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!
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 shopour 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!