!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Okay so I've been neglecting this blog a little lately. Time for an update!

The Craftacular was on Saturday in Madison and it was GREAT! I did the show all day by myself which was not ideal and of course showed up JUST in time to get set up which is typical me. But the show went really well and was busy and wonderful and I was even able to sneak away from my table a couple of times thanks to my friend Kelly who was nice enough to give me a couple of much needed breaks. Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who came out to the show. It was so great to see everyone and so nice to have the support of friends.

This Saturday 12/13 will be my last holiday show! You can find Space Oddities wares, AtomKid artwork and lots of other goodies from 20+ Wisconsin vendors on Saturday at Lazy Jane's, 1358 Williamson St. from 5-9pm. Hope to see you there!

We have lots of fun new things and maybe it's time I show you a few. I've been keeping busy restocking my etsy shop with superheroes and star wars galore and have also printed some new onesies and shirts in the past few weeks.

Kid versions of our record shirts

Pink and blue robot onesies

And more cupcakes.

I am excited for the show on Saturday but I'm also anxious for after the show when I can kick back and relax and get ready for Christmas!

Have a great week everyone!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Craftacular! Craftacular! Craftacular!

This Saturday is Craftacular time!

Come visit us and over 60 other local and regional vendors at the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Ave, Madison, WI. THIS SATURDAY December 6 from 10am-6pm.

You can find more details including a vendor list HERE.

Come early! The first FIFTY shoppers will receive a canvas tote bag filled with goodies and coupons from vendors.

Excellent! So I'll see you there!