Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa

Okay. I realize we have to get better at taking pictures. We'll read up on it and practice. I promise. Also, when I started this blog, I promised I wouldn't go remiss and fail to post. Alas, I've gone remiss. We'll try to do better. But we have been doing admirable things, namely getting ready for the Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa this Saturday. The Green Griffin will have a booth from noon-7 pm at the corner of Clayton and Pulaski Streets. If you live in the area, please stop by. Shown is the banner that Aline made for our booth. We'll have matchbox greetings, felted wonderfuls, hair flowers, flower pens, and fairy wonderfuls. See you there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Altered Book

Aline's entry into an altered book contest at Gwinnett County Public Library.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to me
happy birthday to me
happy 21st birthday
happy birthday to me!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Recent swaps: Dollhouse and iPhone

So, my two recent crafty swaps have been for a matchbox (the large 250 size) dollhouse, and for something handmade.

I got carried away with the dollhouse swap and made two...*sheepish grin*

For the something handmade swap, my partner had a husband with a new iPhone and a 2 year old son who liked to play with cell phones, so I made her son a stuffed iPhone toy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pieced Sweater Blanket

Here's my pieced sweater blanket. A few years ago Gap and Old Navy had a million of these multicolored striped sweaters. Now they have made their way to the thrift stores. I like the combination because they are all related, yet different. The blanket is lap sized (about 54" square). I have red corduroy to put on the back but haven't added this yet. Now that it's pushing 90 degrees outside, I have a nice warm lapquilt :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mini Suitcase Swap

So, my first swap from Swap-bot is for a matchbox...that's really all the requirements. So I made a faery suitcase for my fellow faery loving partner.

I just covered a matchbox with leather and glued the straps on top. The old fashioned customs stickers are printed out from the computer.

Inside I put the faery's favorite things, a tiny faery house out of sculpy, some ribbon and stickers, faery charms, a mini candle, bell and tea cup, and a mini passport. I also made a little shirt from wool I had laying around (thanks mom). The shirt was inspired by Salley Mavor and her book Wee Felt Folk.

I also wrote a letter form the 'Faery Adoption Agency' and printed it on nice paper, I couldn't get a good picture though.

I hope my swap partner likes it, I had loads of fun making it and my mind is already forming new matchboxes to add to my etsy line...


Friday, April 2, 2010


So i just joined a website called Swap-bot where artists swap finished products and materials with each other. I'm really excited about starting my first few swaps! I'll put pictures on as soon as I make things to send. I've already signed up for four swaps, one for matchbox surprises
(right down my alley), one for sharing a secret with a stranger (no pics of that one...its a secret!), one for circus elephant ATC (artist trading cards), and one for BLOGS!!
I guess maybe I should tell mom about this...*sheepish grin*

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Beachcomber Faery House

So I've been working on making little houses for faeries to live in lately. I have lots nearing completion, but this is the only one totally finished. I'm thinking that the faery who would live here lives near a beach and is really into gardening. You'll notice that all the natural growth is brown, and the faery has grown green things, flowers, and even veggies.

Let me know what you think and I'll post more pictures as I finish other ones. I'd love some more ideas of themes. I have this beach one, a deep forest one, and I'm just starting a pretty pink little girls dream house.
So, I hope you enjoy these pictures and please give me feedback!

Surprising Portrait

So we (mom and me) were at a local art gallery here in Athens and suddenly I found myself staring at...myself! A portrait of me was in the show. It was done by Leah Mantini (check out her website and the picture of me http://www.leahmantini.com/portrait/ ).
Just a funny thing that happened today...
More later about my faery houses.