Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Scrapbooking, Glue Pens and Postal Goodies, Oh My!

I keep dropping off the face of the bloggy earth, but here I am again. Last week was spent making a scrapbook for my Mom's retirement, which I forgot to photograph in my excitement to wrap it up and gift it! If you haven't checked out the new line of Martha Stewart scrapbooking supplies at Michaels, haul on over there now. First on your list should be her glue sticks. I bought both the fine-point and wide-tipped glue pens. They go on as a blue liquid and dry quickly to an almost post-it glue consistency. The glue then held securely and didn't wrinkle even the finest of papers. Her embellishments all come in handy packages with ring holes pre-punched for keeping organized.

I received this goody by post the other day. Thank you Lynn and thanks for shopping Indie! This beautiful pincushion was made by Snazziedrawers over at Etsy. I love the Amy Butler fabric and a vintage piece of jewelry. My tomato pincushion can now go into retirement too.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Thank you "O" !

This pretty little package just arrived from my best friend Carey ("O") via the Paper Princess! If you haven't checked out their website before, you are in for a treat. From vintage inspired cards to bookplates and gift tags, this designer's talent and creativity is absolutely inspiring.

I'm feeling inspired to write a few notes...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Fleur Bobbies Blooming in the Shop

Fleur Bobbies made their debut at a recent show and are now up in the shop. Vintage style fabrics are treated to retain their shape. Each petal is cut by hand and then sewn together with a bead center. Add a little bloom to your summer hairdo...

Friday, June 15, 2007

The Clouds Have Broken...

Sunshine is finally gleaming through the both literal and figurative clouds of this week. I am so happy to see Friday! I am so ridiculously affected by the weather...which I'm sure I have mentioned a million times before. I should really live somewhere like the Bahamas where there are clear skies and moderate temperatures year round. I thrive best in a very controlled environment. I'm not at all fond of bugs, sweat, the aforementioned clouds, rain, pollen, dirt, etc... sad I know. Jason and I went to EMS this week to get backpacks for a few trips we have planned this summer. The clerk asked us if we had a frequent shopper card. Ha!

Most of my studio time this week was spent ordering supplies and working on some new ideas. I'm working on a small line of altered clothing, which includes this hand embroidered sweater. I drew the bird and then used a heat transfer pencil to transfer the outline to this sweater. I then added the flowers and french knots freehand.

Happy Friday! We ended up canceling our trip to Renegade, but are sending good wishes to all of our crafty friends there this weekend!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Urban Outfitters - Matryoshka

These girls were on page 31 of the new Urban Outfitters catalog. I may actually need one of these...and of course the Antoinette Fainting Sofa she was sitting on...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wish Studio Indie Designer Boutique Show

Last Saturday I spent a delightful day with fellow designers at The Wish Studio in Beverly, MA. Mindy invited an incredibly talented group of indie designers to her studio for its debut weekend. Mindy made each one of us feel so welcome as well as everyone who stepped foot in her studio. A room of new faces quickly felt like a room of old friends. I am convinced that everyone who enters her studio will have this same experience.

Visit some of my new friends:

heather and kerry alice of twigs and heather
kris of relaxation works
melanie of just be
casey, of grow wild
heidi, of hkw design and birds of a feather
Jes Berry, of Junque Revival & Sweetpea's
Nina Beana, of The Whole Self

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by my booth and had so many kind words and stories to share. Special congrats to "S" who won our raffle. Your SimplyJune handbag is on its way!

*photos by Mindy

Friday, June 01, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me...

Well, this is my blog after all...

Nikolai and I are enjoying a sunny birthday together and enjoying life. What more could you ask for? Jason and I are planning an upcoming weekend birthday celebration to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn! I'm so excited that I can barely stand it.

Hope to see you tomorrow at our Indie Boutique Show at Wish Studio . 95 Rantoul Street . Beverly Massachusetts!

Couldn't find a birthday pic of me as a little...but here I am just shy of 3.