16 December 2010

Carved Anniversary Box

I completed this back in the summer but I don't think I ever posted about it. It's a carved wedding anniversary box, centred around the letter M, for the couple's last name. It took for-eeeeeeeeever to design and carve but I was really happy with the results and really hope that the recipient was as well....

Carving complete, wood still naked...

And here it is with a Golden Oak stain...

And here's the side of the box...

and with the lid open.

15 December 2010

Final show of the season....

This weekend I'll be participating in my final craft show of the season, so if you're in the neighbourhood please drop by and do some last minute shopping...

10 December 2010

Port Hope Christmas Market is tomorrow

I'm just packaging up some last-minute items for the Port Hope Christmas Market tomorrow. The show doesn't have a website so here are all the details:

Christmas Farmer's Market -- Port Hope, Ontario
Recreation centre on McCaul Street
Saturday, December 11, 2010 -- 10am to 3pm

I haven't made any scented sachets for awhile now so I thought I'd make a few to take with me tomorrow. These little guys are filled with either vanilla or rose potpourri.

03 December 2010

Crafty weekend!

I'll be participating in two craft shows in Toronto this weekend. If you're in the area, come and check them out!

29 November 2010

Night Bunny linoprint

New reduction linoprint. Available in my etsy shop.
Limited edition of 8.


18 November 2010

Ransack the Universe NOVEMBER flyer

I mentioned a few posts ago that I currently have work available at this great store in Toronto - Ransack the Universe on the lower level of 1207 Bloor street West. They are offering 10% off with this flyer for November. In fact, you don't even have to print it out. Just mention it in the store:

16 November 2010

'Tis the season

It's officially holiday craft show season... Here's a listing of the six shows I'll be participating in over the next 6 weeks:

This one is coming up this Sunday, November 21st and it's going to be a great show. Lots of talented vendors:

My shop is full of goodies...

13 November 2010

Fox and roses, teeny new print

This is a wee lino-print.
Image measures just 2 x 3 inches.
Paper measures 3.25 x 4.5 inches.
Edition of 14.
Available on etsy.

11 November 2010

Stouffville, and card rack

Well, I'm off to set up my table for the Stouffville "Beyond Craft" show (see below for flyer). I was in great need of a table-top card display rack and I could not find one, so I made one. It took two full days and involved many tantrums (Drilling into plexiglass? Super annoying) but here it is. I'm so proud of it.

(VERY messy shop in the background)

07 November 2010

Red squirrel with acorn shower

Here is the finished print. Edition of 10. Available on etsy here.

I really like this detail.

28 October 2010

Squirrel and acorns - new linoprint

Here's the sketch for my next print...

Beyond Craft show in Stouffville

I'm preparing lots of framed prints, cards, gift tags, ornaments and stuffies for this show in Stouffville.... coming up soon! Click on the image to enlarge it.

25 October 2010

October daily drawings

I will be posting a couple of these on Etsy tomorrow, along with my new holiday cards.

19 October 2010

NEW Holiday Cards! And an anniversary card... and a dog print!

New holiday cards! I don't have these on Etsy yet but I'll post them soon... All of these are original watercolour and India ink illustrations.

I like this one so much (because I lurve dogs) that I made one in red and one in green....

... And I'm also going to sell it as a print with this background...

I also made a Happy Anniversary card because people often ask for them...

14 October 2010

Award winner and new Annie cats...

It's been a month since I participated in the Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts sale. I had a somewhat remote spot right across from the horses of Riverdale Farm and it was great. I will definitely be participating again next September. And to my delight and extreme surprise, I won an award. You can check out the link to the award page here. I was happy to learn that Shuyu Lu also won an award. I met her at the show and really, really love her work, you can check out her amazing work here.

My booth at Cabbagetown. I think this is the best set-up to date, thanks to my patient and talented team of professionals, my dad and my boyfriend.

I've just completed a new, small batch of Annie Cats with kittens. All three of these can be purchased at Higglety Pigglety in Port Hope.

I will have more Annie Cats available for my upcoming shows.... Best get back to the shop!

21 September 2010

Ransack the Universe

I've taken a box full of prints and cards to a very cool store in Toronto.

Located at 1207 Bloor Street West, in the 69 Vintage Collective building, Ransack the Universe is on the lower level, and you can follow their blog here. The whole building is worth checking out, full of really cool vintage clothes, bags, shoes and decor.

14 September 2010

Whale Thank you box set

A customer just ordered 20 Whale Thank You cards so I thought it would be nice to deliver them in a little box. I made the box out of some thin cardboard, covered it in blue linen paper and pasted one of the whales on the lid. I hope she likes it.

07 September 2010

Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale, New Prints!

This weekend is the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts sale. It will be my first time participating and I'm excited to be a part of it. The show opens Friday September 10th at 1pm and runs until 6pm, and is open Saturday, Sept 11th and Sunday Sept 12th from 10am to 6pm. Admission is FREE. All other details can be found on their website.

I've completed a new set of original lino-prints. I was inspired by William Morris, as I often am. I used three Canadian birds and wildflowers. These were some of the most complicated lino-prints I've ever worked on. Each print used two blocks, and each block was carved down twice to equal four colours for each print. It was really hard to get the registration to work out. Then I hand-painted in some final details. I think they turned out well and I'm proud of them. I've just posted them in my etsy shop and they will be available for sale this weekend at the Cabbagetown festival, framed and unframed.

Canada Warblers and Buttercups