Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
I have been through about 50 different displays for earrings, and I generally don't like any of them. Most recent was the Case Of Doom, a big acrylic spinny case, which works well for some things but kind of sucks because a) no one can figure out how to turn it and b) someone has to go in and get stuff out. Not convenient for group shows.
And so I present to you, my latest display, which is by far my favorite:
Also it was amazingly easy to make. Really, it took all of two steps, which I will share with you.
- A big box. Lucky me, Michaels had some cute vintage-wanna be trunks on sale for half price. If you're not as lucky, the local thrift store might have something to fit your needs.
- Ribbon that matches the big box. I got a wee little spool from Michaels that was just long enough for $0.99
- Glue Gun. Don't leave home without it
First things first. The box I got from Michaels had a little brace on it to keep it open when you set it down, and also prevented it from opening more than 90 degrees. Using the screwdriver, I removed the two screws holding the brace so I can open it up enough to see inside properly.
Then cut the ribbon in lengths that are *just* long enough to fit across the box. You don't want them to be slack at all. Decide how far apart you want your rows, and cut enough ribbon for them.
Use your hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to the box. Start by gluing down all of one side on one half of the box, to get your spacing right. Then go back to the first one you did, and pull it really tight, then glue in place.
Voila! An earring display.
Hang your earrings on it by the hooks, not the earring card. Just slip the back of the hooks over the ribbon. It's a little hard to see, but I took a picture with the ribbon twisted a little so you can see what I mean.
It works best with earring cards that don't have a lot of top weight, otherwise the cards tend to fall forward on the display and look silly. I haven't thought of a way to attach post earrings to it (except for peircing the ribbon), but feel free to share any ideas!
And remember, if you like earring displays, you'll LOVE Spring Bada-Bing! Come out on April 22 to see all the crazy inventive displays folks come up with!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Modern Atelier makes fragrances for men and women and also has an entire line inspired by Richmond, which I think is really, really cool. Here are some descriptions:
Kuba Kuba - Juicy Pineapple, cool mint, and sweet, spicy rum - a tribute to everyone's favorite Fan restaurant.
Flowers in the Fan- Inspired by the many small gardens in the Fan that manage to fill a space with every flower imaginable. White dogwood, magnolia, and narcissus are sweetened with a drop of honeydew melon.
Cookie Factory - Even though the FFV cookie factory has closed up shop, if the wind is just right, you can still smell the freshly baked cookies wafting.
Belle Isle - rose, jasmine, and violet, on a bed of soft vanilla and dark, sexy base note.
Byrd Theater - all the scents of the vintage movie palace - Hot Buttered Popcorn, Ooey, Gooey milk duds, and an icy cold Coke.
Nice, right? They all sound amazing (thought I have to tell you, I worked at the Byrd for years and the perfume smells WAY better than the actual theater. The real deal was a serious stink that got stuck in your clothes for days. Not great. Perfume is, though. Okay.)
Anyway, if you're not excited about this, you're fired.
How nice is it that they linked in some of the vendors? I love that.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Squidfire is for men and women and babies and squid. They make ultra effing cool t-shirts like you wouldn't believe:
Squid Swarm (check out the dude! wearing the shirts! Stuff for guys!)
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
photo by: www.jaypaulphoto.com
Nice right? We worked it with our pliers and irons and such, which we are clearly too sexy for. Supermodel! (sorry. I'll stop now.)
Vendor Spotlight, you say? You got it. How about Needle Noodles? I am 100% biased because I have two of her critters sitting on my desk in front of me right now. I need more. You will have to push me out of the way to get one for yourself and I work out, so I win.
Okay, maybe I'll let you look or something. Anyway, enough about me. Here's a peek at the wonderful world of Needle Noodles!
crochet pink robot:
Tiny. Stealthy. Deadly. Cute. Amigurumi Ninja:
crochet sushi with optional catnip!
Monday, April 16, 2007
Le sigh. So much love for this, I can't even tell you. Okay, if that doesn't tempt you, nothing will. Here are the details again:
Sunday April 22, 2007
10:00 am until 4:00 pm
at The Marquee in Richmond, VA
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Okay, we have this show in one week! GAH! So much to do! It's all coming together really smoothly though, so that's nice. We are all so ready to get this show on the road, you don't even know. I, personally, think it's going to rule.
Tiny art! So sweet!
Tempting, no? There's going to be so much great stuff at this show. Thank God I get paid next Friday, is all I'm saying.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Or, you could just tune into the DIY Network and watch her on an upcoming episode of Craft Lab. I KNOW. How cool is that? Kelly is being all squicky and bashful about it (which I understand, as I am filled with weirdness at the thought of seeing myself on national television which, I have to admit, has never actually been an issue, um, at all.) but some of us ignored her pleas and decided we needed to brag about her whether she likes it or not.
Craft Lab on the DIY Network: April 11th and May 15th.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I lost my fool mind last year over the Cleo Dee squiddies and bought myself a zombie and one for a friend. Kate bought squiddie embroidery that read, "I will F you right up." That's right. And holy crap:
SQUID TOTE BAGS.
I'm feeling a little faint now, so I think I'm going to go lie down. In the meantime, why don't you consider exactly which squid you need in your life. Okay.