Another cute bag!

I made a new bag! What do you think? Isn't it cute? Should I make more? The pattern is from KeykaLou. I totally love it! I don't usually carry purses, but I think this one is adorable.

I ♥ Red

I've been accumulating quite a list of etsy finds. I'm always finding wonderful things on etsy and new blogs to follow. I decided to start sharing my own etsy finds on a somewhat regular basis. Plus it will also give me something to write about when I don't have much to post. As you've probably noticed, I haven't been posting much lately. Apologies! My mind has been elsewhere... I just noticed that three of my finds are fruit-themed, which was not my intention. My intention was only to pick red things. What can I say? I like red, and I like fruit :-)

Pup & Pony Press :: Love their super cute letterpress cards! :: Apple Letterpress Card

Lulu Bug Jewelery :: Silver jewelery with charm :: strawberry necklace

Made With Love By Hannah :: Hannah makes some fun prints for her skirts. I have my eye on several of them. :: Apple Pickin' Skirt

Circa Ceramics :: I like this bowl :: Red Bicycle Bowl

Christy Studio :: I need a new messenger bag, preferably in red. This one's more like a large purse, but it's simple and has a long strap. I like. :: Red Messenger Bag

Summersville :: Screen printed fabric and some cool things made with them :: Red Houses Sketchbook

Harvest Fair

I have actually forgotten about my poor blog. I will be posting more regularly starting...soon. That's the plan. Last week I went to Seattle Tilth's Harvest Fair in Wallingford. It's about a 3 mile walk from the house, and it was a gorgeous day! Not a cloud in the sky, and a bit hot. I went because I wanted to learn more about urban gardening and raising chickens. Yes, one day I will have a yard, and in that yard I will compost, grow fruit trees, herbs and veggies, and raise some chickens!

I wasn't expecting the fair to be so big. It was really good! I met Marlo M who's the organizer for our etsy team, very cool. Always nice to meet fellow local crafters!

Need some peppers? What kind?

Chickens! I've been intrigued with the idea of raising chickens for a while, but after talking to some chicken owners at the fair, I really want some! To be clear, I just want a few hens for eggs and as pets. I am an omnivore, but I won't expect anything from my chickens other than fresh eggs...and to eat the bugs from my lawn (pretty please). Oh, this is just my observation, but kids seem to love chickens. Seriously, they like to chase them around, pick them up and hug them like teddy bears. See below, it's a fairy princess trying to hug a chicken.

Seattle Tilth offers a city coop tour every summer and classes on raising chickens in the city. Yay! They also have classes on raising goats if you're so inclined. I am not. What do you think of this little bird? Ain't she a beaut? I don't know much about chicken breeds, but I recognized this one right away as the kind I've had in a traditional Chinese soup. Yeah, the first time I had it, I was a little disturbed, but I soon got over it. Gray chicken meat with black bones is probably one of the tamer things I've eaten.

SVC Wayzgoose

Seattle's School of Visual Concepts hosts a Wayzgoose every year at the end of summer. They open up their letterpress studio for curious guests, there's equipment and art to buy, and most exciting of all, the steamroller smackdown!

Steamroller Smackdown: Local artists and design firms will be challenged to produce a giant poster, printed in the SVC parking lot, using a two-ton steamroller as a press. Prints will then be sold to the public by silent auction.

I took lots of pictures, so get ready!

Steamroller press! If I had a steamroller, this is what I would use it for.


Checking out the letterpress studio...pretty cool. I'm going add 'Take a letterpress class' to my shopping list.

...and blocks for sale.

Looking down from the Fitch poster, and AIGA group checking their print.

I think this is the Starbucks group. Cool stuff! I had a good time! Now go and design something :-)