Monday, December 22
We are now in the Adirondacks where the snow keeps piling up. Luckily we don't mind getting cabin fever for a bit, especially when there is a fireplace to warm us up. Plus, it is Maisy's first experience with snow as a wide-eyed toddler, and she gets to break in her snowsuit!
It may not show in the photos, but there is over 2 feet out there! I wish we'd remembered to bring our snowboarding gear (though with all the other necessities they may not have fit). There is always renting...
Have a wonderful holiday with whatever you do, and we'll be back in January!
Monday, December 15
Later today I'll be adding an express shipping button to the site, so that you can all rest easy (yet pay a bundle) for fast shipping during this busy holiday time.
Also, did you know that Renegade Handmade in Chicago now has an online store? Check it out!
Friday, December 12
There are also our animal coasters for sale on the Etsy site, available as sets of two:
Plus, "seconds" cufflinks also leftover from the Bazaar Bizarre:
All this stuff is discounted, as they may have tiny flaws (each listing will say why it is considered a "second").
Hope you have a great weekend! :)
Wednesday, December 10
Get one before they're all taken!
Also, I have donated to another giveaway. This time it is my tiny dishes to the Paper + Stitch blog. Check out all the loot and comment over on her post if you want to win! This giveaway ends on Friday December 19 so hurry on over to Paper + Stitch!
Lastly, I am humbled to be written about on the inspiring blog, Daily Imprint. Check out the write-up/interview here. Natalie writes about some creative, super-talented folks that make my head spin. Somehow I got in that mix... so thanks, Natalie!
Tuesday, December 9
It was also nice to see old pals. We loved our location near Faythe (Handmade Nation):
and of course local friend Tomoko (Tadworks):
We were among good company, though the corner we were in was so cold!!! We all tried to stay warm (note Faythe's fuzzy hat and Tomoko's scarf) whilst chatting it up with customers nonstop. It was very busy! Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the chilly weather! And additional thanks to the organizers of the show for giving us a great new venue.
Friday, December 5
First, don't forget the Bazaar Bizarre if you're in the Boston area this Sunday, December 7! We'll be in the Happy Owl/Handmade Nation/Tadworks/Mogo corner. Visit us! It's going to be a great show!!!
Second, have you stopped by Design*Sponge today? I've finally found my true calling... food writer. Okay, so I like food and was thrilled to write a post about it, but I'm probably not going to change careers. But it was fun to shoot the photos (and eat)!Lastly, it is the final day of our '09 Preview sale! Nine new nightlights, each makes a great holiday gift. Our Etsy site has been replenished with a few last ornaments as well, so get them while they last (you can grab some of "all of the above" at the Bazbiz, too!):
Have a great weekend! :)
Monday, December 1
Hello dearest customers!
Since you've been so good to us over the years, we are pleased to give you a sneak peek of our '09 nightlights. These will be available for sale only through Friday, Dec. 5! Pass this secret page on to your friends who are fans of Happy Owl but may not read these updates or be on our mailing list! Consider it a big thank you for 5 fantastic years...
We've also had time to make more ornaments that were so well-received last month. Check out the new batch on our Etsy site, and stay tuned for a few more to be posted later this week! Below is one of my favorites in its super-70's colors:
Last but certainly not least, we will be hawking our glass goods at the Boston Bazaar Bizarre this Sunday, December 7! We'll be selling TONS of seconds and regular items at a huge discount. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 29
The past few days I've been busy in the studio making more items for the Bazaar Bizarre, and making new ornaments as well...
They're a bit different from the first batch, being that their faces are screened directly onto the body glass. But I'm just as fond of them and hope that you enjoy them, too. I'll be finished with them at the end of the weekend, and will upload them on the Etsy site.
Tuesday, November 25
Friday, November 21
To keep my sanity during the lull of everyone around me not feeling well, I started making these lovely ornaments. I was so taken with them when I first saw them, and I had most of the supplies on-hand already. So why not try? Well, I was quickly reminded that I'm by no means adept at embroidering...
I call it my disease ornament (I'll keep this one for myself). There is something about those circles that remind me of sick cells. Plus it seems fitting since I'm currently living in a den of sickness. Hope you are staying healthy this season!
Monday, November 10
It's my naked mole-rat! In capsule form! Wrapped in silver! A fun project with one of my favorite creatures. I made it into a pendant when all was said and done. Silver is so pretty, I just wish I had more time to take more classes! I also made this funny piece:
I call it my "nose pendant". I just chose a random rock and didn't see the nasal connection until I put the bezel on it. I love it!
Sunday, November 9
I seem to find something new every time I visit. This time it was some sort of antelope with bizarre proboscis (missed the name & location of it):I thought his expression was so gentle and charming. As with any toddler accompaniment, in the end it turned into a glorified game of peek-a-boo...
Good times were had by all!
Friday, November 7
I met her back in the spring and we hit it off like old pals, and it was good to see her come out to my studio (a bit of a drive to the boondocks, considering she's in JP!). Check out her blog if you're not aware of it already; it's a smorgasbord of inspiring artists. Check out the post here. Thanks, Meighan!!!
Tuesday, November 4
Just as the birds head south, so do our prices: enjoy savings on all our bird-related items, shown below... take 30% off until November 14! All items below are on sale:
We've already sold out of our owl ornaments on Etsy. Thanks so much! But we still have lots of lovely little miniature pendants available, as well as mystery packs of badges.
Now go and vote! :)
Saturday, November 1
Monday, October 27
Monday, October 20
Though this lovely weekend has past, it's onward full-force toward the holidays, isn't it? Upon our return I promptly added more ornaments to the Etsy site, and shipped off the most recent orders (way to go!).
I can't believe that October is coming to a close soon, and that the weather has gotten so chilly. Here's to hoping you had a delightful Fall weekend, as well.
Friday, October 17
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, October 14
Tomoko and her goods:
My little display:
And if you also want to laugh at my fanny-pack, visit this image.
We also happened to be situated right next door to Pogibabies, who made Maisy a lovely little hat a few months back. Check out her Etsy shop! She is an excellent crafter of hats for the little ones in your life.
And as promised, there is a small sale happening over on my site and Etsy site! Badges are just $5 (marked down from $9) and miniature pendants are only $15! These are prices I have at shows, and I decided to extend the in-person discount to all of you not in the Boston area on Sunday. Enjoy! (sale ends tomorrow!)
Saturday, October 11
(next up: small sale honoring booth prices to come next week!)
Wednesday, October 1
Okay, so Maisy wanted her Goodnight Moon routine back, but give her a few years and she'll be down with diy.
Saturday, September 20
Super happy with them. I love how spooky and glazed-over they look in the right light. Now all I need to do is package them and ship them off to Art Star. Hope that everyone is doing well! I know there are a few shows that happened recently are about to happen (namely Renegade Chicago and Crafty Bastards in DC). Wish we could have participated this year, but our plate is just too full. Hope that the weather is fantastic next weekend for Crafty Bastards!