Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentines Sale!

I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, so no matter how bitter I may be that I'm single this Valentines, I still love all the hearts, pinks, reds, and lovey dovey things about Valentines. So to celebrate the holiday being 2 weeks away I am having a sale in the shop today and tomorrow! Use the code SWEETIEPIE for 20% off everything! Treat yourself or someone you love to a cute handmade goodie or an original fine art piece. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Website!

Big announcement today! I have completely re-done my website and invite you to check it out! I wanted a clean design with detailed galleries and have grouped the work by years. It was interesting going through my old works. Needless to say there are a few pieces that didn't make the cut, they were just no good! But I'm proud of all the pieces I have up and how I've progressed over the years and would love for you to browse around. This is only for my fine art work, but there is a link to my shop which also includes my crafty goodies!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Website Overhaul

Clearly I an having a thrilling Saturday night. It feels good to work on this though!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

So Much New!

There's more to come, but check out the rings and brooches I added to my Etsy shop this week! They make great Valentine's gifts *nudge nudge*. If you've been following me for a little while you'll know I absolutely LOVE buttons. I started to make jewelry with buttons for myself and have been making for Etsy too because I  have fun picking out different buttons for different pieces and putting it all together in one cute as pie piece.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Craft Night

Felt like staying in tonight and I worked on another Craftitas kit. This one was a lined journal and it came with great die cuts!


This set up would make professional photographers cringe, but I think my make shift photo area tonight is working well for my needs. Working on giving my Etsy shop and much needed face lift.

Friday, January 18, 2013

New in the Shop!

New Valentine's sweetheart card in the shop! Only a few since the rest will be dropped off at Wolfbait and B-Girls in Logan Square soon. 

New in the Collection

I've been collecting postcards for as long as I can remember and while in Vegas over Thanksgiving I came across a newly opened vintage shop near downtown (and for the life of me I can't remember what it's called), and picked up some great vintage postcards. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Camera!

Nothing fancy schmancy but I got a new Canon point and shoot, which is 16 megapixels so it is way better than my old camera. I did some test shots to play around with it; I still need to get familiar with the settings. I want to re-shoot all my Etsy stuff and art work so that is going to be a long process. I have a tripod coming soon, so once I get that I can get started. 

Fish eye!  

Trying some lighting out, I really need to figure this out since there's not much natural sun right now in the winter and I usually shoot outdoors. 

Work desk stuff

Sunday, January 6, 2013


I took an intro sewing course aaaaaages ago and tonight I finally finished this pillow off by stuffing it and sewing it up. About time!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thursday Night at the Museum

I haven't been to the Art Institute in awhile so I went tonight after work; here are some photos that I thought I would be fun to share.