Monday, May 19, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Last week, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. I took the day off to spend with them. We just did a bit of shopping and ran some errands, but they enjoyed it since they don't get out and about as much has they used to. The highlight of the day was finding a dress for my Mom to wear at my nephew's wedding this summer. Mom was just beaming when she tried on the dress--it's just perfect for her. And Dad took one look at her and started to dance to the musak playing at the store, talking about dancing at the wedding. (I'm going to have to make sure that my nephew has a polka or two at the reception) This is a photo from their honeymoon in New York City. They're just the best!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trunk Show this Weekend!

May 17 and 18

12:00 -5:00

3759 N. Ravenswood in Chicago, buzzer #134

at Circa Ceramics Studio

Nancy and Andy, the dymanic duo behind Circa Ceramics have graciously opened their studio for fellow Chicago artists on Etsy. A dozen of us will be there this weekend, so come out, shop early and often, Chicago Style :), and say hi.

I'm really looking forward to being there among some very talented and fun artists--I always come home inspired to create more! I'll have some fun new scarf styles, as well as pincushions, bowls and knit sterling jewelry.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A rose by any other name....

So, I've been playing around with a new scarf design that I really love. It's two-sided with cutout elements that give a peek to the other side's color. This design has been marinating in my mind for a while and I finally got around to making a few. I've only taken photos of this one so far, but I've also made a few other combinations: lime/teal, red/black and lime/black.

When I posted this one on Etsy, I needed to call it something. It's kind of a funky design and it reminds me a bit of Swiss Cheese, hence the Funky Swiss Cheese scarf. I took a look at the posting earlier today and it occurred to me that the combination of "Funky Cheese" may not be a good one for something that goes around your neck. I may need to think of something else.....