Having Fall Color Withdrawal's...

I'm taking off this weekend and heading home to Michigan to enjoy apple pickin, pumpkins, the beautiful colors of the trees and of course a haunted house or two! :) I'm very excited to get out of the city and breath for a while. Feel like all I smell is sewer and diesel fuel sometimes. I hope everyone enjoys this last weekend in September. I cannot believe its October already. It's exciting and scary, I love October probably more than any other month of the year. But knowing a cold Chicago winter is around the corner, is frightening!

These are some shots of a trip to Michigan a few years ago.


Halloween Decorations!

I had a blast the other night dragging out all of my halloween decorations. Here is what I came up with!

More photos here.


Ginormous shop update!

A huge shout out

I just realized that I am an ass! I wanted to thank a few other people for all of their help with the renegade craft fair and life in general!

1st - my father, dad - thank you for helping me unload and for driving all the way up here to always lend a hand. Not just this time, but everytime I ask, you are there to help. Thank you so much, I love you!

2nd - Vorrel thank you for helping me through these past few months, helping me keep my head straight and helping out whenever I asked you to. The t-shirt designs were amazing, thank you so much for your time and wonderful designs. I love you!

3rd - Mr. Louie Russo, thank you SO much for the wonderful metal work you did for my show! I love everything you made and wanted to let everyone see what you made for me. Also on a side note - thank you again for my awesome kitchen table, I LOVE it!

Baby Hangers for my jewelry!

Art Print Holder.

Awesome table that matches my kitchen perfect!


Ahhh Fall Mornings...

I woke up this morning, with my window open and saw this.

More photos here.

Also just designed this header for my sister in law - Missy.

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The Renegade!

I had a blast at the renegade this past weekend. It went really well, alot better than I expected in fact!

I got to meet quite a few crafters in person. It's so weird sometimes to think I talk to many people online and become friends with them over the internet. Crazy! Meeting them in person was very cool. Speaking of internet friends I got to meet Jen from Piddleloop finally! I bought an adorable sad whale pouch from her. Photos to come of all my goodies I bought this weekend.

The booth setup went really smoothly! I was next door to Ashley G & Drew, who are so cute! I'm so glad I got to see their work up close, but so pissed because I didn't get a chance to run over there to buy one!

Thank you so much Mom for helping me, you mean the world to me - your love and support is endless and I am so thankful!

Chrissy, thank you so much for giving up your weekend to help me in my booth. I am so glad you were there, thank you for always making me laugh & putting up with my bitchiness!

More shots here.


Sneak Preview...

And of course Elmo hanging out with me while I work.

Last Saturday...

Went to a friends party in Roger's Park, what an adorable apartment!

More shots here.


Renegade Craft Fair - THIS WEEKEND!

Saturday & Sunday from 11-6 - Right in Wicker park - off Damen Ave & Schiller. My booth is in the middle of the 1st room as you walk in from the Damen side.

I will be posting a sneak preview of my booth & inventory tonight. I hope if you are in the Chicago area you can come out and see me!

Wednesday Spam

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Indeed, they do not, said Pitty, ruffling.
He must notthink that anything but tender feelings were driving her.
Mammys look changed to faint worry as she felt Scarletts handsand looked into her face. Aunt Pittypats monologue broke off suddenly as she saidinquiringly: Yes, Mammy?
But Captain Butlersays he doesnt know anything. He rubbed his cheek with pseudoruefulness.
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Mammys look changed to faint worry as she felt Scarletts handsand looked into her face.
And the Yankees are very upset because somany uppity darkies have been killed recently. The rumor seems current that I made off withthe mythical gold of the Confederacy.
Perhaps everything wasnt lost, after all. I do hope you have some other frock besides that one.
Oh, Ive been doing nicely, thank you, and everything at Tara isfine now.
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Yes, I expect to make my exit from here at the ropes end.
What a gambler you are, Scarlett, he jeered. She was so excited itbecame difficult to talk sweetly to him. Scarlett, who had no intention of crying, beamed at him.
I knew youd get home safely and God help anyYankee who got in your way!
One of those creatures Rhett consorted with,probably that Watling woman.
Youve beenworking with those hands, working like a nigger.
She sank into the proffered chair, glaring at the discomfited fatcaptain, and gave her name. Rhett, for old friendships sake, I want you to do me a favor.


Where Did my Brain GO?!

I've been feeling so out of it lately. Realized I haven't written to you in a long time seems like. I'm super de duper busy getting ready for the renegade this coming weekend. Can you believe its September already?

Anywho, a few updates. Last Thursday I went to Jazz Fest to see the Charlie Hunter Trio, they are the straight shit and never fail to blow me away.

Went on a trip to Louisville for work this week. A shot from the plane coming home.

Right now the around the coyote festival is going on underneath my living room window. There is a huge stage set up right under me. Some of the music is good, some so so bad. I'm sure I will have to leave my apartment this weekend to take a break from the loud music.

I have a lot lot lot to get done this weekend for the craft fair this weekend, so i'll be busy doing that. Have a bunch of freelance design work also to catch up on. Hopefully I can fit in drinking some pumpkin beer, relaxing on the stoop.

A few cool things I've found while surfing this week.

GentleFawn's New Fall Line

Mary Ink's Shop - I got this t-shirt that I am so excited about!

My sister and fam came to visit me while on their way to Memphis, here are a few shots! Sophia is the cutest thing EVER.

My roomate finally moved out, CELEBRATE! I am making her room into a craft/sewing/dark room. I am so excited. Here is a messy shot of the room before I started re-doing it.

More shots when its complete to come...