craft show

A recap in photos. And a few words too.  I can’t believe it’s been a month ago already.

I had a most excellent time on my trip to Austin.  Renegade was AMAZING and it was so much fun to get to meet so many talented vendors and make new friends and see some people that I hadn’t seen in quite a while.  I worked pretty hard on these new displays and I think they were well received.  Sales were pretty good and weather&noise is in a few new Texas boutiques now, so overall, a really fun and successful trip.

And I fell a little in love with Austin.  Here are some of the random photos from my phone from the trip.  I planned to head back to Tulsa early on Monday, but got distracted by shopping and wandering around Austin for the day. 

I traded for and bought some of the loveliest things, but that’s a whole other blog post to come.. I’m beginning to run out of wall space around here for all of this artwork though!

Renegade was probably my last show for a while since I’ve got some other things in the works for summer.  I’ll apply for a select few fall shows, but I’m planning to be pretty busy with my new shop. Yep, my new brick & mortar shop.  Coming late summer/early fall.  Can’t wait to share the progress with you lovely blog friends.

If you follow me on twitter or facebook, you might have seen a few weeks ago that I announced that I’ll be a vendor at Renegade Austin in May.  I’m super excited about this!  I’ve been spending this morning working on my plans for the show and also for my weekend in Austin.  I’m a little bummed that the husband won’t be joining me at this show, but I’ll be there with a few of my favorite crafty ladies.  Austin friends, is there anything I need to make sure to check out while I’m there??

I’m really excited about my lodging while I’m there too.. I’m doing some custom artwork and printing for a lovely little B&B in exchange for my weekend stay.  I’ll share more about that later!

In the meantime, I’ll be printing and designing and printing, printing, printing to prepare for my busy spring schedule.

So, if you’re in the Austin area, come see me May 21st & 22nd at Renegade!

The Before
The After

I’ve been doing some general organizing around the house lately.  As some of you know, my main “office” workspace has been in my living room for quite some time.  My studio is upstairs, in one of our spare bedrooms, and my sewing machine moves from space to space depending on where I feel like working.  This “system” has been okay for a while, but leaves me feeling a bit fragmented.  In an attempt to simplify more things into one space, I decided last week that I wanted to set up shop in our (almost never used) formal dining room.  I got the go-ahead from the husband and set to moving furniture.  After a few days of total mess and chaos, things are coming together.

The After
One of my yarn stashes

In fact, I’ve even submitted my space to the CB2 / The Selby contest.  Please vote for my space if you so kindly would!  I don’t think I have much of / any chance of winning, but I thought I’d at least submit some photos for fun.  My pictures aren’t greatly shot and I’m just too tired to really work on creating a nice vignette.. Goodness, did I mention that I have this awful summer cold.  I was hoping it was just allergies, but I’m going on 4 days of stuffiness and exhaustion now.  I guess it’s time to give in and take some meds.  boo.

The bedroom – as it is now..

I’m planning to paint our bedroom in the coming months.. I have some new bedding that I’ve been antsy to try out, but for some reason I feel like the room needs to be painted first.  I love the muted mustard color, but just don’t find it good for the bedroom.  I think I’m going to go with a nice soothing grey wall color.



In other news, I got word that I was accepted as a vendor at the Jingle Bash in Dallas in November.  I went to Jingle Bash as a shopper last year and had a great time, and bought some lovely letterpress prints, but I’m just so darn excited to be there as a vendor this time around.  And it looks like I’m the only vendor that’s NOT from Texas.

I’ve got some photos from recent make:Tulsa events that I’ve been meaning to post.. will be back with those tomorrow!

Happy Thursday friends!

Weather permitting, I will be set up with the lovely ladies of the Tulsa Craft Mafia at Blue Dome Arts Festival tomorrow and Sunday. As long as it’s not rainy and yucky, I’ll have some of my new prints for sale along with lots of other goodies. Come see us!

And I’m feeling much more at ease.

I finished the next two layers of color on my screen printing project and got everything ready for Deluxe today. If you are in the OKC area tomorrow, come out and shop! I’ll be joined by some of the lovely ladies of the Tulsa Craft Mafia.

Last night I ventured out to the Oklahoma Women Blogger Meetup. Jenny of crashtestmommy was nice enough to give me a ride, since I still haven’t replaced my car battery. It was nice to meet some new people and I won a door prize, so that was fun!

After 9+ hours of screen printing today, I’m pretty exhausted, but looking forward to a fun and hopefully profitable day in OKC tomorrow.

I probably won’t be checking back in for a few days.. you know, craft show & finals.. Sunday I plan to take the laptop into the backyard, light the chiminea, make a good playlist, and work nonstop on my Design of the Built Environment final that I’ve been neglecting.

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