31 May 2009

Lost Monster?

So I went to the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash on May 16th. It was a great event. I'll confess when I got home that evening, I parked my car in the garage and brought up one load -- leaving the rest for the next day.

Exhausted, I opened and put away two boxes of show stuff. In the second box, I reached in and pulled out something soft and blue that I hadn't seen before. It was a monster with two long ears and a sad yellow face. So, I wondered if he was an intentional stowaway or an accidental tourist. I parked him next to my desk monster still wondering how he ended up at my house (I think my monster had ear envy). I went to dreamland and slept like a rock.

The next morning, I unloaded the rest of the car and got everything put away. I read a few emails and saw there was a new post on the Etsy Dallas Discussion Groups called "Lost Monster!". I checked it out -- it was the same sad blue creature. The lost monster belonged to the daughter of ArtfullExpression. After the show ended, there was an all out search for the monster. He was not found and there was much sadness over his disappearance. That cute little blue monster was originally created by AnkleBiter. (Be sure to check out her shop -- there are many of the cutie blue monsters siblings available for adoption.)

After reading the discussion group, I got in touch with ArtfullExpression to see where I could send the monster to reunite him with his little human. I didn't know that she hadn't told her daughter that the lost monster had been located. So, I wrapped him up in tissue with a little note on the outside that said "Shhhh...monster sleeping." Before I wrapped him up, I attached a little note to his ear saying -- I missed you a lot. I had a little giggle to myself as I pulled up at the post office. The clerk asked if my package had anything flammable, fragile, or perishable — I smiled and replied no.

A few days later the package arrived in the mailbox of ArtfulExpression who said "my daughter got to the mail before I got home that day and found him. I hadn't told her he had been located. Needless to say she was thrilled. She hasn't let him out of her sight. Well, except for when she goes to school. No monsters allowed there!"

I'm so glad there was a happy ending to this adventure...but I still don't know how the mischievous blue monster ended up with my show stuff.

What's the funniest thing that has happened to you at a show?

29 May 2009

It's tomorrow!

Come check out the Spring Festival at the Coppell Farmer's market. See this previous post for all the details! :) Hope to see you there!

The Mohawk Display at Clampitt Paper

M is for the Mohawk Swatch Clutch at Clampitt Paper. In case you don't get a chance to check it out in person, here are some pictures of Mohawk's display at Clampitt Paper. Tomorrow is the last day to enter to win. Barbara will be picking one winner to receive the Mohawk Swatch Clutch. Here's the display and some close ups;

Here are Kim Neiman's uber cool Showgirl posters that were also featured at the Circus show;

28 May 2009

Sushi Newbie

I took my mom who had never had sushi before for her first sushi experience. We had a ball.

The only sushi she had ever tried were California rolls. Well, she brought her adventurous appetite and tried all kinds of things like; rainbow roll, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi, spider roll, seaweed salad, edamame and red bean ice cream.

I was totally impressed. She tried everything I challenged her to try. Neither of us eat shrimp, so that limited us just slightly. When I asked her how she liked it -- she said -- it tasted like fresh ocean and that it was MUCH yummier than she expected. The salmon sashimi was her hands down favorite.

This just reminded me no matter what your age of level of experience - it's never too late to try something new! :)

22 May 2009

Have you been to Clampitt Paper Lately?

Be sure to check out Clampitt Paper's latest vendor display at the Clampitt Creative Center this month. The Mohawk Paper Rep, Barbara Wardlow, commissioned me to make one of my paper purses for this month's giveaway from Mohawk paper. The giveaway will be held on May 29, so be sure to stop by before then for some paper inspiration. While you're there drop your card in for a chance to win the Mohawk Portable Swatch Clutch.

For you guys, you could win a sassy, unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade clutch for your girlfriend, wife, mom, auntie and never have to tell her that it was free! Here are the details;

Clampitt Creative Center
9207 Ambassador Row
Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 214.638.3300
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30a-5:30p

If you'd like to see my other purses made from recycled magazines, please check out my Etsy shop.

21 May 2009

Mother Teresa on Recycling...

"I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use."
-- Mother Teresa

17 May 2009

Shadow Sunday

Hey Harriet has been doing Shadow Sunday for quite a while -- I always check out her blog and am never disappointed in what I see. I finally took some shots that I feel are SS worthy. Check 'em out!

16 May 2009

It's today!

Come on by and check out this uber fun event! To preview the vendors that will be on hand, click here.

13 May 2009

3 days and counting!

Yes, that's right in three days it'll be time for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash!
Come on down and join us!

12 May 2009

Just new today in my etsy store!

I'm totally excited to introduce my new line of spring purses made with recycled magazines, catalogs and junk mail. This one is the bitsy coin purse. I have been weaving paper for a while but these are my first woven paper purses! :) They will make their public debut at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. C'mon check 'em out.

10 May 2009

HI Mom!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

I saw this beautiful pendant on Etsy for Mother's Day and thought it was totally perfect for the day! Check out onelifejewelry for more details! :)

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