Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Inside Part

A lot of my friends don't like Christmas, and I get that. I personally love Christmas but only because I have good memory associations with it. As long as I don't spend any time in a Wal-mart (or Val-de-mart, as I like to call it) in December, I think that I can continue to love Christmas.

Oh hey, look. I can spell my store name correctly.

And I love selling my crafts at Christmas. This photo was taken last Sunday at Craft Sabbath by Ai Levy. She has a beautiful blog called Textile Tree. It’s in Japanese, but Google can (kind of) translate it for you. 

Things were a bit slow last Sunday, but I met and talked to a lot of really cool people. I love it when someone finds my booth and knows all of the nerdy pop culture references. If you visited me last Sunday, thank you! Let's be friends.

Except for you, Mrs. Weird Lady. 

Mrs. Weird Lady wanted to buy one of my frames if she could take out "the inside part," meaning the hand embroideries. Uh, what what. She couldn't understand that I was not just a store that sold picture frames. She held a picture of her baby son next to every frame to see "which one fit." I'm like, sure you can buy a frame and give me my embroidery back if you pay full price, but why don't you just go to a store and buy an empty picture frame. Derp! 

Right now I am swamped making embroideries for the December 8th Craft Sabbath and custom orders so my Etsy is sad and bare. I should be able to restock it next week. So instead of linking to my own shiz, I would like to share with you the stores of some of my favorite fellow crafters and artists. 

Please let me know your business website (if you are small and not pervy) and I will post it here. 

Shop small businesses!

Where I got my cool necklace and chalkboard sign up thar in that photo of me at Craft Sabbath. Jennifer is my craft festival buddy and we often carpool and talk talk talk. Her stuff is as cool as she is.

I adore Nicole Maki and her art. I have two of her mixed media collages in my house. Also, I like to be annoying and tell everybody how Nicole once went out on a date with David Duchovny many years ago when they both lived in Canada. 

I now own a kabillion zillion of Shantel's beautiful scarves.

I met the owners of Peck’s Vanilla at a Craft Lake City mingle party. They are the ones who gave me the great stitchable quote, “I love not camping.” I love love love their vanilla and vanilla sugar. We are breakfast-for-every-meal-of-the-day people, so we sprinkle the vanilla sugar on everything: waffles, crepes, buttered toast, etc.

I would consider piercing my ears just to wear her bitchin’ earrings.

Eerily beautiful prints. And Desarae in person is a delight. True story: We once took turns holding a flashlight while the other person peed in a port-a-potty, so basically, we are bonded for life.

I love Sarah. I own a few of her things and she owns a few of mine. Someday we will meet in real life! 

We did a trade a few months ago. She got a Jack Skellington embroidery and I got an inspirational print of her altered landscape painting SHARKNADO.

for all of your Harry Potter quilt needs.

Be prepared for the adorable. Are you prepared for the adorable? Then go ahead and click the link.

Amazing historically accurate clothing and accessories

Seriously. Love. Words. No can express.

You know you need a mini terrarium full of crocheted mushrooms.

I am addicted to chapstick and currently my favorite is the Spotted Hippo’s grapefruit lip balm.

Awesome crochet hats, scarves, and blankets. And the prices are ridiculously affordable!

The owner is having a baby soon so you should buy something because you don’t hate babies.

Pretty much all of my friends (and me) own a shirt by Sorry Clementine. Cute and comfortable.

I am so blown away by this store. The Patrick Stewart cross stitch makes me dizzy with its awesome.


  1. Replies
    1. It was weird, but hilarious. Holy crap, she was so dumb.

  2. I know you warned me, but I was NOT prepared for the adorable!!

    And WTF lady? Go to Michaels and buy a frame. Weird, indeed.

  3. “I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    Probably not you and Mrs. Weird Lady, though. She's a special kind of weird. :-)

  4. Thanks for the shout-out! I'll check out the other crafters you linked. I have two pieces from Iggy Starpup already. :)

    For anyone heading over to my shop: enter the coupon code FLOOZY for free shipping!

  5. Thank you for mentioning my humble store, my lady! You're the best!