You may have all noticed there is a trend with the crafty blogs with paper chandeliers lately. It started a few years ago when I bought this paper chandelier at the Polish Art Center in Hamtramck Michigan. When I bought it, it was old and faded which I loved. The colors were muted, but now a few years later they are even more pastel. Here is what it looks like now...
You can see it's based on a spider web pattern, Pajaki means spider in Polish.
I always love picking up finds in the streets that can be transformed with a little TLC. My husband always rolls his eyes and tries to dissuade me when we come upon something awesome. This time he even agreed this little table had potential. It was definitely a little worse for wear (including bubble gum stuck to the bottom!). A little primer and glossy oil paint and it's a perfect little plant stand.
So this last Sunday there was a special guest at the Brooklyn Flea. Martha Stewart was there filming for the show! They were mostly there for the awesome food, but stopped by the craft booth as well. By the way, if you get the chance to go, the food there is so great. Martha wrote about it on her blog today. Here am I with my wares. The show will air on November 10, it will a be a whole show on Brooklyn.
First, thanks to all who placed orders for dolls earlier this week. It felt good to have such a nice response to my dolls. I now am completely sold out (except for a few for sale at this Sunday's sale!) so it will be a little while before I have more dolls for sale in my shop. There are still some doll shirts and dresses left though.
This week the Flea Design Coop will be taking place at the DUMBO location under the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday from 11am-6pm. I'm going to be there for part of the day, so come by and say hello. The weather is looking good for Sunday.
Here are some pictures from the first Flea Design Coop a few weeks ago.
I've just updated my shop with dolls, elephants and giraffes. Please take a look. I still have to list doll clothes yet, will work on it this afternoon. Much small scale ironing to do! I have also added many different kinds of doll clothes and felt coats. If you have ordered a doll in the past this is your chance to stock up on some extra clothes.
So obviously I didn't get it together this week for a shop update.
This time I really promise that Monday there will be MANY new dolls,
doll clothes, elephants, giraffes, felt coats and maybe a few other
things added to the shop on Monday. Thanks so much for your patience. I always just underestimate how long everything will take.
Important Note: The Flea Design Coop is canceled this weekend due to
rain. I will be selling again on October 24 and 31 so check out the
flea on those days. Thanks to everyone who came to it last weekend.
Please tell all your friends too, we'd love to have a great turnout
I've lately been enjoying the blog of Jennifer Murphy and her beautiful creations. Some very good friends gave me one of her original cake toppers for our wedding. It is nice heirloom and reminder of that day. I often struggle with keeping up the high standards of craftsmanship and yet being able to produce things in quantity. I am amazed at the attention to detail of her things, everything is so intricate.
Here is our cake topper...
These are some of her latest creations, perfect for fall!