I Like You… I do.

I truly love my trips to I Like You.  I always enjoy catching up on gossip with Sarah and shooting the breeze with Angela.  They’re two rad ladies I feel blessed to have in my life, and not just because their craft sales tend to make me a fair chunk of change.

I stopped over today to drop off some ornaments for their holiday show and pick up cards to hand out to everyone I know (and if you’re reading this, and I don’t give you a card, you’d better head to the sale mentioned in that linked blog, or I will cry… seriously).  I was in the truck when I thought “Gee, I may never see these ornaments again.  I should take pictures of them.”  Hopefully I will never see these ornaments again, anyway.  I would like for them to sell!  So without further pomp or circumstance, I present to you… your dinner.  I mean, the ornaments.

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I’m feeling more confident about my color correcting on this Mac.  At least my pictures don’t look completely fake anymore.  Moving on…

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The star is my favorite, but the tree is growing on me.  Who doesn’t love a pink Christmas tree?  Right?

All four can be found at I Like You sometime around the Saturday after Thanksgiving when they are having their fabulous holiday party.  It’s the last party before they move locations, so I feel it’s necessary every cool kid in the world goes.  Or at least in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Yes, this post is a thinly veiled attempt to put off working; why do you ask?  Look, it’s really f-ing cold up here!  Cut me some slack!  Plus all I’m doing right now is cutting, and cutting is probably the most dreaded part of any sewing project.

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

If you missed the fun of Craftstravaganza, you can still catch Silver Pear Designs: Artistic Edition, Danger Kitty Designs, The Cozy Corset Cuff at Handmaidens Spring Fling this Sunday.

We’ll be in the basement (where the raffle box is stationed, so don’t miss that!) directly across from the door and next to our dear friends from Creative Sundries. The theme this time around is Prom, which I’m actually quite excited for.  I was considering wearing my old prom dress, but I think I will just wear a dress, dress.  Or maybe a skirt.  You’ll have to come in order to find out!

You can pick up cards for the raffle at the sale, or from our table.  Every vendor is donating an item, so each winner is bound to get some really awesome stuff!

Where are the elves when you need them?

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See that mess? That’s what I have to work on. Or, I should say, part of what I have to work on. Twenty bags, twenty four cozies. There are a few more bags cut out, but those are not currently in my possession. That picture looks confusing, allow me to clean that up a bit…

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Much better. Bags on the right, cozies on the left. I Like You business cards in the middle and mess everywhere else. That’s how I roll. I’m reckless!

The question is… Who is going to sew all these for me? Yesterday marked the one month deadline until Craftstravaganza, and the next Handmaidens’ show is one week after that. I don’t even know if the product I have already plus this new product will be enough for both shows. I have absolutely no idea what to expect! I’m hoping for greatness, though, so let’s hope that selling out is my biggest problem! : D

The best thing about that picture is that you can imagine how much fabric I had to have started with.  The pile was maybe… just under two feet.  After cutting, I have ten measly pieces of fabric to put back in my Aneboda.  Ten.  I gotta tell you…. After I finish these two sales, I am SO going to want to go on a shopping spree!  But you know what that spree will be?  Taking samples of EVERYTHING left in Aneboda and finding things to match them.  Some of these fabrics are five years old, and that’s just plain unacceptable.

I should be sewing, but I think I’m going to dig through Aneboda a little first… Just to see what I got.

Danger Kitty: Live!

The first sale of 2008 is finally upon us!

There are a ton of new vendors and returning veterans this time around, so it’s proving to become an amazing show. There are two floors this time around to accommodate all the awesomeness that is the Minnesota craft scene. There is a raffle too–everyone loves raffles!

Look for Danger Kitty Designs, The Cozy Corset Cuff, and Artistic Edition right inside the doorway. Then swing around to find Unblinking Eye and Creative Sundries directly behind us. After you spend oodles of cash there (we also accept cash and credit), finish touring the upstairs and head downstairs. Fuz Frenzy is a must see.

The importance of buying local

Last night on my local news of choice (I don’t watch the news, actually, but if I did, it would be WCCO), they did a feature on buying local.  Their question was whether or not it’s “green” to buy locally.  The greenness is under debate, but what is absolutely certain is that it’s incredible for the local economy.

What was great about the video was seeing my favorite store, I Like You, featured heavily.   Our very own Sarah is seen talking about her shop while people look around at all the wares.

If you haven’t yet, click here to watch the video.

Artist Spotlight: Happify

I had the pleasure of chatting a bit with the woman behind the great art of Happify at Craftmas, but I neglected to get her name. What I do know is this: Her art does what it says (it happifies me) and she has amazing taste in shoes.

I really can’t get enough Happify, and I was hooked when I bought this shirt at I Like You

 

If I could wear it everywhere, I could. I swear this on my life. I want a gift certificate to I Like You for Christmas purely so I can buy more Happify goods. Like this calendar:

 

 

 

I really can’t think of any Etsy artist I’ve been more obsessed with. I like to think it’s for very good reason.