Monday, November 24, 2008

Tag - I'm it . . .

I took a day off of my computer and come back to find out that I've been tagged by the lovely and talented Sharyn. Why not play along? So, the rules as I understand them are to post 7 random things about myself that will come as news to you the reader. I'm supposed to tag seven more people, but I think we're going to consider this an open call. I feel it is only fair to warn you all that I went through a mildly edgy stage at the tail end of high school, that said...

1. I shaved my head the day after high school graduation. Frankly, I was just sick of putting effort into brushing and styling and blow drying and mousse. So I shaved my head, or rather, my friend Jim shaved my head on my front porch. FYI: hair clippings are difficult to sweep out of fake grass.

2. I met my husband at a punk rock show. I didn't even know anything about punk rock. I was just there because it was the only thing happening on the last day of 11th grade. He was wearing a "Proud Father of Twins" t-shirt and flailing around like a crazy person. We've been married 5 years. He rarely flails like a crazy person anymore.

3. I went vegetarian after reading a Shel Silverstein poem and I never went back. I've lost track of the time. I don't miss it. Being vegetarian isn't even something I really think about anymore. Unless someone is serving soup...then I get nervous. Just because it isn't beef stew doesn't mean it is vegetarian. Chicken stock is still chicken.

4. I played the lead in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" in the eighth grade. At some point afterward I developed a serious case permanent stage fright though. Now I can barely sing "Happy Birthday" in front of other people.

5. I haven't colored my hair since my Aunt Gina (sounds like Guh - eee - na) passed away. She used to give me static about how coloring my hair was a denial of my heritage and how I should be proud of my dark tresses. After she passed, I sort of decided to leave my appearance alone as an homage to her.

6. I only eat certain junk foods when I'm on a long car ride. As soon as I'm staring down a 6 hour drive the first thing I buy to take along is a giant bag of cracker & cheese Combos.

And finally...

7. I have three pairs of Chuck Taylors that I wear constantly. The brown ones are in heaviest rotation, but the black ones and the pink ones get in there every so often too.

Alright, I don't know who to tag, so if you are reading and you want to play along, just leave a comment and I'll be sure to read your 7 random things. Thanks for reading, folks. I'll try to post a project either tonight or tomorrow. Take care!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tiny Canary: Final Summary

The show went really well! Had a lot of fun, but I did need a few days to recuperate. I didn't get any really great photos, but my friend Wendy worked her photo magic and got some beautiful product shots.

This is one of my greeting cards. I had two baskets of handmade cards sitting at the front of the table.

This is the 2009 desktop calendar that I designed. Wendy suggested I have December showing to get people into the gift buying mindset. She's a smart girl, that Wendy.

I made several of these pillow boxes to use as jewelry or gift card holders. People really seemed to like them and they made a really nice, eye-catching display.

These are a couple of my boxed holiday card styles. These mittens are embellished with just a tiny touch of glitter on the snowflakes. I think they may be my favorite of the three styles I designed for this year.

Alright. That's all of the photos I have for now. I did update the Etsy store for anyone that is interested. Thanks again for sticking with me during this period of thin posts. Take care!

Poshta Design Makes the List!

Last weekend at Tiny Canary one of the editors of Columbus Alive came around taking photos of "Great gifts under $20." I just checked the Columbus Alive website and there it was, a photo of my bookplates at the very top of the article! I haven't gone looking for a paper copy of the magazine yet, but I will be sure to check for one tomorrow at the library. How exciting! You can see the article here. I also just updated the Poshta webstore with all of the new items I debuted at the show.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tiny Canary: Day 1

Today went well. I took a few photos and I'll make sure to post a couple of those after the close tomorrow. I could use a nap, but I'm still in good spirits. Thanks for hanging in there while I've been absent these past few weeks. I expect to start posting more consistently next week. Till then...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Go Vote!

Sorry for my absence. I've been super busy preparing for Tiny Canary and haven't had much time to photograph anything. I do want to take this opportunity to ask everyone to take the time to vote today. It is important! Go VOTE! Back to tying tiny bows on pillow boxes. Peace out...