Thursday, July 31, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I just have to share these photos with you! The other day the three of us ended up in the studio together engaging in our own version of "splatting". I was making a stack of splat mats. Aidan was splatting out bad Jedi types. And Maddie was conquering the Pokemon world by splatting every opponent.
I was just happy to have us all in one place even if we were doing our own thing! Hey the family that "splats" together stays together. (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
Check out the to woman in the background the Generation T woman and Wonder Woman have the same stance. That is a hoot!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Modern June is giving away a hostess cupcake apron! To enter to win go to Grocery Mama's Homemade Kitchen Promotion. The giveaway will end next Tuesday, July 30th. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday July 31st!
Grocery Mama it a fantastic blog with loads of wonderful information such as tasty recipes and thrifty shopping tips. Don't forget to sign up for the Grocery Mama newsletter when you are over at the give-a-way!
Let me just say that last night's event was a blast! The turn out was incredible. There were so many lovely ladies, the red hat gals were out in full force. Too fun.
I love shows, I love watching people experience my products. There were too ladies that had just retired, the two loved my new Modern June Sandwich Wrappers but since they no longer brown bagged their lunch they were desperate to figure out who needed one. They did leave with cute little cupcake aprons for their granddaughters and plans for baking cookies soon.
Here is the funny thing about last night every single thing I sold was pink. Yep, pink! Every bib, splat mat and apron PINK! Isn't that amazing. Tony says they have a pink crowd! Any time he paints a piece of furniture pink it flies out the door. I too was drawn to pink last night check out all the pink goodies I loved.
Feathernesters was the first store that carried Modern June. Tony and I first met at the 17th Street Farmers Market. Modern June was brand new and I was AMAZED that someone would love my stuff enough to place it in their stores. I have to say that is the biggest compliment this crafter gets. Artisans love it when someone actually pays for something that they lovely made but when someone buys 12 at a time, well that is just so cool! The ultimate complement!
They started out carrying Market Totes and the Aunt Bea Oilcloth aprons. Over the last two years they picked up all kinds of goodies. The guys stocked up last night on oilcloth aprons and totes. They took every single tote I had made! (Time to crank out some more!!!) You can now get bibs and deluxe splat mats in the store. As well as my cool oilcloth banners! Soon they will carry the oilcloth placemats for people and pets.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Come visit me tonight at Feathernesters where I will set up a bit of the Modern June goods!
Enjoy a very special evening of shopping, food and fun here at Feathernesters! We will be serving up some delicious chocolate inspired desserts and other delicious goodies along with summery, cold fizzy drinks!
Meet several of our guest artists who make some of the items available here in the shop and see some special merchandise they have made just for this special evening!
Plus shop our very special “Lucky Lady” Corner where we will be featuring some very special bargains -
just for you!
The neighboring stores here at the Lakeside Towne Center will be participating also so there will be plenty to do!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
It was Dawn's idea, she is the smart of the two of us!
I wish I knew what we were cracking up over.
Baby kimono from Nicole Lee! LOVE IT!
We have two RCM members getting married. I can't wait for those showers!!!
With out the record heat please!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Nicole at Nicola Floral helped me find some flowers that looked as if I picked them from my own garden. I have never had enough flowers blooming at one time to put together such a display. If I did there would not be anything left in the garden. Some year I want to create a picking garden in the old veggie garden. We gave up on that due to the squirrels. Someday!
Now I get to enjoy them! I have put them all over the house! LOVELY!
Friday, July 18, 2008
I started by swiping a baby photo off my friends flickr page! I LOVE that site! I simply dragged it into a word doc and printed off several pages. Then with my handy dandy paper cutter I cropped them to size.
Since I am using the red polka dot oilcloth tablecloths I went with the polka dots!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
So off to the cabinet that holds all those plastic plates I have purchased over the years. I have to have something that would work, there I found these! I totally forgot about these super Kitsch paper plate holders. Where did these cuties come from? I just can not remember, Janet's attic maybe? My MIL's attic? I should know this.
They rock don't they? And look I even have some old school paper plates. I know it is a fine line between kitsch and tacky! : ) They might have to change! At least the super fun plate holders will keep me from ordering these. I really love them but I will happily use what I have!
This weekend we, the Richmond Craft Mafia, are having a baby shower for our dear friend Nikole's baby girl Thea. I have the honor of hosting it in our backyard. I have been really enjoyed reclaiming our backyard from it's current jungle-like state.
I have moved a few things around. Our new umbrella recently broke and of course I have no receipt for it so I just remove the darn thing completely. Then I moved the table to the grotto! I love it there and I always have. I moved it a few years ago thinking that our family would eat al fresco more frequently if I moved the table closer to the house. NOT! My kids HATE to eat outside because of fly's and bugs.
I like my outdoor office!
With the table gone from it's spot, I had a moment of brilliance, I moved the hammock to the back of the house. The back of our house needs a focal point, it is very plain Jane with it's one ugly window. That wall needs 3 lovely windows so I can sew and enjoy the outdoors. This would make my Cave like studio less oppressive!
I digress...wasn't the subject supposed to be oilcloth tablecloths?
Lately I have been doing large orders for parties. One client purchased 4 oilcloth tablecloths in all yellow poppy for her annual backyard party. She decided to use the same color to tie in all the different size tables. Then for an engagement party someone ordered four 60" tablecloths in four different colors. Roses, yellow poppy, red fruity and blue strawberries. That was very fun!
Now for myself I am going to use the Red Polka Dot tablecloths from my craft show stash as a starting point. I will use these on the long row of tables then I will a table runner in red fruity. I will use my current Red fruity tablecloths on the food and drink tables. And of course all my little side tables get their fun table topper in Red Polka Dots!
fun, fun, fun!
I would have loved to have put Maddie in dresses like this! WOW! I just love this idea!!!
She also makes greeting cards with the tablecloths too.
Totes by Charlotte is making some super cute totes, HMMMM this might really need me!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I would love to take a road trip with my Crafty Crew and use this mag as our tour guide. OH man that would be a blast!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Yesterday Aidan wanted to make a volcano. I told him that I was working and that we could do it during lunch. He assured me that I would not be needed, that he could do it himself. And that is just what he did. Maddie joined in on the fun and suggested that they play scientist. Aprons and goggles (3D glasses) were adorned and they got busy.
An hour later they had whipped me out of lemon juice and vinegar. A quick trip to the local grocer and they were set for the rest of the day. By dinner time my kitchen (even though I cleaned it 3 times) was a disaster and I was out of all baking soda, food coloring and vinegar yet again!
So for about 6 bucks they had a no Mommy--no TV--giggling good day! And I have a really clean counter top after all that baking soda and vinegar! LOVE THAT!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Last week when I was in a funk I made myself go down to the studio and make the room a little bit nicer. Here is the results...
Meet KRAZY! He is my new studio mate! I got him at the Crafty Bastard show last month! I LOVE HIM! We were setting up for the show when I heard Sloane from Sloane's Creations (Norfolk Craft Mafia) say that this is what she does with all the leftover tissue paper. I looked over and she was holding my bird! I feel in love!
KRAZY is a homegrown organic swan gourd that is decorated with hand-painted recycled tissue paper. Isn't he the best?
On the left are Aidan's "Magorians". I have no idea where he comes up with this stuff. They have an entire story line. Amazing. On the right are sweet treetop owls from Erica! What a sweet little gift from my arty fartsy friend!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This makes me LOL! I like to imagine that this is my mannequin JUNE hanging out with her boyfriend the patio daddio!
I will post more over the next few days!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I had no idea! Look what I found this morning via my Stat Counter link page... The Modern June Faux Bois Oilcloth Apron (the Patio Daddio Apron) made it on the front page of Etsy on Sunday as well. Yippie for June! Two front pages in one day. WOW!
I would love to thank Ottoman Handmade for grabbing the screen shot and fortunately. unfortunately. by ReeesaT for creating a seriously cool treasury!! Their stuff rocks! ReeesaT makes Hugo's -- I think Aidan needs a Hugo!
The other two sellers at the bottom of the page are anatomyofaskirt, and jessicajane!