Thursday, August 30, 2012

Color Coded: Yellow & Grey

I love mustard shoes. Who knew they could go with almost everything? Well, maybe I took a few fashion liberties wearing them with everything, but last season I definitely wore mine out. That little pop of color with a grey dress? Perfect. 

I've found myself coming back to these combo over and over. Maybe I'm just that anxious for Fall to get here. In any case, here is a little Yellow & Grey round up for your enjoyment - local, of course:

From Add Libb Designs:

From Lauren Amos Design:

From The Fresh Stitch:

From Candice N Katie's Art:

From Sew Dressed Up:

 From Ink Meets Paper:

What are you favorite color combinations? I'll design the next little local showcase for you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Indie Craft Parade

Mark your calendars - the 3rd annual Indie Craft Parade is only two weeks away! This Greenville, NC market will feature 75 vendors, selling:

2D Fine Art

-prints and originals
3D Fine Art
-ceramic, glass, wood, metal
Fiber Art
-felted, knitted, crocheted, woven
To Wear
-jewelry, clothing, purses, hair accessories
Paper Goods
-stationary, handmade books, paper crafts
Everything Else
-toys, pet accessories, home goods, garden

They've added workshops this year (paper garlands and pint glass etching caught my eye), so be sure to check out the classes offered and pick up tickets! 

If you can get to Greenville early, you may want to check out their VIP Gala on Friday night, where you'll be the first to check out the vendors. Tickets are $25 and include food, drink, entertainment, and giveaways.

Lowcountry Artist Market fans - here are a few vendors you'll recognize from past markets:

Follow their blog from all the details!

About Indie Craft Parade:

Indie Craft Parade is a festival of handmade art in Greenville, SC. Visit for more details, and follow them @craftparade on Twitter!

MissionIndie Craft Parade is a unique festival of handmade art at which independent artisans can interact with and market to the local community.

Indie Craft Parade was created for Greenville, SC. The organization hosts an annual craft festival for regional independent artisans. The next event will be held September 7-9, 2012 at Huguenot Mill, next to the Peace Center. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This Weekend at SpaceCraft Studios

I'm heading out of town this weekend and sadly will miss two major events at SpaceCraft Studios

If you're in Charleston, be sure to head out this weekend and support them at either of these two great events:

Etsy Craft Party!

SpaceCraft will host an Etsy Craft Party on Friday, August 24th as part of our grand opening celebration weekend. Please come! It's free, and it will be no fun at all. No FUN!
If we can get 25 people registered soon, then Michael's will send us a complimentary box full of crafting supplies to use at the crafting party, which would be rad. All you have to do is go to (you can sign in using your Facebook id) and RSVP for us. And then come to the party!
Investment: $0.
Online registration available over at Do not register here.
BYOB. And snacks. We like snacks! Nom nom nom...
Date: August 24, 2012

Oh! And if you want to guest blog about either event, let me know! I hate I'm missing it.

SpaceCraft's Grand Opening

After a few weeks of working out details and getting our gears oiled up, we are finally celebrating the opening of SpaceCraft Studios!
Come on by from 5-8pm on Saturday, August 25th and check out the space, make a button, and enjoy a beverage. We'll have all sorts of activities goin' on, but you'll have to come and see for yourself.
We're open! We're open!!!
8 Avondale Avenue
Charleston, SC
Map and Directions
Date: August 25, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Vintage Aprons

Maybe you noticed our sweet vintage aprons in this post where we made jelly with Carla Bakes. If not, check it out:

Want one of your own? Here are a few of my favorites - all for sale at Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique

1950s Yellow SHEER Lace and Floral APRON

1950s Sheer Red DAINTY Apron Trimmed in White Lace

1940s 50s Sheer Dotted Swiss PINK LEMONADE I Love Lucy Apron

1950s White Net POLKA DOT See-Through Apron


And my personal favorite - the apron with the dish towel attached. Brilliant! Shop all the aprons here!

1950s 60s Green and PINK Watercolor Apron with Pink Attached Washrag

Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY Dry Erase Calendar

Recently I was asked to get crafty for the Charleston City Paper's College Student Guide. I ran across a dry erase calendar months ago on Pinterest and have been looking for an excuse to sit down and complete it - so, perfect timing. Turns out, it's a pretty easy craft. Here's the how-to article:

Poach some paint samples to keep your monthly schedule organized 

Color Code

The dry erase board is a staple in every college dorm room. To-do lists, important phone numbers, and quick reminders quickly fill the space. Take this dorm room essential one step further by keeping up with your ever-changing daily schedule on a colorful dry-erase monthly calendar. And because your back-to-school shopping list is probably getting a little out-of-hand, you can DIY this project for around $10.
Materials NEEDED
• 35+ square paint samples from Home Depot/Lowes
• One frame with glass (size can vary)
• Glue or tape
• Scissors or paper cutter
• Dry-erase markers
1. Commandeer 35 paint sample squares from your local paint store. Try creating a pattern, or make an ombre fade with different shades of one color. Lighter colors tend to work better.
2. Cut the squares to remove the writing on the front. This works best with a paper cutter, but scissors will do. They don't have to be perfect.

3. Most new frames already have a piece of paper inside, and you can just flip it over to its blank side and use it as your canvas. If the frame doesn't include paper, you'll need to find a piece that fits.
4. Lay out the squares in the general pattern you'd like to use. Play around a bit with the colors. Have fun with it.

5. Start with the middle (Wednesday) square and work out — it'll help keep the first line centered. Apply tape and affix the squares to the backing paper.

6. Once all your squares are attached, insert the back into the frame. The glass can be written on with a dry-erase pen and can be wiped clean with a paper towel.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Maker's Market at Mixson

I swung by the Maker's Market at Mixson this morning. Here are a few of my favorite new finds:

Le Papillon Vert, who you've seen produce collars and wrist cuffs at a couple LAM's has moved into pillow cases and purses. I love the designs and colors. You can also find Evita at the Downtown Farmer's Market.

Tucker's Treats has unveiled their new line of cat treats, in addition to their homemade dog biscotti. Stay tuned for a video review of Mable losing her mind over cat nip treats!

Urbane Baby makes the cutest clothes! I love the tie onesie and the bow straps on their Ila dress.

And a vendor I've never met before - 4th Avenue Gardens. These succulents in handcrafted vessels are so fun; perfect for a desk or window sill. As someone who has recently moved into the cube life, it could use a little greenery!

I love the wine corks. I've been saving mine up for a DIY project ... not sure I have the skill/green thumb for this!

If you haven't checked out the Maker's Market at Mixson, add it to your 1st Sunday of every month's to-do list!