Friday, March 28, 2008

Shhh, Sneak Peak!

I'm working on a new craft that I haven't quite decided how to finish it in the end. I'm taking one of a kind original vintage photos and placing them inside vintage spoons. I've then added a layer of resin to seal the photo in and give it a glossy liquid look. I think I'll call them ancestor spoons.

What I haven't decided yet is if I want to cut some of the spoon handle off and turn it into a pendant or turn them into ornaments. I like the idea of pendants but some of these spoons have such lovely handles that I hate to cut them off. Then if I go with ornaments, do I bend the handle back or do I drill a hole in the handle and hang them straight?

I've been waiting for a nice long weekend before I start playing with trying to cut and drill the spoons to see how they'd look, but the photo attached is one of the prototypes. What do you think? Handles or no? Pendant or ornament?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Out of the Closet Geek

Okay, if you were walking down the street and bumped into me you would never know that inside I'm an scifi geek. I show no outward signs, I don't wear my Star Trek uniform, I don't carry my Highlander sword around with me - but I am a geek! Yes, I'm admitting it here to the world. I love scifi and I love geeks!

There I'm officially out of the geek closet just in time to tell you about a super cool new scifi con coming to Boston in July! It's called Jumpcon and I am so excited about it. The guest list is huge and I have already bought my ticket! Check out their site for more info but let me babylon (babble on - you Babylon 5 fans get it) about it for you.

One of the coolest features of this new con is that you have the opportunity to have a meal with the guest of your choice. You and 9 other fans get to sit at a table with your favorite star and enjoy a semi-private conversation over a buffet dinner.

Yes, I've already reserved my whole weekend's worth of meals:
Friday Lunch with Kevin Sorbo
Friday Dinner with Adrian Paul
Saturday Breakfast Nichelle Nichols (Breakfast with Uhura - does it get any better than that!)
Saturday Lunch with Robert Beltran
Saturday Dinner with Connor Trineer
Sunday Breakfast with Eugene Rodenberry
Sunday Lunch with Bruce Boxleitner

I'm sure I'll be talking more about this as it gets closer (yes that's right, 4 months of geek chatter) but for now I'll just dream of roasted chicken with Adrian Paul!

Hope to see you all there - you know you want to - come out of your geek closet and join us!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Return to Blogging


I have been away from my blog for way too long and it's time to come back and visit with all my friends. So, today is a fresh blog start!

What have I been up to lately? Well, I'm busy crafting and getting ready for the 2008 craft fair season. As always, you can find me year round on Etsy, but craft shows and seeing each other face to face is so much more fun.

Right now I am scheduled for the following craft shows:

Providence Open Market, Providence, RI - May 31st, September 6th and October 4th.

Art in the Park (Beaver Brook Park in Worcester, MA) - June 1st

There will be more shows to come so check back for updated listings. :)

I've had quite a bad case of crafting ADD this winter and I've been dabbling in all sorts of other crafts besides just my pins. The photo at the top is one of my new creations - play felt food. This was an adorable mini ice cream pint that I found at a local grocery store. I of course ate the ice cream, but the package was so cute I couldn't throw it away, so I sewed a felt version of the ice cream, gave him a little face and now you have your own ice cream friend. Isn't he cute. :)