April 2009

succulents!  handmade awesomeness!  books!

succulents! handmade awesomeness! books!

In the mood to shop for books, plant, and handmade art/craft?  Well, you are in luck.  Come to the latest I Made It! market happening this Saturday in Oakmont, PA in conjunction with the library book sale and the Garden Club of Oakmont’s  Annual Plant and Flower sale from 9 am – 3 pm in the parking lot next to Brr-Kees.

The Plant and Flower sale benefits community projects.  Also, I Made It! supports local artists and crafters.  Come by to support everyone and leave feeling great about yourself!

Come check it out!  If you want a preview of some of the local vendors who will be at I Made It!, then click here.

Also, if you love succulents too, then come by and check out my brand  new succulent inspired designs on Saturday.

Awesome upcycled Make a List notebook from remaker

Awesome upcycled "Make a List" notebook from remaker

So, I always make lists.  The problem is… I rarely scratch off everything on my list before I make a new one.  I made a list over the weekend of things that I needed to get done, supplies that needed to be ordered, appointments I needed to set.  It was 4 separate lists, 4 pages long by the time I was done! This list is different though.  I am committing to this list.  I will scratch things off as I complete them and I think I should be able to have everything scratched off within the week!

I am going to spend more time scratching things off the list and less time reading blogs this week.  That being said, I think the following blogs are awesome and should not be neglected.  So, I put together a list of blogs that I like for your reading pleasure.  Maybe you can pick up the slack for me and keep readership up while I am crossing off my list?  Oh, okay… I’ll probably read just a little bit, so I’m not out of the loop, but I’ll still keep up with my list.  Maybe I should add “Keep up with RSS and read blogs daily” to my list?  Then I can still have the satisfaction of scratching it off.

Indie Craft/Design/Business Blogs

  1. Poppytalk and Poppytalk Handmade
  2. Indie Fixx
  3. Design Sponge
  4. Bakery
  5. Handmade Business Blog
  6. Heart Handmade

Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Representin’

  1. Pittsburgh Craft Collective
  2. I Heart PGH
  3. Handmade in PA

Bike Related Blogs

  1. Steevo
  2. Pgh Racing
  3. Urban Velo

This is just a sample of some of my favorite blogs.  There are plenty of other awesome blogs out there.  Maybe next week  I’ll make another list of awesome crafty bloggers, local and not so local.  I’ll add that to my list.   🙂

Well,  this week is off to a great start!  First, the I Made It! Market was great this past weekend.  Everyone was really friendly, I think the sunshine and nice weather really helped with that 🙂  Sales were good and I got some new tea cups and mugs from Jeff of  Jeff Guerrero Ceramics.  Awesome!

Also, I am really excited to report that …….. drum roll please…… my friend Taryn and I got accepted as vendors for the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn!  We are thrilled.  She and her business (Tomgirl)  live in San Francisco, CA.  We have done a number of art shows together while in college, but this is going to our first time vending together at a craft fair.  We are going to have so much fun!    I love vending at craft shows and I love spending time with her, so I can’t wait for Renegade- Brooklyn!


I called Tom last night to tell her the great news and I imagined that her face looked like this when she heard what I said.

So, we have a lot to prepare…..  I have so many new ideas and can’t wait to start making them happen.

I Made It!  April 4th at Union Project

I Made It! April 4th at Union Project

Comeout and say ‘hello’ to me and all of the other vendors at the I Made It! Market at the Union Project tomorrow.  I’m sure that there is going to lots of great crafty goodness for sale.  Show some support for local artists and crafters!

I know it has been a long, long time since my last blog post….  It is Spring time now, and I am turning a new leaf.  I am going to start back by posting two (that’s right 2) entries on one day.  I was inspired to get back to the blog by Tara from Handmade in PA.  She is going to be posting blogging tips tomorrow (I definitely need to check those out!)  Her blog is great and features all sorts of amazing work from artists and crafters in the Keystone State!


My day is off to a great start because of Handmade in PA.  I received a message on Etsy from a previous customer who saw one of my clocks featured as a favorite on the blog this morning and purchased it right away!  Thanks!  So, check out Handmade in PA.  Do it.