make time to make.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

my favorite movies of the decade.

10. Home Movie
9. Ironman
8. O Brother Where Art Thou?
7. Napoleon Dynamite
6. The School of Rock
5. Up
4. Amelie
3. Royal Tennenbaums
2. Lord of the Rings Triology (okay that's technically 3 movies)
1. Almost Famous

And my favorite scene from my favorite movie of the decade!

As for the year, I loved 500 Days of Summer, Star Trek, Whip It and Up. The movies I enjoy most are the ones that make me laugh and cry and all of these did it for me.

What are your favorites?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hope you're enjoying the holidays! I had a nice mellow, relaxing few days with my family. I took a break from my shop and let myself get a little more disconnected with things than I have in awhile. I had to go back to work today but I am somehow back in chill out mood tonight. It's great! I'm looking forward to another long weekend coming up with not a whole lot on the agenda. We probably won't do much but a family movie night on New Year's eve but I'm looking forward to it for sure!

I do want to share one fun bit of news with you. I'm featured along with 2 other local artists in an article called "crafting a business on etsy" in January's issue of Wisconsin Woman magazine. You can read it online HERE (link will be on the left of their home page) or pick it up at several local grocery stores/gas stations/libraries in the Madison area. Very fun!

Well, I am off for a night of chutes & ladders and brownies & ice cream. Enjoy your week!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

hello winter.


Yesterday I featured some gift ideas for men. Today I thought I would show you something we have to offer in our etsy shop that's a little more girly. Cupcakes! Y U M. Here are a few things we think you might like! Great gifts for the baking enthusiast, girly girl or maybe just for yourself!

1. The Cupcake Mirror Includes organza carrying bag. $7

2. Cherry Vanilla Cupcake T-Shirt printed on Organic Alternative Apparel. $21

3. The Cupcake Tote includes 3 removable "cherry" buttons! $15

If you're in the U.S. there is still time to order in time for Christmas. We're upgrading to priority mail on all orders over $15 through 12/21! And if you're in the Madison, Wisconsin area we are happy to meet you right up until 12/24 locally to pick up orders. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gift ideas for men

It can be hard to find good gifts for the men in your life! Here are some ideas from our shops. There is still time left to shop online! We will upgrade to priority shipping for no additional charge when you spend $15 or more from now through December 21. Happy holidays!

Smoking Gandalf Gocco Print. This is printed on an original page from a vintage copy of Fellowship of the Ring!

Star Trek Magnet featuring Spock. One of a kind, made from recycled comic book page!

Robot Party T-shirt. Boys like robots. It's not an opinion.

Star Wars pins and magnets made from old comic books. Great stocking stuffer for your boyfriend or your son!

VIVA LA VINYL t-shirt for the guy who appreciates is LPs more than is MP3 player.

Friday, December 11, 2009

things to do in Madison this weekend!

On Saturday December 12 from 10am-5pm, Buy Handmade for the Holidays at PointyKitty Studios on the northeast side of Madison where more than a dozen Wisconsin artists will be showcasing their handmade goodies. We'll be there with lots of fun items and will be having a $2 card sale as well. ALL of our screen printed and one of a kind cards will be just $2/each! Click the link above for more details on the show!

Saturday night don't miss the Found Footage Festival at the Orpheum. It's a super fun event showcasing clips of found video footage. I went to this event several years back and it was a blast. HILARIOUS and awesome. DO NOT MISS. December 12 at 7pm and 9pm.

And if you're feeling crafty stop by Anthology on State Street for a craftivity! They have several different craft projects you can drop in and enjoy and they change up the activities almost weekly. This week you can stop in to make your own stamped charm necklace or paper stars. Click above to learn more! I was in with a group of friends to make stamped pendants last night and had a great time! Take a break while you're out shopping this weekend and make time to make!

Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!


Friday, December 4, 2009

still time to shop!

Just wanted to post quick to let you know that we have just one more upcoming holiday show on December 12 in Madison but there's still time to shop online in order to receive gifts in time for the holidays!

Our Star Wars magnet and pin sets made from vintage comics have been popular this year and we have lots of other items - mirrors, magnets, clothing in baby through adult sizes and more - that would make unique gifts or stocking stuffers! Please stop by the shop here or click on items below to be directed to our etsy shop. Chad also has some great gift items in his shop including a really awesome LOTR Gandalf gocco print. Check it out!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Craftacular last weekend! It was a really fantastic show. I spent the day with my fabulous sister-in-law and since it was busy almost the whole day, I really don't know what I would have done without her. Thanks Elizabeth! A big thanks also goes out to Laura and Sachi at Anthology and Naomi and Jerome at Glitter Workshop for organizing this awesome event. What a fun day! And thanks to everyone who stopped by our table to visit! It was great to see some familiar faces and meet lots of new people, too!

Our next show will be on December 12 at PointyKitty Studios on the northeast side of Madison. The show is called Buy Handmade for the Holidays and features more than a dozen artists. If you're in the Madison area please stop by!

I have been under the weather this week and haven't had time to do much of anything. I am focusing on keeping up with orders in my etsy shop but hope to make at least a few new things before next week's show. Our womens' owls in love & raining in my heart shirts were popular at the craftacular and I wish I had time to make more of those! I might just have to wait until after the holidays, though. Boo!

Hope you are having a magical holiday season! Enjoy the snow!