Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A bright spot of inspiration to keep me going...

Yes, still playing hooky (really, I just haven't been feeling well and have been swamped getting ready for sales!). But I saw this today on etsy - loved it and had to share! This is from stitchindye's shop.

I'm currently working on a slew of little owlings including a darling custom order. This Sunday is the RISD sale in San Francisco and I have loads to do before then!!

xo, devon

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Wooly Flowers & African Plains

Wow, it's been forever since I last posted! I truthfully have such a hard time balancing my two work lives and I guess sometimes things unravel. I've been locked up in a teeny bathroom painting a lovely African scene with a Noah's ark worth of animals for the past week and I've had nothing on my mind except that. I'm always wishing I would split my brain up, or something. Because I get home so late from my client's house I'm pretty wiped and can just barely make dents in the custom orders I've had for the shop - but I'm almost done!! I'll be listing an adorable Millicent the owling clone later today :o) I don't know how some people balance things so amazingly...they need to teach me their proficient ways. Or, maybe they're just pretending - maybe it's not possible to be able to do so much in so little time. Who knows, I'm going to keep keeping on and will just do what I can!!

Oh, the IIDA boutique sale I was in on the 8th was terrific & many of my plushes, flowers, scarves, and prints found new homes. I had made several lovely new brooches and I just think they're so fun.

I'm back to my African mural on Monday and will hopefully finish that day - please cross your fingers!! Here's a sneak peek:

xo, Devon

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cut Sew Felt

It's that time of year again...

So sorry to be away from posting so much these last few days! It's been a little nuts trying to get ready for the sales of the season. My first one is this Thursday in San Carlos - the IIDA Sale at Inside Source. It's such a fun event and I want to have LOTS of goodies. Scarves, plushes, brooches, cards...

I've got my studio all set up from my fun day of creating with my friend Karen. We had a super fun day! Got a bunch of work done, lots of chatting & catching up, then a quick trip to my favorite thrift shop, followed by a yummy homemade meal. We (me, Jared, & Karen) made apricot & almond stuffed chicken breasts (with a little help from Zannotto's), harvest grains blend (israeli cous cous, corn, carrots, & more good stuff mixed in), mashed roasted butternut squash, and a delicious reisling wine that we brought back from the Rhine Valley in Germany. For dessert, a scrumptious blood orange sorbet that was really amazing.

It was so great to see Karen again. We actually live pretty close to each other and should hang out more often. She and I were in the textiles department together at RISD and have lots of fun memories. Karen just opened shop at Esty actually! Her work is really unique and thoughtful and you'll love it so check it out! She brought a really sweet house warming gift and included one of her cards for me - it's from this print - I just love it & plan to put it in a little frame. Thanks Karen!

Karen worked on a gorgeous knit scarf for a lucky friend and a totally cute skirt for herself.

Phylo was a good boy and I think he really charmed Karen!

Gorgeous cinnamon orange tulips Karen brought. How I love tulips!! Did you know that they actually continue growing after being cut? I think that's fascinating. Tulips have so much personality.

So, I'm off to work on my flower brooches today!! I'll post some in my shop and will have pictures to share of course. But cross your fingers I sell most of them this Thursday! Have a lovely Tuesday everyone :o) xo, Devon

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Etsy homepage!

What a terrific surprise this morning. I've been running around working on stuff, getting ready for my friend Karen to come - we're doing a little creative work day in my studio today :o) & I thought I would just quickly add Gizmo the owling to the shop while I had a minute. Then I saw my little Calvin the owling on the homepage!! Yay! So very cool - thank you for adding me to your treasury list, kunklebaby! I love the look of everything on the page together - it's absolutely darling.

Oh, and meet Gizmo and Koki when you get the chance - they're cuties!!



happy saturday everybody :o)
xo, devon