Sunday, July 28, 2013


nascarpets at Roboto
NASCAR at Roboto
This was a while back, but I just found it in draft form!
paint on carpet, 2/2013. Emily Wobb

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Birthday Gift

A dear friend's daughter turned 2 in June and I whipped up a few things for her. Not quilting or making handbags has left me with free time for fun projects! I actually got the patterns the summer she was born and finally got around to using them!
The patterned fabric is from Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. The dress has adjustable shoulder straps and is intended to be worn as a dress and can transition into a long shirt paired with leggings as the child grows.
This fabric for this dress was sourced from a vintage couch cover. 
The patterns were from Owl Baby. Check out her etsy shop for the downloads! I swapped the bunching on the dresses, but you can get the idea.  The patterns were simple to follow, well laid out with photos of every step.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Artisan Sunday

July Artisan Sunday at the North Market. I'll be back the 3rd Sunday in August!
July 2013 Artisan Sunday
And I got a little something for a friend who as a baby on the way!
July 2013 Artisan Sunday

Friday, July 19, 2013

Last Saturday...

The day starts on a back road to a crag that's been closed for a decade. You have stars in your eyes as you imagine a crag without any other people or dogs around. Then you start walking.
you can see bolts in the distance, but green areas surround it, so you let the guys bushwhack and muster it over for a while.
you push a button and the well starts pumping. you start to think that this crag is still closed, and for good reason.
Then one finds a road that leads right to a bolt line. There are more bolts to the right, but no apparent trail to get to them. An idea is pitched to climb up 2 of these bolts, then traverse over.
but then you bushwhack a path and find some great rock
Then the rain comes, and it really comes. and you drive like a rally car out of the valley. then you realize one of them didn't grab your phone.
so the rain stops, and you have a beer, go back through the rough terrain, hike in, find it, smile.
then you find another few bolts and climb some more.
then swim/bathe and crown royal round out the day
Oil Crack Crag, PMRP, Red River Gorge, KY

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Lazy Days

Sometimes, you just have to take off from doing anything for a weekend.
Huron, Ohio
(and apparently from taking decent photos, but you get the gist)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Currier and Ives for Royal China

There are two interesting items going on here friends! First, The Royal China Company manufactured dinnerware in Sebring, Ohio, from 1934 to 1986. They produced a large variety of dinnerware patterns (over 1,000) - the most popular being the blue and white Currier and Ives.
Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm that operated between 1834–1907. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people." A good number of them seem to highlight destruction...
Do you dig it? You can pop over to the Currier & Ives Royal China Collectors Group

Monday, July 08, 2013

Comfest Wrapup

Thank you to everyone who stopped at my booth last weekend! Hope your Comfest was a blast and the rain didn't scare you off.  Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions and I split the booth (shown are her softgoods in these pics) and it's always so nice to see repeat customers! To everyone who inquired about custom orders, you can find necklaces here and small pendants here.
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