Veggielution presents: Avant Garden

This Friday, Veggielution will present a lovely fundraiser for its urban farming non-profit, filled with art, crafts, music and local food. All local. Homegrown! It is charmingly called Avant Garden. I heard about it the first autumn I was living in California, and was sad I missed the deadline to be in the crafts show. Talk about up my alley! I’ll be there this year with my giant carrots and other monster veggies, eating yummy snacks grown in these parts. Veggielution has teamed up with SJMade, so there will be a great assortment of local vendors, including my new friend Danielle of Lucy and Mabel. It’s $10 to get in, then you can sample yummy local dishes and listen to music from Cado! (He’s wonderful).

Check out the details on the Veggielution site, or on their Facebook event page.

April 19th, 2013
7 – 10 pm

The Armory
240 N 2nd St
San Jose, CA 95112


SJMade at San Jose Museum of Art!


South Bay’ers! Come see me and a bunch of other great San Jose artisans at the San Jose Museum of Art!  I am absolutely thrilled to have my work IN A MUSEUM!  I know, I know, not the same thing as being an exhibitor, but this mini-mart is close enough for me.  There will be a miniature fair in the lobby of the museum in downtown San Jose, and admission is free!  There will also be craft workshops (make something!) with GoGo Craft.  It’s free!  If you want to see the art exhibits admission is only $5.  Wouldn’t that make a great first date? Art museum plus an artsy activity.  Spread it around!


My First Craft Fair!

I’m putting the finishing touches on my booth for tomorrow’s fair at San Pedro Square Market in San Jose.  I’ve been working about 10 hours a day in my studio, and I have to admit my stock is pretty baller.  I’ve had unicorn horns laying around for a while (from Halloween last year) but finally decided to make them to sell (pictured above).  If you are in the South Bay and are not going to Maker Faire, please come by!  It’s in a beautiful spot and you’ll get to meet me.  Here’s a peak of the rest!

I made a number of banana puppets, and they all look a little different.  This photo is from a photoshoot done by my friend Kelly, wherein we reenact “Charlie Bit My Finger”.

Pincushions, ranging from small to “fancy”.  Most are from my space collection.

Triangle pendants (equilaterals not shown) with stars or more abstract designs.  I did not make the actual pendants, just decorated them.  I have glass and metal work on my long list of stuff I’d like to know how to do.

I’m not sure these are actually for sale… really just something I did to take a break from sewing.  I just painted some little plastic animals and gave them eyes.  You should do it! Easy and cheap.

This is how my booth will look, but under a tent, with a big green sign and outside.  I hope to make it look less busy.


Using the multitude of scraps I had leftover from the big fruits, I made tiny “jingle berries” containing bells.
Wish me luck tomorrow.  I’ve agonized over this and I know I’ve got my hopes too high.  I need to tell myself that as long as I sell one thing, or if people like to look at my stuff, I’m going in the right direction.

Two Buck Tuesday is Here!

I wrote about this previously, and now it is here!  So, this will really be the first time my art has been shown in public, even if it’s just on a corkboard at an open house night for $2.  That is ok.  Of all people, I have no problem starting small.

I’m going to bring some of my little springy animals and Water Bugs with me in case anyone is interested in seeing them.  I’d love it if someone wanted to buy it on the spot, but my plan has been to send them to buyers with a handwritten (miniature) letter addressed to them.  I am not going to do all that at the event. But I’m getting ahead of myself– I just want to get seen.  I’ll be over the moon if I hand out one card tonight.

Good or bad that I forgot to sign the backs?

Two Buck Tuesday @ Kaleid Gallery, Tuesday, March 20 7-10PM