Friday, November 20, 2009

$10 poster set including Gilbert Ford, my new fave illustrator

Oh my gosh, I just had to let you know about this amazing set of 15 newsprint posters you can get for only $10! That's right folks, you get the whole "15 Uses for Newsprint" set for only TEN dollars! I just ordered mine. Thank you, Grace Bonney, for your post about The Pencil Factory on Design*Sponge today!

The artists of The Pencil Factory are all really cool, but I especially love Gilbert Ford. His "Rear Windows" poster (above) is my favorite among this magnificent set. So I checked out Gilbert Ford's website & found that I loooooooove all of his work!

The quirky, retro style is just so cheerful & fun. I mean, look at this adorable little holiday dog toy! Click the pic to download your own!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Austin Treat: Blue Note Bakery - Try it tonight!

We here at The WonderCraft love supporting our fellow local businesses, especially when they are this tasty! Blue Note's desserts are simply marvelous! Blue Note Bakery got its start in a small, shared catering kitchen back in 2004, and has grown steadily ever since. They now have their own shop located on South Congress. They can create a unique dessert or custom cake for any occasion. Check out the photos of their one-of-a-kind works of "edible art!"

If you come out to our Mix & Make Crafty Hour tonight you can taste Blue Note Bakery's delicious treats for yourself! You can also kick back with a glass of wine, make some fabulous wine glass charms to take home, mingle and shop our boutique of handmade items from local artists. In honor of the East Austin Studio Tour, our Crafty Hour is free tonight! Come on out & get crafty with us! Stella is parked outside of Creative Side Jewelry Academy for the duration of E.A.S.T. at 628 Allen Street, stop #45.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The WonderCraft's Handmade Goodness Boutique!

Our brand new boutique is all set up & looking fabulous! Hope you'll come out & see it during the East Austin Studio Tour. Join us for a glass of wine & a wine charm-making session this Thursday at our Mix & Make Crafty Hour, or come out next weekend from 10-5 Saturday or Sunday! We're at Creative Side, stop #45 on the E.A.S.T. map.

Check out all the amazing handmade goodies we carry:
* jewelry from Merritt Gade, Lucy Blue Studio & Broken Ear Productions
* unique purses & wallets from Fayded Creation
* fun greeting cards & screenprinted apparel from Paired Hearts
* awesome art for your walls from Leah Duncan, Nessa Dee & The Flashbulb
* appliqued clothing & gifts for kids from The Snuggle Herd
* felted goodies & felting kits from Gypsy Harte
* DIY screen-printing kits and stamp sets from Craft Chi
and more!

If you miss The WonderCraft during E.A.S.T., don't worry. You can find Stella (our Airstream trailer) at her new landing pad, The Art Pad! We'll have our boutique open regular hours for your shopping pleasure, plus we'll be teaching our crafty classes & holding future Third Thursday Mix & Make Crafty Hours there. Join the WonderCraft mailing list for more info!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Item: Sweet Little Baby Hats!

Just a sneak-peek at a new item I'm making now - sorry for the less than stellar photo. It was taken last weekend at the Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair, about a half hour before it started pouring down raining, unfortunately. All in all, the show was fun, but not a great one for me. But at least I got a lot of things made! I've been wanting to do these baby hats for a while now - they are so cute! The little appliqued stars are made of cute prints that coordinate with the onesies. And the great thing is that they are adjustable up to a toddler size because of the knot on top.

I'll have them up in my Etsy shop soon, but if you're a local, you can find them in the WonderCraft's Airstream boutique on the East Austin Studio Tour! The tour starts this weekend and runs through 11/22. We'll be out at stop #45 as guests of Courtney Gray/Creative Side Jewelry Academy. Hope to see you!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

So much going on!

There are so many things I've been wanting to post about - 1920s hair & makeup inspiration; the Bookmaking class I just finished teaching; the Printmaking class I just started teaching; the upcoming East Austin Studio Tour...

But right now I am just working furiously to get ready for a big craft show I'm doing this weekend, the Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair in Georgetown. I am really excited about it because it will be my first really big show (2 days, 140 artists/craftspeople & an estimated 2-3,000 attendees!), which also makes me nervous. So I better get back to work, but just wanted to post the info here, because if you're a local you might wanna check this out! Buy handmade this holiday season! There will be jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories, hand-carved wooden items, quilts, stained-glass products, ceramics, silk-flower arrangements and Christmas items. Five food vendors will also have their wares for sale including kettle corn, hot dogs, burgers, fries, hand-dipped ice cream, corn dogs, fudge, soup, sausage wraps, and nachos. and admission is free! So come on out!

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