Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pride Art!

Hillary will have 3 pieces on display/sale at Pride Art, an art show and silent auction raising awareness for Central Alabama Pride. Central Alabama Pride is an organization dedicated to promoting "pride within and understanding between gay, lesbian, bisexual and Transgender communities and all other communities in central Alabama through education, public forums and organized social and recreational activities."
We feel strongly about organizations that promote pride and acceptance of oneself and are glad to be able to display items in their show.

Hillary plans on displaying

Post Punk Priss,


And another brand new piece made especially for this show. We'll post a picture of it next week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Retro Handmade June Challenge

Retro Handmade has announced their theme for the June challenge: 70's colors.
For this challenge, Hillary designed a pin that we think is retrolicious.
Here's a couple of photos and you can view the rest on the listing:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pictures from Arty Party

We realize it has been a little while since we have updated, but Hillary won't sit still long enough to do a post!
She's been busy trying to create new pieces, list new things on the etsy shop, and attending Arty Party and the artist's party for arty party.
She says she had a lot of fun at both and wanted to share these pictures with you:

Champagne shooters courtesy B&A Warehouse

Hillary's new hat that she won in the silent auction.

Hillary's necklace and a lovely glass and copper dragonfly by Nina Spencer at Arty Party.

On a side note, Retro Handmade is gearing up for another challenge, which Hillary plans on entering. We will post more details about the challenge and Hillary's entry later on this week.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Great Weekend

First of all we like to wish all of the moms out there, including ours, a very happy Mother's Day! We hope all you Mom's had a great day and all you kids let your mothers know how much they are appreciated.

Second of all, we would like to remind you that arty party is next weekend. Arty Party is an art auction fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach, a local social service organization that provides basic needs services (food, clothing, medication assistance, etc.) for HIV positive individuals. Hillary worked the event last year and said she had a blast, despite being on the clock. She said that there was art to suit every style, the food was fabulous, there was an abundance of alcohol (for non-employees) and the people were friendly and generous. This is a good thing, because this year it looks like AIDS service organizations may need a little extra help from the community if the state budget doesn't get changed before it gets voted in.

Next we would like to say "hi" to everyone we met at Buck Creek this weekend! Hillary socialized, grabbed cards, and, of course, bought some great arts and crafts. Hillary bought some beautiful agate slices that you can expect to see in upcoming pieces, a cute little bow for her friend's daughter from Polkadots and pinstripes, A great pink skull bottle cap necklace from Country Princess Bow*tique, a cute purse for her mother-in-law from Happy Hippy Wear (great name!), and a beautiful fairy painting from an artist who's name she has unfortunately forgotten (and who's card she did not get). She also saw other talented artists and artisans including Grethel Van Epps Photography, who is doing a contest to give away her services to someone who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

And finally, we would like to let you know that we listed 5 new items on our etsy shop this past week including some great new bottlecap pendants.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Retro Handmade Etsy Challenge

The Retro Handmade etsy team, which we belong to, is hosting a series of monthly challenges and would like your votes. We didn't participate this month because in addition to Hillary's recent personal projects, we are focusing on custom items and creating new inventory to put in our etsy shop. However, we hope to join the fun in future months. When we do, it looks like we will have a lot of tough competiton if this month is any indicator. The items everyone made are cute, trendy and downright amazing. Go check them out and vote for your favorite.