Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring Bada-Bing

 Last weeks Spring Bada-Bing was great fun! Here are a few photos of the Modern June booth! Check out these great interviews and videos from the show goers!  We love our Crafty Fans! 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

awwww, spring!

awwww, spring!, originally uploaded by ModernJune.

Our friend Charlotte!

Monday, April 26, 2010


I can't express my gratitude for all the love my sweet oilcloth party banners are getting!  They are selling like mad!  I am blown away by the orders from brides, wineries in Australia, schools, shops and party goers of all types.  You all rock my wonderful world of oilcloth goodness, thanks for everything!  

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Spring Bada Bing is here!

Unloading my wares at the Spring Bada Bing right now! Come see me in person, along with 65 more fabulous vendors at Planet Zero from 11 AM to 4 PM in Richmond's Manchester Heights district. See ya there!

It's party time for my party banners!

Etsy Treasury!  Garden parties = happiness 
My oilcloth party banners do make me happy, that's for sure!

We were featured in last Sundays Etsy Finds Decor.  This is my favorite email of the week the Get the Look; Home Decor Edition, so you can only imagine my excitement that I was featured. Go chalk cloth party banners go!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Bada Bing Preview!

I haven't been able to help organize this years Spring Bada Bing, so I am very pleased to see a lot of new vendors this year.  Here are just a few...

abcd images from North Carolina!  love the kitsch of it all!  

illegable ink has some really cool loot!  

SALE Acid Bubbles High Waisted Vintage Skirt
loving natty paints vibe! 

i am seeing a fun gift or two bought from corey marie

Semi Truck Leather Coaster from Shara Porter
OH YAH, i need some... shara potter

cuteness is lova handmade

heavy sigh of love... elisa shere jewelry

cool wear with any thing earrings rock! beth pohlman

Spring Bada Bing is this Sunday April 18, 2010    
11am - 4pm     
Plant Zero

Woodland Baby Shower!

Food by yours truly! 
Pottery serving pieces by Tasha McKelvey 

Cake by Tasha's sister, Melissa, and the cake decorations by Tasha! Good and Cute!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Madison and Mabel

Our client, Madison and Mable is having another great tag sale this weekend, click this for the dets!
We are loading them up with more Chalk Cloth Table Toppers. Isn't this is a great way to let the mommies shop? This set up will keep those kiddos busy for a good amount of time! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

mi familia!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tons of tulips

tons of tulips, originally uploaded by ModernJune.

Look at all of these pretty tulips adorning a local church yard, I am not lying when I say that there are thousands of those beauties!!! I want some!

flowers flowers flowers


The kids and I took an afternoon and tackled the front yards flower bed.  The bushes had taken over the existing bed so we extended it forward and now we have plenty of room for flowers.  We started out by removing the existing brick boarder, used a hose to settle on the new boarder and used a turf edger to cut into the sod.  This part was Aidan's job but since he only weighs 60 pounds he needed a bit of help, there were lots of giggles as we stomped the edger in the ground together.


The hardest part of the job was removing the sod, this part kicked my butt!  The link I added suggests adding the sod to your compost, but I have a lot of sod and I am not so sure about that.

After the sod was removed Maddie and I got to fun part, shopping for flowers.  At the Azalea Garden Center we picked up a 50 pound bag of compost to amend the soil (very important) 3 bags of mulch and two flats of flowers. Flowers included petunias, assylum, inpatients, coleus and my favorite Shasta Daisies in bold red!

Once home, Maddie and I mixed the compost into the soil and I showed Maddie how read the flower tags so she knew how to find information about height and spacing. We then placed the potted flowers in their spots. When we were happy with the lay out we got to planting. Aidan soon joined us and we had the flower bed planted in no time.

A favorite TV show lured my kids back inside so I had the garden to myself to mulch. I didn't mind, honestly, I was afraid they would bury the new plants. Thankfully my cute hubby helped me clean up and watered the new plantings while I took a well deserved break.

We are all so happy with out flower bed,  and we can't wait to watch it grow!!!  Next up, flower pots and the veggie garden!

Time: 5 hours
Family Fun: priceless
Sore muscles: lots
Total Cost: $80.00

Sunday, April 4, 2010

kool eggs

This year we used Kool-Aid to dye our Easter Eggs

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am a fool for April 1st!

I am thrilled beyond measure that today is April 1st, today is my deadline for our new "Slam and Coast" business model.  Wha? What's slam and coast?  It's when you go into production overload and make a much darn product as possible, then you coast and focus on other things for a while.

I am so proud of my team they have really been kickin' it!  We have more stock than ever before. Today, I will spend one last day prepping a couple of stray projects for my stitcher to finish up at home and then I am mine again!  I know that sounds bad but I really miss my life.

The team and I have been cranking hard since the fall.  We went from Holiday, to Country Living Production, to our best winter EVER! In most indie craft business you get a winter slump, I tell you what I am truly and utterly blessed when I say we did not have such a winter, January and February were as crazy busy at November.  Then we started to Slam and Coast, let me mention that this isn't for whimps!

I think making 200 party banner in January 'upped the ante' for us here at Modern June. It changed my whole idea of stock could be. Making one or two of something, is no longer acceptable and making 12 of something looks, well, it looks like it will never be enough. I want more, more I tell you!

Come back tomorrow and I will tell you more about the coast part of the plan!

xoxox, Kelly