Tuesday, December 14, 2010

soft play



Mobile & other soft sculptures by Cocon Shop.


A pillow case by Sally Nencini : at Le Train Fantome.

I stumbled upon some beautiful soft sculptures this morning.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Renegade


I will be selling next Saturday and Sunday, December 18th- 19th at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco! Come all...

Erica Prince in her studio...


Check out Matt's portrait of Erica Prince in her studio. She is making drawings and sculptures of these small sci-fi worlds. I wasn't able to go with Matt on the day of the shoot, I am so sad I missed seeing her and her new work. Her studio looks a bit like one of her interior drawings. So many things that reference one another...lots of getting lost in goodness and space.

Chinese Textiles



I happened upon these Chinese textiles when browsing the internet. Clothing without its person often looks lifeless, but these pieces seem to come alive in their flatness, like shaped characters or paintings. You can see more...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Heap 2010





Holiday Heap was amazing! Thanks so much to everyone who came and fought the crowds to come by my table. I saw lots of friends and met many nice people. It was so exciting! I hope to do it again next year.

On another note, I have more holiday goodies for sale at the MICA Art Market which started today and runs through Saturday. I will be working all day on Saturday, so please do come by and pay me a visit. It's a great place to do a bit of stocking shopping.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Just a holiday reminder...

The holidays are just around the corner and I wanted to remind you all that I will be selling new work and festive bits at Holiday Heap. I will also be selling a handful of rebe goods as well: Paula Pockets $60, lunch sacs $30 & hand-embroidered circle ornaments $10!

Holiday Heap
Saturday, December 4th
10:00-5:00pm
2640 St. Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218
Free & festive
Look for me in the back room!



Eatable of Many Orders





A friend who often sends me wonderful things to peak at just sent me to a Japanese site called Eatable of Many Orders. Most everything is in Japanese (at least I think it's Japanese) and it is all so wonderful! I would love to know more about this artist...like their name. I think everything here is madly beautiful and very inspiring. Lots of drawings made real!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

So weird J. Crew...


So weird! J. Crew had me make some ribbons for them to maybe feature in their kids campaign, Things We Love, as something exciting you can buy from Reform School this holiday. But I just saw the photo on the J. Crew site and was dissappointed to see that they used a bunch of my ribbons as decoration for the teepee, but didn't feature them along with the rest of the goodies pictured.

I think they transformed the ribbons into Turkeys with construction paper feathers, which is a bit exciting, as I do love to re-imagine things. Even so, it would have been wonderful if they had been featured. I think the campaign looks great though and am happy my ribbons are there, even if they are disguised as Turkeys in the back!

If you are interested in purchasing any ribbons for someone fantastically special this holiday, you can absolutely do so at Reform School, which is one of my very favorite stores! Reform School specializes in hand-made goods and and it is one of the most beautiful stores I have ever seen. They also carry some of my single strand bird & horse mobiles along with my collection of hand-colored farmscape etchings. If you ever make it out to Echo Park, you should pay it a visit.

Friday, November 12, 2010

In the studio: Holiday Time


I am busy making lots of goods in preparation for the Holidays. I have Holiday Heap coming up on December 4th along with the MICA Art Market and the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. I spent all day cutting and sewing stockings yesterday. They are full of pattern this year! I am also making lots of new Gods-Eye mobiles, dolls, and ornaments. So exciting...although I would really love to make some drawings. I think I will set some time to work on drawings again once the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over. The quiet of January is always so exciting for me.

I will post some pictures of my work in progress soon.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Betty Coat Sale


The Betty Coat is 50% off! It's marked down from $215 to $107.50 from November 8th - November 10th. Check it out!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween


Erika made Agnes' very first Halloween costume. She is such a beautiful Raggedy Ann!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Turkey


Matthew and I had such a wonderful time in Turkey, we didn't want to leave! Istanbul was fantastically vibrant and Cappadochia was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I loved the tile work in Topkopi Palace and the dress styles of some of the elder Turkish men and women were simple yet rich in pattern...I loved them! We went in a hot air balloon and explored Goreme with our new French friends, Sophie and Florian. Above is a photograph of the spice bazarre. I will post more pictures soon...as there are many to sort through.

Tiny Toadstool Goods





A friend turned me on to the work of Japanese artist, Shan Shan. Her collection of finely felted and embroidered soft objects are a new favorite of mine. Visit her Tiny Toadstool shop.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Dolls



Here are two new double-sided embroidered dolls I just finished. Please excuse these poor photographs, I took them myself. I will have some better photographs soon!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More Chicago times..


Here is a picture of Rowley & Michelle's home, the very sweet couple we stayed with in Chicago. Their home was very simple and it seemed as though everything in their space was chosen with care.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Studio Times


Matt was working in the studio the other day and took this photo. I thought it was lovely, even though there isn't tons happening at the moment.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rebe's Spring 2011 Collection




I just finished designing Rebe's Spring 2011 Catalog. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the new collection.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rock Stories & Farm Figures



Shop my Rock Stories & Farm Figures at Sodafine online!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Agnes Kisses

video

Kisses for me from Agnes in Grand Rapids. This is my favorite video.

Bitty Viddie



My sister sent me this video. It made me very happy. I like it's smallness.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chicago times...

The Chicago Renegade Craft Fair was wonderful! We met so many lovely people and we sold lots and lots! Everyone couldn't be nicer. Thanks to all of you that made it out. I will post pictures soon.

My mom and I stayed with the sweetest couple, Rowley Kennerk and Michelle Vondiziano. They had such a beautiful home and are expecting their first baby! Rowley owns a lovely gallery, called Rowley Kennerk and Michelle makes wonderful drawings and adorable baby booties, pictured below. Each set is one of a kind and is handmade entirely from felt. They sell for $30 a pair and if you are interested in purchasing a set you can contact Michelle at mvondiziano@gmail.com.

The Rebe Sample Sale at my house, here in Baltimore, went amazing as well. I think I will try and host one every year. It was so much fun and everyone seemed to find something(s) Rebe they loved. I got a Rose dress that I adore.




Michelle's handmade felt baby booties.



Browsing through some rebe raincoats and other goodies...



This booth was all hand built and featured three different artists whose work looked lovely together. The bags, caps, scarves, aprons and pencil cases are by Winter Session. They make all their goods out of reclaimed clothing. Their objects were very simple and practical, but also very elegant. Their work reminded me of things you would find in a general store. The hats are my favorite! Another artist sharing the booth was Mary Katz of Flora Fauna. She makes beautifully crafted soft sculptures with embroidery, a bit of beading, and some applique. She had such a magical way of talking about her work, drawing you into her world of farmland critters. She says she has been making all her life and it was her very first craft show. That made me happy. The third artist made beautiful hand crafted felt garlands for the home, unfortunately I didn't get her name..


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Rebe Sample Sale in Baltimore!


I am hosting a Rebe Sample Sale at my home on Tuesday, September 14th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. There will be wine and yummy treats along with Rebe clothes at nearly wholesale prices! I will have my new prints, dolls, and mobiles for sale as well! Friends are welcome and we hope to see you all there!



Rebe Sample Sale...

When:
Tuesday, September 14th

From:
5:00-8:00pm

Where:
3549 Sweet Air St. Baltimore, MD 21211

For directions:
818.517.4382

Bring:
Cash & check (preferred), credit cards & friends!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Featured in Papier Mache Magazine

I am featured in Issue 4 of Papier Mache Magazine, an online children's magazine featuring wonderfully whimsical artists and designers. Visit the site to read my full interview.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chicago Renegade Craft Fair


I am going to be selling with Rebe at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago on September 11th-12th. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by for a visit and see our newest handmade goodies!

Monday, August 9, 2010

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair





Mom and I had such a wonderful time selling at San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair. Thanks to all of you who stopped by. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Rebe did amazing and I nearly sold out of my newest hand colored etchings. Here are some pictures of our booth and Agnes playing with gods-eye mobiles.