Jun 15 2011

Craft Faire 2

It’s with a very happy geeky heart that I’d like to announce that I’ll be a vendor at Craft Faire 2011, part of Maker Faire Detroit at the Henry Ford July 30/31st.  Last year’s event was beyond awesome, and I expect this year to be every bit as wonderful and more.

I will be there all weekend with my army of bots, octopi and bugs as well as some new work.  It’s only 44 days away, and that means there is lot of making in the near future…. *geeky squeal of delight*

Jun 10 2011

Needle felted “ugly” cuteness

“It’s the fuzz” sums it up.  The creatures (mostly zombies) created by the artist behind uglyclothes on etsy, Liz Kruckmeyer, are all about the fuzz.  They are one of a kind, needle felted zombies and other strange creatures that are so cute, even the dripping blood is somehow adorable…. sort of.

It’s the Fuzz was at the Rust Belt Market on grand opening weekend, and although I’ve been anxious to share my coffee shop zombie and angry garlic, I didn’t want to spoil the birthday surprise for my sister.  Now that she has gotten her present, I’d like to share them with everyone else!  So without any further to do, here they are. (the pink tin tea cup holding the zombie was an addition by my daughter)

If the vendors at the Rust Belt Market continue to be this awesome my pocketbook may be in real trouble.  It’s the Fuzz will be there again on July 9/10, September 17/18, October 15/16, and November 26/27.

Jun 3 2011

I LOVE trades

One of my favorite parts of being an artist is the appreciation and respect the community shows to one another.  We know the work that goes into something, and like to support one another whenever we can.  It often leads to me spending much of my earnings before going home for the day… and sometimes I get lucky and the artist wants what I make and I want what they make, and we trade.

The Rust Belt Market has been a fabulous place to buy and sell, and luckily, trade a little too.  For the price of a couple of bots I was able to get two new necklaces, one from the Earthenwood Studio and another from Illumination Jewelry.

The Earthenwood Studio is a combination of handcrafted ceramic beads and pendants, and unique artisan and usa-made jewelry supplies.  Melanie Brooks is the artist behind the studio, and her work is fabulous!  I fell in love with her porcelain “gear” pendants, and with the addition of two adorable gear findings it makes a wonderfully unique necklace.

Another artist at the Rust Belt is Stacy Dumas, known as Illumination Jewelry. Her work is varied, from feathers, birch pendants and bracelets, leather rings and cuffs, paintings, and vintage finds – a fascination with clowns.  Her booth at the market is an ever changing display that pulls you in, and lets you find a new treasure each time you explore.

This weekend you’ll be able to find all three of us at the Rust Belt Market again, along with 60 some odd other vendors you don’t want to miss.  The Rust Belt will be open Friday 6-10 (to coincide with a ton of awesome Pride events in dowtown Ferndale, including a march that comes right through the market itself), and both Saturday and Sunday, 11-7. Word is there’s a coffee roaster right next to me this weekend.. what service! :)