Thursday, December 18, 2014

Instagram lately.....

Both November & December have been a whirlwind for me over here in Austin, Texas. I've been so busy crocheting and preparing for shows that I haven't had much time for anything else... even decorating for Christmas. Here's some of the highlights of the past two months.





I busted out a ton of product... so much so I had to ice my thumbs a few times. Ouch!


Our house turned upside down with taxi heads, plaques and boxes. Poor Matt!


Matt helped out a bunch (which he always does). Cherrywood went up without a hitch....



The Mister and I must have stained hundreds and hundreds of plaques this season!


I even snuck in an extra show at West Elm and met some fabulous people. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity.


I took a five day trip with my dear friends Bri & Amanda and their little wee one Hannah to Houston and spent Thanksgiving with their lovely Family. I was sick as a dog during the show with some crazy allergy thingy... but I managed to pull through.




Some of my handy work.


Some of Matt's handy work.



I managed to squeeze in some mini outfit posts here and there.



Matt ended up working the Cherrywood Art Fair for me Saturday while I was at West Elm. 
What a guy!!!!


I got some pretty awesome loot this year! I couldn't pass up the chance to get two Dino Planters from Plaid Pigeon during Cherrywood. They go with our Dinosaur theme throughout our entire house. I also snagged this crazy tea cup/macaroon hair accessory from a Squirrel & Hammer in Houston. I can't decide if I want to wear it or eat it. Ha! I also scored a really awesome trade while at West Elm from Jess of Fox & Brie. She makes the most beautiful bow ties and pocket squares! Last but not least, I received this beautiful Fox patterned blouse with earrings and "howdy" cards in the mail from my Secret Santa (Lisa of La La Faux Bois &  Flock Together). I can't wait to wear them!!! 

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xoxo

Monday, December 15, 2014

Leather, Lace and resting bitch face...


Happy Monday Kittens! This is a little bit of a different look for me buy hey.... I'm trying new things. These images actually crack me up.... I have "resting bitch face" throughout the entire shoot. I was taking my own images with a tripod and the little remote thingy and was concentrating so hard on posing and hiding the little remote that I completely forgot about my face. Ha! I don't think I smiled once the entire time. I didn't want them to go to waste and besides... I like my liquid leather leggings.


If you all don't know what "resting bitch face" is.... It's basically a person, usually a girl, who naturally looks mean when her face is expressionless, without meaning to. That would be me. I also was totally trying to show off my layers I had going on here but it didn't really work out that well. You get the idea though right?


I just love these "liquid leggings" that I got from Old Navy. They were super cheap and look pretty damn hot but they sound like shit. Seriously... I sound like I'm wearing a wind breaker when I walk. You can practically here me coming from a mile away... that's the only downside to them. 


Besides the crappy sound they make when I walk they are almost a perf. I guess they are my standing leggings. You know.... for when I want to just stand around and look hot. Ha! 


Here's another "bitchy pose" I perfected. 

Some things that girl's with "resting bitch face" don't like to hear:
1. Smile, it's not that bad. 
2. What's wrong?
3. When I first met you I thought you were a total bitch, but you're really not. 


xoxo

Sweater: Old Navy
Lace tank top: Forever 21
Leggings: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Gold charm bracelet: Claire's

Friday, December 12, 2014

West Elm, Cherrywood & Blue Genie Art Bazaar


Hey there kittens! I have some great news!!! I'll be setting up downtown at West Elm this Saturday from 10-2 for a little Pop Up event hosted by CityGram Austin. I'll be selling some crochet taxi heads 15% off (which I never do). So come on out to 1011 W. 5th Street and check it out!

P.S. You have to have the CityGram App downloaded to receive the 15% off.
 See CityGram here for details.




If you can't make it to West Elm then you can catch The Husbear (Matt) at The Cherryood Art Fair this Saturday & Sunday from 10-5 at Maplewood Elementary on E. 38th 1/2 Street. 

(Sadly there will be no discounts there.... so people that have come from West Elm to Cherrywood looking for more of my work I can't honor the CityGram 15% off discount. That discount was exclusively by and for CityGram.)


Lastly, if you can't attend either then you're still in luck.... You can also swing by the
Blue Genie Art Bazaar  located at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre open 10am-10pm everyday until December 24th. 

I also currently sell at: 

Austin

Houston

Dallas

Ohio

(Call first, stock may vary)

xoxo






















Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shake it off



Hurray for Hump Day! I've been MIA lately due to this crazy busy Holiday Season...
which is a good thing for my little ol' business but bad for my hands. Ouch! This is gonna be a short post but I have a bunch of images to make up for the lack of writing. 



Things are looking good in my little neck of the woods. I've got two shows coming up this weekend! The Mister is working The Cherrywood Art Fair Saturday and Sunday while I work a West Elm Pop up event hosted by CityGram Austin. I couldn't turn them down when they approached me last minute. For one: I would love the exposure and two: It's an opportunity to meet new people and make more money. How could I possibly refuse? I'm just so grateful the Mister was all for running my booth for me Han Solo on Saturday. What a guy! 

 


I took these photos awhile ago and it was hella windy (as you can see) but I just love how they came out! I'm obsessed with plaid right now and I'm thrilled that I found this J. Crew button down shirt a few years ago at my favorite local thrift store. I haven't worn it in quite awhile and had forgotten all about it. I found it waaaay in the back of my closet and was delighted that it fit me again.  


 



I've been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift lately. I know, I know.... I usually have better taste in music but she makes some catchy tunes that I just can't get out of my head. I especially adore her new single "Shake it Off" for obvious reasons. I'm usually an "Indie Rock" kinda gal but I try not to discriminate. Everyone has their guilty pleasures right?


Whoosh!!!


Hope everyone is feeling festive and enjoying some good, clean holiday fun. I'll be celebrating after this weekend when all my shows are over. It will be such a relief and I'll finally be in the "home stretch" as they say. Till then my little darlings....

xoxo

Skirt: J Lo (thrifted)
Shirt: J. Crew (thrifted)
Headband: Claire's
Knee Highs: Kohl's
Shoes: Target
Lipstick Revlon (I love that Red)


Monday, December 1, 2014

Goal Digger



Happy Monday Kittens! I literally just got back from Houston last night and am still coming down from a high due to a three day Holiday Show. I went a total of five days without the Husbear and fur babies but it was "all good" because I was in such wonderful company with my dear friends Amanda and Bri of (The Good Hippie) and their awesome family. They welcomed me into their home with open arms.... I've never experienced such generosity before..... seriously! We all decided it was best that they become my "adopted family". Not only did they let me crash at their beautiful home but they fed me and loved me as they would their own kin. They truly are good, kind hearted folks.


My wall of "Crochet Taxidermy" for The Blue Genie Art Bazaar went up last Tuesday with the help of my wonderful and oh so handy Husbear. It was pretty easy and stress free, which I was happy about. All I have to worry about now is re-filling my wall at The Blue Genie throughout the month and keeping my stores in stock with my taxi heads. I also have one last show to prepare for called Cherrywood Art Fair. I'm gonna just put my head down and crochet my lil' heart out through the next couple of weeks.


A cold front came through this morning in Austin after such delightful warm and sunny weather we experienced in  H-town this past weekend. Brrrrrrr! I got spoiled while I was there.... wearing little dresses and boots everyday to the Show. It really feels like Winter now. The Mister decorated our little home with Christmas lights and also purchased a wreath for our front door. It was nice to see the festive  lighting as I pulled into the driveway when I got home. 


It's hard to believe that Christmas time is right around the corner and soon after that The New Year will be here! I've got BIG plans for this upcoming year. Big girl plans! Last year when I quit my job working for the City and started my own business full time I set goals for myself and am happy to say that I've accomplished almost all of them. Yay! This next year I'm going to achieve the same thing. 


After being left "high and dry" by a publishing company.....
 (I still don't know what's going on with this book deal) I've decided that I'm going to use some of my hard earned money and go ahead and hire a Literary Agent. I talked to a few gals that have gone that route and they are very happy with the decision they have made. I also may look into "Kickstarter" and the "Girls Guild" for some financial backing and helpful hands. As a small business owner I'm slowly learning the steps I need to take in order to make my crochet company thrive. I can't wait to see what wonderful things are in store for me this next year.


Now lets talk about this little outfit I'm wearing.... I totally forgot about this cute, little plaid flannel I had tucked way far back in my closet. Now that It's colder I'll be wearing much more of these warm, comfy button ups. I just bought a pair of black skinnies from Old Navy and a little slouchy hat from Target that will go with pretty much everything. You can't go wrong with black. I threw on my new favorite faux leather jacket and a chunky gold chain and Voila! 


I hope everyone has wonderful Holiday plans... I know I do. When I get some spare time I plan on putting up the ol' plastic tree and decorating it with the Husbear while sipping on some hot coco and listening to Pat Boone's Christmas Music. I can't wait! 

xoxo

Skinnies: Old Navy
Flannel: Old Navy
Jacket: Target
Hat: Target
Shoes: Target
Chain: Forever 21

bre pea.



Friday, November 28, 2014

The 2014 blue genie art bazaar


Hey Kittens! Come on out and help support local small business owners by ditching the Mall and visiting The Blue Genie Art Bazaar! There are so many wonderful vendors and unique gifts to purchase for your loved ones. They are also open Monday-Sunday 10am -10pm daily!!! You can also buy yourself an adult beverage and drink while you shop.... and the best part about it is there are no lines! 




Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give Thanks....


Happy Thanksgiving!!! This year I want to "give thanks" to my wonderful Husband Matt Hart. He is my biggest fan and supporter in all I do. Without him life wouldn't be as sweet. These past few years have really tested our relationship (through sickness and in health, richer or poorer) we have come out stronger than ever and more closer than ever before. He is the hardest working person I know and has the kindest soul of anyone I know.... I am truly blessed to be able to share my life with him. My favorite human in the world, my partner in crime and  the love of my life Matt Hart.

What are you thankful for this Holiday Season? I'd love to hear all about it.
 I just love reading all your sweet little comments.

xoxo