August 2009


iusa_75x75.5879326I’ve been slowly but surely updating my shop with new jewelry over the last few weeks, with much more to come in the next month. I’m trying to clear out some inventory to make room for some brand new craft projects that are in the works, as well as some AMAZING vintage finds, but I need your help.  I just listed a ton of new bracelets and necklaces to go along with my Back To School Extravaganza Sale. From now until November 15th, buy 1 item and get the 2nd one absolutely FREE. If you spend $10 in the shop, get FREE shipping for everything you buy! Look cute for back to school and save money!

Just a reminder that the MNArtists.org Field Day is happening TODAY at the Walker Sculpture Garden. There’s events going on all day and a performance by Solid Gold starting at 8:30. Food, music, a cash bar, art, crafts, games, FUN! Stop by the info booth in the Bazinet Lobby from 6PM to 8PM and get a free Craftease sticker!

SOFT-bannerEmily from Heartsexplode has started a new Etsy shop called SOFT (Sewing Only For Tattoos). She’s making adorable bags for a good cause: to get herself some much-needed ink. All of the money she makes is going into a special tattoo fund, not to be touched until the day she can afford to get the tattoos she so desperately wants. Go check her stuff out and buy a bag or two – they’re hand-stitched and made with only the prettiest fabric around.

kickballJust a little reminder for anyone in the Minneapolis area on Thursday, August 27th: mnartists.org is having their annual Field Day at the Walker Arts Center Sculpture Garden. Come for food, kids activities, a screenprinting workshop, Greenspace Games and much, much more. As a special added bonus, local indie rock band Solid Gold is playing at 8:30 in the Greenspace behind the museum. The entire event is free (though you will have to pay for parking, food and beverages if that’s your thing). Come out and see me in  the Bazinet lobby, get a sticker and see what your local art community is up to!

green star box - openIt’s been a busy day over here at Craftease. I just got done listing a ton of cute new painted boxes in the shop, and you should probably go check them out. There’s all different colors and sizes, hearts and stars, and all are hand-painted with acrylic paint and made to be ultra durable. Custom boxes are also available!

HE-large-iconI have to give some love to my lovely lady Emily from Heartsexplode. She’s been working on a bunch of new purses, bags and pouches made from reclaimed fabric and zippers, and I have to say, they are absolutely adorable. I’ve seen them in all stages of production, and she has poured her heart into these bags. Each one is carefully hand-stitched – no sewing machine needed for this girl. She’s adding more bags this week, so be on the lookout for even more cuteness! You should go check out her shop and buy something before they get snapped up.

P.S. Like the logo? I designed this sucker. If you want one for your shop, let me know at craftease@gmail.com.

octopus - boygirlpartyI stumbled upon boygirlparty.com at work today, and let’s just say it was love at first sight. Susie Ghahremani’s website is filled with adorable art, jewelry, clothing, paper goods and more, all featuring her unique style of animals and plants.  I’m in love with anything owl or octopus-related right now and am completely crushing on the Socktopus.  It’s an octopus. That knits. Awesome. She’s also got a neat blog and a band called Snoozer and is an all-around creative, crafty girl. You should check out her site, sign up for her mailing list,  and maybe buy a few things for you and the people you love.

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