Monday, March 23, 2015

Ladybird Market

It was a beautiful day last Saturday at Cherrywood Coffeehouse. The Mister and I took the morning to go visit the newest Market on the east side of town called Ladybird Market hosted by Anne Marie Beard. We love Cherrywood Coffeehouse... it's one of our favorite spots to eat and were really excited to get to see some familiar old faces and to meet some new artists as well. We ordered our favorite brunch off the menu and then I got to talk to each and every artist.

First up is Eliana Bernard. I actually had the pleasure of participating in a show at West Elm a few months back with Eliana so I was already familiar with her porcelain which is beautifully handcrafted with a delicate lace pattern. 

Eliana has everything from large centerpiece platters to vases and even jewelry dishes.

Her signature collection features charcoal, teal and cream with a gold lace pattern.

I've seen Brian David Johnson's work of BDJ Craft Works all over Austin and in various shows around town. I finally got the opportunity to chat with Brian in person and was delighted to hear about his interesting process.

Brian's wooden vases and trays are made from sustainably harvested domestic hardwoods and are joined together through a process called stack lamintation

Brian's vases are made in a resin and grain matched series with a flowing connection throughout.
I'm pretty much obsessed with these vases here. 

Next over is Fat Cat Studio by Kari Stinger and CeRee Hellums. 

I am really familiar with Fat Cat Studio's hand cut tin jewelry. I pretty much love everything colorful and vintage and also collect tins myself so I'm a big fan. 

Also their display is rather awesome... wouldn't you say?

Sharing a booth with Fat Cat Studio is Kollin Baker who designs and creates functional handmade pottery. I'm especially liking the decorative hanging lamp shades! Kollin is also a well known Concrete guru in Austin and is the owner of Absolute Concrete Design

Next up is a girl I know well... Brandy Davis of Pigsey Art.

Brandy designs and makes adorable journals, notebooks and magnets. 

Look how cute the themes are! I love the inside pages.....

There are also some pretty swell laser cut journals. I gotta get my hands on the 
"99 problems but a stitch ain't one" notebook. 

Oh and some sweet flair for your jean jacket or bag perhaps?

Sharing a booth with Brandy is the ever so sweet Jill Smallman of Luna Tigre. I did have more images of Jill and her candles but unfortunately they were blurry. I'm sorry Jill!!! I did however purchase a tomato scented candle which I hope made up for my mistake. It was operator error. 

Jill hand pours the most amazing 100% soy candles. I'm loving her array of scents to choose from such as Lemon Chiffon, Coconut Hibiscus and the ever popular Tomato scent. 

The Mister and I already have a Giant Squid framed and hung on our wall at home by Curious Prints so we are quite familiar with their work but have to say I was delighted to see more prints and wall hangings than I have before. I'm really digging the feather and flora & fauna banner with fringe seen here.

Um.... can I get one in every print? 

Sharing the booth was Remnant Ceramics creator and owner Quinn Smith. 

Although I didn't get to meet Quinn in person, I was touched to hear about her mission to raise money for A21 Campaign. All profits are donated to fight human trafficking and I don't think anyone could disagree with buying her beautifully hand crafted porcelain jewelry... don't forget her handmade mugs, bowls and vases as well! 

On the corner we have Bottle-n-Soul. Beautifully hand etched glass bottles with unique patterns and designs inspired by the beliefs of Dr. Masaru Emoto.

Next over is Eliza Rose Jewelry. I have actually never met or seen Eliza's jewelry before so I was pretty stoked to see her wire sparrow pendants! Eliza buys raw materials (sheet or wire) and handcrafts all her work herself in her south Austin studio.

Each piece is truly unique.

I was so happy to meet Laisa Macias of LaLa! My weakness is fashion and dresses so I was in trouble when I came across Laisa's booth. I'm very much attracted to bright and bold colors as well as patterns so it was unbelievably hard for me to not spend all my money. I do believe I saw Anne Marie herself rockin' one of these shirts...

This was the one I was dying to purchase!

Oh, and these adorable bicycle hats!

Sharing the very bright and colorful booth with LaLa was Anne Marie Beard herself. 
Anne Marie designs and sews wallets, wristlets, shoulder bags and much much more. 

There were tons of fabric patterns to choose from as well as designs. 

Wristlets for the ladies and wallets and shirts for the men!

Check out Anne Marie's new fabulous line of upcycled vintage shirts with shoulder appliques!

I do believe I've found my favorite one!

On the corner is the very sweet Kari Lane of Kari Lane Jewelry

Kari takes vintage jewelry and re-works it to create one of a kind pieces. I'm loving these bangles and bobble earrings.

I just loved Kari's all natural inspired set up as well. 

I especially love the detail on the deco inspired necklace on the right. 

I had the pleasure of once being neighbors with Victoria of Victrola Design at The Blue Genie Art Bazaar about two years ago so I recognized her work right away. I did also notice that Victoria has all new patterns and designs! I'm totally in love with her new line and can hopefully get my hands on some pillows in the near future. I love the tree and cactus theme.

Um... could these hand/dish towels be any cuter? Also admiring the cactus print in the background.

I would like one in each color please!

The card stock is Texas inspired and Oh so adorable. 

The last booth featured Kate Winternitz whom I've had the pleasure to get to know and run into over the last few years. We pretty much do the same shows so we see each other quite often. I just adore Kate and her delicate little jewelry. My husband Matt actually purchased a little necklace for me with two little birds or chicks (as I like to image them) on the pendant. It was so sweet because it reminded me of our first pair of chicks that we bought and raised together in our little backyard coop. 

That was a few years back. It looks like Kate has come up with some beautiful and new designs. I'm really into these thin, delicate bracelets. 

I'm pretty much in love with all of Kate's designs....

It's always nice to see familiar faces at shows and get to catch up and talk. 

Last but not least is a new vendor whom I've never met before but was thrilled to see the most amazing re-purposed bottles by Mollie Doyle of The Bottle Garden. I'm a huge plant lover and was especially excited to see these hanging bottle tops. 

Mollie's process consists of cleaning the bottles, cutting, sanding, stenciling, priming, painting and then sealing them. Whew! The end result is a very unique re-purposed bottle. As you can see they make great vases, soap dispensers and much much more. Not shown but much admired is her temporary tattoo's inspired by various plants. 

For more information on upcoming shows or to apply to be a vendor please contact Anne Marie Beard through The Ladybird Market site here.