July 17, 2008

Gearing up for the Pemberton Music Festival

A week from today I will head up for the Pemberton Festival just past beautiful Whistler, BC. I can't wait - it's going to be 3 days of music from Tom Petty to The Tragically Hip to Jay-Z (my guilty pleasure gansta rap fix)! I'm also really looking forward to seeing some of the "smaller" acts like My Morning Jacket and Buck 65, and Wolfmother, as well as discovering some new favorites I'm sure! It's coming up fast, and though I am extremely stoked to go, there are also a few projects I'd like to finish first.

I've added a few more cotton headbands to my Etsy shop and there are more to come. On the weekend I rounded up some more wonderful fabrics and got them them all cut and ready to go. I've got 9 completed headbands now, which I'll be listing over the next few days. There are some gorgeous batiks and Japanese fabrics among others!

I've also got a couple of yarns that I hope to have listed before I leave. Maybe I'll even have some pictures in the next couple of days! For now though, here's one more headband!

July 3, 2008

Featured in a BnR treasury on Etsy

I was trolling through the treasuries on Etsy this afternoon and was thrilled to find I had been featured in 3 treasuries all at the same time!!! One of them was a BnR - the first one I've been in. BnR, for all you non-Etsians, stands for Buy and Replace. The idea is that if you buy one of the items featured, you get to replace that item with one of your own and hopefully someone will buy from you to get your spot. There are countless BnR threads in the forums, but I've always thought the treasury version was way cooler! I am so grateful to Tracey from Moment in the Sun on Etsy for choosing to put my "Namaste" wristlet in her treasury.

I actually met Tracey in person when I was visiting my friend Julie from Superfly Lullabies at a local craft show. Tracey was at the next table over and I was drawn to her beautiful hand-made papercrafts, including notebooks, tags and envelopes like the ones below. Before long we found out we both sold on Etsy and had a great conversation about our experiences with it.

Tracey also has a supplies shop called Moment in Time, where she sells a variety of scrapbooking supplies, buttons, cardstock and fabric. I love the colors in this assortment of cardstock.

Couldn't resist one more picture - isn't this fabric awesome?! You might just find it popping up in a Black Mustard headband one of these days (wink wink).

July 2, 2008

Are you looking at my headgear?

As mentioned, here are a couple of new cotton headbands, just listed in my Etsy shop tonight.

"Anemone" - gorgeous batik print in aqua blue, greens, golds and browns.

"Summer Stripes" - made with Rosemary Lavin fabric, cute stripes in blues, greens, brown and white.

Similar colors, two totally different looks!


Here is another new needle-felted pouch, added to my Etsy shop this evening. "Wisdom" features a sweet and stoic barn owl on a cream-colored soy/wool blend.

The pouch is lined with a beautiful, rich blue Japanese floral fabric.

Thanks for looking!