A friend sent this my way. It is a nice watch. It is interesting that he specifically calls himself a craftsman not an artist. I find there is an ongoing conversation about differences between art and craft... is there a spot somewhere in-between?
You can see Ms. Angela talking about what we do *here*
She looked fabulous and if they hadn't run out of time, she would have had a chance to talk about all the wonderful things she makes as well. Hand knit hats, that she makes from the yarns that she spins herself. Wash clothes that are almost to nice to use.... but you use them anyway, and they last forever!! Recently she started making handy dandy felted dryer balls!! Not only is she a master knitter & spinner, she also is a kung fu ninja in jewelry as well!! You can find her birdhouse necklaces at Ijams Nature center store as well as through us at our various events! Not just necklaces.... anything really (she takes custom orders too). One thing I can say about Angela's work is that it is top notch craftsmanship. The combination of OCD, love and creativity shines through in all she makes!
(and so I conclude the part 2, that you didn't get to hear about on the news)
PS. Look for are good to come soon to an online market and look for classes in both jewelry and fiber arts too!
Catch us at our next event:
As Angela and I started to move from just the website to having a booth at The Market Square Farmers Market and a variety of festivals one of the things that we decided to make to have for purchase was ONSIES. Who doesn't have a baby in their life somewhere that needs to be clothed, right?! So we set off to figure out the best way to produce these cute lil items. We decided that if we were going to talk the talk that we better walk the walk. SO step one was to scour thrift stores to find the best gently used onsies- this is 2 fold, one- most thrift stores are tied to a local charity and two- this helps keep items out of the trash and breathes new life into something (UPCYCLING).
Then we had a local group (who are no longer around unfortunately) Tribe One do all of our screen printing-- again bringing money to a local organization, this one working with inner city kids.
Next, we tied up and hand dyed each piece individually making each one like a fingerprint, one-of-a-kind. After we have let them soak in the colors we untie them while saying "aawwwwwww" to each one. SERIOUSLY, they are SOOO cute!!!
Last we give them a gentle wash in an organic soap, making them ready to be next to baby! Our Newest line includes sewn patches with either : "Don't mind me, I'm just Composting" or Upcycled DNA :)
We also carry a small variety of adult shirts too!!
Sometimes we are lucky enough to get to see pics of the models wearing our creations! If you have one that you want to share send it our way and we will post it up!
A change to the way we "Urbanite"
So, it's been FOREVER since I've put up anything new. Both Sara and I are working full time (not to mention the whole full-time mom thing) and our time is limited at best. The time that I do get, I want to make art, not write; that being said, we still have so much that we want to share with you!
To better accomplish our goals, we are going to turn to a more "blog-like" approach. New information will be featured here, and then archived to the appropriate menu when new information appears.